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Welcoming Our New PR Consultant, Kyle Krawchuk



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We are delighted to welcome Kyle Krawchuk to the team this week as our new PR Consultant.

Always up for a challenge, Kyle left his hometown of Maple Ridge at age 18 to enrol in HEC Montréal’s trilingual Bachelor of Business Administration program – where the courses were taught in equal parts English, French and Spanish. Four years later, Kyle set off on a career that would see him live and work in some of the world’s most vibrant cities – Paris, London, Rome, Shanghai, Beijing, Lima – and pick up two new languages (Italian and Mandarin) while he was at it.

Over the course of his career, Kyle has done in-house marketing and PR for both B2C and B2B brands in addition to earlier roles in the luxury retail, human resources, tourism sectors.

Outside of the office, you can find Kyle performing improv, hiking up one of the local mountains or catching rays at Sunset Beach. An voracious reader and political junkie, Kyle likes to start each day with a generous helping of news.

Now back in Vancouver, Kyle is excited to leverage the ideas and experience he obtained abroad to help Elettra’s clients achieve their PR objectives. We are thrilled to have him onboard.

Welcome to Elettra, Victoria

This week we’re delighted to welcome our new intern, Victoria Giddings. Victoria is a Marketing Communications student at BCIT and will be spending her 9-week practicum at Elettra.

In 2015, Victoria left Smithers, B.C., the small-town in which she grew up in to pursue a career in Public Relations. She has always loved the city of Vancouver, which is what brought her to the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). She is in her final semester at BCIT and is looking forward to starting a career in PR at Elettra Communications. Her time at BCIT has prepared her for the real-world, and she is so excited to bring innovative and fresh ideas into the workplace.

Before focusing on her career, Victoria worked many years in the restaurant industry and traveled extensively after high school graduation. Her passion for traveling has taken her to Europe, South East Asia, USA, and Australia. She enjoys experiencing new cultures, particularly through food, music and art. Understanding the world and what makes it tick is something that will continuously inspire Victoria to explore and communicate with people.

During her free time, Victoria can be found snowboarding in Whistler, exploring the city, or trying out the latest ethnic restaurants in Vancouver. 

Welcoming our new PR Consultant Sarah Hitchings

We are excited to welcome our new PR Consultant Sarah Hitchings to the Elettra team this week.

Hailing from New Zealand, Sarah brings extensive PR experience, having worked in the field for more than six years on a diverse client portfolio.

Working for Vancouver Fashion Week as PR and Media Coordinator in April was a natural fit as her first PR role in Canada, after working with New Zealand Fashion Week for several years.   Prior to this, her previous role back home saw her working for one of NZ’s top not-for-profit specialization agencies, working alongside charities, social-change organizations, and top NFP clients. 

Sarah’s career has seen her launch New Zealand’s first Kickstarter campaign, she account managed Deaf Aotearoa’s New Zealand Sign Language Week and Diabetes New Zealand Awareness Weeks, and was appointed Social Media Liaison for the Rise Up Christchurch Global Telethon (after the devastating Christchurch earthquakes in 2011).  She is passionate about niche communities, evolving technologies, social good, awareness weeks, and small business.

Seeking adventure, snow, and the world’s best maple syrup, Sarah packed her bags and moved to Canada in October 2015, and has embraced the Vancouver lifestyle enthusiastically.  When she isn’t reading, you’ll find her writing, biking to yoga at Dude Chilling Park, camping, ice-skating or snowboarding. 

Sarah is excited to get stuck in and achieve great PR for Elettra clients, and we are delighted to have her at the agency.

Meeting the Media
Tim Renshaw, Business in Vancouver

Media professionals and public relations / communications practitioners enjoy a symbiotic relationship.  It’s important to know what types of stories appeal to specific outlets and reporters and how they like these stories to be pitched.

Lorna Allen from our team recently took over responsibility for supplying journalist profiles on the CPRS Vancouver website. Her first subject was Tim Renshaw, managing editor at Business in Vancouver.

Check out the article here.