Thinkrs & Inkrs Academy

Published 11/01/2022 / News

Thinkrs & Inkrs Academy opens its virtual doors to help upskill the next generation of communicators 

11th January 2022, Boutique B2B integrated communications agency, 3THINKRS, will open its Thinkrs & Inkrs Training Academy to the communications industry. The open-source training programme is a collaborative training effort driven by 3THINKRS and Friends – its consultants, its clients, its partners, its coopetition. It is calling on its coopetition to join the effort to be more collaborative in training the next generation of communicators, many of whom missed out on training in the pandemic.

Screenshot from Thinkrs & Inkrs Training Academy’s opening session run by Gemma Sowerby

The first session is delivered on January 11th, 2022. The programme is designed to provide a practical understanding of the different elements that influence the integrated communications mix – through the lens of a diverse group of marketing, PR, and sales professionals. It’s an effort to train the next generation of graduates as holistic communicators – provide them with context across channels, and a richer understanding of strategy, tactics, and measurement. 

“Our industry faces high demand and a scarce talent pool. We need to accelerate the professional growth path for all. The Thinkrs & Inkrs Academy will focus initially on this year’s new joiners, and the next generation of account managers,” said Ruth Jones, Founder of integrated communications agency, 3THINKRS. “We were planning to train our graduate intake and we wanted to give back to our industry, that’s been so collaborative with us. We believe it’s important to share with our coopetition, our friends, our peers, and our clients.”  

Our industry faces high demand and a scarce talent pool.

The training curriculum will look like this:   

  • Delivery: Training modules will be delivered via 45-minute Zoom sessions at 1PM GMT on Tuesday and Thursday 
  • Programme Duration: It will run in January, February, and March. 
  • The Trainers: In-house and agency practitioners willing to share their insights and craft.  
  • No Obligation: There is no obligation to attend all the sessions. You can pick and choose.  
  • Our Disclosure: We have not done this before. We have trained and been trained. But we have never looked to engage other agencies in a collaborative effort to train more. 

“Resolut is one of many independent agencies that launched during the pandemic. Our graduate trainees have had a tough time at university, isolated away from home and with little opportunity to build deep and lasting friendships. By pooling our training with like-minded new agencies, we not only give young people the benefit of high-quality training from some of the UK’s top PR professionals, we also enable a peer group comparable to that of a large international agency. I have so much respect for 3Thinkrs for creating this initiative and we are fully committed to its success.” said Sarah Baldry, MD, Resolut. 

ABOUT 3THINKRS

3THINKRS is a boutique B2B integrated communications agency that accelerates growth by syncing PR, Marketing and Sales activations. We help our clients distil the essence of their brand and positioning into clear messaging to help them drive sales and build brand equity.  

Our clients are innovative change makers who seek to disrupt traditional markets. We help identify the unique selling point and create smart integrated campaigns that connect our clients to those that matter most, be they investors, analysts, the media, partners, prospects, or customers.

ABOUT RESOLUT

Resolut is a brand-building PR and communications agency. Founder and Ex-Hotwire Group MD, Sarah Baldry, works closely with clients to define a powerful brand positioning and purpose so that the Resolut team can deliver impactful and creative integrated campaigns. Resolut clients are changing the world in health, HR, energy and education for the better through technology. 

ABOUT HARD NUMBERS

Hard Numbers is a performance-driven, data-informed marketing and communications consultancy, with a focus on delivering tangible, demonstrable return on investment for our clients. We create campaigns that drive pipeline, sales and company growth for fast-moving business-to-business companies.  

We speak in plain English. We hate jargon. We work very hard. We utilise technology to make us more efficient. We use continuous professional development to make us better at our practice. And we measure and deliver meaningful results. Not just reach. 

In uncertain times, you need Hard Numbers. 

By Ruth Jones
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