Cross-agency collaborative training programme opens its doors to the industry

Published 18/10/2022 / News

The THINKRS & INKRS Academy will run twenty-one new training modules in Q4 2022

6th October 20223THINKRS, a boutique B2B communications agency, today launches the second training programme in its THINKRS & INKRS Training Academy. The cross-agency collaborative training effort will deliver twenty-one training modules from a diverse set of agency and client practitioners. The programme will cover modules on brand strategy, messaging, managing a crisis, to client and account management, journalist relations and reporting. The first academy, which ran in Q1 2022, delivered training to 80 individuals from 37 agencies and in-house teams.  

The second academy will start on 17th October 2022, with trainers from 3THINKRS, AxiCom, BCW, Cloudera, EPOS, Fight or Flight, The Flywheelers, King & Co, LICC, Ogilvy, Sentient, QA, WorkAthlete, and Whetstone Communications. The modular programme is designed to provide a practical understanding of the different elements of the communications mix from strategy to execution through the lens of a diverse group of PR, marketing, and sales professionals. It is aimed at both new entrants to the industry and those looking to upskill in a new area. 

“For too long, agencies have taken a closed approach to training on their own. We believe that free, accessible training, open to all and delivered by a high calibre of trainers from across the industry will broaden the horizon of the next generation of communicators. Magical things happen when you collaborate,” said Ruth Jones, CEO at 3THINKRS. 

“When Ruth told me about the Academy it was a no-brainer that AxiCom would get involved. Our focus has always been on providing as many opportunities to our team as possible and being part of an agency collective that is collaborating to offer a multitude of training perspectives, is an opportunity not to be missed,” said Rosie Bannister, UK MD at AxiCom. 

Stephanie Crisp, Associate Director and Media Strategist at Fight or Flight said: “Lots of entry level PRs have missed out on the opportunity to learn through osmosis because of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is why training programmes like these are so important. Joining forces with some of the brightest minds in the industry allows us to offer our team access to training that spans the entire communications mix whilst putting forward trainers from Fight or Flight to support in the learning and development of talent in other fantastic agencies”. 

Magical things happen when you collaborate.

The training curriculum will run from October 2022: 

  • Virtual Delivery: Training modules will be delivered via 1 hour Zoom sessions at 4.00PM GMT.

  • Quarterly Programme: It will run in October, November, and December 2022. 

  • 21 Practitioners: Will deliver training modules delivered over the course of the programme.  

  • Diverse Training: In-house and agency practitioners will share their insights and craft.  

  • No Obligation: There is no obligation to attend all the sessions. Attendees can pick and choose.   

  • It’s Free: The training is free to all.  

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 senior team has advised some of the largest blue-chip B2B brands and launched some of the coolest tech unicorns. Our clients benefit from our boutique size, as we devise the strategy and stay close to the campaign execution. 

3THINKRS was named ‘Best New Agency’ at the 2022 UK Agency Awards in our fourteen-month for our ‘refreshing approach to staff, business and the industry’. PR Week, PR Moment and PRCA also shortlisted us as Best New Agency in our first year. 

ABOUT AxiCom 

AxiCom, WPP’S AWARD-WINNING GLOBAL TECH PR AGENCY. We’re technology specialists and communications experts who fuse creative energy with global reach and local expertise to connect business leaders and innovators with their audiences around the world.  

We help you navigate what’s next in technology trends and challenge you to reimagine what’s possible through human insight. Crafting bold, data-driven communications strategies, we’ll help you deliver value for your stakeholders today and see around corners to tomorrow. 

ABOUT Fight or Flight 

Founded in April 2020, Fight or Flight is a B2B comms agency located in London and New York. It was created to disrupt a B2B market dominated by boring product stories, whitepapers, and webinars. Fight or Flight builds creative, disruptive, consumer-grade campaigns that enable B2B brands to compete, turning heads and making headlines. The agency’s clients include blue chips like Expedia, LinkedIn, Nokia and Sky, and unicorns like Flipdish and Quantexa. 

By Ruth Jones
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