No Brainer is a new generation collective of public relations, online and digital experts intent on unifying traditional storytelling with the vast opportunities offered by online and digital media.
We deliver integrated communications strategies that deliver bottom line benefits and make our clients look like even bigger rock stars in the eyes of their CEOs. We only employ rock stars too. Here’s our team:
Gary is co-owner and Managing Director of No Brainer. A former news journalist and corporate communications strategist and leader across both private and public sectors.
Gary has devised and delivered integrated communications strategies for complex multi-million pound businesses for more than 18 years.
First car: Yugo Zastava
I take my brew: Brick red, no sugar
Biggest weakness: Crisps
Office tune: Live Forever, Oasis
Tipple of choice: Tea (brick red, no sugar!)
Gary Jenkins - Managing Director
Lee, fellow co-owner and director of No Brainer, is an award-winning communications professional with significant in-house and agency experience across multiple sectors. Lee sits on the North West CIPR Committee, heads up the CIPR’s Merseyside+ sub committee and is one of only a handful of CIPR chartered practitioners in the UK.
First car: A navy blue Ford Fiesta – J reg. It only had four gears!
I take my brew: With milk – mid-strength. And it definitely tastes better with the milk in first.
Biggest weakness: I love a good stationery haul. I fall to pieces without my pens, pencils, etc.
Office tune: Macklemore – Can’t Hold Us.
Tipple of choice: Big fan of a latte but I’d always choose a beer first after hours.
Lee Cullen - Client Director
Anna joined the team as an account executive after working for online retailer, Shoetique, where she worked with a range of high-profile brands including Disney, Sketchers and Barbour.
Anna now works at Account Management level spanning across all aspects of the agency’s offering with a focus on content marketing and social media. From managing both B2B and B2C social campaigns and co-ordinating influencer outreach to writing compelling news articles, Anna’s experience adds a huge amount of value to the No Brainer operation.
First car: Skoda Citigo
I take my brew: Milk, no sugar and very strong
Biggest weakness: Pizza
Office Tune: No Scrubs – TLC (or any 90’s R&B)
Tipple of choice: Gin and Tonic
Anna Williams - Account Manager
Emily is an experienced account executive, with a breadth of PR and social media knowledge – spanning from law to children’s toys. Having worked at a Manchester agency during and after her English Literature degree, she is well versed in both B2C and B2B PR. She has worked with multiple national clients including TOMY Toys, Park Group and Elf on the Shelf.
Emily works across a range of clients across varied sectors and offers online insight, social media advice and PR expertise.
First car: White Ford KA
I take my brew: with a splash of milk
Biggest weakness: Cheese
Office tune: Anything old school R&B!
Tipple of choice: Cold glass of white wine
Emily Craig - Account Manager
Hannah is an experienced communications professional with a wealth of knowledge working for high-profile brands. With a background in local government communications as well as agency-side, Hannah is well-versed in delivering content and campaigns for a range of clients across a wide breadth of sectors.
Hannah works across all aspects of agency activity including video for social media, influencer outreach and social media campaigns and is No Brainer’s longest standing employee!
First car: White Vauxhall Corsa
I take my brew: I don’t like hot drinks!
Biggest weakness: An Asos sale
Office tune: Beyonce & Jay Z – Upgrade U
Tipple of choice: Brockman’s gin with lemonade
Hannah Jones - Account Manager
Helen Lang - Account Executive
Lauren has over eight years’ experience working in the PR industry, covering both agency and client side.
She has worked with a host of national brands including Aldi, AO.com and Revolution Bars Groups as well as Southport Flower Show and Liverpool ONE amongst her clients.
Lauren’s experience lies in planning and delivering insight driven, creative PR campaigns, which sit in line with brand strategy. Creating content which works across multiple communication channels, Lauren works on producing stand-out results for a range of the agency’s clients.
First car: My little sister’s hand me down Ford KA
I take my brew: Builders brew, no sugar
Biggest weakness: Handsome men with puppies
Office tune: N.E.R.D – She Wants To Move
Tipple of choice: Cosmo
Lauren Pritchard - Account Director
Mel is No Brainer’s office manager and manages all aspects of day-to-day office life at the agency.
Having previously worked at Iris Worldwide and the British Council and with a degree in interior design, Mel managed our whole office move including the design and fit out of the space. And thanks to her, our office was dubbed “Warrington’s coolest office”.
From managing client meetings and invoices to heading up our social calendar, the No Brainer operation simply couldn’t function without Mel!
First car: 1983 Austin Metro in gold
I take my brew: Love a black coffee
Biggest weakness: Red wine & carbs
Office tune: Spacecowboy – Jamiroquai
Fave tipple: Red wine or rum
Mel Phillips - Head of Operations and Projects
Michelle is an award-winning PR and marketing professional, working across a range of sectors with a focus on consumer and commercial brands.
Michelle has over a decade of PR and marketing experience under her belt. Starting her career at The Walt Disney Company, she has since worked in both agency and in-house PR and communications roles, most recently heading up the global PR & Marketing for video games publisher, Ripstone, before starting at No Brainer.
Michelle specialises in building brand awareness, media and influencer relations, strategic planning and evaluation, as well as social media management.
First car: Silver Renault Clio
I take my brew: Not at all
Biggest weakness: Cute dogs
Office tune: ‘No Brainer’ by DJ Khaled of course!
Fave tipple: Captain Morgan’s spiced gold rum with lemonade