Senior Client Marketing & Communications Manager
The Economist

Jessica Keating is the Senior Client Marketing and Communications Manager at The Economist Group, which publishes print and digital products, produces global events, and offers a range of subscription and other services for clients and readers.

With over a decade of experience, Jessica manages the Group’s global commercial PR and Comms programmes, as well as being responsible for managing the Marketing efforts of the Client Solutions business.

Since making the move from journalism to PR, Jessica has amassed considerable experience running integrated communications programmes across a range of industries including entertainment, charity, financial services and publishing.

"I'm honoured to join The Drum PR Awards as a judge for 2020. In this tumultuous year PR is more important than ever with the power to make or break reputations and I'm looking forward to celebrating excellence in this vital, skilled industry. I'm excited to see original, creative and integrated storytelling that yields tangible results and changes behaviours. In particular, work that has left an imprint on communities and made a lasting contribution."

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