Campaign’s PR Faces to Watch 2021 — Olivia Simpson, Account Manager, markettiers MENA

Campaign’s PR Faces to Watch 2021 — Olivia Simpson, Account Manager, markettiers  MENA

Age: 27

Nominated by Rachel Lewis, Senior Account Manager, markettiers  MENA

Olivia is an integral part of the markettiers team and one of the most promising PR practitioners I’ve had the pleasure to work with.

Proactive and passionate about everything PR and content creation, Olivia’s talents not only lie in her account management skills but also her innate ability to build and maintain good relationships with media and our clients.

Since joining markettiers, she has led large-scale broadcast campaigns and delivered fantastic results for our clients. I am looking forward to seeing all the amazing things Olivia will continue to accomplish as she grows further in her career.


I started off my career in London with a placement year at The Walt Disney Company on the PR Retail team before securing a full-time position at M&C Saatchi PR. Over three years ago I made the jump to Dubai where I worked agency-side before joining the markettiers team in October 2020.

With almost six years of PR experience, I have a wealth of consumer and lifestyle experience from both agency and in-house roles. I’ve been lucky enough to work with clients across the technology, hospitality, education, travel and F&B industries, both regionally and internationally.

Guiding principles

To learn is to grow. I’m a big listener and really think you learn a lot when you absorb knowledge from the people around you. You give your thoughts and opinions, but it’s also important to recognise you’re not always the expert, so learn from what others have to say.

How has Covid changed your job?

It gave me the courage to leave a role I felt comfortable with to explore one where I’d be challenged and would experience new ways of thinking and working. I have a whole new perspective on PR thanks to markettiers and I’m glad I had faith to make the jump.

Side hustle

Since lockdown, I’ve tried to get creative with my hobbies. Currently getting crafty and working on my calligraphy and candle making skills, with the hope of being able to make beautiful homemade gifts and cards in the very near future – stay tuned!

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