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Francesca Dobson
Francesca Dobson
Account Director & Team Leader

Francesca works with a number of clients, in the transport, charity and leisure sectors. Francesca is also the biotechnology and life sciences sector lead for PLMR.

Francesca has worked on several high profile and successful political campaigns, most recently working with Cancer Research UK to secure a Government U-turn on the introduction of standardised packaging of cigarettes to prevent young people from taking up smoking, and with the air travel industry to successfully scrap Air Passenger Duty for Children in the 2014 Autumn Statement. Francesca was also integral to Boost Bingo, a campaign that resulted in a bingo duty cut of 50% in the 2014 Budget, saving the industry £30m per year. In her daily role she is responsible for liaising with key political figures on client’s behalf, monitoring political developments and organising Parliamentary events, as well as helping to shape political and media strategies.

Francesca’s role also involves leading the PR strategy for a national charity, securing national and local positive print and broadcast coverage across the UK. Her other media relations experience includes briefing clients ahead of regional and national media opportunities, selling in stories to international publications, and managing national press and industry press at events.

During the 2015 General Election, Francesca worked at CCHQ in the media monitoring unit, acting as the eyes and hears of the Conservative Party. She was also a key member of election campaigns across the country, including London and the North West.

Prior to working at PLMR, Francesca worked at a City-based Financial Services IT Consultancy and interned with a Member of the European Parliament in Brussels. She has an MSc in International Public Policy from UCL, a BA in Politics and International Relations from Royal Holloway, University of London, and is fluent in Spanish.

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