Sue is an education specialist who started her career as a primary school teacher, before spending the next 18 years in marketing and PR. During her four years at Toshiba Information Systems in its PC division, Sue noticed that the company’s incumbent PR agency struggled to recognise the unique nature of the education sector and appreciate its requirements, or to “speak its language.” She established Mango Marketing in 2001 to bring her sector experience to education technology. Such is Sue’s dedication to the education sector and its stakeholders, and drive to consistently deliver results for her clients, her very first client is still with Mango Marketing today! Sue currently spends her time between Mango Marketing in the US and the UK, overseeing all client accounts.
“Obstacles can’t stop you. Problems can’t stop you. Most of all, other people can’t stop you. Only you can stop you.” – Jeffrey Gitomer
Joint Managing Director
Rachel’s background is in journalism, marketing and business development in the private and public sector. Her clients span not-for-profit education associations, public sector organisations and national and international events, most notably Bett, the biggest education technology event in the world and the Education World Forum (EWF), the largest annual gathering of education and skills ministers. In addition to overseeing all client accounts, Rachel is responsible for partnerships and business development at Mango, and has helped foster stakeholder relationships around the world.
“Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” – Groucho Marx
The Irish contingent of the Mango Marketing team, Rebecca (our very own ‘Galway Girl’) moved to London to embrace all that the big city has to offer. Her background lies in B2C Public Relations, specialising in SMEs and Hospitality. Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a post graduate diploma in Entrepreneurship Management. She has a genuine passion for PR and delivering results for her clients, who span the education and health and social care sectors. Rebecca also heads up the Schools’ PR division of Mango, working closely with a number of primary and secondary schools (state and independent) across the country.
“Never grow a wishbone where your backbone should be” – Clementine Paddleford
Jasmin De Vivo
Senior Account Manager
Jasmin graduated from Bournemouth University in 2011 with a degree in Media and Communications before starting her career in PR. Jasmin began her PR journey as an intern at FHM where she helped to co-ordinate photoshoots and was involved in copywriting for the magazine’s incredibly popular website. Her impressive portfolio now spans B2B technology as well as the charity sector; in her last role at Rainbow Trust she was heavily involved in the hugely rewarding Children in Need campaign. With a knack for knowing exactly what journalists want, and a wealth of high profile contacts, Jasmin consistently delivers results for her clients, which include education and not-for-profit organisations.
“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself” – George Bernard Shaw
PR and Marketing Account Manager
Caroline is a PR and Marketing Account Manager with a background in sales, research and corporate communications. She began her communications career working in the higher education and health non-profit sectors.
She has extensive experience developing communications strategies, managing social media accounts and coordinating large-scale projects and events. Her work for Mango at PLMR focuses on international education clients including schools and higher education institutes.
Caroline has a BA Hons in Psychology and Criminal Justice from The University of Alabama and an MSc in Addiction Studies from King’s College London.
Ellie recently graduated from the University of York with a degree in Social Sciences. During her time at University, Ellie has gained extensive knowledge about the political system with a specific focus on criminal justice and education policy. Whilst studying, she also gained various opportunities working with PLMR in 2016 and CNBC in early 2017. Through the opportunities, she has gained knowledge around public affairs, public relations and communications.