WHO WE ARE
It’s the people who make Papillon. We have a great mix of personalities and expertise ready to breathe life into your PR and marketing campaigns and help you to build your reputation.
WHO WE ARE
Katie Whirledge - founder/director
Katie founded Papillon at her kitchen table in 2010, following 20 years’ experience as a journalist, advertising executive, copywriter and PR consultant. She’s seen and (almost!) done it all, and now divides her time between the cosmopolitan Walton-on-Trent and London (where she’s on first name terms with everyone at the restaurants in Euston Station). Clients love Katie because she's commercial, confident and entirely entertaining. We love her because she’s always buying us lunch from The Swan.
Jonathan Boddy – crisis and media communications partner
Jonathan is our crisis guru, a veteran who in the past 20 years has managed every scenario you could possibly imagine. As a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR), Jonathan is reassuringly calm is a crisis but does a great job emulating Jeremy Paxman during media training sessions.
Jenny Holden - associate director
Having worked in PR (in-house and consultancy side) for 20 years, Jenny's experience spans the health and wellbeing sectors as well as construction, property, hospitality, food, beauty, clothing, childcare and travel.
In addition to traditional PR, Jenny has a wealth of knowledge in social media and influencer-led marketing, e-comms, event management and press launches.
Outside of work, Jenny enjoys reading books, newspaper and magazines, yoga and cooking.
Samantha Smith – account executive
Sam discovered Papillon after liking a positive and inspiring LinkedIn post from a Papillon employee and wanted to be a part of the team from that moment. With a great digital mindset, Sam likes to rise to a challenge whether that's email marketing, social media or volunteering for online charity projects.
If she's not watching police programmes, she's burying herself into a good book and acting on stage. Oh, and she's also an avid lover of green tea.
Amanda Knight - business director
Shrewd. Sharp. Scottish. Amanda is our business director, who’s been working behind the scenes at Papillon since our inception. Her capable hands not only ensure the budgets are balanced and the bills are paid, but her background as a businesswoman and marketing consultant helps to direct the future of Papillon.