Today, award-winning cybersecurity PR agency, Eskenzi PR, turns 28. The agency, founded in 1995 by Yvonne Eskenzi and Neil Stinchcombe, has worked with some of the largest names in the cybersecurity industry and helped many organisations through sales, acquisitions and IPOs.
On the anniversary, Eskenzi noted, in a blog published by the agency’s website:
“One of my colleagues just said to me what does it feel like to have been in business for so long? It’s a weird feeling as it’s just flown by and, honestly, I don’t feel that much differently to the day I started. I still want to please our clients every day and go above and beyond – I want to impress them, make them look good in front of their colleagues and bosses, I want them to know they’re in safe hands, and that we’ll do what we say we’ll do. I want them to know they can leave us alone and we’ll dream up ideas that they wouldn’t have thought of and at the end of the year we can all celebrate together as we’ve worked as a tight knit team and achieved success together. I want them to think of us a seamless team and a joy to work with, so that if they get sold, we’re still mates and can work together again. We’ve been fortunate enough to build many long-lasting connections like this.”
The agency is behind some of the community’s biggest events including the European Cybersecurity Bloggers Awards, the IT Security Analyst and CISO Forum and the Most Inspiring Women in Cyber Awards and event.
Eskenzi PR also runs the Security Serious Unsung Heroes Awards, which celebrate industry professionals who often don’t get recognised enough. This year’s awards are open for nominations now. To nominate visit: Unsung Heroes Award – Security Serious.
Additionally, in recent years, Eskenzi PR have been recognised with a Queen’s Award and, in 2022, they were recognised by the Exhibition News Marketing Awards as ‘Best PR Campaign’ for their involvement in the Nineteen Group’s International Cyber Expo. The International Cyber Expo 2023 is taking place on the 26th and 27th September at Olympia London.
The key to staying in and enjoying business so long? Yvonne says:
“However, I still wake up on a Monday morning, do my swim, and can’t wait to get into work. I still get excited about the chance of getting my clients into the papers or onto TV; I’m still excited to hear what the team have achieved every single week on our Friday morning catch-up calls; and I still burst with pride when I see a graduate flourish and build in confidence and literally metamorphosize during the time with us. And I still cry when they leave us, but I know it’s the nature progression and the way the world works.”
Eskenzi PR have also taken a stance on mental health in cybersecurity, with Yvonne Eskenzi going on to Found wellbeing and productivity app The Zensory.