Marian Okogwu - Founder of Black Pepper PR

Young, ambitious and vivacious self-starter, Marian Okogwu, Founder and Director of Black Pepper PR, came to the TBF offices for a slightly more informal chat with myself and the trainees. She started by telling us about her journey through a law degree, to the world of various Condé Nast publications, followed by the start of her own PR agency specialising in consumer and lifestyle PR.

She is still in her twenties, but manages a growing brand and now employs 3 full time members of staff, along side temps and interns in busy periods.

It was great for all of us to speak to someone younger who had started their own successful agency, as we could see how she leans on mentors, and help and advice from others, and that it IS actually possible to go it alone!