The CommsPeople Story
WHY WE CAME TO BE...
CommsPeople grew out of its founders’ frustration with the limitations of many virtual freelancer sites. The matching process between brief and candidate was poor, resource-heavy, and hugely time-consuming. There had to be a better way.
CommsPeople aims to take the pain and guesswork out of finding talent with exactly the right experience and expertise. We are experienced communications professionals so skilled at understanding briefs and building teams quickly and reliably. All candidates are pre-screened and unlike recruitment services, there are no fees.
CommsPeople is the equivalent of asking a trusted friend or colleague for a recommendation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Simply put, we help you recruit the best PR, marketing, digital and content freelancers in the world, whilst taking the hassle, guess work and time commitment out of the process.
CommsPeople is completely free for businesses and once you’re connected with the right talent you work directly with them, so you pay less and get more for your money. Win-win.
Whether you are launching a business, upgrading your marketing, or building a team to deliver a client project, we are experts in matching briefs to the right talent. You can choose to work with any CommsPeople freelancer individually on a project-by-project basis, or you can build your own comms team without being tied into long term contracts.
We only work with experts at the top of their game, and every CommsPeople candidate has successfully completed a rigorous four stage screening process.
1. Talk to us about what talent you need
What kind of talent do you need? What’s the project? What specific skills do you require?
We’ll spend time with you to understand your needs. Whether it’s a single freelancer or a cross-functional team of experts, we will work with you to identify the brief and skill set needed.
2. We hand-select the perfect match
After we agree on the brief, the Comms People team swings into action, using our expertise to source the perfect freelancer talent from our community of top talent.
3. We help onboard them to become part of your team
We understand the importance of getting the onboarding process right. We can advise throughout this stage, ensuring contracts are in place, milestones agreed, and expectations are clear.
Every CommsPeople freelancer has been through our rigorous five-stage screening process. This includes submission of previous work, reviewing CVs, portfolios, and social media accounts, an in-depth interview, and references. After each assignment, CommsPeople will review performance with the client with a view to maintaining quality across all projects.
Not at all, it’s just different. However, you won’t be tied into long term contracts with our freelancers unless you want to be. CommsPeople is a group of trusted professionals who will be able to give you honest professional advice, whatever the comms activity you need. Drop us a line via the contact form and we’ll be happy to discuss your requirements.
CommsPeople, and any freelancer on our platform will be happy to sign an NDA with you if required.
It really does depend on the scope of work and the level of experience you are looking for. However, if you wish to chat this through, please don’t hesitate to drop us a line.
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The people behind CommsPeople
Founder, CEO - Sarah created CommsPeople to solve a problem that she personally had. After 15 years in PR she went freelance, and couldn't believe how hard it was for companies to find good freelancers. So she created CommsPeople to help companies and freelancers meet each other.
If you like the sound of what we're doing, get in touch! We're always looking for more people to come on this journey with us.
Founder, Marketing - Jess joined Sarah to grow and expand the CommsPeople brand. After spending 20 years growing brand names in hospitality, media and culture, she was frustrated with how difficult it is to find quality support. Good freelancers are hard to find, and agencies were often prohibitively expensive. So when she met Sarah, she had to join the CommsPeople journey.