Caroline Hoffmann

Head of PR & Communications at Budo Sport and 4 other organizations
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Caroline is a French communications & PR expert based in London. She is passionate about helping startups grow and get their voice heard.
She has worked in various industries and has been focusing on technology, especially Fintech, for the past 2 years.
A strong believer that technology can make the world a better place, she also thinks that women should be more represented and heard in the industry and likes to support them.
She delivers workshops to empower startups doing their own PR at an early stage when they usually don't have the budget to contract an agency or a freelancer.

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  • Marketing during COVID-19: What’s the right strategy - Databird Business Journal, March 2020

    “The coronavirus has definitely disturbed the economic climate and businesses better adapt the way they communicate to their audience.

    The first thing they should do is to stop advertising their product or service the same way as they’ll come across as insensitive and selfish.

    In this situation, I recommend a marketing strategy that includes 3 steps: acknowledging the situation, educate, and spread positive vibes.

    Even though these exceptional circumstances might lead to some economic distress, businesses should acknowledge the crisis and show compassion. Show your audience that you care about what is going on and that you’re ready to help any way you can. Although, depending on your service or product, you might not be able to maintain any activity, showing your followers that you care will only make your brand more likeable.

    Businesses should also educate their audience on ways they might be able to help businesses and others.

    For businesses like restaurants, a way to help might be ordering deliveries. For other businesses who have no way to maintain any kind of activity, they should share about ways people can donate to relevant charities or how they can save lives like staying at home if possible. Take this opportunity to position yourself as a leader and give advice people will share and follow.

    Businesses should definitely share positive vibes while staying respectful, as this is a very serious crisis that people have died from. You must find the right balance and share some good news and positivity. People won’t remember what you said but they will remember how you made them feel. Making your followers laugh, smile, or just feel good will also help your brand image.”

    25 March 2020
  • Cryptocurrency Scams Even Savvy Investors Can Fall For - People Looker, January 2020

    “A cryptocurrency is a digital currency. It was created to transact on the blockchain, a technology enabling highly secured and fast peer-to-peer online payments using digital contracts,” said Caroline Hoffmann, the head of public relations and communications at MarketOrders in London.

    “There are different types of cryptocurrency, which are either called a coin, if it operates on its own blockchain, like bitcoin or ethereum, or a token, if it operates on an existing blockchain,” Hoffmann continued. “Cryptocurrencies are stored in a digital wallet and can be exchanged for other cryptocurrencies or fiat currencies such as dollars, euros or pounds.”

    Investors can purchase crypto by buying them directly on an exchange, by participating in a public offering similar to the stock market or by “mining” them, Hoffmann said. Investors who “mine” earn cryptocurrency by validating other cryptocurrency transactions on the blockchain.

    Before you invest, take the time to understand how the technology works. “Knowledge is power,” Hoffmann stresses. “The first thing I would do before investing in cryptocurrency is take time to understand the basics of the technology, the ecosystem and the industry.”

    18 January 2020
  • How to Achieve Work-Life Balance When Working Remotely - Zima Media, October 2019

    “We are humans, not robots. Some days, we smash it, some days, we’re not in the mood or need to rest, change our mind. Working remotely allows you to do so. I always try to work around 35 hours a week and don’t stick to the 9 to 5 schedule. If I need a break on Wednesday, I take it, and finish my work during the weekend or an evening.”

    22 October 2019
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Employment
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  • Budo Sport
    Head of PR & Communications
    started May 2019
  • FormYou
    Head of PR & Communications
    started Dec 2018
  • MarketOrders
    Head of PR & Communications
    started Nov 2018
  • BlocWorx
    PR Account Manager & Consultant
    Jul 2018 – Aug 2019
  • Euripole
    Head of PR & Communications
    started Jan 2018