Harriet

Otoo

Communications Director

ViacomCBS UK

Harriet is committed to driving professional excellence, diversity & inclusion across the Communications sector

Harriet Otoo is Communications Director at ViacomCBS. She has a track record of handling corporate communications for leading brands in the broadcast, technology and media sectors, including Freeview, Arqiva, Chrysalis Radio Group, CNN International, BBC Studios and FutureLearn, the UK’s first platform for free online courses from universities around the world. She was most recently Head of Communications for the PA Media Group, the parent company of PA, the national news agency for the UK and Ireland.

Harriet is committed to driving professional excellence, diversity and inclusion across the Communications sector and the wider media industry. She was a judge on the 2021 CIPR Excellence Awards and a mentor in the BME PR Pros scheme with PRWeek in 2020.

Favourite campaign of 2021 and why?

I thought Aldi’s comms and social media teams handled the #caterpillarwars issue with M&S brilliantly. They kept it light and playful without compromising on their messaging and I was tickled for days by the Twitter commentary.

Who is your communicator of the year?

I’ll go with Aldi

Person of the year?

Munya Chawawa

Favourite comfort food?

Plantain and beans, the Ghana edition

Film you have watched more times than any other?

As Good as it Gets

Song you can’t resist dancing to?

Premier Gaou by Magic System

Event you are most looking forward to in the next 12 months?

My birthday in January