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Jez MacBean -  Founder

Following a career as a freelance journalist, designer and contract publisher on titles ranging from Just 17 to The New York Times, Jez founded the PRShots service in 1998 to help fellow journalists source high-resolution images.

Since Jez launched PRShots the service has expanded to over 400 brands worldwide with German and Spanish language versions.




David Smith - Director
David Smith - Director PRSHOTS/PRESSAREA

Dave Joined Jez on our sister site in 2005 and helped that business grow 1000% in three years.

Before he ran the UK operation for and held commercial and management positions at The industry Standard, DoubleClick, PC Direct at Ziff-Davis/ZD Net and way back when everything was analogue he was deputy Ad manager on Emap's flagship title Drapers Record.





Layla Maan - Business Development

Layla has worked in media for 13 years, including over 5 years at The Express newspapers and OK! Magazine as deputy ad manager.

Now our business development manager, Layla combines her extensive industry experience with a vivacious, fun disposition.

Suzy Finnerty - Business Development Manager
Suzy Finnerty - Business Development Manager PRSHOTS/PRESSAREA

Susie has worked in the Eyewear industry for over 17 years working across brands such as Chanel, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana and Chloe.

As Business Development Manager, Susie heads up our Home, Gifts and Eyewear departments and brings to it her cool yet feisty personality.  

Marcus Austin - Technical Director
Marcus Austin Technical Director PRSHOTS/PRESSAREA

A technology journalist and technologist with 20 years' experience building and developing websites for businesses such as The Guardian and More Than, as well as providing content for most of the main business, financial and IT sites in the UK.

With a Computer Science and Microprocessor Engineering background, Marcus has seen it all and done it all when it comes to the internet and IT. When he started writing about the internet you could draw a map and in fact, he did, and then went on to develop the UKs first viral marketing campaign and the first live blog of the Glastonbury festival in 1995.