Inspiration

How I added Deborah Meaden and Sir Steve Redgrave to my marketing for under 500 quid

And still found space for the founder of Green & Black’s and Lord Archer…   Yesterday I attended a business conference run by Nigel Botterill and his Entrepreneurs Circle team.   I get great value from these days out of the office as I get to work ON the business not in it and pick up loads of …

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So, Sir Steve, what made you get back in the boat?

It’s not every day that you get to meet one of your sporting heroes. My chance came yesterday when I met the Olympic legend, Sir Steve Redgrave. I’ve been fortunate in my public relations career to have met and worked with a lot of interesting business figures. I’ve even chaired press conferences for James Caan …

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Virgin on brilliant – the 5 words I used to introduce Richard Branson

I’d just finished registering the press ahead of a Richard Branson keynote speech at a major business show, there were already 60 in the room and rising. No surprise. Branson is a dream for journalists and an absolute PR natural. What was a surprise was that he didn’t have a PR officer attending to conduct …

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These women’s work – worth sweet FA?

What a depressingly predictable scenario. England’s brave, battling “Lionesses” (in itself arguably a bit derogatory but let’s not dwell on that) fly home to great acclaim across the football supporters in the country, men and women alike, inspiring a generation of girls to pull their boots on and of boys to stop making disparaging comments …

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Want award-winning PR results? Throw awards into your marketing mix

A couple of evenings ago, I was out at a networking function but my phone was constantly keeping me updated from a ceremony somewhere in London. Our client www.briefyourmarket.com was shortlisted (top 50) in the hugely respected Deloitte Fastest 50 awards – based on the growth of tech firms across the UK. Our job, as soon as possible, …

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