PR Agencies

How to annoy a journalist like Sam Metcalf

Ahead of our Meet The Journalists event in partnership with Enterprise Nation we spoke to our panel of journalists and asked them very simply “what annoys you with regards PR people pitching their stories?” First up is Sam Metcalf, editor of  The Business Desk East Midlands 1. The three-minute warning: with editorial teams cut to the bone, journalists …

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Who is your who? Getting your message to your target market.

Rudyard Kipling knew a thing or two about writing. I Keep six honest serving-men:  (They taught me all I knew)  Their names are What and Where and When  And How and Why and Who. Thanks Rudyard. Us marketing and PR folk have held these close for years. I’ve written previously on your “What?” so this time, I …

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“Anyone” for tennis? Grass court champions = grass roots cash.

Wimbledon fortnight begins. A time when for a few fleeting summer days the nation embraces tennis. The BBC swings into action, elbowing Eurosport aside, celebrities are (for some unfathomable reason in my opinion) spotted in the crowd and pigeons landing on a grass court are considered the height of situation comedy. I’m a massive fan …

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Apple’s Swift u-turn halts “Bad Blood” with Taylor

That headline was just begging to be written wasn’t it? “I find it to be shocking, disappointing, and completely unlike this historically progressive and generous company,” Taylor observed to her 50m + Twitter followers. In a nutshell, Apple Music, which launches on 30th June, had planned to not pay artists during the three month trial …

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Gove on grammar – Panda-ing to pedants or good advice?

Will Michael Gove’s latest “Golden Rules” of grammar “impact” you? Technically they shouldn’t, especially under Mr Gove’s own rules – he abhors adjectives as verbs you see…”impact”. However, (he hates starting a sentence with “however” too) does it actually matter? I’m not so much speaking (sorry…”writing”) so much about Michael Gove’s version of grammar rules …

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“Think in pictures” photography is an investment…not a cost.

I’d like to highlight an area that lets PR campaigns down again and again: pictures. Imagine this. You are running a magazine so your goal is to help your publication sell more copies. You do this by being informative, entertaining, controversial or even conservative. You have to attract the attention of your readers so that …

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