What I’ve done

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Rather than list everything I’ve ever done, below are snapshots of assignments that show the scope and variety of my work. The complete picture is in my CV. If you’d like a copy, contact me here.

Six ways I’ve added value

  1. Directed communications for a global business NGO project, managing communications agencies in Beijing, Washington, London and Brussels to deliver record-breaking levels of media exposure for my client (incl. BBC R4/TV, FT, NY Times, China Business Daily)
  2. Media-trained 25 middle/senior managers at Sony to improve interview performance; and trained the board of a London-based executive search firm on social media use
  3. Generated revenue valued at 50 times the cost of my services for a professional services client; secured £360K extra fee income for a leading London communications agency
  4. Interviewed CEOs of companies backed by Europe’s largest private equity firm to create powerful leadership transformation stories, validating the firm’s reputation for impact investing
  5. Launched a seemingly dull industrial material using a topical story peg to secure national print and broadcast publicity, and new customers, for a well-known European steel manufacturer
  6. Designed and ran a UK market research study for a private equity-owned architectural facades manufacturer. Results were used to justify a reoriented sales strategy, and uncovered hidden customer needs, plus new sales opportunities.

Whatever digital evangelists might have you believe, public relations is still about listening, dialogue, relationships and reputation. Communications channels might be more fragmented, but many legacy PR activities and tactics are just as important as ever.

Today I often find myself working alongside specialists in SEO, web design, social media, influencer marketing, video production, sentiment analysis and other digital niches.

This exposure gives me with a thorough understanding of what’s possible from an objective position of sitting above any siloed thinking.

I also work with trusted partners who bring complementary skills and experience, when needed.

It’s important to point out that I offer both advice and implementation – in the UK, main EU markets and further afield.

Ask me. If I can’t help, then I’ll say so.

I never accept work I can’t handle effectively.

And if I can’t help, I’ll probably know someone reliable who can.