In my experience, budget cutbacks and staff reductions are making it a bit harder for journalists to write about travel in the UK- unless local PR operations can step into the breach. On two recent visits, I have found A Head for PR to be a vital conduit with hotels and major attractions, and they certainly gave me some experiences in Devon which I would never have got if I had been travelling entirely under my own steam.
Jeremy Gates, Travel Features Editor Press Association
'It has been a joy to work with Jane and Gail at A Head for PR. Their infectious enthusiasm for Devon and everything that it has to offer has made the job of the team so much easier. From the word go they have provided us with fantastic ideas and inspiration to promote Devon to keep our approach fresh. They are the ultimate professionals and their patience and determination when working on press trips and dealing with the myriad of partners and suppliers is a testament to the way they do business. I cannot recommend them highly enough!."
Rosie Bates, General Manager
“A Head for PR delivered a programme of PR and market awareness raising for the Taunton Means Business campaign on behalf of Taunton Deane Borough Council. The three month programme comprised a range of innovative services and projects intended to raise Taunton Deane’s profile as an investment location for businesses. The company was selected as a result of Jane and the team’s creative approach to the tender brief, the offer of a flexible and professional service, and the clear value for money that the company is able to provide.”
David Evans, Taunton Deane Borough Council
A Head for PR’s involvement in Visit South Devon’s South Devon Crab Campaign has been invaluable, to think that in the last 6 months we have reached over 10 million people nationwide with PR coverage is a testament to the teams hard work and passion. Within weeks of developing this campaign we had coverage in national magazines, newspapers and most importantly, local and national TV coverage with the BBC, ITV and the Good Food Channel!
Sue Wiles, Marketing Manager
Jane has been a real delight to work with, she is a total professional and has a deep understanding of the media and how to work with it. Her writing is creative and engaging and right on message, and her PR experience and knowledge is invaluable. Jane is well connected and well respected, she will get to know you and then present you to the world, through words that sound just right. Jane has been a fantastic support! she definitely goes the extra mile!
Anita Corbin, photographer and creative director
Winning awards is an extremely effective way to market your business .Writing your own entry takes up a lot of time which can be spent much more effectively on doing what you do best-running a fantastic business .Let Jane do what she does best -presenting your business to the judges in a way that will catch their eye and address all the points they were looking for. Jane helped us win eight awards last year ( a success rate of over 80%).She knows the game inside out. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Murray Hawkins, Winning Smiles
I have worked with Jane on a number of travel pieces that have featured in the Daily Star Sunday and have covered, east, north and mid-devon... And have always found her to be full of information, enthusiasm and good knowledge of the local areas. As a PR she is always willing to go the extra mile and her background in journalism means she understands exactly what's required.
Susan Hill, Features Editor, Daily Star Sunday
“It's all about finding the right story angle and A Head for PR has used imagination and creativity to generate interesting aspects of Sherborne that tie in with wider themes of regional and national significance. In this brief, different stories were generated tying in with each of three films shot in Sherborne, timed to coincide with the films’ openings. Working with a fairly small budget, A Head for PR has sought out the most useful connections and partners to make the budget work harder. We plan to build on the solid work that has already been achieved and nurture the contacts being developed by A Head for PR."
Roger Johnson, Chair
We really enjoyed working with Jane during the 12 months she handled the international PR for Camper & Nicholsons Marinas. She has a proven tack record working within the marine industry but can also deliver a broader PR strategy when required. I would thoroughly recommend Jane and A Head for PR if you are looking for someone who understands both editorial and commercial needs and can deliver outstanding results in a friendly and approachable manner.
'Winning awards is an extremely effective way to market your business .Writing your own entry takes up a lot of time which can be spent much more effectively on doing what you do best-running a fantastic business .Let Jane do what she does best -presenting your business to the judges in a way that will catch their eye and address all the points they were looking for. Jane helped us win eight awards last year ( a success rate of over 80%).She knows the game inside out. I cannot recommend her highly enough.'
The work carried out is 'done when Gail says she's going to do it', and always carries the right content and tone to get the media interested. Gail has opened doors for us - getting us onto local radio slots, on TV and regularly in the press and towards the top of the Google search information files. Gail knows the way to make what we all see as an everyday piece of work into an interesting and stimulating and of use to media presenters. She talks staff through what they need to do, taking the fear out of giving an interview, even on TV. As an ex producer her insight and networking links have been invaluable. She's always been professional, with sound advice. Her work has given us excellent publicity at an affordable rate!
Margaret Luck, Workforce Development Manager for Somerset Leisure
"We worked with Jane and Gail for several years through A Head For PR which was engaged to represent the Ashburton Cookery School across all aspects of public relations. We worked together closely for 2 years and in that time, completed many valuable activities that moved our business forward, from building relationships with journalists and press releases, to press events and brand building. I would recommend them as consultants who can be relied on to deliver valuable PR on time and budget and to always best represent your brand whilst finding opportunities to evolve your business."
“A Head for PR has provided a consistently high level of service for Ivan Rendall. We have an excellent relationship with the team, who clearly understand our business and our needs. They have produced some great results to promote our services to local businesses, highlighting our commitment to the community, successfully communicating our brand values and promoting existing and new services."
Tanya Fitzgerald, Business Development Manager
Gail’s knowledge of the media means that she will put us in front of the right audience. Put simply, Gail is the best as far as we are concerned and we hope for a long association with her.
Judith Mathias, Founder
It’s a delight to work with Jane. Her proactivity and willingness to do the very best she can for Brainwave has been a tremendous aid in helping us raise our profile. Despite the fact we are not her biggest client, she always makes us feel special.
Christine Cryne, CEO