PRmoment Podcast

PRmoment Podcast

The PRmoment Podcast is a series of life story style interviews with some of the leading lights of UK PR.

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September 23, 2022 36 min

Welcome to the PRmoment Podcast.

This week we’re chatting to Emma Kane, Chief Executive of SEC Newgate UK and Deputy Group CEO Deputy SEC Newgate S.p.A about her career story in public relations.

Previously Emma founded Redleaf Communications before selling the business to Porta in 2014. Porta combined with SEC Newgate in June 2019 in a reverse merger to form SEC Newgate.

This integrated a number of businesses that had been acquired o...

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Welcome to the PRmoment Podcast.

This week we’re chatting to Emily Morgan, managing director, operations and innovation at The Red Consultancy.

Emily has worked at Red for over 22 years and she’s recently evolved her role too, as the job title suggests, prioritise innovation within the firm.

The Red Consultancy has a fee income of about £13m and is part of the Accordience, which was previously known as the Huntsworth Group. Red has a ...

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Welcome to the PRmoment Podcast.

This week we’re chatting to Bradley Tooth, head of social media at Democracy PR about how brands can move from broadcasting content on social media to engaging with their customers and potential customers through social media.

For those vintage social media users amongst our listeners - Brad was one of the guys who got blisters on his hands when 02 attempted to reply to every customer's Tweet duri...

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Welcome to the PRmoment Podcast.

This week we’re chatting to Ruth Allchurch, UK MD WE. We’re going to talk about Ruth’s career to date including her time at Diageo, her experience at Cirkle and most recently at WE where she has took the UK income of the firm to close to £7m, from about £3m when she joined as the UK MD 4 years ago.

Currently, 60 people work in London for WE and current clients include Capgemini, Intel, Abbott, Johnson...

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August 30, 2022 20 min

Welcome to the PRmoment Podcast.

Here’s the latest of our bonus pod series where I chat to Andrew Bloch about PR Pitches and merger & acquisition trends in the UK PR scene.

Andrew is a co-founder and Non-Executive Director at Frank PR and is now Head of PR at the new business consultancy firm AAR. He is also a partner at PCB Partners where he advises on buying and selling marketing services agencies.

Don’t forget the early entry d...

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Welcome to the PRmoment Podcast.

This week we’re chatting to Rebecca Grant, UK CEO,  BCW Global. 

Rebecca has one of the biggest jobs in UK PR. She heads up a team of over 200 people at BCW’s London office and she led the Cohn & Wolfe London operation through the merger with Burson Masteller to a period of significant growth for what was already a big PR and comms operation.

Rebecca joined BCW in 2011, previously she worked for We...

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Welcome to the PRmoment Podcast.

This week we’re chatting to Alex Myers, founder and global CEO of Manifest. Manifest employees circa 70 people globally, has a fee income of over £5m globally, with about $2m of that coming from its fast-growing New York Office. London remains its largest hub. 

It also has offices in Stockholm and Melbourne.

Do check out the home page of PRmoment for our latest webinars, including PR Analytics, LinkedI...

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Welcome to this week's The PRmoment Podcast.

On the show, this week is James Beveridge, founder of Made by Giants. James is one of PR's most experienced creative directors. He moved from the creative agency Further into PR in 2014 to work for Fishburn. 

He started Made by Giants back in 2020 and it's now a £700K B2B tech PR firm.

On the show today we're going to talk about some research that James has been doing on cre...

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Welcome to the PRmoment Podcast.

This week we’re chatting to Alex Aiken, long-time executive director, of the UK Government’s Communication Service.

We’re going to talk to Alex about his career in government communications, the personalities of the Prime Ministers he’s worked with and the changes he made during his time heading up the Government Communications Service.

Before we start, just to tell you about PRmoment’s new Patron Sche...

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On the PRmoment Podcast this week with me Ben Smith we’re talking to Darryl Sparey, co-founder of Hard Numbers about how to measure the impact of your PR

Darryl believes the opportunity is ripe for communicators everywhere to accurately measure their results through sales software like Hubspot and the like.

And today Darryl is going to give his insight into the techniques and tools that he’s found most useful in taking that approach.

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July 5, 2022 9 min

On the PRmoment Podcast this week with me Ben Smith we’re talking to Chris Curtis, head of political polling at Opinium in the first of a regular slot where we discuss the latest polling trends in UK politics.

Before we start, PRmoment’s webinar caravan is off again. We’ve got a programme of 8 webinars coming up in September and November which we’ll be launching over the next 6 weeks. Already up on the site are PR Analytics, LinkedI...

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June 29, 2022 17 min

Welcome to the PRmoment Podcast.

Here’s the latest of our bonus pod series where I chat to Andrew Bloch about PR Pitches and merger & acquisition trends in the UK PR scene.

Andrew is a co-founder and Non-Executive Director at Frank PR and is now Head of PR at the new business consultancy firm AAR. He is also a partner at PCB Partners where he advises on buying and selling marketing services agencies.

Don’t forget the entry deadlin...

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On the PRmoment Podcast this week with me Ben Smith we’re talking to PR academic Tom Watson about the History of PR - when, where and how did the business of public relations begin.

Tom is a professor emeritus at Bournemouth University, he taught on Bournemouth’s PR degree for a number of years. Previously he spent much of his career running his own PR firm and he was the founder of the annual History of PR Conference - the 2022 ver...

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On the PRmoment Podcast this week with me Ben Smith we’re talking to Nick Braund, founder of Words and Pixels about the PR for start-ups market.

Nick founded Words and Pixels in 2020, it has a fee income of just over £1 million, grew by 300% in 2021 and specialises in the PR for start-up scene.

Just a nudge to remind you all about the final deadline for The Creative Moment Awards on Friday 1st July 2022.

And don’t forget you can becom...

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Welcome to the PRmoment Podcast with me Ben Smith.

Today we’re talking to Daisy Hawker Wallace about what clients want from their PR agency?

Daisy is currently deputy director & head of PR at Avanti West Coast. Previously she’s worked in-house at Virgin Trains and Virgin. She’s had agency roles at Ketchum and TVC. So she’s sat on both sides of the fence and today she’s going to give her perspective on the agency: in-house relatio...

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May 30, 2022 16 min

Welcome to the PRmoment Podcast.

Here’s the third of a new bonus pod series where I chat to Andrew Bloch about PR Pitches and merger & acquisition trends in the UK PR scene.

Andrew is a co-founder and Non-Executive Director at Frank PR and is now Head of PR at the new business consultancy firm AAR. He is also a partner at PCB Partners where he advises on buying and selling marketing services agencies.

Don’t forget the entry deadli...

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On the show this week we’re talking to Fenella Grey EMEA managing director & chair at Porter Novelli. Porter Novelli has had an interesting few years. Brad MacAfee took over from Karen van Bergen as Porter Novelli’s global CEO in 2016 and he was replaced by ex McKinsey executive David Bentley in early 2020.

But a constant throughout this period was Fenella Grey who headed up the London office and is now leading the agency across...

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One year on from the MBO of Frank PR

On the show this week we’re catching up with Frank PR’s Graham Goodkind and Alex Grier, one year on from a particularly eye-catching deal where Alex and Graham bought back the remaining 75% of Frank for approximately £850,000 from Enero. 

14 years earlier, back in 2007, Frank was sold to Photon Group (as Enero was then known) for more than £20m.

If you haven't already, do register for your free...

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This week on the PRmoment Podcast we’re talking to Alex Warren about his book Spin Machines - which asks the question “Can PR be replaced by AI?

As well as writing his book Alex is also a senior account director at Wildfire PR.

On the show, Alex talks about whether an algorithm can devise a PR strategy? Can a robot brainstorm a creative campaign? Can artificial intelligence write persuasively, spin stories or even pitch to journalis...

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This week on the PRmoment Podcast we’re talking to crisis PR lawyer Jonathan Coad, about his new book Reputation Matters. 

Jonathan is one of the UK’s top media lawyers, he’s spent 30 years working on both the PR side and the editorial sides of the fence. 

Reputation Matters gives a unique insight into how the media works with practical advice on how to deal with PR crises effectively. 

Jonathan is also the principal at Coad Law.

Befor...

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