Sara Okaya Gangai – Director of
Winchester Virtual Writers Weekend
Gillian was recommended to me as a PR professional by a trusted colleague. Our small budget wasn't daunting to her and she tailored her PR approach to give our event, the Virtual Writers' Weekend, as much exposure as possible in the time that she had. Right off the bat she secured an interview on BBC Radio Solent, and sent editorials to national news publications. She is positive, creative, professional and a good partner to have by your side when promoting your product or event.
There's been some positive changes in my business during Covid and Brexit which I felt were worth shouting about, but I didn't know how to write a piece for the press. I found Gill and asked for her opinion, luckily she agreed and got to work. I knew I could trust what she was going to write, she asked me questions that got to crux of the good bits and set pen to paper. Not only did I get featured in my local area newspaper within one week, I also bagged myself a radio interview.
Gill set all this up keeping me in the loop at every step of the way. She now keeps me on her radar for anything where she deems I'm a good fit.
Highly recommend, for a painless process and I know I'll get results. She's the right connections in the right places.
Richard Stride Groundlings Theatre
I employed this wonderful woman and she raised ticket sales by 136%. Gill is a dream for any company. A real asset. She was one of the best choices I ever made. She also has a joyful personality and a pleasure to be around.
Syd Howells - Social Tree Climbers
It’s easy to glibly list superlatives about anything these days, so I am not doing so lightly here!
Having attended one of Gill’s workshops, I knew I was in safe, experienced hands when we started working on my press release together. Gill is a gold mine of knowledge and experience and has the answers to getting your business fast, effective publicity, and clear advice on how to be ready for the results.
Within minutes of my press release being sent to the BBC, I was on the phone to BBC Radio Solent, and talking on air an hour later. I had booking enquiries, newsletter subscribers and paying customers the same day too.
The following frisson of enquiries resulted in BBC Online sending an intrepid reporter to film my business in action, which went all around the world. I sent the link to a tree-climbing friend in Georgia, USA only to learn they had already received it from a friend in Washington, D.C.
I cannot thank Gill enough for getting these results for my business and will be working with her again and again.
Darron Barnes -Wickham Soap
I first met Gill at a networking event held by Bootstrap Portsmouth. Gill gave an excellent talk on publicity and how to achieve it. Having recognised a similar quality in Gill with her approach to achieving goals I decided right there and then to employ her.
One coffee meeting later and an agreed plan to move forward led Gill to work her magic in obtaining local media coverage for my business Wickham Soap Co.
Gill has achieved more than I had hoped for. Three weeks on from going live with the press release and Wickham Soap Co. has had coverage in the Business section of the Portsmouth News. Approached by Hampshire Now the cable TV channel. The Echo newspaper and has a confirmed date with BBC Radio Solent for the 11th December.
Gill comes across as being cool, calm and collected. She is, and boy Gill delivers what she promises. I can’t be thankful enough for her hard work and expertise. I’m absolutely grateful for the opportunities she has created. Thank you Gill I wish you much success with your new business.
Emma Paxton, Imagistic
I recently asked Gill to run a PR campaign for me to promote my graphic recording business. We met for a cuppa and Gill asked loads of questions to get to know me and my business and understand what I wanted to achieve from the campaign. She then drafted a press release for me to tweak before sending it out to her contacts, following up on several occasions.
I was really pleased to get a call from the Portsmouth News who subsequently printed a large piece on their business pages AND I have an interview arranged with BBC Radio Solent next week!
I would whole heartedly recommend Gill to anyone wanting to raise their profile in the local media. She has many years of experience and many contacts, she is tenacious and will work hard on your behalf to get your story placed.
Caroline Cutress - Boost Maths Tuition
I have just been to Gill's workshop - 'The Power of Publicity'. Before I went I had no clue about press releases and publicity and was just randomly sending a bit of waffle to various newspapers every now and again - which never got printed! Now I have been to 'The Power of Publicity' I feel fully equipped to create my own stories and know how to find and target the right people. It was great to spend time listening and talking with someone who has spent considerable time in the industry. Everything Gill said was like a lightening bolt of value! I can now understand how newspapers, radio and tv work, what they are looking for and where they are coming from and how to make the most of any coverage I do get. More than that, I have made an invaluable contact to help me with publicity campaigns in the future.
Jamie Kemp, Radian EST Business Advisor’
‘Gill delivered an excellent workshop and is evidently very knowledgeable and experienced in PR and journalism. The workshop style is personable and engaging in that I particularly liked how Gill spent time with individuals to explore how their businesses could approach the press and stand out from the crowd. Highly recommend Gill’s workshops for all types of businesses she’s certainly got a wealth of experience and I enjoyed her informative delivery with a touch of humour about the journalism world. Thank you Gill!
Susan Davey from Simply Heart Brain Soul
Gill has a massive knowledge base, without her I wouldn't have been able to promote a new local support group. I have appeared in The News newspaper article and also have a broadcast on Radio Solent. I highly recommend. Thank you very much Gill
Richard Derham - UK Distributor of Si-Quat Disinfectant
Excellent PR support. Gill very quickly understood our business and explained how PR could help us to reach a wider audience.
Within a week she had arranged for an article to published and an interview with BBC Radio.
Bea Bryan from Glam and Grace Boutique
I would highly recommend Gill, she helped me to get an interview on BBC Radio Solent Julian Clegg breakfast show and Gill is amazing at what she does.