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 Said "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 "
Lucy Drake Hassle Free Accounting
Gill has so much valuable knowledge. She can stop you from wasting money on adverts and get you real publicity. Her years of experience give you an insight into how the media world works, and she can provide information and contacts that no amount of googling will give you. Gill really tries to understand you and your business, so that she can come up with creative ideas. I highly recommend having a chat with Gill if you need any help with PR and media.
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.
Queenie Choir very informative, I shall be sending my press release tonight!
Navdeep Dhillon Thank you Gill, it gave me lots of ideas and avenues contacts to pursue. I will try out your suggestions and let you know how I get on.
Pavani Lovegood Thank you Gill, for sharing your wealth of knowledge. The session was great from start to finish. I was still writing notes and buzzing with ideas late last night!
Gill, your knowledge and experience are well-proven and the speed with which you turned ideas around to each of us was a buzz in itself!
Thank you for deconstructing the tricks of press releases and showing us how to get ahead without advertising!
Jules Legg Thank you Gill. Was a fantastic evening. Fantastic knowledge I’ve Learnt so much Thank you