'How to do your own PR' Workshop

'How to do your own PR' Workshop


Mary Murtagh, award-winning news reporter, video journalist, media trainer, copywriter and PR is offering a free 'How to do your own PR' taster workshop. Find details below of how you can come along and benefit from the session. 

When? Thursday 15th March. 6.30pm-9pm

Where? Makerversity, Old Post Room, Somerset House, Victoria Embankment, London, WC2R 1LA (Public access entrance is on Waterloo bridge, Somerset House New Wing next to Pennethrone's Bar.)

What’s missing from these front pages?

Your business, that’s what.

The media can help you gain new customers and boost your

Award-winning journalist and freelance PR Mary Murtagh
helps small business owners put their best foot forward with
the media: explaining what journalists want, the ingredients
for a killer press release and sharing insider secrets.

Her ‘How to do your own PR’ workshop lifts the lid on
how to get your business in print, on radio and broadcast on

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Mary Murtagh is an award-winning news reporter, video journalist, media trainer, copywriter and PR.
With 15 years’ experience of working in newsrooms across the UK and US she now runs her own successful
business – Mary Murtagh Media – sharing her media insider knowledge with anyone who needs to put their
best foot forward with the media.

Every year Mary helps thousands of SMEs, start ups and social enterprises to get millions of pounds worth of
free publicity in print, radio and television coverage via freelance PR and her ‘How to do your own PR’

She works for the Grosvenor Estate, as a freelance PR consultant, and spent three years as the in-house PR
executive for The Chester Grosvenor.

She also works for private and public sector clients such as the Department of Health, Symphony Housing
Group, Eastman Chemicals, UNICEF, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service and Roberts Bakery as a
copywriter and broadcast media interview and media awareness trainer.

She regularly deploys overseas to take part in two-week long MOD and NATO military exercises where she
trains sailors, helicopter pilots and Admirals to handle difficult interviews dealing with fatal accidents,
mistakes, complex political situations and justifying military action.

Back in the UK she takes part in emergency planning exercises covering natural disasters, nuclear submarine
leaks and power station catastrophes producing social media updates, print and broadcast news items to
simulate the media’s reaction.

Here’s what some of her workshop delegates and PR clients have said:
'The PR advice that Mary shared with me was invaluable when I landed a prestigious new contract. Her 'How
to do your own PR' workshop was excellent and the subsequent one-to- one PR work we did has completely
changed the way I approach the media. I now know what journalists are looking for, how to put together press
releases that don't end up in the wastepaper basket and what makes a story. Mary's an expert at this - I'm
really glad I had the benefit of her no-nonsense wisdom.'
Ceramic artist Regina Heinz

“I took you on your word re. thanking reporter for coverage etc and then followed it up with a quick email on
Wednesday re. a stricken cruise ship in Holyhead. I sold it as a good news story for the Welsh economy, a little
windfall helping to sustain tourist jobs in North Wales, as you suggested. Blow me first thing Thursday morning
I'm being interviewed on Holyhead quay side and this was followed up by interviews of passengers and some
great footage of Alpine Coaches! It was aired on the ITV news at 6 and 10 o';clock on Thursday night, great
coverage. Thanks for the advice.”
Christopher Owens, managing director of Alpine Coaches

“I had quite a good result today (and thought of you and your brilliant PR workshop!). Take a look at our
coverage in The Economist: http://www.economist.com/node/21541406”
Steven Bell, Director of Policy and Communications at EOS Works Limited