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“ShielPorter have a good eye for what makes a compelling news story, and then issue it to the right publications at the right time. They also know how to secure coverage within trade press features and we’ve seen our exposure grow as a result. Overall, we’re impressed with their professional, thorough and results-driven approach to PR.”
“As a journalist with 30 years’ experience, I have interacted with numerous PR agencies. Most do a subpar job at best, never fully understanding what a journalist needs. ShielPorter Communications is an exception to the rule. My colleague, Tim Shehan, and myself have had the pleasure of working with them on several occasions. They make our job easier by arranging company interviews, photographs, and background information – so we have a tendency to feature their clients. As a company executive once told me, even a small paragraph in a 1,000-word article generates more positive publicity than a full-page ad. "One is natural, one somebody paid for. Which one are you going to believe?" he said. A good PR company makes this possible for you. ShielPorter is one of the best in the business.”
“ShielPorter have provided PR support to Brakspear for 10 years. During that time, our in-house marketing function has expanded significantly, but we continue to use ShielPorter for trade and local PR. They write professional, engaging copy that our target media will use, and know how to place it to secure maximum coverage. They also have a good track record with industry awards, most recently preparing the entry which won us Best Accommodation Operator in the Publican Awards 2020."
“Ros and John are both people who not only really understand the issues affecting the licensed trade, but have a genuine passion for pubs and beer. Both can be relied upon to go above and beyond in supplying whatever is needed, well within any deadline and, it must be said, they are always a pleasure to work with. In addition to their PR work, they play key roles within the industry, John as a beer sommelier and Ros as an active member of the British Guild of Beer Writers and organiser of the annual Guild Awards, the highlight of the guild’s year."
“ShielPorter has been providing PR support to PubAid for two years. As a lean, largely voluntary organisation, our budget is limited, but despite this, we achieve good exposure across the pub and hospitality sector, and a consistent social media presence. ShielPorter relaunched our Charity Pub of the Year competition in 2019, securing 100 entries and a raised profile across the industry, as well as local coverage for the finalist pubs. Since the Covid-19 outbreak, ShielPorter have adapted their activity, producing a regular bulletin on how licensees are supporting their local communities during lockdown – fitting perfectly with PubAid’s mission to promote pubs as a force for good.”
“Always quick to respond to requests and provide relevant content and comment, ShielPorter are definitely among the best in the business. The agency has a real understanding of what trade journalists need and match that with creative solutions for clients.”
“Often when you look at the daunting task of finding a PR to work with, you are dazzled by the top dog, full of experience and examples of great work, and then in reality it is the new junior who is put to work on your account. ShielPorter are different - they are all top dogs! With them you benefit from a wealth of experience, talent and genuinely lovely personalities. No falseness, no messing - just a hard-working, great team. Shiel Porter make working alone feel as though you have a whole team to support you. They are pro-active, and take up minimal time, which is brilliant for any marketer with a lot on. They come up with opportunities, and they do the work for you, all you need to do is approve it! Because they are talented, it’s unlikely you’ll need to edit anything. I am genuinely thankful that they were recommended to me, and in turn I cannot recommend them highly enough.”
"We had worked with ShielPorter Communications on several projects over the years, and they provided an invaluable service in the months after the COVID lockdown hit hospitality, gaining coverage in both trade and national publications for a range of initiatives we launched to support the sector. We've been delighted with their responsiveness, content and guidance in getting our brands excellent coverage. I have no hesitation in recommending ShielPorter to other brands looking for help reaching the hospitality industry."
"We worked with ShielPorter on a three-month project to launch a new pack design and brand position for Budweiser Budvar, ‘Greetings from the Republic of Beer’. The challenges of launching while COVID restrictions were in place meant an offset between the off-trade and on-trade roll out, something which Ros and John took in their stride, ensuring that we achieved an excellent range of media coverage across our target sectors. The virtual media event that they also organised was very successful as it enabled us to interact directly with key journalists. Overall, their professionalism, industry knowledge and commitment to achieving results is what makes ShielPorter stand out."