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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 12 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, preparing the entry that won the top title in the National Pub & Bar Awards 2022."
“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."
“I worked alongside ShielPorter on the Community Pub Hero Awards, which reward pubs for their charity fundraising and community support. This year’s competition received 200 entries, including 70 direct from MPs nominating pubs in their constituency – a great response which reflects ShielPorter’s skill in creating awareness of the awards and engaging stakeholders from independent pubs and pub groups to trade associations and media. They organised the presentation event in the House of Commons with a great eye for detail, helped to secure attendance by eight MPs with shortlisted pubs, and achieved excellent local media coverage for the finalist and winning pubs. We were delighted to be part of the Awards and grateful for ShielPorter’s dedication to making them such a success.”
“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. ShielPorter 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.”
"Ros and John are the best PR people I know. They are friendly, helpful, know the industry inside out and respond with speed to requests for information and images. A pleasure to work with."
“We hired ShielPorter on a project basis in 2021 and 2022 to raise awareness of Jake’s Drinks. They produced professionally-written, engaging releases that not only relayed the facts, but positioned Jake’s Drinks as a premium brand with a winemaking heritage as our point of difference. We were pleased with the coverage achieved, both in beer titles and in our local media in Kent, and would be happy to work with them again on projects, if the opportunity arises.”
"We worked closely with ShielPorter to enter The Frogmill, one of our managed Honeycomb Houses pubs, into the National Pub & Bar Awards 2022. They had a good grasp of what information the awards judges would be looking for and how to position it in the best way, and they completed the entry form with engaging copy that brought The Frogmill to life on the page. We were of course delighted when The Frogmill won the top title of National Pub & Bar of the Year and grateful to ShielPorter for producing an entry that contributed to this success.
We love working with John, he brings so much intellect, as well as depth and breadth of experience to the party, and is, of course, an excellent writer. However complex the subject matter, or tight the deadline, John gets it spot on pretty much every time and I find him incredibly easy to work with.