What People Say About Us

The training from ninemedia was invaluable. It’s rare to get such candid insight from working journalists on what they do (and definitely don’t!) want from a relationship with a PR exec. I highly recommend Becky and Karen to any media relations team – it will improve your pitches and approach immediately..”

Anna Hardman, Head of PR, Propellernet

 

The best training course I have ever been on.”

Dan Flanagan, Senior Digital Promotions, iCrossing

 

After several years working in PR, today has left me feeling refreshed, revitalised and ready to pitch!”

Sara Barrett, Senior Account Manager, Red Hot Penny

 

Thank you for a very informative and interesting day #mindexpanded.”

Fiona Duncan, Pr & Promotions Executive, Universal Parks and Resorts

 

Very insightful day with @ninemediauk – thanks ladies.”

Sarah Miles, Senior Account Manager, Stand Agency

 

A great day, loads of interesting tips which I’ll definitely use in my job.”

Hannah Collier, Media Relations Officer, Bliss

 

Really well structured and covered all the relevant points in a concise, but detailed way. Becky and Karen both set a comfortable and engaging learning environment.”

Emily Cunningham, PR and Social Executive, Everline

 

As a university with a growing reputation for enterprise and research that addresses real world challenges, London South Bank University is often called upon to provide experts who can speak to the press. We commissioned Nine Media because of their impressive focus on specifically training academics to improve the quality of their print, radio and TV interviews. The depth of their knowledge and experience – combined with a practical approach to interview technique – ensured that those who took part in the training left feeling confident, informed and enthused about working with the media.”

Owen Morris, PR and Media Manager, London South Bank University

 

The full-day course covers all the basics in PR, with valuable insights drawn from Becky and Karen’s real-life experience. A worthwhile and inspiring way of spending a day, whatever your level in PR.”

Phil Reay-Smith, Head of Media, Ogilvy PR

 

The day provided refreshing insight into the nitty gritty of media relations.”

Lucy Pond, Media Relations Executive, Affinity Sutton

 

Every PR should attend this day… it’s so useful. Not just for new PRs but a great refresher for anyone in the industry.”

Sandra Amos, PR Executive, Commotion Communications

 

Fantastic, in depth examples of best and worst PR practice. Well worth attending!”

Melissa Shelley, Communications & PR Officer, Macmillan Cancer Support

 

A really inspiring and thought-provoking day. I’ve already been pitching away with my new technique to great results and happy clients!”

Kirsty MacGeough, Senior Account Executive, Steely Fox

 

Absolutely brilliant day – learnt everything one needs to know about the PR industry and journalists.”

Alice Ogilvie-Smals, Consultant, Owl Marketing Solutions

 

Fantastic course today with ‪@ninemediauk. A must for PRs to find out what makes journalists tick. Thank you!”

Zoe Wiggins, MotoGP Marketing Communications and PR

 

A brilliant day. Great refresher of the basics and I learned so much more on top of that. Really valuable insight into the inner workings of journalists’ minds…”

Freya Barnes, Media & Communications Officer, Parkinsons UK

 

The social media course was a useful introduction for the reluctant tweeters to learn the basics. But the bright and sparky tutors also helped the regular tweeters find new ways to cast programmes and get in touch with contributors. We all learnt about some of the perils. It was a lively course and we even had a Twitter party – only without the cocktails!”

Liz Warner, CEO, Betty TV

 

Becky and Karen gave some of the most practical and useful tips I’ve ever heard in a briefing or training session and, more importantly, backed them up with solid examples. I definitely felt like I gained useful insight into how journalists work!”

Maggie Eckel, Egmont Publishing

 

I came away from Journalist Secrets with some invaluable tips, tricks and insider knowledge. Becky and Karen have a wealth of experience under their belts and I felt I could wholly trust their expert opinion. They were also very approachable and delivered some really great content.”

Katy Garland, Authoright

 

Karen and Becky are very charismatic and welcoming people. They both have very enviable life experiences which have resulted in them being able to give a fantastic insight into the way the media works, from all angles. I came away from the press release bootcamp breakfast briefing with a broader mind and the desire to connect my clients news to the wider media in order to build strong and lasting relationships.”

Lizzie Marlow, Manifest Communications

 

I’ve worked with a lot of PRs over the years but I have never met two people more savvy, smart and passionate than Karen and Becky. Their ‘insider’ experiences have proved invaluable across print, TV and radio. They make a great team and I enjoyed every minute of working with them.”

Polly Courtney, author Feral Youth

 

Becky and Karen are two enthusiastic media professionals who give great insights into the UK media landscape and lots of practical tips on how to best get your PR stories across. I really enjoyed the session and look forward to the next.”

Katharina Schaden, Rosetta Stone

 

I really enjoyed attending Pitch Perfect. It was interesting to learn not only how to pitch to journalists, but also to gain some insider knowledge of how PR professionals are perceived by journalists, in particular ones with as much experience as Becky and Karen. The short class was precise and to the point, cramming in useful tips and ideas but in a very personable manner – the acted telephone conversations taught me what to do and not to do in a phone call – something I will be taking to the office for future guidance!”

Harriet Arbuthnot, Sophie Conran

 

The ‘Pitch Perfect’ course was very insightful and it was great to hear a journalist’s perspective on what they like to receive when receiving a pitch from PRs. Karen and Becky were great and gave us practical examples of good and bad pitches, for both pitching via email and over the phone. I would definitely recommend this course to other PRs, whether they are new to PR or to refresh their media skills, and I am very much looking forward to attending the Star Power course.”

Hannah Slater, Salix Consulting

 

The ‘Pitch Perfect’ course by Nine Media Training was incredibly useful – learning what NOT to do is as important as learning what the right thing to do is in PR. It’s great to hear Karen and Becky be so honest about what they wanted as journalists from PRs on a day to day basis. Really professional yet personable course and would definitely recommend it to other PR professionals and agencies / companies.”

Charlotte Tobin, PR Manager, CAN Associates

 

Karen delivered an ‘introduction to media’ training module to three of our five person board. Involvement with television, radio or newspaper coverage was a daunting prospect as I had no previous exposure in the ways of the media. This was further compounded by my personal lack of enthusiasm for the media sector, and ‘red top’ journalism, in particular.

Karen was fantastically patient and incredibly disarming in her approach to the training she delivered. Coupled with her ‘got the scars’ experience and her genius with the pen, I found myself gaining a far more sympathetic understanding of journalistic skills and the pressure placed on those working in the media. I am now much less scared of the unknown. I am confident that I am equipped to respond to the media and accurately convey my views or message than ever I was before meeting Karen.”

Richard Mossman, Finance Director, Certeco

 

Becky Howard is a fantastic communicator with perfect presentation skills.  She has her finger on the pulse of the media, and is a much-valued contributor to BBC London 94.9.”

Mel Polydorou, Producer of the Simon Lederman Show, BBC London 94.9