What’s going on at Sharp Relations? Well, it’s not been quiet that’s for sure! We’ve seen enormous changes to the way our clients are operating, from the rapid execution of a new online sales portal to home delivery solutions. We’ve offered product PR, business PR, crisis PR, media training, screen testing, media relations, feature article writing, new launch pitches, reputation management, set up countless interviews, screened countless interviewers created case studies and offered social media advice and support. Phew! All turned around within days, sometimes hours.
Additionally, we’ve been invited by four different companies to pitch for new business. Two I’m delighted to announce we won and are now working on, and two we’re waiting to hear back.
For some businesses, particularly the smaller artisan clients, we’re getting the best coverage we ever have for them. Opportunities to shout about home delivery services and online sales are higher than ever, over the past 30 days our clients have been mentioned in The Telegraph, Vegan Life, The Sun, Top Santé, Yours, Prima, Woman’s Own, The Daily Mail, GQ Magazine, The Times, The Guardian, BBC Radio KENT, KMFM to name only a few.
We’ve had a few team changes to mitigate the effects of the Coronavirus and so we can continue to offer our usually high standard of service to our clients: Our lovely Claire Hernandez has opted to take furlough for a month or so, her husband is a keyworker and she is home-schooling two small children at home, so it made sense. We are very lucky to have the wonderful Clare Pope MCIPR join us during this time to help us make the most of the many opportunities on behalf of our clients. And we are really looking forward to welcoming Jo Rose back from maternity leave, she will be in and out of the office (figuratively not literally) over the next few months, re-acquainting herself with all the client accounts.
We have given some time to a pro bono project for a band of nibble-needled locals who are fundraising and making much needed scrubs for Ashford, Folkstone and Dover hospitals. Melissa Dawkins of Made in Ashford has been co-ordinating the efforts in East Kent, follow this link to find out more.
Some of our food service clients and restaurants are having a tough time at the moment. All we can ask is please do support your local pubs and restaurants in any way that you can. If you can, please do buy takeaway regularly, or use the delivery service, or the local shop setup or simply purchase vouchers for a later date. These companies really need our support.
Keep going everyone!
The Team at Sharp Relations x