Media Relations Chris Green Media Your Olympic standard media consultancy
Raising profiles, adding value Media relations matter. Proactive publicity can raise the profile of your business and add value to it. Appearing in local, regional and/or national media can win new customers, enhance your reputation and earn respect and credibility among business colleagues and contacts. And it is about much more than paying to advertise.
â€œIf I was down to my last dollar, I'd spend it on public relations." Bill Gates
We liaise with the appropriate media at local, regional, national and even international level to ensure your business is featured in the editorial sections of newspapers, magazines and online and that you are interviewed or your business is featured on TV and radio. Itâ€™s all about providing the best service so we can raise the profile of your business.
Expert advice, quality delivery Why choose CGM to handle your publicity needs? Because we have a wealth of media experience and expertise and weâ€™ve developed a great reputation for putting words into action on behalf of our clients. We specialise in three main attributes: "Chris Green Media is an exceptional media consultancy. "Firstly they have a powerful network of media connections, secondly they are fantastic writers, and thirdly because they make things happen.â€? Sam Kotadia, managing director, Mindsport Ltd
A proven track record as excellent writers and broadcasters so we know how to write tantalising copy Bulging contacts books full of media contacts which means we get our clients the publicity they deserve Genuine multi-media experience which means we can offer expert advice to our clients
Our clients are hitting the headlines all the time... Some of the media where our clients have appeared
Sir Bert MIllichip Sports interviewed by BBC 1's Midlands Today
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About Chris and Teresa Green Chris founded CGM in 2008 and has enjoyed a distinguished 20 year career in journalism. In 2008 Chris edited the official Beijing 2008 Olympic Games website, co-produced the SONY Radio Academy gold award winning Speech Programme of the Year in 2007 and was nominated for 2010 British Sports Book of Year.
Teresa is an experienced and accomplished writer and editor. Winner of four national journalism awards, she worked on local and regional newspapers in Worcestershire and the West Midlands for more than 20 years before joining CGM in 2010.
Putting words into action Our media relations services include: Virtual press office - for organisations requiring constant media support Media relations packages - to ensure ongoing awareness and publicity One-off press releases - to promote specific projects, launches, products and services Event media management – media management to publicise your events Online media management – updating your website and social media, writing your blogs and e-newsletters Business editorial services – drafting speeches, presentations, brochures and newsletters
Welcome to our Virtual Press Office service Want great media support but not the hassle of employing full time communications staff?
Key features: Strategy planning Regular press releases and liaison with media Online media management Business editorial support Media crisis management Media training Media production
Designed for businesses which are frequently in the news, our virtual press office service offers round the clock media advice and support. Not only will we plan a long term media strategy and proactively seek to raise your profile by issuing press releases and liaising with relevant media to publicise your business, weâ€™ll include a media crisis management plan so you can respond to any negative publicity. We also offer other services such as media training for key staff, business editorial support, online media management and media production.
It worked for us
Sir Bert Millichip Sports
In 2010 property developers, Sir Bert Millichip Sports (SBMS) appointed Chris Green Media to handle publicity for their proposed ground-breaking sports village in Worcestershire. CGM has provided media advice, handled all communications from press releases to online media content, helped to publicise events and assisted with presentations and strategy support. â€œThe Hindlip Sports Village is the most exciting sports project being built anywhere in the UK including London 2012â€? Richard Callicott, director of sport, SBMS
"With extensive knowledge and expertise, which only comes with many years of experience, and a vast range of contacts, CGM's understanding of local, regional, national and international media, is second to none." Grant Simmonds MBE, Director of Public Affairs, Sir Bert Millichip Sports
Maximise your media potential with CGM media packages Employing Chris Green Media to handle your media relations on an ongoing basis can produce many benefits. It means we can plan a long term media strategy to achieve best value and sustained publicity. Helping to shape specific stories to appeal to niche media will ensure a continuous development and we can vary our services throughout the year. Paying a flat monthly fee will also enable you to balance your media budget throughout the year.
"Utilising the services of Chris Green Media has been both a worthwhile and cost effective solution to our company's needs and it has been a journey on which we have had the best guide in the industry." Neil Sysum, managing director, NRS Accountants
It worked for us
Three Counties Fuel In October 2010 Three Counties Fuel (TCF) appointed CGM to produce a monthly press release to publicise their fuel supply business.
Our target strategy for the first three months included publicising a new contract signed with Interlink Express and warnings over home heating oil shortages. TCF achieved press coverage across their region (Worcestershire and the West Midlands) and appeared in business and trade publications. Three Counties Fuel founder, Pauline Newcombe, was interviewed on local and national radio, ensuring the exact reach outlined in our media plan. â€œIt has resulted in more enquiries, professional recognition and given our business confidence,â€? said a delighted Pauline. "I would recommend your services to anyone in business that is serious about making an impression and showing about what they do well." Pauline Newcombe, MD, Three Counties Fuel
Event media management From a confident start to a fantastic finish, if you’ve got an event in need of publicity then we’ve got it covered. Our comprehensive event media management service will save you both time and trouble.
Cyrille Regis book launch
We’ll write press releases, distribute invitations, check out possible venues and can arrange optional extras including sound and light technicians, photographers and video producers to ensure your event makes a big impression. We’ll compile a ‘hit list’ of media guests and collate a media pack full of useful information. As your event approaches, we’ll even hold a media training session to ensure you’ll be ‘on message’ at all times. CGM at the Grass Roots Football Show We can record a video as part of your memorable occasion
It worked for us
Lumsdons Solicitors LLP CGM organised a highly successful event to promote the rebranding of Lumsdons Solicitors and the company’s move to prestigious new offices in Worcester city centre.
The event received excellent publicity in local and regional media, including the Worcester News, Birmingham Post and on 12 websites across Worcestershire, Warwickshire, the West Midlands and Herefordshire, spanning the Black Country to the Black Mountains.
“I would recommend CGM for any business wanting to publish its event.” Peter Tibke, practice director, Lumsdons Solicitors LLP
Snapshot – for one off press releases Publicity in local, regional and national media gives your business credibility and raises your profile. It also wins over new customers who like what they read or hear about what you can offer. Where print media is concerned, people are more likely to read what it is included in the editorial sections of newspapers than in an advert or advertisement feature. And just think of the self-esteem boost and respect you’ll receive from business partners, colleagues and customers if radio or TV companies become interested in your story and wish to interview you. “Chris’s support for The Prince’s Trust in Worcestershire has been exceptional. His media skills squeeze out every last bit of promotional potential to help us ensure maximum publicity, support and funds raised." John Leftwich, Worcestershire Area Chairman, Prince’s Trust
Online media management CGM’s online media management service can take the hassle out of maintaining your website and social media. Our approach is proactive and hassle free. For a regular monthly fee we’ll generate and refresh the content of your website so that it is up to date. We’ll also create and maintain your main business social media pages on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, and upload your news stories, blogs, photos and videos, profiles, biographies and news group links. With a regularly updated website and social media pages you can: Win more business Make new contacts Build direct relationships with potential customers At CGM we never forget the endgame – to win more business for you.
“”Thank you for showing me the difference professional website wording can make and the value it can add to my business” David Sidwell, Choc ‘N’ Hog Catering
It worked for us
Worcester’s Mobile Mechanic Worcester’s Mobile Mechanic (WMM) appointed CGM to manage their social media in 2010.
“Thanks for the superb job you are doing on my Facebook site. I am delighted with the results. We are receiving regular enquiries which have come from people who say they have ‘seen me’ on Facebook.” David Connellan, Worcester’s Mobile Mechanic
Garage owner David Connellan cheerfully admits to knowing very little about social media and has little inclination to use it. Yet he is a busy blogger and has connected with lots of new contacts thanks to CGM’s proactive approach to online media. Dave takes regular photos of his work and offers snippets of stories which CGM speedily transforms into informative blogs. It has led to fresh enquiries and more business. WMM is now opening a second garage in Worcestershire in 2011.
Some of our other services BUSINESS EDITORIAL From preparing PowerPoint presentations and speeches to drafting newsletters, brochures and business reports, CGMâ€™s business writing service can help your business communicate more effectively.
MEDIA TRAINING Learn how to make great communications count. From our engaging presentations of top media tips to half-day courses in specific media topics in writing press releases, handling broadcast interviews, media crisis management and public speaking and bespoke courses for professionals and businesses, CGM can teach tips and tricks of the media trade to help you become an effective communicator.
MEDIA PRODUCTION Our Aspiration brand videos and perfect podcasts can help publicise your business online, for presentations and at exhibitions.
And we give you something back too... Relax in style thanks to Chris Green Media and the awardwinning Chessgrove Day Spa, near Hanbury in Worcestershire. If you spend £1,000 or more on our media services, we’ll give you a day in the spa, plus a treatment and lunch. So we look after raising your profile while you look after yourself. Chessgrove is the perfect spa retreat, offering clients a wide range of excellent facilities, treatments and packages. Named day spa of the year in the 2008 British Spa and Beauty Awards, Chessgrove is powered by a renewable energy source from a nearby farm, proving that a little luxury doesn’t have to cost the earth.
CONTACT US For further details about any of our services or offers please contact Chris Green Media Tel: 01905 453908 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Published on Feb 17, 2011
Chris Green Media offer a range of media relations services to help raise the profile of your business through online and offline media chan...