make some noise
'the best publicist in the business'
Adam kay, author of This is going to hurt,
twas the nightshift before christmas, UNDOCTORED, Kay's anatomy and kay's marvellous medicine
What i do
I'm an award-winning, independent communications consultant with 30 years publishing, event and campaign experience. Current clients include Adam Kay (This is Going to Hurt, which has sold over 3 million copies and spent a year at Number One in the Sunday Times bestseller charts, and Number One bestsellers Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas, Dear NHS and Undoctored and the children's bestsellers Kay's Anatomy and Kay's Marvellous Medicine), Miki Berenyi, Forward Arts Foundation, National Poetry Day, Orion, Puffin, Duckworth, Octopus, New Dutch Writing, Bookouture, Nine Eight and Faber Music.
If you are a publisher, media or arts organisation seeking strategic communications consultancy or if you have an individual book, tour or festival you are looking to promote I can help. I have created, directed and run hundreds of successful PR and marketing campaigns involving nationwide sell-out tours, innovative social media, headline press coverage and impactful launches. I've worked with talents such as Sir Tony Robinson, Vivienne Westwood, David Olusoga, Lord Sugar, Vidal Sassoon, Scarlett Moffatt, Richard Wiseman, Amy Poehler, The School of Life and Louis Theroux.
My approach is always:
+ future facing
+ intelligent, creative & fun
I specialise in arts, entertainment and live events, particularly celebrity, memoir, music, pop science, history & politics but have worked on every single genre of publishing and with talent across comedy, music, fashion, TV and film. So if you have a project that I can help you with, do get in touch.
How I Can Help You
who i am
I've worked in arts and culture PR and marketing for 30 years. Before becoming Director of Dusty Miller PR I was Communications & Events Director for Pan Macmillan (Publisher of the Year 2015 & 2017) and prior to that worked as Publicity and Marketing Manager at Faber & Faber, Titan Books, The Royal Institute of International Affairs and Verso. What all these amazing places have taught me is to know your audience and develop a deep understanding of each individual project in order to connect the two.
I have a particular passion for live events and have worked with Stoke Newington Literary Festival for over a decade. I also love working on partnerships to produce win-win profile build and to deliver specific business objectives: these have included all the high street book retailers and key independent bookshops, Latitude, BBC, Channel 4, British Library, Knowledge Quarter, Twitter, Google, Hearst Magazines, Booksellers Association and the events teams at the Guardian, The Times, Telegraph and Stylist.
Publishers Publicity Circle Hardback Non-Fiction Campaign of the Year for Adam Kay’s This is Going to Hurt
Highly commended for the British Book Awards Publicity Campaign of the Year for Adam Kay’s This is Going to Hurt
PPC Quarterly Award for David Blaine's Mysterious Stranger
Best Digital Campaign, Guardian Awards for Digital Innovation for the world's first Twitter book signing with Alan Sugar's The Way I See It
top 10 sunday times bestselling campaigns
Top ten campaigns include: Cmdr Chris Hadfield, Jon Ronson, Amy Poehler, Joe Wicks, Ben Judah, The Secret Barrister, Sarah Wilson, Dr Michael Greger, Scarlet Moffatt, Amanda Owen, Brian Blessed, David Blaine, Adam Kay, Cathy Retzenbrink, Coleen Nolan, Louis Theroux, Richard Wiseman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Status Quo, Crap Towns and Lord Sugar.