make some noise

'the best publicist in the business'

Adam kay, author of This is going to hurt and

twas the nightshift before christmas

What i do

I'm an independent communications consultant with over 27 years publishing, event and campaign experience. I have worked with talents such as Adam Kay (the best-selling non-fiction book of 2018 with over a million copies of This is Going to Hurt sold and his 2019 Number One Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas), Tony Robinson, Vivienne Westwood, David Olusoga, Lord Sugar, Vidal Sassoon, Scarlett Moffatt, Richard Wiseman, Amy Poehler, The School of Life and Louis Theroux. Current clients include Adam Kay Live, New Dutch Writing, Ian Dunt, Kerry Daynes, Killer Women 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.

My approach is always:

+ tailored

+ transparent

+ 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 27 years. I've worked as a Communications & Events Director for Pan Macmillan (Publisher of the Year 2015 & 2017) and as a 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 am one of the founding Board members of the Stoke Newington Literary Festival, where I co-curate the programme and which will be celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2019. I also love working on partnerships to produce win-win profile build and to deliver specific business objectives: these have included Latitude, BBC, Channel 4, The Pool, the Knowledge Quarter, Twitter, Google, Hearst Magazines, the 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.



Tel: 07955 904 482

Twitter: @dustyish

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