The subsequent press coverage included a major photo feature in The Surrey Advertiser, the area's largest regional newspaper, as well as articles in Surrey Business News, a number of Chamber publications, and Guildford Life magazine. The event also helped to secure a variety of coverage in the trade press, as well as several radio interviews. The word is really spreading now!
It has been great to work alongside our local clients such as ArcomIT, who are based on The Surrey Research Park, especially since we fully support the "Save the Royal Surrey Hospital" campaign ourselves. Thanks again to everyone involved for your help and support with this campaign. For more details on how you can help to save the RSCH, please go www.savetheroyalsurrey.org.uk, or else log onto the Number 10 Downing Street official petition site (http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/save-RSCH) to sign the petition online.
For example, Surrey Research Park resident Pertmaster, one of the world's leading developers of project risk and analysis software for Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) environments, recently announced that UK oil and gas production company Venture Production plc has used Pertmaster's software to help bring the Goosander oil field project into production in the North Sea.
Meanwhile, Magic Taxi is helping web users to raise money for charity - without ever leaving their desks. MagicTaxi is a new, free search engine that donates 50 percent of the revenue it receives through advertising to major UK charities. It pools results from several other search engines, so you can use Yahoo!, go shopping on Kelkoo and do your research with Wikipedia. And all the time you're using MagicTaxi to find what you want, you know that it's working hard to generate money for people who need it.
Our copywriters enjoy the chance to produce a magazine that features such interesting stories, especially since the finished product regularly features some of the UK's most exciting companies. If you have not received your copy of The Surrey Research Park News, please ring us on 01483 537 890 or email email@example.com to request one. Look out for the Spring 2007 issue to appear at the end of April.
Local PR focuses on a specific geographic subset of your full target audience, typically comprised of media and other key influencers that are based within an hour of your company's headquarters. As such, it can be an effective way to garner community support for your business, build loyalty with a local customer base, raise profile among regional suppliers and peers, and attract employees who are either based in or looking to relocate to your area.
Issuing press releases on issues that affect your specific area, setting up meetings with reporters based nearby, and helping to organise fundraising events in your neighbourhood can all be used to generate positive PR for your company. And remember, local PR may reach contacts that you haven't even identified yet. Key decision makers who work in London might live in Surrey or the Home Counties, for example, and read their local press at the weekend, giving you yet another way of reaching your target audience.
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We hope that you will find these tips useful. Of course, do not hesitate to contact us on 01483 537 890 with any questions or for any assistance you may need. You can also email me personally anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org
In the meantime, we wish you all the best for a busy first quarter!
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