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Stop the search if you’re looking for creative support and PR representation in Suffolk, or across the UK, and you want to work with an agency of approachable, well-connected experts with an impressive track record. Affinity PR can help you.

Affinity PR is led by me, Helen Oldfield.  With 20+ years of leadership experience, 16 of them running my own communications agency, there are few situations I haven’t already encountered and successfully navigated in business life. You can find out lots more about my CV, skills and qualifications here and read some client testimonials here

When I established Affinity PR in 2008, I was ahead of the working-from-home curve and I love it. So either I come to you or we meet on Zoom. Not having to rent office premises keeps all fees lean, fair and competitive too.  A total win-win!

Talking of fees, I stepped away from the classic agency retainer fee arrangements some years ago (I’ll tell you why when we meet and I know it’s unconventional!).  You can choose from a fixed fee quote at the outset, or a pay-as-you-go daily/hourly rate.  Either way,you aren’t tied-in to an annual contract (yes, I know that’s unusual too!). Fair play alert: I do ask you to pay £75 ahead of our first meeting and if you then decide to progress and hire Affinity PR to represent you, that sum is deducted from your first invoice. It’s one way I’ve learnt to ensure that only the people who are ethical in business get to “pick my PR brain”.

All that said about my home-working preferences, I rarely work alone; every day I’m connecting with other skilled experts in a virtual team, across a whole raft of creative and technical disciplines. We work seamlessly together and scale-up whenever a big or complex project is on the horizon.  Technology keeps us well connected although I remain your single point of contact throughout.

Photo credit: Jayne Lloyd www.jaynelloyd.co.uk

What can Affinity PR offer?

My complete list is long, but aside from achieving media coverage, it includes the following core services:

  • Communications and marketing strategy – creating bespoke, fully costed, timetabled yet agile plans of action. Advising you on “next steps” to follow as you roll out your messaging or adapt to new and developing situations.
  • Press Office function and media spokesperson training – I get you set up, all your assets ready, efficiently handling proactive relationships with the media, by keeping them properly briefed about your news, events and achievements.  I manage incoming requests too, guiding you on your best response options whenever you need to be a spokesperson.  I can also help with media skills training, preparing you well for live broadcast interviews and even “hostile media” situations.
  • Speech writing, copywriting, editing, proofreading – if it’s about “words” or “storytelling”, I’m in!  
  • Marketing assets creation and maintenance – any creative service you need, I have an expert ready to help you. Some examples include graphic design, web development and SEO, social media account setup/management and content creation, photography, videography and film editing, illustration and animation, street artists and muralists, signwriting, printing and promotional items, exhibition banners, 3-D printing, set design/prop making.
  • Brand building and reputation management  – including my communications guidance if you face any crisis.
  • Strategic networking and discreet “door opening” – I help you connect with the right people, to find new audiences and develop great partnerships.  This can lead to speaker opportunities and other in-kind publicity support (such as interviews, podcast and blog guest slots).

When you are an Affinity PR Coaching client, you get preferential rates with Affinity PR the agency, if you go on to hire me to manage your PR campaign(s) for you.

What next?

If you already know you want PR agency services, rather than PR Coaching support, get in touch with me directly via hello@affinitypr.co.uk.

Or to explore PR Coaching, book your initial Zoom meeting below and use the enquiry box to tell me more about your PR goal.

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