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Every day the media needs people with stories and opinions.
Every day businesses, campaigns and individuals want media coverage.
Every day Miss Dashwood brings them together.
These searches are diverse: recently, journalists have needed to speak to experts in meditation; families who were flooded over winter; inspirational speakers on end-of-life care; women to talk about finance; entrepreneurs with quirky, successful start-ups; younger siblings who were excluded from wills; pensioners who have set up a new business; and young chefs who have moved to London.
How can responding to this type of opportunity help you, your business, or campaign?
Through an editorial mention, you can raise the profile of your business, your interests or yourself. You can directly influence and join the national and global conversation on issues which are relevant to your work or life. You can become a key opinion leader in your area of expertise; and attract new clients to your business while enhancing your reputation among existing ones. You can increase your visibility online by lifting your brand or name in Search Engine Optimization (SEO) tools. And you could offer support, comfort or information to others in your personal position.
All members will receive free access to additional online resources, and can opt to book competitively priced media training and consultancy modules throughout the year.
Meet our members
Campaigner for ChattertotsAppeared in the Daily Mail and Woman magazine
Clare says: ‘I was keen to promote Chattertots, a local speech therapy group for children in Berkshire, and was happy to be interviewed about my family. I enjoyed the experience, but most importantly our charity gained valuable publicity and raised £1,500. Moreover, the article raised the credibility of our charity.’
Urban Planner, Managing Director of Troy Planning & DesignTroy says: ‘I’m interested in joining the national conversation on town planning, sustainable development and urban design, as well as taking opportunities to promote the work we do both here and in the US. Troy Planning works closely with several local authorities, local communities and land owners / developers helping them prepare growth plans, neighbourhood plans and the development of sites in both urban and rural areas – I’d like to share the insights we have acquired.’
Entrepreneur and SME ownerAnnabel says: ‘Miss Dashwood is a brilliant concept. It will make a big difference to small businesses who don’t have a big PR budget and yet often have the most interesting stories to tell. It’s so easy to use too, another plus point. Well done Miss Dashwood!’
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Victoria says: ‘‘Living and working in a Hampshire market town – 11 miles from Chawton, where Austen lived – I became aware of many thriving small business and professionals who were interested in raising their profile, but had neither need nor desire to retain professional PR services.
‘‘At the same time, I knew that many journalists were keen to find case histories which involved exactly this demographic. I wanted to match-make between the two groups, and make it easier for them to find each other.’’