We can help you, your business, organisation or charity communicate better with the media, stakeholders and the public.
How to do your own PR (Half day - £99)
This half-day workshop helps small businesses, start ups and graduate entrepreneurs get free publicity in print and social media, radio, television and online.
How to do your own PR - Masterclass (Full day - £150)
Includes one-to-one work to write a winning press release and a tailored media contacts master list.
Media Awareness (Half day - email for quote)
This half-day workshop gives the inside track on what makes the media tick, how to identify good news stories and what to do when you get a call from a journalist.
Effective Writing (Full day - email for quote)
This day-long workshop is aimed at anyone who needs to write well. Participants will brush up their spelling, punctuation and grammar, learn the art of editing and gain skills in choosing the right language.
How to communicate internally (Full day - email for quote)
This day-long workshop helps participants to create engaging and useful copy for newsletters, the intranet and other in-house publications.
The PR workshops are fast-paced, full of useful information and compelling. Delegates walk away with a head full of ideas and enthused about the media. Your trainers are professional, easy to deal with and flexible. I can wholeheartedly recommend Mary Murtagh Media’s PR workshops.
Lawrence Patrick, London Metropolitan University
Thank you so much for the workshop last week. I can honestly say it is one of the best workshops I have been to in a very long while. You were passionate, thoroughly knowledgeable and hugely results-focussed. I am so glad I invested the time to rocket boost my PR skills.
Hitul Thobhani, Marketing Sharpness, ‘How to do your own PR’ workshop delegate
The knowledge I’ve gained in the last three hours I wished I gained at the start of my career. I thought I wrote well until I came on your workshop but I’ve spotted lots of improvements that can be made in my communications internally and externally.
Helen Costa, Social Services, ‘Effective Writing’ workshop delegate
I want to say thank you very much for a fantastic workshop this afternoon. I had no prior knowledge or experience of PR and I found your workshop to be extremely useful and stimulating. Your advice has opened up a range of opportunities which I look forward to exploring to help my business grow in the future.
Martin Smith, University of Hertfordshire graduate entrepreneur
If you are looking for PR and media training I can’t recommend Mary Murtagh Media too highly. You impart your down-to-earth tell-it-like-it-is approach to each business, and generously share the tips of your considerable journalistic experience. Your trainer regularly kept a roomful of creative business owners enthralled as part of the Design-Nation Creative Business Series and sent them away with lots to get on with in order to tell their story to the media.
Rachel Moses, Design Nation
We have used the services of Mary Murtagh Media twice since the start of the year. On both occasions I have been impressed by your knowledge, expertise and professionalism. We have also received great feedback from the students/graduates who were the delegates in PR workshops.
Claire Giddens, Manchester Metropolitan University
I was sent on this course because my new role involves writing for our staff intranet and contributing to a newsletter. I’m glad to say that it was well worth the day out of the office. My notebook is full of ideas, things I am going to do differently and shortcuts to make my life easier. Many thanks.
Jenny Cullen, FTSE 100 company, ‘How to Communicate Internally’ workshop delegate
When there was a call for press releases from Artisan Food, the specialist trade magazine, I followed your tips to the letter. I am thrilled to say it resulted in a beautiful little story with a verbatim ‘quote’ just as she said – even my own photograph which was published. Many thanks indeed.
Jane Maggs, Wild and Fruitful, ‘How to do your own PR’ workshop delegate
You drew upon your experience as a journalist to provide a unique perspective of the world of public relations. I attended one of the PR Masterclasses and gained knowledge, ideas and confidence to write my own press releases and to get them published. I would recommend one of the master classes to anyone, regardless of what business sector.
Jody Leach, designer, ‘How to do your own PR’ Masterclass workshop delegate
Mary Murtagh Media’s ‘Media Awareness’ training courses really fit the bill. We’ve had excellent feedback from all our staff who attended. They’ve been so successful that I’m now looking to roll out the training to staff from right across the organisation which includes nine partner organisations.
Chenoa Parr, Symphony Housing Group
Cheap and 100% recyclable cardboard furniture – designed by students for students. That’s the novel idea that caught the eye of a Metro journalist and prompted this page lead. Great publicity for inventor Gareth Swarte – a Manchester Business School student – who launched The Cardboard Man business. The media gets bombarded with press releases […]
It’s a simple newspaper cutting taped to a Whitby chemist’s window. But it represents the power of PR and the impact media coverage can have on a business. The Daily Mail covers health extensively, always has and always will. If there’s a new wonder drug, miracle cure or heartbreaking cancer survivor case study they’ll have […]
‘How to do your own PR’ workshop generates media coverage in The Telegraph, Huffington Post, BBC Radio Lancs, Daily Express, Metro, Closer etc
We love getting emails like this at Mary Murtagh Media HQ. Alex Wall, from Simply Jobs Board, attended our ‘How to do your own PR’ half day intro workshop and immediately put what he’d learned into action. Within 24 hours he’d chalked up column inches in six national newspapers, celebrity mags, trade press, and was […]