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 interviewed on three radio stations.
As Alex explains:
“We’d just like to say thanks for the PR event you put on. It ended up coming in pretty handy later on in the week as you’ll see here.
“Basically, myself and my colleague who also attended the event created some ‘fake’ CVs for each of The Inbetweeners characters. We did a simple press release and sent it to ‘The Lad Bible’ who wrote an article about them but put a spin on them to make it out as if we’d found them on our desks from some pranksters. This article http://www.theladbible.com/articles/law-firm-finds-hilarious-cv-s-from-the-inbetweeners was shared 14,000 times.
“Following on from that and a few emails to some contacts and some of the bigger tabloid newspapers we ended up getting on all of these websites:
The Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/the-filter/11033499/Recruitment-firm-finds-brilliant-parody-Inbetweeners-CVs.html
Daily Express: http://www.express.co.uk/news/showbiz/499414/School-leavers-face-tough-competition-as-Inbetweeners-characters-post-funny-CV-s-online
The Lad Bible: http://www.theladbible.com/articles/law-firm-finds-hilarious-cv-s-from-the-inbetweeners
Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/08/14/these-fake-inbetweeners-cvs-are-pretty-brilliant-_n_5678773.html
Rock FM: http://www.rockfm.co.uk/news/local/calling-hilarious-inbetweener-cv-writer/
The Bee: http://www.thebee.co.uk/news/local-news/1369754/the-inbetweeners-apply-for-a-job-in-preston/
Daily Star: http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/394558/Inbetweeners-characters-apply-for-job-at-recruitment-firm-in-hilarious-CVs
Daily Mirror: http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/inbetweeners-characters-post-cvs-online-4048936
Irish Mirror: http://www.irishmirror.ie/whats-on/whats-on-news/recruitment-firm-discovers-hilarious-inbetweeners-4049297
Closer Mag: http://www.closeronline.co.uk/2014/08/ever-wondered-what-the-inbetweeners-characters-cvs-would-look-like#.U_HhuPldVrt
“Plus, we were also interviewed by three radio stations, The Bee, Rock FM and BBC Radio Lancs.Once again a BIG THANK YOU.”
We get emails like that all the time from delegates who walk away from ‘How to do your own PR’ workshops inspired.
Drop us a line via our ‘contact us’ page to book your place on the next one.