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PR, digital and social communication strategies across print, online and broadcast.
Our services join the dots and our strategies build brand awareness.
We work with key influencers and your customers to get them talking about your brand and sharing your stories.
Why Seriously? Because we get it, we get the job done and we get the results you want and need.

How We Work

Our approach to PR is about outcomes not hours noted down on time sheets – we get the job done.
We set off on a journey having worked with you to confirm exactly what needs to be achieved – what the key messages are and what the call to action is.
We keep you updated, we do what we say we’re going to do and we get the results that you want and your business needs.

Engagement & Influence

All of our campaigns start with a detailed brainstorming and planning session.
We listen to every single word you say. From there, we’re on it – self sufficient balls rolling.
Seriously PR creates content to inform and inspire – content that people will like, share and talk about. We reach influencers, journalists and customers with your message so that they react and spread the word.

 

PR Today

PR has evolved – we’ve evolved. It’s not just about press releases and pitching stories into journalists. We can influence anyone, anywhere with the right message. The way people consume media has totally changed and we get brand awareness by joining those dots.

Media Relations

Nobody likes a cold call. We don’t have to start cold because we know the media in the travel and leisure sector. We’ve been building up these relationships for years. Journalists, editors, freelancers, bloggers & social influencers trust us and value the content and news we produce.

Social Media

We manage and support social media strategies and content across Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. We create memorable, of the moment content and we don’t schedule random posts and hope for the best. We generate engagement, focus on visual impact & use highly targeted advertising.

SEO

The relationship between SEO & PR has never been quite so intimate.  As well as creating great content for sites and blogs, we are also able to advise on and support your SEO strategy in terms of content marketing, link building and search optimisation. We’ll help to grow your website [...]

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About Us

Looking for a small hands-on agency in the South East? We’re Oxford and London based and all you have to do is say and we’ll come and see you for a quick chat about the challenges you’re facing with customer engagement.

If you want an agency with not just PR expertise but content marketing, digital, social and SEO skills, then let’s talk about your campaigns.

We know that buying a set number of hours can really grate so that’s why we don’t sell our time. We’ll quote you for a solution to your problem and within that budget we’ll get the job done.

Your brand needs contagious content written by keen and eager people, pitched to the right journalists and influencers and linking to your site from the right places.

If you’d rather cut the jargon, timesheets and blah, let us know.

 

Catherine Warrilow
Catherine Warrilow

Catherine Warrilow

Exciting new projects, marketing, stuff needing doing
Katariina Haikara
Katariina Haikara

Katariina Haikara

Snaptrip, UniversityRooms, Britain’s Finest
Aisha Kellaway
Aisha Kellaway

Aisha Kellaway

Full Circle Travel, Eynsham Hall, Millets Farm
Angie Major
Angie Major

Angie Major

Money stuff, invoices, subscriptions and contracts

Our Clients

See the company we keep.

We work across the travel and leisure sectors including holiday accommodation, tourism, destinations and days out, wedding venues and food & drink.

Press Office

PR Tips

Want to ask a question about PR? We’re always happy to talk.

In the meantime, some of these tips might help with your conundrum.

  • 1. Don’t get hung up on press releases

    Don’t get hung up on press releases, especially if you hate writing. Find a way that fits your brand and personality and get your story out in a more captivating way that feels good to you.

  • 2. Don't expect PR to bring instant success

    Don’t expect PR to bring instant success. People need to know who you are, what you have to offer, why it’s interesting/new/different/game changing. Then they need to build trust – it takes time, but it’s worth it.

  • 3. PR should be a central factor in your strategy

    PR should be a central factor in your sales and marketing strategy, not something you add on. Start with a giant piece of paper and detail how a successful year ahead in business should look. News stories, features, reviews, interviews, expert comments, event attendance, networking, social media engagement, video content – all of it forms the way you communicate and create shareable content – it’s got to be at the centre of what you do.

  • 4. PR doesn't work without a plan

    PR doesn’t work without a plan – throwing a few things around won’t give you the long term, ongoing exposure that you want. You need to know your customer, know your audience

  • 5. Absorb yourself

    Absorb yourself in what’s going on within and around your business and industry. Talk to people! There is nothing more productive than asking people what they do and sharing your story. If you’re open to opportunities you’ll have more than you know what to do with – and here’s the key – this is what it all comes down to – once you’ve got an amazing opportunity to promote your business, grab hold of it with both hands, do everything you need to do to make it work and don’t then change your mind, miss a deadline or leave things hanging.

Testimonials

What the people we do things for think about us.

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Shaun Bowles

I couldn’t ask for anyone better than Catherine to work with. I have always had a problem quantifying value from a PR company but I can honestly say Seriously PR is a valued addition to our business, creative and professional at all times understanding the core values of our business and delivering what I consider an exceptional service. As with other independent businesses flexibility is key with constant changes a focus and Catherine joins in our flexible approach to business. I would have no hesitation in recommending Seriously PR to any other business.

Jo Thoenes

Having been on the receiving end of press releases for the best part of 15 years, and knowing what attracts me to some stories and not others, I was interested to find out how agencies like Seriously PR get it right time and again. They revealed that it wasn’t a dark art, but instead a great eye for opportunity and the ability to utilise all the avenues available to you. The fact that Catherine and her team wanted to share these tips proved that it doesn’t have to be cut throat, hostile and aggressive – its about working with the right people in the right way, every time.

Blog

You said you wanted insight into industry trends and happenings, tips to make your day ridiculously productive and advice that makes you feel like a superhero.

You got it.

4 PR lessons you can learn from the local family butcher

4 PR lessons you can learn from the local family butcher

By Seriously Account Manager Aisha Kellaway. With so many supermarket chains, mass market produce, and fast food mentality, it can be refreshingly nostalgic to step into the sawdust floored shop of an independent butcher (or [...]
You asked: Who are my main competitors? How to figure out exactly who they are

You asked: Who are my main competitors? How to figure out exactly who they are

Last week on Twitter, we opened the floor for your questions, and one of our favourites was this – who are my main competitors?  And it’s a great question because the answer isn’t as obvious [...]
Why traditional PR is dead (in 7 quick points)

Why traditional PR is dead (in 7 quick points)

We’re not the first to say it and we won’t be the last, but the fact of the matter is, traditional PR is dead.  Have you responded to the way your customers now digest information [...]

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Case Studies

 

Millets Farm Centre

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Oxford Wood Recycling

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Careers

Looking for a move or want to start a career in PR?

We offer a super cool working environment in Oxford and London, freedom to be the real, creative you and make an impact with our ‘love Mondays’ approach to everything. Enjoy working walks, Seriously acts of kindness, green leafy space and a fun, collaborative environment.

Is that you? Read on to find out about the latest career opportunities at Seriously PR.
Just need somewhere inspiring to get your thing done? Our door is always open and we regularly have other PR’s working from our offices.

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Seriously Creative Networking Events

Each month we host a networking event at Howbery Park in Wallingford for the creative business community. This isn’t like most events you’ve been to, this is a lively roundtable discussion amongst PR, marketing, web, design, SEO, social types about campaigns, communication, creative challenges, technical things – all sorts – people go away having learnt something new, having met new and interesting people and feeling inspired. This is a free event, you just buy yourself a coffee – and maybe someone else should you particularly like them. We sometimes provide cakes.

“I loved the energy and chemistry in the room today, it was the best non-networking event I’ve ever been to”

For full details and to be added to the invite list and Facebook group

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14th July

TravMedia Media Place Event for travel and tourism members – meet the media and discuss PR opportunities.

22nd July

Hosted by Seriously PR: The Creative Meetup – a roundtable discussion for creative folks from 9.30am.

20th August

Hosted by Seriously PR: The Creative Meetup – a roundtable discussion for creative folks from 9.30am.

More dates to be announced soon!

Want to attend one of our PR workshops? Get in touch to register your interest for our summer events.

Mar ‘15: Cult Screens appoints Seriously PR: pop outdoor cinema firm Cult Screens chooses Seriously PR to manage its PR brief, promoting screenings of classics and Oscar winners across the summer months.
Apr ’15: Seriously PR to attend Brighton SEO conference with fellow digital industry leaders.
Mar ’15: Seriously PR champions work experience opportunities and employment skills for young people at Working Knowledge & Dept of Education event.

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