In my work as a press officer and event communications manager, I have been on the media team of some of the most prestigious international events in the competitive sailing calendar.
Services I can provide include multiple daily press releases and website updates, Twitter and live blog feeds, radio and video live link interviews with ocean racing skippers, event magazines and web copy, voiceover and video script writing. I also provide distribution and PR services to a number of clients, targeting both marine and local news outlets to maximise coverage.
I’m based in Cowes on the sunny Isle of Wight and particularly welcome enquiries from Solent regattas, but can also offer support to international events either on site or by working remotely for a cost-effective solution.
This year (2015) I was the event writer and blogger for the America’s Cup World Series in Portsmouth, and an English event reporter for the Barcelona World Race. Other events I have collaborated on include the J-Class at Mahon Maxi (2014); La Solitaire du Figaro, English press officer (2012, remote); the 2010-2011 Barcelona World Race; JPMorgan Asset Management Round the Island Race, press team (2010, 2011, 2012); SB3 Europeans in Morgat, France, English press officer (2010); Rolex Baltic Week, English press officer (2008-2010, remote); Vendée Globe, assistant English press officer & content editor (2008-09); Extreme 40s at Volvo Ocean Race, English press officer & content editor (2008); and iShares Cup, communications manager (2008).
I also provided marketing, social media and communications support for the 2013 Isle of Wight Literary Festival, and welcome enquiries from non-marine events.