Never underestimate the power of PR
After 30 years in PR we know a thing or two about news and the media but as channels of communication have evolved we’ve evolved alongside to deliver impactful work in exciting formats across a range of channels.
Media relations is our heartland. We know what makes the news. And not only do we know how to craft a great story but also what the media want and how & when they want it.
From strategy to execution spanning organic and paid, our team of digital experts will deliver campaigns - and results - to build your online presence and ensure engagement.
If a picture is worth a thousand words then a video is worth a million. End-to-end video production from our in-house production team means your content needs will be met with flair, imagination and originality.
Our full-service offer covers everything from strategy and planning through to activation and evaluation across all core platforms including Instagram, TikTok, YouTube and LinkedIn.
From disruptive stunts to widescale consumer experiences, we’ve done them all. We take care of the whole project from end to end.
We are more than words delivering brilliant video, podcast, social content and much more; content that entertains, educates, inspires and engages but most of all supports your customers’ needs.
Combining deep subject and multi-sector expertise, our award-winning business team bring a creative and impactful approach to B2B comms.
With a nimble approach to activation, our work is daring enough to be seen, engaging enough to be shared and important enough to be cared about.
Too many years and too much experience to list, Kelly is Regional Chair of the PRCA and was recently made a Fellow – the PR industry’s highest recognition of achievement and contribution. She has worked over the past five years as MD to build Speed to where it is today. A former wedding singer, mum to Isla & Collie-Poo Cosmo and budding artist.
Clare heads up Speed’s business division, specialising in B2B, corporate communications and reputation building. Her passion is in helping businesses think responsibly and developing cause-related campaigns. Her young family keep her on her toes outside of work.
Becky is focused on leading the team to deliver excellence through creative solutions that drive business success. With nearly 20 years’ experience in PR she’s worked on most things; but helping brands that make family life richer is her passion. In her spare time she is kept busy with two daughters and a never-ending house renovation project.
Sarah is not going to lie, she has 30 years’ experience in PR, which means she’s been able to pack in a hell of a lot. For the last 20 years she has been a Creative Director, with highlights including award winning campaigns for Superdrug, Coca Cola, Unilever, Barclaycard, McVities and Boots.
Helen runs the show across our food & drink brands. She’s a seasoned PR, with over 15 years’ experience leading multi award-winning creative campaigns. As a farmer’s daughter, Helen loves all things food & drink and volunteers for Springboard and FoodCycle.
Jim is a writer, filmmaker and producer who leads our Production Team with enthusiasm and coffee. He’s produced content projects for brands, businesses and governments and his voice features on multiple podcasts. If there’s anything more pleasurable in life than Shakespeare and garden centres, Jim is yet to find it.
Julia leads our digital team, bringing over 16 years’ experience delivering award-winning digital campaigns to clients from all sectors, all over the world. She makes a mean souffle and has been known to write questionable fan fiction from time to time.
For most of her career Nic has specialised in delivering brilliant campaigns for consumer brands across family, FMCG and travel. With a passionate interest in cultural and community engagement, she supports brands and businesses with communications that help foster positive cultures. Nic also leads our own Balance programme which makes Speed a great place to work. She is kept busy outside of work with a young family.
The Life Is Better Filtered campaign has positioned BRITA as a champion of collaboration and best practice by creating a content legacy. It incorporated a successful media relations strategy and turned our sales team into a band of campaign advocates, leading to an overall 25% increase in web traffic and contributing towards a record sales year. Oh, and it generated thousands of MQLs (3 x the target amount) and a 6.4% growth in sales! In total, this campaign has now been nominated for 7 award shortlists and counting thanks to our fantastic PR agency Speed.
Speed fully understands the unique nuances of each of our brands, as well as our business and the marketplace. It is this expertise and tenacity that has led to growing our scope of work with Speed over the years. Time and again, they have proven their strength in consultancy, creativity and media relations delivering strong results with excellence. Speed are a pivotal partner in driving success for our portfolio of beauty brands.
We see Speed as an extension of our internal team and make sure that we provide regular access to our senior leadership team and respond quickly to opportunities. As a result, they understand our business voice in the market, the personality of our spokespeople and how senior people want our messages conveyed. Our sales team report that the door opens far quicker on cold calls due to better awareness and trust in our brand thanks to Speed’s work.