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A few top tips on how to send a press release to maximise your chances of securing coverage.
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Melissa explains how Twitter can be a handy tool for finding the right journalist to pitch to, by using lists and hashtags.
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Melissa explains how taking a thoughtful and targeted approach to your sustainability PR can get better results for your business.
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What kind of marine science stories does Melissa look for? A new (ideally exclusive) study that's surprising and globally relevant.
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How do you find the right journalist? By tailoring your story, targeting your press list - and persevering!
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Melissa recaps her conversation on the How to Start Up podcast, including tips around avoiding greenwashing.
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Melissa hears from Andreas B. Heide about Barba, an innovative arctic conservation platform for scientists and storytellers.
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What do journalists want? Understanding this can help maximise the chance of great coverage for your sustainable business.
Stella Diamant is standing at a lecturn giving a presentation. On the screen behind her is an image of whale sharks swimming in the ocean.
Melissa chatted with Stella Diamant from the Whale Shark Project about what it takes to launch an NGO and how to share these skills.
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Melissa was interviewed by Channels for their August newsletter and explained how PR can be used to create meaningful social impact.
Karen and Melissa smiling at the camera during the HubFizz interview
Melissa spoke to the Hubfizz Eco Biz Show about greener businesses, transparency, authenticity and ways to avoid greenwashing.
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Bethan Thomas, Communications and Engagement Officer at Project Seagrass, talks about her role and the NGO's conservation work.
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Environmental activist Amelia Crews shares her experience campaigning for social and environmental justice.
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Nancy Hynes from True Horizon explains how to decide whether environmental certifications are the right option for your business.
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Eco website copywriter Estelle Hakner gives her top tips on the essential things you should think about when writing your About page.
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Madagascar Whale Shark Project's founder, Stella Diamant, explains how her new Patreon will help conservationists thrive in their careers.
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Melissa chats with Emily Mayman about her role as a volunteer for the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR).
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Interview with Dawn Borg Costanzi who works in fisheries at The Pew Charitable Trusts.
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You can learn things about your career path in interesting and unexpected places. So here are a few things I learned about PR... in the gym!
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Melissa is proud to announce her support for Project Seagrass.
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How Melissa helped South Tyneside Council find a way of talking clearly and confidently about their exciting new Stronger Shores project.
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Making a great press list is an important part of doing your own PR - but it can be a challenge. Here are a few tips to help.
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How Mel gave back through her business from April '21 to March '22.
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One of the most common questions I hear is "how do I get press coverage?" Here are a few tips
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Marine conservationist Emily Cunningham shares some brilliant insights on how we can all protect the ocean.
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Heather Davies explains what greenwashing is and how to avoid it in your communications.
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In this session, Mel helped Emily with messaging, target media and empowering ambassadors to spread the word about the Motion for the Ocean.
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A quick overview of what a press release is, what to include and other considerations for organisations new to doing their own PR.
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How Melissa helped Guide Dogs’ in-house team boost media coverage as it celebrates 90 years of life-changing work.
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Emma Hewlett explains how to create a style guide for your business, no matter its size.
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How Melissa helped Guide Dogs publicise an exciting new role in the Canine Services team and drive high-quality applications.
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A taster of Melissa's communications glossary which helps you get to grips with PR terms you might not be familiar with.
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An overview of requirements for charities and good causes looking for pro bono PR and copywriting support from Melissa.
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Claudia from Translate Digital Marketing shares her bugbears about some marketing tactics
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Bonnie shares four ways you can make your business more sustainable.
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Interview with Jessica Haines, Project Manager of The Manta Trust
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What is branding and how can it improve your marketing and work for your business? Spark & Bloom's Jeanne has more...
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After a brilliant chat with the Being Freelance community about green-lancing, I was inspired to make an A-Z of sustainable business.
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Ahead of COP26 in Glasgow, I share a roundup of the best articles and blogs explaining what the COP is and why it's so important.
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An interview with MMF's Genaye Domenico about her love for the ocean
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Sarah Browning York shares how to create a successful fundraising comms strategy
Lifeguard looking out over the sea at Tofo Beach, Mozambique
Several years ago, Melissa fell in love with the remote town of Tofo Beach in Mozambique. Here's what a 'normal' day in Tofo might look like.
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An overview of the amazing work Guide Dogs has been doing for people with sight loss over the last 90 years. Here's to the next 90!
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Confident Tiger is a size-inclusive, sustainable lingerie brand which challenges the mainstream lingerie market on fit, ethics and ethos.
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Cass Hebron suggests 7 ways to use social media for real climate action