Case studies

Read about the campaigns Melissa has worked on to help for-purpose organisations meet their PR & communications goals.

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Stronger messaging for Stronger Shores

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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Happy 90th anniversary to Guide Dogs

How Melissa helped Guide Dogs’ in-house team boost media coverage as it celebrates 90 years of life-changing work.

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Dream job

How Melissa helped Guide Dogs publicise an exciting new role in the Canine Services team and drive high-quality applications.

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Diving into materials development

How Melissa helped Reef-World audit and hone its materials development strategy for more effective global outreach.

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Getting social

How Melissa helped the Reef-World team meet its stretch goal of 20,000 Facebook followers for its flagship programme: Green Fins.

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Making a splash

How Melissa helped Reef-World streamline and upscale its communications strategy and raise global awareness of its work.

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Grassroots conservation

How Melissa supported training and capacity building for government and NGO staff around the world as a Green Fins Assessor.

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Ocean giants

How Melissa helped MMF generate widespread press coverage and increase global awareness of its conservation work.

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The mysteries of pregnant whale sharks

How Melissa helped Galapagos researchers make a media splash about their efforts to unlock the mystery of whale shark pregnancies.

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Quick wins for slow fashion

How Melissa helped MAGDAKINEDESIGNS generate press coverage to raise awareness and boost interest in its sustainable products.

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Madagascar’s new whale shark hotspot

How Melissa helped the Madagascar Whale Shark Project get an important new study on the global news agenda.

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No good cause unfunded

How Melissa and her team helped JustGiving create widespread media coverage about its incredible fundraising campaigns.

Three masted sailing ship on a polar marine life vacation in Arctic Spitsbergen. Photo by Christine Nicol.
Responsible wildlife encounters

How Melissa helped Aqua-Firma reach potential customers by showcasing its high quality, responsible wildlife encounters in target media.

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Going mainstream

How Melissa helped the Deaf-led charity British Deaf Association raise its profile in mainstream UK & Irish media.

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Making travel meaningful

How Melissa helped Rickshaw Travel shake up how people think about their holidays and get them talking about meaningful travel.

Corinne Barber getting a blessing from Pope Francis on a trip to the Vatican paid for by a fundraising campaign (Image: PA)
Funding dreams

How Melissa and her team helped GoFundMe amplify human-interest crowdfunding stories for maximum media coverage.

Blue sign at the entrance to the Royal School for Deaf Children in Margate, which was closed despite efforts to save it.
Speaking out for Deaf children

How Melissa helped BDA raising public awareness of its campaign to save the Royal School for Deaf Children in Margate.

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Making noise for the BDA

How Melissa helped BDA publicise the historic passing of the BSL Bill which meant British Sign Language is now recognised in Scottish law.

Photo of a child smoking created for a Cancer Research UK campaign to protect children through standardised tobacco packaging.
A fag with your child’s name on it

How Melissa and the CRUK team promoted a striking new video lobbying for standardised tobacco packaging

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Emeralds & Ivy

How Melissa and the Cancer Research UK PR team made 2013’s Emerald & Ivy ball the most successful ever in terms of press coverage

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Catching it early

How Melissa and the CRUK team helped raise awareness of the importance of early diagnosis for cancer treatment.

James Argent from TOWIE smiles and closes his eyes as he crosses the Virgin London Marathon finish line
Setting the pace

How Melissa and the Cancer Research UK PR teams helped raise awareness of the vital funds raised by Virgin London Marathon runners.

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Please be aware, I do not work with the fossil fuel industry or PR agencies that retain fossil fuel clients.

If that's you, please look for support elsewhere. Thank you.