Press releases and media relations
Capture the attention of your audience by making a big splash in the media
"Melissa was a huge asset to our small Mozambique-based organisation, producing around one published article for every day she worked with us! Her PR skills enabled us to get our research results featured by major media, including the BBC, The Guardian, Washington Post, The Times, Evening Standard and many, many more."
Do you need to capture the attention of your media targets with a clear, concise and hard-hitting press release but don't know where to start? Or aren't sure which journalists to contact about your story or how to get in touch with them? Melissa has 12+ years' experience helping charities and organisations around the world secure high-quality press coverage to engage their target audience. As a freelancer, she offers ad-hoc and ongoing PR support for sustainable organisations and those trying to do good in the world.
Melissa's press release and media relations services can include:
Melissa’s press release copywriting services begin at £350
Pricing varies based on the length and complexity of the project, deadlines and levels of research involved but are based on Melissa’s extensive copywriting experience and her services’ added value. Please get in touch for a bespoke quote tailored to your project.
If these prices are out of your budget, Melissa's resources (which include press release templates and PR guides) or Power Hours might be more suitable for you.
"Melissa worked as a senior staff member at Marine Megafauna Foundation in 2018, overseeing and producing communications relevant to our marine conservation and research activities. Melissa was a huge asset to our small Mozambique-based organisation, producing around one published article for every day she worked with us!
"Her PR skills enabled us to get our research results featured by major media, including the BBC, The Guardian, Washington Post, The Times, Evening Standard and many, many more. She has been a much-loved and hugely accomplished team member, and we wish her every success"
Dr. Simon J. Pierce
"Melissa’s passion for ethical, meaningful travel coupled with her writing skills and expertise in PR meant the story of Rickshaw Travel was spread far and wide. It’s very exciting to see our small brand being picked up in the national press and online publications so thank you Melissa for believing in us!
"I hope to work with Melissa again one day, she was always eager to get involved and quickly became an extended member of the Rickshaw team."
Former marketing manager
"Melissa is like PR gold dust. A very gifted and talented all-round communicator who genuinely cares about the causes and campaigns she works on. Hopefully, our paths will cross again very soon…"
Melissa & Jane worked together on the JustGiving team
"Melissa is a pleasure to work with and a real PR guru!
"She's got a real head for strategy for PR, both traditional and digital, and has creative ideas which really helps gain coverage from her well established network of contacts! She helped secure various pieces of content during our time working together in the travel sector and helped push our digital outreach further than before."
Former content & SEO specialist
"Melissa's strategic input, creativity and attention to detail has made her an invaluable and indispensable part of my support network, in a challenging work environment."
Former commercial advisor
"Mel is a fantastic PR. She joined my team and hit the ground running straight away, excelling in securing coverage, project management and client relations. She also offers sound advice on all things PR.
"I was really sorry to see her leave CRUK, and would recommend her highly for any future opportunities."
Head of corporate communications
"Melissa is a confident, highly professional PR, who has excellent contacts across a range of key consumer and other media outlets.
"She delivered some standout PR coverage on some very challenging projects when in my team, always thinking creatively about the brief in hand with a good eye for the target audience."
Former head of PR & social media
"Melissa is a talented PR professional. Creative and tenacious, she achieves brilliant results and delivers to a consistently high standard. She is passionate about her work and a pleasure to work with."
Former head of PR & social media