The Swansea house where writer Kingsley Amis wrote his world-renowned novel Lucky Jim is going up for sale. The house, which has a blue plaque outside with Amis’s name on, is in The Grove in Uplands and is due to go on the market for £259,999 with Dawsons Property. Amis lived in the house between 1951 and 1956 during which time he was a lecturer at Swansea University. Lucky Jim was published in 1954. […]
Channel Communications helps you use PR to boost your business.
Want a results-driven media relations strategy or a to-die-for social media strategy? Maybe your website’s a bit tired? You know you need something, but you don’t know exactly what…
Our team of experienced ex-journalists, copywriters and designers has been working inside and outside the media since 1987. We help you tell your story – through positioning your brand and communicating with all your audiences.
PR & Media Relations
Get your business news out there.
We get our kicks from making our work with you meaningful. That’s why we focus our energy on working out where your business really needs to be seen and heard. Through great relationships, targeted distribution and go-to media platforms, we make sure your stories get the kind of coverage they deserve.
We pride ourselves on gaining our clients great coverage in radio, TV, online, print – regional, national, consumer or industry titles.
Social Media & Blogging
#telling your stories
Hashtags, tweets, blogs, facebook posts, Instagram, LinkedIn… most businesses need some form of social media. A great social media campaign boosts your brand and helps drive traffic to your site.
Some companies need the whole caboodle. Others should focus on selected social media platforms. We help you create the platforms you need to achieve specific business aims.
Fresh, responsive, high ranking websites.
There are websites. And then there are websites. You’ve probably come across both. But when it comes to getting your own website right, now that’s more difficult. You’re after clarity, minimal clicks, SEO-optimised, right? We work with B2B and B2C clients, creating websites that reflect who you are, what you do and who you do it for.
Crafting the messages you need, in the right tone of voice, giving the ‘user experience’ you’re after – websites that achieve their main business aim – that’s our bag.
Customer experience and market research
Powerful insights at reasonable prices
Want to know how your business is performing, or where to direct your efforts? We can provide market research, mystery shopping and detailed feedback to make sure your brand is on target and making the best possible impression. With over 20 years’ experience in the field, we know what to look for and how to help you connect with your people.
The words you need, when you need them
Need snappy, intelligent, engaging content for your website, magazine or newsletter? As journalists with a combined 50+ years’ experience writing for a huge range of publications, we can turn our hand to most challenges. From one-off articles to working with our design team to deliver an entire finished product, we can make words work for you. Credits range from specialist B2B magazines to lifestyle supplements and food publications.
Putting you in the picture
There’s no underestimating the power of video for publicising your business, but many video production companies have prices that will make you gulp. Our expert team delivers professional yet affordable solutions, ranging from simple ‘talking heads’ videos to glossy promotional films. We can build this into your PR package or produce one-off videos as and when they are needed. Credits include political party videos, conference coverage, customer testimonials and creative projects.
Helping you shine
The golden rule of event management is working out why you’re having an event – who’s it for and what do you want to achieve? It all flows from there. We will make sure your clients get the most out of your event – something they will still be talking about positively for months to come.
Together with our team of elves, the Channel Communications team can arrange anything from meetings and round tables through to keynote conferences, golf days or celebrity luncheons.
Tools, tricks, know-how and contacts
Want to know how to make your copy more exciting and memorable? How to spot when you have a story that would make a great news story or feature?
Our tailor-made courses for a range of industry sectors give you that lift-up you need to paddle your own canoe. We also provide specialist one-off training in crisis communications.
Look the part
From the humble leaflet through to a portfolio of state-of-the-art brochures, case studies and banners. Whatever floats your boat, we can make it happen, and we’ll make sure it is cheese-free.
Great videos? Well, they need two things: an awesome creative brief and someone who knows that they are doing. Tick, tick. We make sure your videos make people laugh for all the right reasons.
The Channel Communications Team
Richard Thomas MA
During a career spanning 30 years in print and broadcast media, Richard has written for BBC, The Times, Guardian, Press Association, Sunday Times, Sunday Mirror. His favourite gigs were covering the Rugby World Cup in South Africa for the South Wales Evening Post and spending more than a decade covering the fortunes of Glamorgan County Cricket Club during one of the most successful eras in its history.
Richard gained useful digital media experience working for BBC Wales Online updating, overseeing and writing content for the sports website for four years.
Since gaining a distinction in an MA in Communications and PR from Swansea University in 2014 he has devised PR campaigns for clients ranging from accountants and estate agents to hotels and schools.
Jenny has spearheaded PR campaigns for a broad range of B2C and B2B clients, from art and cultural festivals to authors, artists, art galleries and businesses including accountancy firms, restaurants and Wales’ number one fish and chip shop.
She has over a decade’s experience in PR and 15 years’ experience as a journalist and writer, giving her a vital insight into the workings of the media. Credits include The Times, The Western Mail, and several leading restaurant, pub and travel guides.
She has edited a wide range of publications, from colour supplements to international business titles: she was deputy editor for reinsurance magazine Bermuda Re and is currently editor of Healthcare Risk Management Review. She is also a writer for several B2B publications including Intelligent Insurer and Bermuda Captive.
Social Media Consultant
Jamie works wonders with social media. He puts it down to years spent playing Championship Manager, and he certainly approaches each client like a football team, working hard to ensure they steadily rise up the rankings.
He’s scored some big successes in his time with us, not least ensuring record breaking social media engagement for Swansea’s Labour Party, helping to make them the only Labour group in the whole of the 2017 council elections to increase its majority.
A former teacher, Jamie knows that relationships matter, and he’s adept at building relevant followers and engaging them in an entertaining manner, ensuring they stay engaged and interested. He’s also skilled at digital marketing, helping you with targeted spending to ensure you reach the customers you need.
We’d love to hear from you.
Call us on 07854 101030 or 07899 980588
or email Jenny@channel-communications.co.uk
If you think your business would benefit from one or more of our services, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Complete the form and we’ll get right back to you.