Ros Kerslake OBE, Chief Executive, National Lottery Heritage Fund (former Chief Executive of The Prince’s Regeneration Trust)
‘Marcus is always enthusiastic to identify PR opportunities for The Prince’s Regeneration Trust, which without his help we wouldn’t realise are there, and works hard to promote our activities in order to secure us the very best coverage. He has created relationships for us with a number of influential journalists and broadcasters, and enlisted the help of some high-profile ambassadors.’
‘Our work often requires a quick response but one that is thought through properly and co-ordinated, Marcus has always shown great flexibility in responding rapidly and supporting us whether it is in the daytime, evening or even at weekends.’
‘Marcus also works well with the partners and funders that are essential to our projects, and understands the need to manage the complexities and sensitivities that are often associated with our work with integrity, diplomacy and professionalism.’
David Austin, Academic Director, Strata Florida Trust:
‘The Strata Florida Trust commissioned Marcus to handle our publicity and communications over the summer of 2019 as we put into place a new venture, the Strata Florida Archaeological Field School. The coverage he got us in national and regional press, television and radio was outstanding and helped us enormously to make a success of our whole venture.’
Nick Parfitt, Chief Commercial Officer (former Managing Director, Partner & US Country Head)
‘There are a number of factors that make Marcus stand out from the rest of the PR crowd. He is highly effective at developing and maintaining relationships with heavy-weight journalists, he knows when to be persistent and push an idea through, and most importantly, he is able to proactively identify PR opportunities that most other people would miss. There is no doubt that he has played a pivotal role in raising awareness of the Cubiks brand.’
Paul Taylor, International Director, Citipost Mail (former Chief Executive of Swiss Post International)
‘PR hadn’t been working for us at Swiss Post International, and we took the decision to move from a large PR agency to Marcus.’
‘Marcus more than doubled our coverage and made sure that we had the right messages reaching the right people. Marcus proved to be a valuable asset in many ways; to our marketing and sales teams he gave them the content they need to secure new work, and his expert and honest opinion was very welcome in planning future marketing and communications activities.’
Catherine Shanley, Principal, Parkgate House School
‘Marcus takes time to really get to know your company and understand your vision, as a result he has created a successful marketing plan for us that reflects exactly who we are. He created both editorial and social media campaigns on our behalf. Marcus has also advised on live marketing events which have increased our presence in both local and global markets.’
Jeremy Newton, Vice Principal & Director of Advancement, Guildhall School of Music (former Chief Executive of Children & the Arts)
Marcus has provided an excellent level of PR, Press and Communications support to Children & the Arts.
His approach has at all times displayed a very high level of sensitivity and diplomacy, appropriate to our position as a leading royal charity with many celebrity ambassadors and high-profile partner organisations, but this has not prevented him from promoting the Foundation actively to the widest possible range of press and media contacts. This has taken a great deal of tenacity and clarity, as well as a full understanding of the needs and priorities of journalists, editors and the like.
Coverage of our work has risen rapidly and steadily and its depth, prominence, accuracy and positive nature have been strong evidence of Marcus’s professionalism.
He has also been a thorough strategist, leading in particular on the development of an important policy-focused campaign around the use of Pupil Premium funds by schools.