Friday, September 09, 2011
We know their name is probably bigger than our ambitions (though you never know!) but we’ve retained Go National to handle our PR for a whole year ahead.
They’ve been keeping us in the headlines all summer, and have also made me more focused on media relations and inter-acting with the growing band of lovely people who rent space with us – almost 60 of you in fact! I am also getting to grips with all these new “social media” channels like Twitter, and blogging!
Go National PR’s MD, Graham Parker, goes quite a way back with Regency, having rented an office at 2 Wood Street up to a couple of years ago. He now rents the top floor office at 3 Wood Street.
|Graham Parker – Go National PR|
When he was with us previously, Graham was running his website AskYourNeighbour.co.uk which he sold to a Canadian company last summer…though he tells me the “millions” he fantasised about when he became a “netrepreneur” have not materialised.
Being a former Fleet Street journalist and successful magazine publisher, Graham decided to return to his roots when he set up Go National last Spring.
His idea is to focus on companies in the West who want some national publicity and strategy input.
Having also set up three businesses targeted at national audiences, Graham feels he can share some his valuable knowledge of “going national”, not only in terms of PR but also in terms of the business challenges.
Anyway, any suggestions I am keeping Graham on simply because he likes a pint of real ale now and again will be firmly refuted. Your round Graham!