Get your head out of the sand about modern PR – Action Business Club, Newport, have done it

Action Business Club. Thursday September 21.

Thoroughly enjoyable time presenting to the members of Action Business Club this morning to unlock part of the Public Relations world as it is in 2017.

The feedback was brilliant as I was able to distribute a few tools and show people the advantage of a little thing like this you are reading now - a LinkedIn blog post - and some tricks for getting your communications noticed by the media and directly to your clients and target audiences.

Because media relations is not at all about writing a press release, sending it off to a newspaper/website journalist or editor, who will have your release and a pile of others to decide who gets published and who doesn't, and hoping that they will print your story to satisfy your client.

Media relations - just one part of the Public Relations industry - is far more than that so come along to my PR For Professionals Introduction Half Day next month in South Wales to learn the way modern media relations (the industry term for dealing with journalists and editors and, broadly, about writing stories for them) works.

Email me on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ring 07803 974491 and you will find out how to improve your business communication strategies with the written word, video, podcasts and social media.

And if any other group would like me to give my presentation to them - about twenty minutes with five minutes Q&A - please give me a ring on 07803 974491.

It's free of charge so long as I can publicise my PR For Professionals Intro Days and my PR Workshops, which take place next year, at the end.


Gary Baker

It is with great sorrow that we have to report the death of the owner and creator of Wales and West Media, Gary Baker.

Gary passed away on Janury 5th 2021 following a serious head injury.

We send our heartfelt condolences to Gary's family and close friends.