Paul Snape trained as a marketer and has subsequently managed national media relations campaigns for some of the UK’s premier blue chip such as Barclays plc, Deloitte and Lloyds. Paul has developed extensive expertise in media relations and media planning, with media launches and online profile being an area of specialisation. Paul has also gained extensive experience in managing business and financial PR campaigns. In 2007, he co-founded the UK’s first online-only business media website and app, www.TheBusinessDesk.com after raising a total of £1m of private equity funding. During his 7 years leading the technical side of the online publishing venture, Paul gained unique insights into how PR, digital publishing and SEO can be optimised to generate sales, a core aspect of Appeal’s strategic offering.
A skilled PR professional with over 20 years’ experience working on a wide range of B2B and consumer accounts, Susan has a thorough understanding of what makes a PR campaign work. With strong writing and organisational skills as well as a highly-developed ‘news sense’, she is adept at building close relationships with clients, working as an extension of their team. She has a strong track record of working across a diverse range of sectors with a focus on professional services, manufacturing and food and drink.
Sarah Hone is a journalist with 15 years of business writing experience. She was previously senior staff writer at The Insider regional business magazines. Adept at spotting and developing the strongest news angles and producing informative, creative copy, Sarah’s PR experience spans a wide range of successful campaigns for clients in both the private and public sectors.
With a background in the private equity, corporate finance and retail sectors, Emma has many years’ experience as a PA/Office Manager. Her strong organisational and administrative skills make her a vital part of the Appeal team, ensuring the office runs smoothly and supporting the PR account managers with media research, issuing news releases and liaison with clients and journalists.
Richard has been involved in search marketing since 2004 and worked on many projects directly with search engines, publishers and commercial companies. He is an accredited Google AdWords partner with considerable experience in running CPC campaigns. With an in depth knowledge of current SEO and content marketing he is able to make the most out of campaigns for Appeal clients, and strengthens our considerable digital and online publishing expertise.
A digital marketing professional with 15 years’ experience within the marketing industry specialising in B2B and ecommerce. Originally starting his career as a PR account manager at Appeal in Yorkshire, Jamie specialised in digital media and evolved into a multi-faceted member of the Appeal team. Jamie works from his Devon base to deliver search-focused and lead generation integrated PR campaigns alongside his Yorkshire colleagues. Skilled (and award-winning) in website design and development, as well as account management and strategic input, Jamie brings a valuable technical search perspective to Appeal campaigns.