That A-Team moment

26 June 2019

It’s always satisfying when a client appreciates a good job but today I felt like quoting Col ‘Hannibal’ Smith: “I love it when a plan comes together.”

news & mail

The client on this occasion was the Woking News & Mail, which I’ve been working for for over two years and helped it to increase the volume of its sales by 20%. I had persuaded the Terry Tidbury the paper’s Managing Director to consider a new project and though initially very interested and supportive, I knew he was a bit anxious about the plan which saw us this morning at the University of Surrey. It didn’t help that we couldn’t find the office we were meant to be meeting our hosts in but I had put in a lot of preparation work so I was confident.

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No place like home

9 June 2019

Back in England and a train journey into Waterloo, London, surprised me because in comparison to my journey through the suburbs of Paris, I’m struck by how clean and pretty everything looks. Today I’ve been trying to do my bit as a Freeman of London by volunteering for my guild, Stationers’ Guild as it opened its courtyard garden on the City of London’s Open Garden Day.

Carol with Stationers guild

Being a member of Stationers’ is a matter of great pride for me. The day I was formally accepted and swore my allegiance I was asked to sign its huge vellum registration book. At that moment I felt I had become a part of history and each second felt timeless.

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Back to France June 2019

Saturday 8 June 2019

Yesterday I found myself heading off for a flight to Paris, just three days after returning from my daughter’s wedding in the south near Carcassonne. This time my destination was just outside Paris at St Germain-en-Laye.

I had a slight feeling of trepidation as it was the first time that I was meeting the communications team for YRSA Communications, part of the newly formed business established by my client of two years, Yves Romestan. So it helped that having had breakfast at the very civilised Fortnum & Mason’s champagne bar at Heathrow’s T5 my lovely waiter slipped me a truffle I’d been eyeing with my bill.

view of Paris
View of Paris

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Horsell Community Choir

In a series of focused news campaigns, Carol Miller Media helped newly formed choir Horsell Community Choir attract interest and support.
Through press releases and media contact work Carol Miller built interest and excitement around the amateur choir which achieved news reports in local newspapers and a local radio prime time interview.
Carol maintained steady regular media contact on behalf of the choir so that the local newspapers and radio stations covered the choir’s annual concerts, with particularly strong responses by the larger publication, The Woking Advertiser, as well as BBC Radio Surrey and Sussex.

The choir’s membership has almost doubled and both concerts hosted by the choir were sell-out successes.

Horsell Community Choir
Horsell Community Choir in the news

GTM wins best big business award

Toast of Surrey Award
Toast of Surrey Award

“Yet again Carol Miller’s support as our PR consultant has proved to be a worthwhile investment. Having ensured she understands the many facets of our business, she was able to combine that with her PR skills to evaluate the award criteria and then write entries that were relevant and made an impact. As a result we won the Best Big Business award and were shortlisted in the two other categories we entered.”

Congratulations to Carol Miller Media client Global Travel Management who won the 2016 Toast of Surrey Award for best business with a turnover above £5m.
Knowing the company’s high quality service and incredible enthusiasm, motivated by the very dynamic leadership of @GlobalTravelMgt Managing Director Scott Pawley, I believe GTM’s success was well deserved.
Entering business awards such as @TOSawards demands time and energy but they can bring high internal and external rewards, while the experience of winning is an incredible morale boost and has been a key part of the GTM PR programme.
Scott says: “Winning the award shows that, as a company, what we have is something special because winning this accolade was a team effort. For me personally, it was the most rewarding night of my life.
In addition, this year’s award success will be something of a kitemark on our business credentials within the trade as well as for stakeholders and clients.“