About Mary Hampshire
Despite incredible advances in technology, dramatic changes within the media industry and a turbulent economy, two things remain constant - demand for creative media professionals and for organisations to communicate clearly and effectively.
I provide a highly proactive, bespoke and personalised public relations service which includes media relations and wider communications planning. I have a specialist interest in the further education sector.
My work enables my clients to raise their profile, highlight their successes and achievements, and build and protect their reputation. It supports their business objectives and, ultimately, their bottom line.
Cheerful, enthusiastic and highly motivated, with a solid background working on national and regional media titles, I build relationships and trust quickly. An experienced journalist, I successfully pitched ideas to, and produced news and features for, the national and regional press before moving into public relations.
I possess a clear understanding of what makes a story, how to secure positive coverage, how to protect reputation, and where to find the opportunities in a potential crisis. I have strong writing skills, adaptable for different platforms. For examples of my work go to: TES Mary Hampshire Archive and The Guardian Archive
As a member of the Chartered Institute for Public Relations (CIPR) with Accredited Practitioner status, I am committed to my professional development. I have successfully completed the CIPR Crisis Communications Diploma to enhance my strategic communication and planning skills.
I originally trained as a print journalist in Birmingham and Sheffield. Hailing from Romford in Essex, I have lived in Yorkshire for most of my career since setting up my own business 19 years-ago.