Paul is not only a great writer and PR but an essential part of my team. He contributes great ideas and has sound advice. We have had some great coverage over the years we have worked with him, which seems to have convinced even my sceptical CEO of the benefits of PR.
Camilla Braithwaite, Head of Marketing
Paul has worked with us right from the point where we first created the company, and has given us fantastic advice and help on all things PR. With his help and assistance we’ve been able to make a massive impact into the busy FinTech scene. With Paul’s skills we are able to punch well above our weight and so I have no hesitation in acknowledging the huge contribution that Paul has made to our success.
Martin Campbell, former MD and co-founder
“Rise PR understands exactly what the media is looking for. Whether the team is targeting national, tech trades or broadcast, the quality and relevance of the content produced for media campaigns is exceptional. Paul's knowledge of the industry, ability to get to grips with your business' goals and achieve great results is second to none."
Lucy Wimmer, Marketing Communications Manager
"Rise PR has made a very significant contribution to the re-positioning and re-launch of PeopleTECH. Paul gets business and our sector and is very easy to deal with. Against what is sometimes a very high level brief or information response, he quickly and accurately delivers content that reflects our company ethos and proposition. Rise PR represents great value compared to other PR organisations professionals we have worked with and I consider Rise PR / Paul to be part of our team."
Mike Hughes, Managing Director, PeopleTECH
“Rise PR has been instrumental in extending VPT’s reach internationally. Paul readily grasps highly technical concepts and distills them into strategic opportunities for media exposure. I’ve been very impressed with his accurate navigation of international media, advice on international media strategy, as well as his team’s ability to gain positive coverage. The only reason I hesitate to recommend Rise PR is that I prefer to have them all for myself.”
Natalie Raines, Marketing Communications Manager
"Rise PR was phenomenal in supporting us. We didn’t just have great launch coverage, we were in Forbes six months after the launch. They immediately understood our product, even though it’s highly technical. We loved working with them and would recommend them to any other technology company as a great PR boutique."
Ioana Hreninciuc, Bigstep
"Rise PR has rapidly ramped up PR activity in the UK, understanding our business and defining smart and cost-effective communication strategies."
Adrien Nussenbaum, Mirakl
"Paul is a fantastic addition to Blackbaud Europe. He really understands our business and always creates great opportunities to maximise exposure. Since having Paul on board, we have seen great results that have provided us with significant and diverse coverage. If you want an experienced, knowledgeable and hardworking PR expert that cares about your business, Paul Allen is your man!"
Michaela Wright, Marketing Manager, Blackbaud Europe
"As an innovation focused B2B startup we were looking for a PR firm who really understands the UK B2B media, who could not just lend PR support but really become part of the team, understand our business and drive press activity accordingly. Paul has been excellent in all of these areas, we have worked together now through pre-launch, launch and for over a year since, with some excellent coverage in leading press, not least a launch article in the Financial Times. Highly recommended."
Simon Hill, MD and founder, Wazoku
"We enlisted the help of Rise PR to help promote our Celebrity Paws Auction 2010, which is an annual campaign that aims to raise much-needed funds to help the thousands of unwanted cats and kittens currently in our care. Straightaway, Karen took on board our needs and requirements and demonstrated an extensive knowledge of online PR throughout the project. She secured a large amount of coverage on our behalf and the auction raised the highest amount yet. Karen was professional, knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with."
Kate Bunting, PR Manager
"Rise PR's understanding of the technology, consumer and start-up media in the UK helped ensure a hugely successful launch for Geomium. PR was our main marketing activity and thanks to Rise PR we achieved coverage in target media including The Guardian, The Daily Mail, TechCrunch, and TheNextWeb. That coverage led to Geomium reaching #3 in the social networking app chart in iTunes and seeing more than 100,000 downloads of our iPhone app in the four weeks after launch."
Michael Ferguson, CEO
"PassivSystems is not an easy business to support. Our PR partner needed to be able to understand a new and highly technical marketplace, our differing propositions for government, utilities, businesses and consumers and support us strategically in positioning the company credibly in all spaces. Rise PR has excelled on all counts - taking us from start up to key player in under 12 months."
Rebekah Brown, Marketing Director