Practical & Profitable Interaction
Public relations consultant, copywriter and marketer Alan Page, near Buxton in Derbyshire's Peak District, has raised profiles internationally, across the UK and nearer to home ...
Providing mechanisms for practical, profitable interaction with your many publics: that's what I do. Born in Newcastle upon Tyne, I'm a 'Geordie'. I was compiling a school newspaper from age 10, creating stories by interviewing a variety of locals and captains of ships docked in the Tyne. Still at school, I won a national creative writing competition and contributed to a popular monthly magazine. Going forward, I was an undergraduate intern in London’s Fleet Street, working on a national newspaper: a terrific learning experience.
• The Early Years
An English language scholar, after a flirtation with teaching I became a freelance journalist and copywriter. I covered business and sport for the press and broadcast media. Words for TV, radio and press adverts were crafted on behalf of big-name, national accounts. Prior to starting my long agency career, I had a stint as a marketing director.
• Into PR Management
My PR management career dates back to the mid-1970s. I brought together a talented young PR and advertising consultancy crew in the north-east. Six years later I moved to Hertfordshire, where I ran the busy PR department at a leading business-to-business agency, soon becoming a director and adding its corporate communications subsidiary to my management remit.
• Market Leaders
Next, I co-founded an international advertising, marketing and public relations group, headquartered in the Isle of Man and with production studios close to Windsor Castle, Berkshire. As chairman and chief executive, I led upwards of 20 skilled staff, specialising in satisfying demands from the marine industry, engineering, electronics, financial services and leisure. Market-leading multinationals were prominent in our impressive client portfolio. After 19 years in charge, I took early retirement.
• Missing The Buzz
Missing the buzz and itching to return to action, I re-emerged as an independent PR consultant, business writer and marketing contributor, trading as Alan Page Media Matters. Click through to alanpagego.com for details of current services.