Gary Phelps Communications Ltd is a PR and copy creation agency based in Birmingham, offering a bespoke and flexible service in all facets of media.
The agency is headed by Gary Phelps, a multi award-winning journalist who, throughout 28 years in the media, has edited nine newspapers, launched numerous websites and overseen the digital transformation of cherished, historic brands.
Gary boasts unique contacts with editorial figures across all the region’s media outlets, from print to broadcast, and has an up-to-date insight into their needs - which is vital in ensuring successful coverage.
We believe in PR with heart, and a simple, personal service that helps us fully understand our clients’ needs.
We take time to get to know and understand the nature of your organisation, helping define what it is that makes you different.
We craft stories that resonate and help build a positive perception of who you are.
We use our extensive contacts to get coverage in the right places.
We believe in acting responsibly at all times, have long experience of working within strict legal and ethical parameters and believe in the importance of transparency and accountability.
We are politically astute, unbiased and diplomatic in all that we do. We understand the value of reputation.
We help clients craft a caring image that nurtures a real connection between brands and customers, organisations and communities, retailers and consumers.
What our clients say...
West Midlands Mayor
Gary is a highly-skilled communications professional who provides an excellent service. He is adept at producing high quality material, securing its placement and navigating the whole process efficiently and effectively. He’s a self-starter who initiates ideas, rather than sitting back. Whether for local, regional or national material Gary offers the expertise and professionalism that’s needed every time.
Legal Director, Bell Lax Solicitors
Gary has helped Bell Lax raise its profile as a provider of high quality legal advice not only in Sutton Coldfield, but throughout the Midlands and nationally. His pro-active approach to PR has helped us find new clients and ensure our initiatives reach the widest possible audience through articles in the traditional press and on social media. He has produced high quality material for us, with a swift and efficient turn around. His friendly and professional approach, combined with an impressive list of contacts has opened many doors for us. Appointing Gary Phelps Communications to handle our PR was one of the best decisions we made last year.
Executive Headteacher, Plantsbrook Learning Trust
Gary has been working with us here at Plantsbrook for several months now. He has been very proactive in ensuring that we get ‘good news’ stories in the local press. We discuss the kind of items that we would like to publicise and then Gary does the rest. His contacts with local media are invaluable and he has enabled me to focus on other things, safe in the knowledge that I have an expert who is doing a great job on our behalf.
Managing Director, Power Minerals
Power Minerals has used Gary's services from the moment he started his consultancy. Not only has he helped establish our business in areas we were not familiar with, he also played a big part in the company winning the coveted 2018 Birmingham Post Excellence in Industry Award. He is now one of the fixtures and fittings in our business and we have all benefited from his PR expertise.
Paul 'Brina' Brindley
Director, Xtra Humongous
As a creative event curator and promoter, to work with someone who instantly understood the need for an engaging PR campaign that would resonate with our target audience was very refreshing. Gary made the whole process easy, translating my needs for composition and distribution to his far-reaching and welcoming network of press and media. There is no doubt that Gary will be the first person I contact when composing a marketing campaign that relies upon exposure, reach and results!
Business Development & Marketing Specialist
It has been a pleasure working with Gary over the last 12 months, as he brings so much to the table in terms of his media knowledge. He’s been so used to dealing with a range of businesses, he can spot a newsworthy PR story a mile away. He’s helped many of my clients realise their potential, gaining regional media coverage as he brings a journalistic perspective to PR which puts the focus on unearthing the real stories!
Over the fence... Gary’s blog
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