Chartsedge Ltd – Caroline Godwin
“On first meeting Lucy we were totally taken by her infectious energy and enthusiasm, and felt that Marvellous PR was most definitely what we needed to “shout” about our recent move to Totnes and ensure that Chartsedge would be noticed, recognised and remembered.
Lucy has been quick to think of interesting and different ways in which to promote Chartsedge, and has been very active in helping and encouraging us to take on local sponsorship. In addition, with her long standing national contacts in the media, within just a few months she has managed to get us an article in the Daily Telegraph, the promise of one in the Evening Standard, and numerous advertorials in many of the local papers.
It is not the easiest time to be in the property sector, but with Marvellous PR helping to promote us it has left us to be able to focus on what we do best, which is getting the best possible sales for our clients, and also helping our applicants to find their perfect properties. Suffice to say we would highly recommend using Lucy and her team.’
TheAdvisory.co.uk – Gavin Brazg
“We have had several large pieces of national PR coverage that have resulted in a big spike in site visits and two high quality backlinks that should have a positive effect on organic rankings (in the medium terms). This sort of coverage has also made connecting with other influencers on Linkedin easier and laid a solid base of credibility / social proof I can show off to potential clients.”
“Working with Lucy has put me on the fast track to being seen as a credible pundit / source of commentary by a number of mainstream journalists which in itself is opening doors and opportunities such as a speaking gig at The Property Investor Show. That would not have come about had it not been for PR.”
Falcon Property – David Vernon
“My business partner and I were sceptical about how PR and social media would help us. Our goal at the end of the day is to ‘sell houses’ and weren’t sure that mentions in newspapers or posting content onto social media platforms would help us achieve it. I’m glad to say that we gave it a chance and were delighted with the results; PR helped us to feature in the forefront of people’s minds when thinking of selling their home. Building media relations has been an integral part of our property marketing as we can now rely on our contacts to give us coverage when we most need it. Equally our contacts rely on us for quick and reliable expert comment. PR and social media are now major parts of our marketing.”
Wyatt Homes – Annie Huddleston
“I brought Lucy and her team at Marvellous PR in to work with Wyatt Homes last year when I was given the task of expanding the sales and marketing department for the company. Having worked with Lucy previously, I knew she had the knowledge and experience of the property world to handle the work and I wanted a PR company who would just slot in and be part of the team.
“They have definitely done that and more. We enjoy their company – they are great to work with, and we have all been delighted with the speed and efficiency with which they take on any PR task we need! It is great to have their safe pair of hands always there for us and the coverage we have achieved from the steady flow of press stories they have created and sent out for us has been the best I have ever seen from a PR consultancy.”
Aspire Estate Agents – Matthew Dabell
“We employed Marvellous PR to help us raise our media profile and generally obtain better quality press coverage. They have delivered on this and more. We now also use them for copywriting our lifestyle magazine as well as helping us plan for future media and advertising ideas. Lucy and Bea have been a pleasure to work with and have managed to obtain some excellent editorial quotes and content in many National and Local publications.”
ex Strutt & Parker, now Grantley Estate Agents – Michael Parry-Jones
“Lucy Matthews has secured many national features for our houses and commentary in relevant property articles, as well as a constant stream of local editorial, which has helped us establish our business and constantly raise our profile in the Surrey area to being one of the key estate agents at the top end of the market.
“The major strength of Lucy Matthews is the depth of her national and local press contacts and the way they are nurtured and kept involved in the activities of our Company and other clients. Through Lucy we have developed some very good press relationships, which have ensured that our houses gain more valuable coverage than our competitors and journalists come to us first for comments when needed.
“Lucy will take a house which would perhaps only have achieved a mention in the ‘House of the Week’ section of a national newspaper when promoted by our competitors, and secured a full page feature for it in the Sunday Times or Bricks and Mortar. In addition to the overt coverage and comment that Lucy has been able to gain us, she continues to be our “ears and eyes” in the marketplace, effectively networking for our business. Her commitment and enthusiasm is unbridled and I consider her a very important and integral part of our team.
“Lucy is always enthusiastic, proactive, highly responsive and very keen to ensure that any PR requests, either from us or the journalists, are acted on swiftly and we have been able to secure national coverage, or a major feature in a regional newspaper or magazine, for every house on which we have decided to concentrate, without exception.”
Newhall Projects Ltd – Matthew Byatt
“No project is too small or too challenging, Lucy’s enthusiasm is infectious, and she brings a level of energy to any team that lifts all those working with her. Working constantly in the background, her ‘little black book’ of contacts is priceless; finding new angles, beavering around promoting every element of one’s business, she is a very safe pair of hands and the results, whilst sometimes difficult to quantify, are evident by the hundreds of column inches of coverage achieved by her – space which, if bought, would cost hundreds of thousands of pounds.
“At Newhall, we were delighted with the work Lucy did for us and the team all enjoyed her presence and support. In a world of multi million-pound marketing budgets, spent promoting a product or service by ever-increasingly odd methods, there is one sure fire way of getting the message across – PR. There are PR consultants who will try and tell you that the world is flat and there are consultants who tell you straight and talk straight, and Lucy Matthews is one of the latter.”
Churchill Retirement Living – Suzanne Revell
“We worked with Lucy and Marvellous PR for over 11 years during which time they proactively drove Churchill Retirement Living’s PR programme. They have extremely good relationships with the key national and local property journalists and responded efficiently to potential stories for us. We had a great working relationship and they were a key member of our team.”
Renaissance Villages – Bill Gair, Chief Executive
“Marvellous PR have secured coverage for our company and its developments in many national press features and commentary in relevant property trade publications, as well as a stream of local editorial, which has helped us positively project our business and its development projects and constantly raise our profile in the very competitive retirement housing market. They have been able to accomplish this through very tough times.
“They have excellent national and local press contacts with whom they have very good relationships, and this has helped us gain more valuable coverage than our competitors and journalists tend come to her first for comments when needed – which again gives us the edge over our competitors.
“Although it is sometimes difficult to gauge the success of a PR campaign, we keep a close eye on where our enquiries and sales come from and I am confident that the sheer number of column inches, interviews, both press and radio, Marvellous PR has achieved for us has been a major contribution to our continuing sales success.”
Macleod Developments – Julian MacLeod
“Lucy is like a bottle of champagne, shaken. Give her a project, she will overflow with enthusiasm. Pure vintage!”
Strutt & Parker – Joy Moon
“Lucy is a talented and creative PR professional. She continually delivers results and has an infectious personality which makes her a joy to work with.”