SJ&F Media

Laurence Winmill Ground Floor, Unit B Marina Villas Trawler Road Maritime Quarter Swansea SA1 1FZ
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SJ&F Media's brief was to raise what we felt was already a ‘well-known brand name’, into something even more noticeable and respected within our industry. Matters they covered include all our Facebook, Twitter and Blog postings, secures Dawsons initiated editorial news stories within many media papers/on-line, incorporating any charitable events, unusual sales/rental property features, FS reports (we get the body of the story from our FS provider MAB) etc Laurence of SJ&F Media is often asked by media companies including Swansea Life and Business Life to obtain quotes from ‘reputable’ agents on relevant topics. I’m sure with his time within the media industry, he has many contacts all along the M4 corridor. Without doubt, using Laurence has raised our business profile and taken a huge responsibility of my shoulders to have to spend time putting the piece together……………this way, he sets out the relevant story/feature and I edit it before Laurence sends out to all his vast contacts. I’d genuinely like to recommend that each of you create time to listen to what he can offer your company.
Name:Christopher Hope
Job Title:Partner
Sector:Estate Agents
Company:Dawsons
Town:Swansea
Date:15/12/2014
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Overall, SJ&F Media delivered on every front. As a result the restaurant is doing much better, and whilst the hotel has seen no increase in revenue, we are certain that SJ&F Media has made a difference, despite us not actively tracking these changes and making further alterations since the launch. I would absolutely recommend SJ&F Media and have done so already to several people.
Name:Emily Hunt
Job Title:Sales Manager
Sector:Hotel & Restaurant
Company:Village Hotels
Town:Swansea
Date:02/07/2014
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Service(s) Provided: Marketing and Sales, Online Marketing, Public Relations, , -
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We approached Laurence and the SJ&F Media team for PR help and general advice regarding the relaunch of our restaurant and leisure facilities as we didn’t have the time or expertise to manage this wholeheartedly ourselves. Personally I work in sales, so have no experience in marketing, and SJ&F Media fitted the bill perfectly.

SJ&F Media offered the extra pair of hands that we needed to relaunch the hotel’s Victory Bar and Kitchen successfully with targeted promotion via a series of press releases in the local press and various other PR and marketing strategies.

The team were also instrumental in the rebranding of our Vinny & Vito Kitchen and actively secured local and regional press coverage by organising an exclusive VIP tasting session, which to our delight was attended by the crème de la crème of the local blogging, press and celebrity world. On the leisure side of the business, SJ&F Media successfully covered a new series of classes that we were running at De Vere Village, and even managed to draft in some local sporting personalities from our very own Swansea City Football Club.

Utilising their skills in photography, copywriting, PR and events, we were able to relaunch our new and improved facilities with confidence and the effects of their services are still evident today.

Laurence’s local press contacts are excellent and were integral to the success of our launch. He and his team invited the key players in the local and regional media, which worked really well and showcased our enhanced facilities and brand new menu to the people who could make a difference. The promotion of Victory’s Mega Burger, which is 3 feet in diameter, was a particular highlight, whilst their team’s photography skills certainly shone through when Social Jack & Fridays was enlisted to capture our sleek new interior.

Overall, SJ&F Media delivered on every front. As a result the restaurant is doing much better, and whilst the hotel has seen no increase in revenue, we are certain that SJ&F Media has made a difference, despite us not actively tracking these changes and making further alterations since the launch.

I would absolutely recommend SJ&F Media and have done so already to several people.

Since we began working with SJ&F Media our publicity in the local press has increased dramatically, and we are well on our way to achieving our original aim and getting our name out there.
Name:Harri Lloyd Thomas
Job Title:Partner
Sector:Chartered Accountant
Company:Bevan and Buckland
Town:Swansea
Date:02/07/2014
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Service(s) Provided: Marketing and Sales, Online Marketing, Public Relations, -
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Whilst we had no issues that we were looking to resolve with a new PR campaign, Bevan and Buckland were looking to increase the amount of marketing that we do within the local area and explore additional strategies that we hadn’t touched on before. Raising the profile of our accounting practice was our main aim and with several offices across South West Wales, we wanted to put the Bevan and Buckland name on the map in more ways than one.

We didn’t have the time or expertise to set the marketing wheels in motion ourselves, and Laurence’s contacts in the media world are what sold this Swansea PR firm to us. Since we began working with SJ&F Media our publicity in the local press has increased dramatically, and we are well on our way to achieving our original aim and getting our name out there.

Laurence and his team have been the driving force behind various PR and marketing campaigns, and a steady stream of press releases have been successfully placed in local and regional publications. Thanks to this additional promotion, more and more people across South West Wales have access to the most-up-to-date tax legislation changes as well as further advice and support to help them make the changes they need to in order to improve their financial future.

The SJ&F Media team has also used their seasoned PR and marketing skills to publicise our apps, which assist those making all-important financial decisions. Our apps give countless businesses and individuals the tools they need to calculate PAYE contributions, business start-up costs, interest repayments, company car benefits and more, and SJ&F has actively promoted these to a wider online audience.

Their digital marketing prowess has also made it possible to promote our new Patent Box initiative, which forms part of our Research and Development activities.

Whilst at this stage we cannot quantify the difference that SJ&F Media has made to our operation, we have witnessed an increased profile and we are getting new clients coming through our doors on a daily basis.

SJ&F Media offers excellent value for money for any business looking to gain exposure and build on their reputation, and we would certainly recommend giving this Swansea PR firm a try.

Their friendly and professional team has actively assisted in a number of areas, including the building and maintenance of our websites. Whilst we hadn’t worked with any other PR firm before, we were certain that Laurence and his team could propel our second hand motor dealership to the very next level.
Name:Chris Smith
Job Title:Founder and Owner
Sector:Second-hand Car Sales
Company:Pontardulais Motor Company
Town:Swansea
Date:23/06/2014
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We met Laurence and the Social Jack & Fridays team through their media involvement and liked them so much that we decided to enlist them as our dedicated Swansea PR firm.

Their friendly and professional team has actively assisted in a number of areas, including the building and maintenance of our websites. Whilst we hadn’t worked with any other PR firm before, we were certain that Laurence and his team could propel our second hand motor dealership to the very next level.

Whilst we’re not newbies to the industry (we have over 30 years of experience supplying second hand vehicles to customers across South West Wales), this was our first time dealing with the PR, marketing and advertising side of the business. Since our inception, we had relied on organic traffic and whilst we have built an enviable reputation we were determined to broaden our horizons with a new approach.

Laurence made his service completely transparent and gave us a hands on solution to the construction and maintenance of all our websites, and we are very pleased with the results.

Our websites are now completely modernised and provide an interactive and useful experience for both new and existing customers. The on-site features are second-to-none and give us the tools to showcase our range of high quality used cars and connect with potential customers locally and regionally.

Thanks to the build and continuous maintenance of our online platforms, Pontardulais Motor Company has experienced a number of benefits. Primarily sales have improved as a result and the monthly updating of our site by the SJ&F Media's website development team means we can give customers online access to browse the latest stock before they visit us to purchase in person.

As website development is certainly not my core strength, I am glad that Pontardulais Motor Company enlisted the SJ&F Media's team to increase our online presence, and after working with Laurence and his developers for some time now, we have no complaints about the quality of their work, which is always exceptional.

Whether you are looking to increase brand awareness via their PR and marketing campaigns or wish to improve your online presence through a new website or social media strategy, SJ&F Media is the Swansea PR firm for you!

We would certainly recommend SJ&F Media and their PR, advertising and marketing packages as it has worked extremely well for us. Thanks to their targeted campaigns we have achieved all we set out to, and the Swansea PR firm do exactly what it says on the tin!
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Name:Paul Bevan
Job Title:Partner
Sector:Solicitors
Company:BWL Solicitors
Town:Swansea
Date:23/06/2014
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Whilst we have never done any advertising, PR or marketing before, BWL Solicitors found the perfect partner in SJ&F Media.

As one of the oldest law firms in Wales, BWL Solicitors has the long standing and enviable reputation that enabled reputation and client numbers to grow organically but with a change of partner, we found ourselves wanting a fresher, more energetic and modernised image. Unlike most, SJ&F Media didn’t disregard our 200 year long history, their creative team embraced it to devise an effective rebrand and advertising campaign.

In addition to the modernisation of our image, we were also looking to maintain business and to grow, so doing nothing was simply not an option anymore. As a bunch of lawyers, we have no marketing knowledge or experience so it seemed sensible to enlist help from outside.

From the outset SJ&F Media's Founder Laurence offered a range of options and budgets, around 4 to 5 plans in total, enabling us to cherry pick the PR, advertising and marketing services that we required. The whole process was extremely helpful, not only did it allow us to maintain a hands-on approach, it also gave us plenty of ideas and enabled us to spend wisely.

Laurence didn’t just implement the services that we requested and the suggestions that we made, he also came up with a number of ideas that he considered beneficial to our firm, weaving these into the campaign along the way and implementing them successfully.

We have been working with Laurence and the SJ&F Media's team long after the rebrand project, and this and subsequent campaigns have made a huge difference to BWL Solicitors.

Our general profile in the local area is now much higher and we continue to work with the Swansea PR firm to raise awareness about BWL Solicitors and more specialised services such as personal injury claims. As a result non-litigation work has increased by between 25% and 35% and the personal injury work has increased by over 75%!

If you’re not a law firm, we would certainly recommend SJ&F Media and their PR, advertising and marketing packages as it has worked extremely well for us. Thanks to their targeted campaigns we have achieved all we set out to, and the Swansea PR firm do exactly what it says on the tin!

The relationship between ourselves and the SJ&F Media team has worked well, and we actively work together on a number of PR and advertising campaigns, all of which have bolstered our reputation throughout the Swansea area and exposed us to new clients.
Name:Christopher Hope
Job Title:Senior Partner
Sector:Estate Agents
Company:Dawsons Estate Agents
Town:Swansea
Date:23/06/2014
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As a leading independent estate agent, Dawsons had never outsourced its PR and social media management before but thought it was time to call in a professional to make the process and its success as effective and efficient as possible. In the past our PR and social media efforts were handled by our own staff, however using an outside source made sense and freed up more time for our team to do what they do best.

We needed the time management and expertise to propel both of these areas forward and Laurence seemed the perfect man for the job. Despite outsourcing, we still wanted to be hands on with our PR and marketing approach, and SJ&F Media has been a fitting partner to turn this wish into a reality. We actively work closely with their Swansea PR team and Laurence is extremely forthcoming with ideas and suggestions, which are approved by ourselves before being actioned.

The relationship between ourselves and the SJ&F Media team has worked well, and we actively work together on a number of PR and advertising campaigns, all of which have bolstered our reputation throughout the Swansea area and exposed us to new clients.

Through press releases, photography, social media and digital marketing, SJ&F Media has dramatically improved our reach on a local and regional basis. This help has also added a touch of credence to company and industry news to increase our story count in the press.

We’ve found Laurence a vital force in pushing our message to the people who matter, our customers, and he is proactive in chasing stories, actively prompting us for work to ensure a continuous supply of stories relevant to the business are going to press. Overall, we are extremely pleased with the service offered by SJ&F Media, in fact not using Laurence and his team before we did is the worst decision we have made!

The team has been integral to the organisation and implementation of our long term brand awareness strategy, and even now people are commenting on the articles that they have seen about Dawsons in their local paper or magazine.

For anyone looking to build brand awareness and improve their PR efforts ten-fold, we urge you to contact SJ&F Media to find a professional, personalised and proactive PR solution that suits you.

SJ&F Media's work has been essential to the success of this rebrand project, and were happy to take the reins as we have no experience or ability to carry out these changes ourselves. The Swansea PR firm met and exceeded our expectations, and provided clear communication and advice at every stage. During this project we struck up an excellent accord with them and cannot criticize one area of the work carried out for us.
Company Comment:Grateful for your nice comments.
Name:Philip Evans
Job Title:Partner
Sector:Solicitors
Company:Harris Arnold Solicitors
Town:Swansea
Date:20/06/2014
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Before we began working withSJ&F Media, Harris Arnold Solicitors had never done any form of marketing at all. Instead we relied on our long and successful standing within the local and regional community. However, despite our history and reputation within the area, we approached SJ&F Media in search of modernisation.

Despite only initially calling on Laurence and his team for advice on a specific and one-off project, we have become a regular user of SJ&F Media's PR, advertising and marketing services and actively use them on an ‘as and when’ basis thanks to the help received with the rebranding of our firm.

SJ&F Media was instrumental in the full rebrand of our established legal service, and thanks to the team’s help and expertise, we successfully and seamlessly made the transition from TR Harris Arnold to Harris Arnold Solicitors.

Thanks to their branding, web, print and PR skills, the SJ&F Media team repositioned our brand with both new and existing clients. The rebrand included the design and production of new signage and practice booklet, as well as the overhaul of our online presence with a new logo and website. Laurence and his events management team went one step further by organising and running a series of events and workshops to publicise Harris Arnold, promote our services and spread the word about our new look brand further afield.

SJ&F Media's work has been essential to the success of this rebrand project, and was happy to take the reins as we have no experience or ability to carry out these changes ourselves. The Swansea PR firm met and exceeded our expectations, and provided clear communication and advice at every stage. During this project we struck up an excellent accord with them and cannot criticise one area of the work carried out for us.

As a result of the complete modernisation, we now benefit from an increased profile and a clear company message. The rebrand has also seen an increase in clients and the marketing materials produced as part of the campaign have become a vital part of our customer care strategy.

Laurence and the SJ&F Media team have made a huge difference to our operation and we would recommend this PR firm as a truly worthwhile investment, whatever your objectives.

SJ&F Media hit the ground running by arranging publicity for our company in all appropriate newspapers and magazines. Their team worked on time and on budget to achieve our objectives and shortly after the campaign launched SA1 Solutions was nominated ‘Local Business of the Year’, so as you can imagine we were extremely pleased with SJ&F Media’s efforts!
Company Comment:Brilliant. Glad we helped it happen.
Name:Simon Ahearne
Job Title:Managing Director
Sector:Specialist Business IT Support
Company:SA1 Solutions
Town:Swansea
Date:19/06/2014
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Whilst SA1 Solutions hasn’t worked with any other PR companies in the past, our relationship with SJ&F Media has been essential to our business. We enlisted Laurence and his team as we had no experience in marketing and really wanted a professional to lead our local and regional campaigns.

We felt that finding the right PR, advertising and marketing solution was the next logical step to safeguard the long term success of our company, and whilst we had previously growth organically, we felt the need to get our name out there to fellow companies throughout the Swansea area that were in need of our specialist IT support.

SJ&F Media hit the ground running by arranging publicity for our company in all appropriate newspapers and magazines. Their team worked on time and on budget to achieve our objectives and shortly after the campaign launched SA1 Solutions was nominated ‘Local Business of the Year’, so as you can imagine we were extremely pleased with SJ&F Media’s efforts!

Laurence and his team worked closely with us to understand our business and determine the best possible strategy to meet our long term objectives. Whilst I cannot specifically say that turnover has increased as a result, we are certainly gaining the additional exposure we were looking for and the targeted PR and marketing campaign has raised SA1’s profile throughout Swansea.

I’m pleased to say that SA1 Solutions is now a leading supplier of IT support for businesses within the local area, and the exposure that we have gained through the placement of press releases in local and regional publications has given the entire company a boost.

For those in a similar position to us before we began working with SJ&F Media, I would certainly advise giving Laurence and his team a try. SJ&F Media has been a missing part of our marketing and PR puzzle, and the quality of the campaigns run by the team have been creative, concise and a complete success.

As well as Laurence’s experience and skills in the PR and marketing world and his ability to achieve our objectives, he’s also a really nice guy, and his approachable persona makes him a fitting partner for any business looking to increase exposure and set up for the long haul.

Laurence and his team were instrumental in introducing us to local people and businesses alike, and always had lots of ideas for fundraising and gaining support.
Name:Lucia Smith
Job Title:Fundraising Development Manager
Sector:National Cancer Support Charity
Company:Maggie’s
Town:Swansea
Date:19/06/2014
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As a national charity offering support for people with cancer and their loved ones, Maggie’s always aims to work with local PR companies to raise awareness for our services and centres within the community.

We have always found our work with local PR companies beneficial thanks to the local contacts and knowledge that we simply do not have, and our dealings with Social Jack & Fridays have been extremely positive.

Laurence and his team were instrumental in introducing us to local people and businesses alike, and always had lots of ideas for fundraising and gaining support. Our newfound connections with the local community have taken Maggie’s Swansea-based centre from strength-to-strength, and we have gained a number of additional sponsors and supporters as a result.

Thanks to Social Jack & Fridays’ professional PR and marketing services, the profile of Maggie’s has been raised significantly in the local area and their events management team has been vital to the success of events used to raise funding and awareness.

Through our work with Social Jack & Fridays, Maggie’s has been able to deliver the practical, emotional and social support to the people who need it throughout Swansea. The team’s organisation of our events has been second-to-none, and the funds and support gained through such events is certain to keep the doors of our Swansea centre open for years to come.

Overall Laurence has been a great contact for Maggie’s, he and his team know lots of local people and we’ve found each and every one of Social Jack & Fridays’ campaign as successful as the last. The Maggie’s team would strongly recommend Social Jack & Fridays to anyone looking for an effective PR, marketing and advertising solution in Swansea and beyond!

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Overall, SJ&F Media delivered on every front. As a result the restaurant is doing much better, and whilst the hotel has seen no increase in revenue, we are certain that SJ&F Media has made a difference, despite us not actively tracking these changes and making further alterations since the launch. I would absolutely recommend SJ&F Media and have done so already to several people.
Name:Emily Hunt
Job Title:Sales Manager
Sector:Hotel & Restaurant
Company:Village Hotels
Town:Swansea
Date:02/07/2014
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We approached Laurence and the SJ&F Media team for PR help and general advice regarding the relaunch of our restaurant and leisure facilities as we didn’t have the time or expertise to manage this wholeheartedly ourselves. Personally I work in sales, so have no experience in marketing, and SJ&F Media fitted the bill perfectly.

SJ&F Media offered the extra pair of hands that we needed to relaunch the hotel’s Victory Bar and Kitchen successfully with targeted promotion via a series of press releases in the local press and various other PR and marketing strategies.

The team were also instrumental in the rebranding of our Vinny & Vito Kitchen and actively secured local and regional press coverage by organising an exclusive VIP tasting session, which to our delight was attended by the crème de la crème of the local blogging, press and celebrity world. On the leisure side of the business, SJ&F Media successfully covered a new series of classes that we were running at De Vere Village, and even managed to draft in some local sporting personalities from our very own Swansea City Football Club.

Utilising their skills in photography, copywriting, PR and events, we were able to relaunch our new and improved facilities with confidence and the effects of their services are still evident today.

Laurence’s local press contacts are excellent and were integral to the success of our launch. He and his team invited the key players in the local and regional media, which worked really well and showcased our enhanced facilities and brand new menu to the people who could make a difference. The promotion of Victory’s Mega Burger, which is 3 feet in diameter, was a particular highlight, whilst their team’s photography skills certainly shone through when Social Jack & Fridays was enlisted to capture our sleek new interior.

Overall, SJ&F Media delivered on every front. As a result the restaurant is doing much better, and whilst the hotel has seen no increase in revenue, we are certain that SJ&F Media has made a difference, despite us not actively tracking these changes and making further alterations since the launch.

I would absolutely recommend SJ&F Media and have done so already to several people.

Since we began working with SJ&F Media our publicity in the local press has increased dramatically, and we are well on our way to achieving our original aim and getting our name out there.
Name:Harri Lloyd Thomas
Job Title:Partner
Sector:Chartered Accountant
Company:Bevan and Buckland
Town:Swansea
Date:02/07/2014
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Whilst we had no issues that we were looking to resolve with a new PR campaign, Bevan and Buckland were looking to increase the amount of marketing that we do within the local area and explore additional strategies that we hadn’t touched on before. Raising the profile of our accounting practice was our main aim and with several offices across South West Wales, we wanted to put the Bevan and Buckland name on the map in more ways than one.

We didn’t have the time or expertise to set the marketing wheels in motion ourselves, and Laurence’s contacts in the media world are what sold this Swansea PR firm to us. Since we began working with SJ&F Media our publicity in the local press has increased dramatically, and we are well on our way to achieving our original aim and getting our name out there.

Laurence and his team have been the driving force behind various PR and marketing campaigns, and a steady stream of press releases have been successfully placed in local and regional publications. Thanks to this additional promotion, more and more people across South West Wales have access to the most-up-to-date tax legislation changes as well as further advice and support to help them make the changes they need to in order to improve their financial future.

The SJ&F Media team has also used their seasoned PR and marketing skills to publicise our apps, which assist those making all-important financial decisions. Our apps give countless businesses and individuals the tools they need to calculate PAYE contributions, business start-up costs, interest repayments, company car benefits and more, and SJ&F has actively promoted these to a wider online audience.

Their digital marketing prowess has also made it possible to promote our new Patent Box initiative, which forms part of our Research and Development activities.

Whilst at this stage we cannot quantify the difference that SJ&F Media has made to our operation, we have witnessed an increased profile and we are getting new clients coming through our doors on a daily basis.

SJ&F Media offers excellent value for money for any business looking to gain exposure and build on their reputation, and we would certainly recommend giving this Swansea PR firm a try.

Their friendly and professional team has actively assisted in a number of areas, including the building and maintenance of our websites. Whilst we hadn’t worked with any other PR firm before, we were certain that Laurence and his team could propel our second hand motor dealership to the very next level.
Name:Chris Smith
Job Title:Founder and Owner
Sector:Second-hand Car Sales
Company:Pontardulais Motor Company
Town:Swansea
Date:23/06/2014
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We met Laurence and the Social Jack & Fridays team through their media involvement and liked them so much that we decided to enlist them as our dedicated Swansea PR firm.

Their friendly and professional team has actively assisted in a number of areas, including the building and maintenance of our websites. Whilst we hadn’t worked with any other PR firm before, we were certain that Laurence and his team could propel our second hand motor dealership to the very next level.

Whilst we’re not newbies to the industry (we have over 30 years of experience supplying second hand vehicles to customers across South West Wales), this was our first time dealing with the PR, marketing and advertising side of the business. Since our inception, we had relied on organic traffic and whilst we have built an enviable reputation we were determined to broaden our horizons with a new approach.

Laurence made his service completely transparent and gave us a hands on solution to the construction and maintenance of all our websites, and we are very pleased with the results.

Our websites are now completely modernised and provide an interactive and useful experience for both new and existing customers. The on-site features are second-to-none and give us the tools to showcase our range of high quality used cars and connect with potential customers locally and regionally.

Thanks to the build and continuous maintenance of our online platforms, Pontardulais Motor Company has experienced a number of benefits. Primarily sales have improved as a result and the monthly updating of our site by the SJ&F Media's website development team means we can give customers online access to browse the latest stock before they visit us to purchase in person.

As website development is certainly not my core strength, I am glad that Pontardulais Motor Company enlisted the SJ&F Media's team to increase our online presence, and after working with Laurence and his developers for some time now, we have no complaints about the quality of their work, which is always exceptional.

Whether you are looking to increase brand awareness via their PR and marketing campaigns or wish to improve your online presence through a new website or social media strategy, SJ&F Media is the Swansea PR firm for you!

We would certainly recommend SJ&F Media and their PR, advertising and marketing packages as it has worked extremely well for us. Thanks to their targeted campaigns we have achieved all we set out to, and the Swansea PR firm do exactly what it says on the tin!
Company Comment:Very grateful for your comments.
Name:Paul Bevan
Job Title:Partner
Sector:Solicitors
Company:BWL Solicitors
Town:Swansea
Date:23/06/2014
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Whilst we have never done any advertising, PR or marketing before, BWL Solicitors found the perfect partner in SJ&F Media.

As one of the oldest law firms in Wales, BWL Solicitors has the long standing and enviable reputation that enabled reputation and client numbers to grow organically but with a change of partner, we found ourselves wanting a fresher, more energetic and modernised image. Unlike most, SJ&F Media didn’t disregard our 200 year long history, their creative team embraced it to devise an effective rebrand and advertising campaign.

In addition to the modernisation of our image, we were also looking to maintain business and to grow, so doing nothing was simply not an option anymore. As a bunch of lawyers, we have no marketing knowledge or experience so it seemed sensible to enlist help from outside.

From the outset SJ&F Media's Founder Laurence offered a range of options and budgets, around 4 to 5 plans in total, enabling us to cherry pick the PR, advertising and marketing services that we required. The whole process was extremely helpful, not only did it allow us to maintain a hands-on approach, it also gave us plenty of ideas and enabled us to spend wisely.

Laurence didn’t just implement the services that we requested and the suggestions that we made, he also came up with a number of ideas that he considered beneficial to our firm, weaving these into the campaign along the way and implementing them successfully.

We have been working with Laurence and the SJ&F Media's team long after the rebrand project, and this and subsequent campaigns have made a huge difference to BWL Solicitors.

Our general profile in the local area is now much higher and we continue to work with the Swansea PR firm to raise awareness about BWL Solicitors and more specialised services such as personal injury claims. As a result non-litigation work has increased by between 25% and 35% and the personal injury work has increased by over 75%!

If you’re not a law firm, we would certainly recommend SJ&F Media and their PR, advertising and marketing packages as it has worked extremely well for us. Thanks to their targeted campaigns we have achieved all we set out to, and the Swansea PR firm do exactly what it says on the tin!

The relationship between ourselves and the SJ&F Media team has worked well, and we actively work together on a number of PR and advertising campaigns, all of which have bolstered our reputation throughout the Swansea area and exposed us to new clients.
Name:Christopher Hope
Job Title:Senior Partner
Sector:Estate Agents
Company:Dawsons Estate Agents
Town:Swansea
Date:23/06/2014
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As a leading independent estate agent, Dawsons had never outsourced its PR and social media management before but thought it was time to call in a professional to make the process and its success as effective and efficient as possible. In the past our PR and social media efforts were handled by our own staff, however using an outside source made sense and freed up more time for our team to do what they do best.

We needed the time management and expertise to propel both of these areas forward and Laurence seemed the perfect man for the job. Despite outsourcing, we still wanted to be hands on with our PR and marketing approach, and SJ&F Media has been a fitting partner to turn this wish into a reality. We actively work closely with their Swansea PR team and Laurence is extremely forthcoming with ideas and suggestions, which are approved by ourselves before being actioned.

The relationship between ourselves and the SJ&F Media team has worked well, and we actively work together on a number of PR and advertising campaigns, all of which have bolstered our reputation throughout the Swansea area and exposed us to new clients.

Through press releases, photography, social media and digital marketing, SJ&F Media has dramatically improved our reach on a local and regional basis. This help has also added a touch of credence to company and industry news to increase our story count in the press.

We’ve found Laurence a vital force in pushing our message to the people who matter, our customers, and he is proactive in chasing stories, actively prompting us for work to ensure a continuous supply of stories relevant to the business are going to press. Overall, we are extremely pleased with the service offered by SJ&F Media, in fact not using Laurence and his team before we did is the worst decision we have made!

The team has been integral to the organisation and implementation of our long term brand awareness strategy, and even now people are commenting on the articles that they have seen about Dawsons in their local paper or magazine.

For anyone looking to build brand awareness and improve their PR efforts ten-fold, we urge you to contact SJ&F Media to find a professional, personalised and proactive PR solution that suits you.

SJ&F Media's work has been essential to the success of this rebrand project, and were happy to take the reins as we have no experience or ability to carry out these changes ourselves. The Swansea PR firm met and exceeded our expectations, and provided clear communication and advice at every stage. During this project we struck up an excellent accord with them and cannot criticize one area of the work carried out for us.
Company Comment:Grateful for your nice comments.
Name:Philip Evans
Job Title:Partner
Sector:Solicitors
Company:Harris Arnold Solicitors
Town:Swansea
Date:20/06/2014
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Before we began working withSJ&F Media, Harris Arnold Solicitors had never done any form of marketing at all. Instead we relied on our long and successful standing within the local and regional community. However, despite our history and reputation within the area, we approached SJ&F Media in search of modernisation.

Despite only initially calling on Laurence and his team for advice on a specific and one-off project, we have become a regular user of SJ&F Media's PR, advertising and marketing services and actively use them on an ‘as and when’ basis thanks to the help received with the rebranding of our firm.

SJ&F Media was instrumental in the full rebrand of our established legal service, and thanks to the team’s help and expertise, we successfully and seamlessly made the transition from TR Harris Arnold to Harris Arnold Solicitors.

Thanks to their branding, web, print and PR skills, the SJ&F Media team repositioned our brand with both new and existing clients. The rebrand included the design and production of new signage and practice booklet, as well as the overhaul of our online presence with a new logo and website. Laurence and his events management team went one step further by organising and running a series of events and workshops to publicise Harris Arnold, promote our services and spread the word about our new look brand further afield.

SJ&F Media's work has been essential to the success of this rebrand project, and was happy to take the reins as we have no experience or ability to carry out these changes ourselves. The Swansea PR firm met and exceeded our expectations, and provided clear communication and advice at every stage. During this project we struck up an excellent accord with them and cannot criticise one area of the work carried out for us.

As a result of the complete modernisation, we now benefit from an increased profile and a clear company message. The rebrand has also seen an increase in clients and the marketing materials produced as part of the campaign have become a vital part of our customer care strategy.

Laurence and the SJ&F Media team have made a huge difference to our operation and we would recommend this PR firm as a truly worthwhile investment, whatever your objectives.

SJ&F Media hit the ground running by arranging publicity for our company in all appropriate newspapers and magazines. Their team worked on time and on budget to achieve our objectives and shortly after the campaign launched SA1 Solutions was nominated ‘Local Business of the Year’, so as you can imagine we were extremely pleased with SJ&F Media’s efforts!
Company Comment:Brilliant. Glad we helped it happen.
Name:Simon Ahearne
Job Title:Managing Director
Sector:Specialist Business IT Support
Company:SA1 Solutions
Town:Swansea
Date:19/06/2014
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Whilst SA1 Solutions hasn’t worked with any other PR companies in the past, our relationship with SJ&F Media has been essential to our business. We enlisted Laurence and his team as we had no experience in marketing and really wanted a professional to lead our local and regional campaigns.

We felt that finding the right PR, advertising and marketing solution was the next logical step to safeguard the long term success of our company, and whilst we had previously growth organically, we felt the need to get our name out there to fellow companies throughout the Swansea area that were in need of our specialist IT support.

SJ&F Media hit the ground running by arranging publicity for our company in all appropriate newspapers and magazines. Their team worked on time and on budget to achieve our objectives and shortly after the campaign launched SA1 Solutions was nominated ‘Local Business of the Year’, so as you can imagine we were extremely pleased with SJ&F Media’s efforts!

Laurence and his team worked closely with us to understand our business and determine the best possible strategy to meet our long term objectives. Whilst I cannot specifically say that turnover has increased as a result, we are certainly gaining the additional exposure we were looking for and the targeted PR and marketing campaign has raised SA1’s profile throughout Swansea.

I’m pleased to say that SA1 Solutions is now a leading supplier of IT support for businesses within the local area, and the exposure that we have gained through the placement of press releases in local and regional publications has given the entire company a boost.

For those in a similar position to us before we began working with SJ&F Media, I would certainly advise giving Laurence and his team a try. SJ&F Media has been a missing part of our marketing and PR puzzle, and the quality of the campaigns run by the team have been creative, concise and a complete success.

As well as Laurence’s experience and skills in the PR and marketing world and his ability to achieve our objectives, he’s also a really nice guy, and his approachable persona makes him a fitting partner for any business looking to increase exposure and set up for the long haul.

Laurence and his team were instrumental in introducing us to local people and businesses alike, and always had lots of ideas for fundraising and gaining support.
Name:Lucia Smith
Job Title:Fundraising Development Manager
Sector:National Cancer Support Charity
Company:Maggie’s
Town:Swansea
Date:19/06/2014
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As a national charity offering support for people with cancer and their loved ones, Maggie’s always aims to work with local PR companies to raise awareness for our services and centres within the community.

We have always found our work with local PR companies beneficial thanks to the local contacts and knowledge that we simply do not have, and our dealings with Social Jack & Fridays have been extremely positive.

Laurence and his team were instrumental in introducing us to local people and businesses alike, and always had lots of ideas for fundraising and gaining support. Our newfound connections with the local community have taken Maggie’s Swansea-based centre from strength-to-strength, and we have gained a number of additional sponsors and supporters as a result.

Thanks to Social Jack & Fridays’ professional PR and marketing services, the profile of Maggie’s has been raised significantly in the local area and their events management team has been vital to the success of events used to raise funding and awareness.

Through our work with Social Jack & Fridays, Maggie’s has been able to deliver the practical, emotional and social support to the people who need it throughout Swansea. The team’s organisation of our events has been second-to-none, and the funds and support gained through such events is certain to keep the doors of our Swansea centre open for years to come.

Overall Laurence has been a great contact for Maggie’s, he and his team know lots of local people and we’ve found each and every one of Social Jack & Fridays’ campaign as successful as the last. The Maggie’s team would strongly recommend Social Jack & Fridays to anyone looking for an effective PR, marketing and advertising solution in Swansea and beyond!

The firm’s advice was excellent, and SJ&F Media always delivered, meaning we have no criticisms of his work at all.
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Name:Amanda Taylor
Job Title:Practice Manager
Sector:Physiotherapists
Company:Physiotherapy Wales
Town:Swansea
Date:19/06/2014
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Our working relationship with SJ&F Media's PR and marketing team began some 18 months ago. As a physiotherapy practice with ten clinics throughout South West Wales, we were looking for a successful Swansea PR firm to spread the word about our specialised services and give everyone access to better health and well-being.

We mostly work for insurance purposes and with private clients that have been referred to us, but we thought that it was essential to share our story, especially regarding our work with Paralympians. Physiotherapy Wales hadn’t utilised any help before in the PR and marketing department, and having no time to run a marketing campaign ourselves, we called in Laurence and his team to assist.

Whilst we weren’t losing any business due to our lack of marketing, we were certainly not working to our full potential and Social Jack & Fridays was able to give our services the voice that they’d being missing through a tailor-made PR campaign and full rebrand.

From the modernisation of our image and logo to the boosting of our online profile, the SJ&F Media's team provided a hands on approach to raising the profile of our company. Thanks to their copywriting, branding and web services we have seen an increased level of business and the whole campaign was very helpful.

As well as the full rebrand of our image and online profile, SJ&F Media was instrumental in pushing our services into the local and regional press. The team were bursting with ideas when it came to the subject matter for press releases to promote Physiotherapy Wales, and their dedicated PR campaign gave our business those all-essential column inches. The promotion of our London 2012 Paralympic stories was a key highlight for us, and this series gave us great publicity and profiled just some of the elite sports people that we work with on a daily basis.

Laurence and the rest of the SJ&F Media team were continuously suggesting ideas for improving the PR and marketing efforts of our company and we were happy to take on a lot of these. The firm’s advice was excellent, and SJ&F Media always delivered, meaning we have no criticisms of his work at all.

Unfortunately we didn’t have the time to take on all of their suggestions but both the rebrand and PR campaign have been beneficial. I would certainly recommend Laurence as a person and how good he is at his job. The whole team here at Physiotherapy Wales found him very approachable and proactive, and Laurence certainly does what he says he will do.

In addition to utilising SJ&F Media’s events management services, the team were also extremely supportive in other areas and crafted a public relations campaign that suited the school and its objectives.
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Name:Debbie Thomas
Job Title:Finance Manager
Sector:Independant secondary school
Company:Ffynone House School
Town:Swansea
Date:19/06/2014
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Description: As one of Swansea’s leading independently run private schools, Ffynone House has been a purveyor of academic success for the area’s 11 to 18 years old since it was established. We found ourselves calling on Social Jack & Fridaysmarketing and PR services back in 2012 following a change of ownership.


Client: Ffynone House             Supplier: SJ&F Media
     

Ffynone House School

Tel: 01792 464967

Web: ffynonehouseschool.co.uk

Email: info@ffynonehouseschool.co.uk


The business issue that needed to be addressed

Our aim was to relaunch the school to existing and prospective parents throughout the local area and bounce back from the recent potential closure that we faced. Even though Ffynone House didn’t close, our diminishing profile within the community meant that we experienced a significant drop in pupil admissions.

The solution

We were in desperate need of a PR professional to help us back onto the route to success and safeguard the school for generations to come. SJ&F Media seemed a fitting partner for the project. Laurence and his team are specialists in the public relations sector, and we’d heard great things about the firm’s work in marketing, brand development and reputation management. It was SJ&F Media's portfolio of events management successes that sealed the deal for us as we were looking to put Ffynone House School back on the map with a relaunch event.

With input from ourselves regarding our goals and preferences, the Social Jack & Fridays team fully organised the school’s relaunch event, and I’m happy to say that it was a great success. The event itself was seamlessly organised and orchestrated, and whilst I couldn’t possibly comment on whether anyone else would have done a better job, it was certain that the school and its reputation was in safe hands.

Local and regional press representatives, public sector members, council leaders, parents and business people were in attendance and the day was thoroughly enjoyed by all, and with great results!

What would you say to someone else thinking of using SJ&F Media

In addition to utilising SJ&F Media's events management services, the team were also extremely supportive in other areas and crafted a public relations campaign that suited the school and its objectives. Print and radio advertising campaigns ran parallel to SJF’s support and marketed us throughout the Swansea area, whilst the team captured the school and its pupils with their professional photography service. The team also launched a press release campaign on our behalf to ensure the school was publicised in local and regional publications.

Not only has working with SJ&F Media been a success for our school, it has also been a pleasure. Laurence and his team have lots of energy and through this propelled the whole project forward with plenty of ideas and resources.

Ffynone House School

Tel: 01792 455202

Web: ffynonehouseschool.co.uk

Email: info@ffynonehouseschool.co.uk

 

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