Posts by Kate Fallis

BBC Asian Network Small Talk, With George Mann, Impact Editor
31.05.19

It’s a national, digital radio station which reaches over half a million people every week, but also one that is perhaps not as well understood as the more mainstream BBC stations. So it was with interest that we welcomed George Mann, Impact Editor at BBC Asian Network, to speak at one of our regular Shout! Communications Small Talks. 

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Marc Settle Small Talk: How Mobile Technology is Revolutionising Broadcast
15.05.19

In this digital age, it’s smart phones that rule the world; but are you using yours to its full potential? According to our recent Shout! Communications Small Talk speaker, Marc Settle, if you’re only using your phone for calls and texts, then you might as well have an old-school Nokia from the early 2000sMarc is the BBC’s trainer in mobile journalism and his insights were nothing short of extraordinary. Not only is mobile technology changing the way broadcast journalists work, it will change the way we view and interact with it as an audience too.

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The Benefits of an Outside Broadcast  
01.05.19

To OB, or not to OB? That is the question…Whilst many radio days can be completed from the comfort of our lovely Bloomsbury studio, there are some which can benefit from the atmosphere of an outside broadcast (OB).  

An OB typically consists of studio equipment which is set up in a remote location, outside of a studio. It means live and pre-recorded interviews can be conducted with more context and atmosphere. Potentially (technology allowing) it can be done from anywhere: an event, a ship-launch, a field…you are only limited by your imagination. So, if you’re tossing up the pros and cons of an OB for an upcoming campaign, this should give you more of an idea of what it’s all about.  

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Shout! Communications Big Talk – March 2019
29.03.19

The “B” word. It’s topical, it’s divisive and you’ve probably not gone a day without mentioning it since at least June 2016.  We’re talking about Brexit. That was the topic of our latest Shout! Communications Big Talk event, where we asked a stellar line-up of senior broadcast editors to share their thoughts on the current political landscape.  

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The Global Effect – Is it Time for Local Radio to Fight Back?
05.03.19

The radio group will network its breakfast shows on Capital, Heart and Smooth by the end of 2019 and will close numerous regional stations completelyHoping to rival the likes of BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 2, Global say they’re creating the three largest commercial radio breakfast shows in the UK on Capital, Heart and Smooth with 4.8m, 3.7m and 2.7m weekly listeners. It comes after Ofcom made changes to its localness guide and announced the deregulation of commercial radio in October 2018.

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The rise of the podcast: A force to be reckoned with
21.02.19

There is no denying podcasts have taken the world by storm in a scarily short amount of time.  It’s crazy to think around 6 million UK adults are tuning in to podcasts every week. That’s a number that’s almost doubled in five years (from 3.2 million in 2013) according to the latest Ofcom figures.

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The Top PR Stunts & Campaigns of 2019… So Far!
23.01.19
We’re only a few weeks into 2019, and already we’ve seen some headline-catching PR campaigns taking the UK (and the world!) by storm. As al...
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Ways to work key messages and branding into a radio or TV interview
18.07.18

By Kate Fallis, Broadcast PR Consultant


So, you’ve booked in your broadcast campaign and the launch day has finally arrived. Now it’s showtime and the pressure is on your spokesperson to weave in key messages and branding within the interviews, to keep you, or if you’re an agency, your client happy.

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International Media Relations: securing coverage across the pond
10.07.18

By Kate Fallis, Broadcast PR Consultant


Securing overseas coverage for clients is becoming much more prevalent and often the icing on the cake off the back of a successful UK campaign. Many clients have an EMEA and global brief too and selling in to international broadcasters is increasingly a requirement.

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Jim Grice, Head of News and Current Affairs London Live – Small Talk
19.06.18

By Kate Fallis, Broadcast PR Consultant


We recently had the pleasure of hosting Jim Grice, Head of News and Current Affairs at London Live, at Shout! Communications for a ‘Small Talk’. As a regional and national media veteran, we knew Jim’s insights would be invaluable to us and our guests, so we’d like to share them with those of you who weren’t there.

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What caught our eye in radio and TV news this week
05.06.18

By Kate Fallis, Broadcast PR Consultant


There’s always something going on in the pop culture world, but perhaps the most exciting news for many reality TV fans across the UK this week is the beginning of Love Island, Season 4. If you’re a dedicated listener, chances are you may have heard presenter Nick Grimshaw’s announcement this week – he’s moving to the drive slot from September, swapping with fellow Radio 1 presenter Greg James.

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RAJAR Q1 2018 Results & Analysis
22.05.18

By Kate Fallis, Broadcast PR Consultant


The latest RAJAR figures are just out, reflecting the first 3 months of this year, and there are some surprising outcomes to say the least.

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Why clients love broadcast PR
24.04.18

By Kate Fallis, Broadcast PR Consultant


Securing broadcast coverage can be the cherry on top of a great campaign, bringing all elements together on television and radio to reach millions, so it’s no wonder our clients love it! If you’re reading this, then chances are you’re someone who has either had first-hand experience with, or is interested in broadcast PR.

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Richard Gaisford – Chief Correspondent, Good Morning Britain
28.11.17

by Kate Fallis


Our second fantastic speaker at the latest Shout! Big Talk was Chief Correspondent at Good Morning Britain, Richard Gaisford.

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