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THE MARKETING MOT

This is a great option if you want to review what’s working well in your current promotion and marketing and get professional advice on what could be improved, as well as generate some fresh ideas.

How it works

  • You send me your current marketing and promotion to review: your website, mailing list information and recent emails, your social media platforms, copies of any collateral, your ‘pitch’... anything that you currently use to market and promote your work (and please don’t worry if you don’t have most of these already, these are just examples)

  • I produce a one-page review document of tailored advice for you

  • We schedule an hour’s one-to-one session where we talk through my advice and, if you’d like, generate further ideas together for promotional activity that will improve or complement what you’re already doing.

Who is the marketing MOT for?

The marketing MOT is aimed at writers and other creative people who are already doing at least some marketing and promotion of their work. I love to help people who are just starting out too but, if this applies to you, you'd probably be better off booking standard one-to-one sessions.

The cost of your marketing MOT: audit, review and ideas generator package is £175.

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ONE-TO-ONE SUPPORT AND COACHING

I provide one-to-one support and coaching with:

  • Building an authentic personal brand

  • Marketing strategy, including setting objectives, identifying your audiences and key messages

  • Digital and social media

  • Media interview training

  • Content creation - for example video or effective emails

  • Any combination of the above, depending on what you need

  • Marketing and promotion focused on a specific event, for example a book launch or an exhibition.

I provide my one-to-one clients with resources to use in their own time and set 'homework' to those who want it.


Suzanne Snow, author and one-to-one client, says: "Over our four sessions, Anna has provided informative, relevant and expert content that I’ve found so helpful as I approach the publication of my first book. Anna delivers her sessions with great professionalism, warmth, enthusiasm and insight. I would recommend her services to anyone looking for communications and marketing content and advice."


Tailored one-to-one support: £100 for an hour or £300 for a series of four sessions, usually one a week for four weeks.

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MEDIA TRAINING - INCLUDING A FOCUS ON ONLINE INTERVIEWS IF REQUIRED

This expert training has been devised to equip you with the skills to perform at your best in an interview setting - how to devise key messages and how to communicate them well, including techniques for dealing with challenging interviews.

We also include a focus on the online interviews which have become ‘the new normal’ during the Covid-19 pandemic if required.


It’s not all about the traditional media these days, though. Good interview technique will also serve you well in a range of modern communications settings, from a guest slot on a podcast to a piece of short video content.


The content we cover:

  • How to plan and practice key messages - the single most important thing you can do to make the most of an interview situation

  • How to control an interview - yes, answer the questions put to you, but it is more important to steer the interview into the content you want to cover and ensure you convey your key messages

  • Practical techniques for dealing with difficult or challenging questions

  • Demystifying the media interview situation - understanding different types of media interviews and how they work, so you know what to expect and feel more relaxed in the interview setting

  • How to use good media interview technique in a range of modern communications settings, from a guest slot on a podcast to creating your own video content

  • How to shine in an online interview, including tips for spokespeople setting up their interview space working from home

  • Practice interviews with constructive feedback.


Your trainer

Anna Caig tutors on the MA Journalism course at The University of Sheffield and is the former Head of Communications at Sheffield City Council. She has led the reputation management, media relations and crisis comms strategy on many high risk and sensitive issues.


Anna has over 17 years of strategic communications and PR experience, specialising in corporate reputation management, public sector comms leadership, crisis communications and strategic marketing campaigns She is a freelance communications consultant and media trainer, as well as running a business training writers and other creative people to do their own branding and publicity.

She has trained media spokespeople to deliver information in the most challenging and high pressure situations, as well as to promote positive good news and build an audience.


Tailored one-to-one media training including a practice interview: £300 for 1.5 hours


Media training for up to six people including practice: £600 for 2 hours