It can be daunting talking to journalists. Telling them about the causes and people that matter to you. Trying to convince others why they should care as much as you do. If you want to have an impact and make a difference, your public voice is so important for effectiveness and influence.
As a former BBC journalist I have deep knowledge of the press landscape and the criminal justice system. Through my network of media contacts in respected publications and broadcast media I help organisations to create a clear message and get their voices heard. I offer everything from media strategy to interview training and hands-on, continuing communications support.
My consultancy briefs range from court innovation; access to justice; forced marriage legislation; teenagers and the law. I work with lawyers, think tanks, charities and campaign groups. I particularly enjoy supporting organisations which are new – and sometimes wary – of press exposure.
How do I work? I take time to get under the skin of every organisation in order to build understanding and trust. To every project and client I bring integrity, straight-talking and an absolute commitment to communicate complex ideas effectively.
Philippa mastered her brief … to full effect. This successful campaign (legal aid access to justice) wouldn’t have made the mainstream media without her help and guidance.
Jonathan Black, past President of the London Criminal Courts Solicitors’ Association, partner BSB Solicitors
Philippa’s unique combination of journalistic know-how and mentoring has been invaluable in raising the Centre’s profile and our capability.
Phil Bowen, Director of Centre for Justice Innovation