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Knights plc

Supporting Knights’ ambitious plans for growth through PR and digital.

350+ pieces of coverage

Background

Knights plc is the fastest-growing regional professional services business in the UK. Cartwright Communications was appointed to support the firm’s ambitious plans for growth and targeted strategy through PR and digital.

Approach

Knights is a fast-paced business which demands a highly targeted approach to its PR and marketing, aimed at raising the profile of its specialist services, highlighting it as a key employer and increasing its online presence via social media. Establishing CEO David Beech as a leader in his field and other office heads within their regions was also an important focus.

We worked with the in-house marketing function to develop a long-term integrated PR and marketing plan, focusing on corporate news stories such as mergers and acquisitions and major deals; expert comment and thought leadership articles targeted towards national and trade journalists; developing and implementing social media protocol and templates to ensure a consistent tone of voice. We also provided internal communications support surrounding the launch of a new intranet system.

Results

During a 24-month period, we generated nearly 350 media articles within target publications regionally, nationally and within key trade titles including setting up journalist interviews at MIPIM for the team. National media coverage was also increased significantly – rising by eight per cent in just 12 months.

"Cartwright are fantastic under pressure and don’t bat an eyelid at a tight deadline, or when we ask them for something last minute. The team are incredibly proactive and knowledgeable in our sector. Cartwright’s added value services and breadth of services including digital and video has really benefitted us too."

Yvonne Sidwell, business development and marketing manager

Knights PLC

Professional Services

Cartwright Communications was appointed to deliver PR and digital services for Knights, owing to the team’s expertise in the professional services sector and reputation for delivering great results on and offline.

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