Lunch and Learn: How to prepare your business for PR success

Jo Swann
Jo SwannChocolate PR

Posted: Mon 21st Nov 2022

In this Lunch and Learn, Jo Swann, founder of award-winning PR agency Chocolate PR, explains what you should be doing to set yourself up for media exposure and what opportunities are at your fingertips if you start to take action now.

Jo has experience working with clients such as Whistles, NSPCC, Marriott Hotels, Yo! Sushi and Dale Carnegie. Over the past five years, she's turned her attention to supporting small businesses and start-ups with getting press-ready and believing in their PR power!

Key takeaways from this session:

  • Learn what you need to get PR-ready

  • Get under the skin of how the media works

  • See some examples of PR in action – that is available to you too!

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Jo Swann
Jo SwannChocolate PR
I’m the founder of Chocolate PR, an award winning PR agency I established over 17 years ago, after working in journalism, media, marketing and PR agencies. I believe PR is for all of us, not just the big boys and I’m passionate about helping women who really don’t believe in themselves get empowered through coverage in the national press. Facing imposter syndrome head on I work with clients to create confidence in their message, and to craft their story in a way that produces pride around their business and an excitement for future growth…and we have lots of fun along the way! I have worked on newspaper newsdesks, as a magazine editor, as an online content editor for media groups, in radio and also within marketing teams. I have built the business up organically from scratch, focusing initially on working with big businesses and corporates and have over the years worked with companies of all sizes including the likes of Whistles, NSPCC, learndirect, Marriot Hotels, Yo! Sushi, Dale Carnegie as well as with celebs. BUT - a niggling feeling was lurking that I could have more impact with my skills and after pretty much hitting burnout I decided to ditch corporate, and I did a massive about turn and started to work with individuals, particularly service based female entrepreneurs.  My focus is now firmly on helping female entrepreneurs and start up businesses unlock the power of PR to raise their credibility and visibility by getting in the press, so they can make the impact they deserve because there are TOO many incredible entrepreneurs with passion fuelled businesses who are hiding in the shadows.

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