Posted by Francesca De Franco on 19 Nov 2019

Helping journalists and bloggers with the stories and content they are working on is a great way to get free publicity for your business or brand.

They might be after a soundbite, information from an industry expert, service provider or business owner; a case study or even a sample for review.

Here’s a roundup of the latest media opportunities, which could give you the chance to showcase your products, business or expertise in a particular field…


Request: Looking for SMEs where apprenticeships have had a positive impact on their business for a feature

Journalist: Alison Brinkworth

Publication: National business magazine

Contact email:

Deadline: ASAP

Request: In need of a business expert, preferably in cosmetics and beauty industry, to comment for a feature.

Journalist: Alicia Adejobi

Publication: Metro

Contact email:

Deadline: 1pm today


Request: Anyone launching a fun Christmas pud /any old festive dessert this year? Please get in touch.

Journalist: David Ellis

Publication: Evening Standard

Contact email:

Deadline: Monday 25th November


Request: I’m looking for people in the UK who have had a gender reveal party or party organisers/caterers/cake makers who’ve catered for them.

Journalist: Victoria Richards

Publication: Huffington Post

Contact email: (I will pass on to the journalist)

Deadline: ASAP


Request: I’m looking to speak to hotel, bar and restaurant managers about complaining customers and how they deal with them.

Journalist: Emma Cooke

Publication: Daily Telegraph

Contact email:

Deadline: Wednesday 20th November


Request: I’ve got some space for men’s gifts to feature in my family Christmas gift guide.

Blogger: Laura Clubb


Contact email address:

Good luck! Hope to see some great coverage for Epsom & Ewell businesses and services soon.

Fran x

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Francesca De Franco
I’m Fran a Londoner living in Surrey with my great husband and our three lovely children. My eldest daughter is 15 and my twin daughters are aged 12.

I'm a freelance PR consultant and also run The Parent Social blog where I write about the activities we do, the places that we visit, the games that we play as well as all the every day parenting (and some non-parenting) stuff in between. I also have a wine and food PR consultancy and blog -

My love for communicating and writing, mirrors my passion for trying to be the best mum I can be. Interests include good food and wine, Italian culture, football and personal finance.

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