Beattie Communications Launches Press Desk Service

17 January 2011

Beattie Communications has launched an out of hours press office service to provide in-house PR teams with 24-hour cover.

Press Office 24 has been set up to handle media enquiries:

  • After hours and at weekends
  • When in-house PR staff are out of the office
  • During the holiday season
  • In the event of a media crisis

All calls taken by Press Office 24 will be answered by Beattie Communications' media specialists who can:

  • Take messages
  • Issue previously agreed statements
  • Provide appropriate responses using agreed questions and answers
  • Contact the client immediately if something important blows up

Beattie Communications' media specialists can even get behind the upfront questions to determine the angles journalists are planning to take.

"We obviously provide an out of hours press office service to many of our PR clients," explained Gordon Beattie, founder and chairman of Beattie Communications.

"Press Office 24 enables us to offer this valuable service to non-clients who may require back-up support week by week or from time to time."

Gordon Beattie anticipates that business will be brisk for Press Office 24. He explained: "With PR budgets under pressure and in-house PR departments being downsized, our research shows that after hours press office support is a service that will be welcomed by many companies and public sector organisations."

Press Office 24 services will be provided from Beattie Communications offices in London, Leeds, Manchester and Glasgow.

 

For further information please contact:

 

Gordon Beattie on 08448 425282

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