Is your school getting good PR?

At KLC, we pride ourselves on the extensive work we do with schools to help them to build and keep good reputations.

Each week, our journalist spends time in schools seeking out the many and varied positive news stories to share with radio stations, television news programmes and local newspapers and magazines.

Every snippet of positive news for a school could mean another student signing up to join them and that means extra money added onto their budgets.

Take a look at the latest pieces of great publicity we have secured for one client school, Greensward Academy, in Hockley, Essex… Greensward Academy news

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Good relationships = great publicity for KLC clients

Freelance journalist Essex

Journalist Kelly goes head to head with editor Paul in the kitchen

Our business is all about having good relationships. Our stories regularly make it into print in local publications because we have a good rapport with the journalists and editors who decide what the pages will be filled with. We also know how to put together a good story and what will get their attention and please their readers. When we were invited to do a cooking challenge by the Radisson Blu hotel, at Stansted Airport, we knew it was an opportunity to do a little bit of PR for ourselves. We spent the morning hanging out with the editor of the Essex Chronicle newspaper, having great fun going head to head in a cooking contest, but it was also good to help the hotel’s own PR company to secure a whole page of wonderful coverage for their new menu at the New York Grill Bar restaurant. Take a look at this week’s Chronicle newspaper coverage…

High praise from school principal

We very much enjoy our work with our numerous school clients.

Acting as Media Consultant, our journalist spends a lot of time in schools, getting to know staff and students to find stories to release to newspapers, radio and television.

Schools know this work is important if they are to develop or keep a positive reputation and fill their places.

One school which wholeheartedly believes in the part KLC has to play in their success is Maltings Academy, in Witham, Essex.

We are delighted with the testimonial written by principal John Szynal. Take a look… Maltings Academy testimonial

Make no bones, we can cook!


Journalist Kelly going head to head with Essex Chronicle editor

Journalist Kelly going head to head with Essex Chronicle editor

Local newspaper photographers get their shot

Local newspaper photographers get their shot

The challenge was set by chef David Newstead who first demonstrated how it should be done, before handing over the hot plate…


We very much look forward to seeing our article in next week’s newspaper, to celebrate British Beef Week. Check it out to see how we got on!

Great to also work alongside Sinead Holland, news editor at the Herts & Essex Observer, and Hilary Collins of Big Wave PR who organised the cook-off.

Groundbreaking news for school

Journalist Kelly with AET chairman Ian Foster

Journalist Kelly with AET chairman Ian Foster

What nicer news to break for a school client than the long-awaited start of building work to create their multi-million pound facilities? Our client Greensward Academy, in Hockley, Essex, has been graded outstanding by Ofsted for 12 years, all despite a rather aging building. The money and permission is now in place to allow work to commence. As Media Consultant for the school, we sent journalist Kelly along for the traditional turf-cutting ceremony (albeit on a concrete playground!). It was also a great opportunity to catch up with the chairman of the Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) which takes care of Greensward and a number of other schools we work with. The article, written by our journalist, appears on the website of local newspaper, the Echo. Take a look….

We do…love to write about weddings!

Our wedding column launch in I Do supplement

Our wedding column launch in I Do supplement

Little girls love to dream about their future wedding. Bigger girls who grow up to be journalists love to write about their upcoming wedding! Our journalist Kelly is on the countdown to her big day and so when local newspaper, the Essex Chronicle, offered us the opportunity to provide a monthly column to their I Do wedding supplement, we knew we had just the writer. This week sees the launch of the column, with an introduction article featured in the newspaper. Brides-to-be are being invited to send their questions in to us here at KLC so fellow amateur wedding planner Kelly can give her tips and advice, bride to bride. Email any questions to to be in with a chance of them featuring in the newspaper. Read the column here…. I Do column PS, if you didn’t see our last post, the double page feature about Tracy Williams Studio Photography which sits next to our column is also written by us!

PR captures photographer’s skills

When a photographer came to us brimming with ideas of unique packages to offer her clients, we knew promoting her would be easy.

Tracy Williams Studio Photography offers such a wide range of alternative photo shoots, we were spoilt for choice of which angle to take in her first press release.

We decided to use her wonderful Rock The Frock package to target the bridal market first. The photo shoots allow brides to put on their big day dresses once again and have some funky photos taken – with vamped-up accessories and in model-like poses.

The feature, written by our journalist, appears in this week’s I Do supplement in the Essex Chronicle newspaper.

Take a look… Rock The Frock feature

PS, you may recognise the bride-to-be in the column down the left of the spread, too 🙂

KLC interview with Jack Straw in print

Delighted with the great coverage of our report on MP Jack Straw’s visit to one of our client schools.

The former Home Secretary spent an evening at The Helena Romanes School, in Great Dunmow, Essex, as part of the Essex Book Festival.

We act as Media Consultant for this and many other schools in and around Essex.

Our journalist went along to report on the event, getting an opportunity to spend some time with Mr Straw before he went on stage.

The article, written by our journalist Kelly Clark, appears in the latest issue of the Essex Chronicle newspaper.

Take a look… Jack Straw at Helena Romanes School