BlueSky PR has been a strategic communications partner for APSCo since 2012 and has supported us in a range of comms activity, from social media management and external PR, to a variety of content production, including internal messages and external stakeholder engagement. The team is proactive, ensuring our voice is being heard in the staffing sector and supports APSCo’s government lobbying activity. They’ve helped us spread the APSCo message – including the new initiatives we are delivering on behalf of the staffing sector – and have more recently supported the launch of APSCo Outsource, a new trade body for business across Recruitment Process Outsourcing, Managed Service Providers, Statement of Work and Managed Projects. They are integral to the success of APSCo and everything we do - I would highly recommend BlueSky PR.
Ann Swain, Global CEO
BlueSky has been a long term partner to AMS and has provided an invaluable and responsive service throughout the pandemic in particular. They have been agile and thoughtful, and acted as an extension of our team.
Marisa Kacary, Managing Director - Brand, Marketing & Communications
During these unprecedented times, BlueSky PR has provided us with the support needed to raise our profile within the sectors we work in and also strengthened our business development. We have used the high-quality blog content to re-engage existing prospects via our monthly newsletter, while the strong organic search results combined with social media activity have enabled us to generate engage with candidates and clients.
Lewis Richards, Founder
We’ve been working with the BlueSky team to support our global PR programme on a project and retained basis for over five years now. The team is very proactive, knows the talent management arena inside out and really understands our business and its objectives. And all this means that they consistently achieve fantastic media coverage for us. I’d have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone seeking PR and marcomms support.
Alexa Bradbury, Global Marketing Director
The BlueSky PR team became a real partner for Sterling EMEA as soon as we engaged them for media relations support. Not only were they able to secure us fantastic coverage in leading publications, but they also produced brilliant content on our behalf. They were able to take the knowledge and information from the team and turn it into engaging copy that really raised our profile as a thought leader in background screening. Having a partner that proactively suggested new ideas and flagged news for us to comment on really helped grow Sterling’s profile. I would highly recommend them.
Ed Martin, Marketing Director EMEA
BlueSky PR has dramatically increased the visibility and engagement across our social media channels enabling us to reach new audiences and keep our divisions front of mind for existing candidates and clients.
Julia O’Connor, General Manager
BlueSky PR has been an integral part of the 6CATS team for a number of years and their support growing our social media presence has been hugely valuable. Being able to trust the team with our online communication and provide the guidance we need to benefit from paid social media campaigns has certainly had a positive impact on our brand.
Graham Palfery-Smith, Chairman
BlueSky PR has undoubtedly achieved its objective of building the APSCo brand and its reputation as a ‘badge of quality’ in key target markets, through turning data which we already had at our fingertips into valuable PR coverage. The traction this campaign has gained has exceeded all expectations, with an average of 10 plus pieces of coverage every month – and the activity has been incredibly well received by journalists, members and audiences alike.
Moya Rylands, Commercial Director
I recently attended BlueSky’s PR workshop and couldn’t recommend it enough. Tracey is a genuine expert and leader in her field and is happy to share that expertise taking you through all elements of the PR journey. From PR’s role in driving awareness and brand value, through to the creation of press releases, distribution, networking with relevant journalists and publications, crisis management and the all-important strategy and ROI, no stone is left unturned.
What I found especially useful was the relevance to recruitment and our business. Much of the content was tailored to Harnham with practical examples that we could immediately implement and gain quick results alongside more longer term goals. 5 stars!
Rob Quirk, Head of Marketing
Tracey is quite simply one of the most impressive individuals I’ve met in the communications and recruitment industries over the last 20 years.
Despite having an incredible wealth of knowledge and being so well connected, she is incredibly unassuming, modest and down to earth in her approach which makes working with her always a pleasure. She is incredibly generous, constantly giving tonnes of additional value above and beyond the normal boundaries of supplier and client relationship.
Tracey’s a joy to work with. She’s artfully consultative in a way that engages and elicits the best out of any dialogue, providing clarity of approach in a strategic and consultative manner but one which never loses sight of creating clear and attainable commercial objectives.
She is that rare gem: a creative and commercial force who gets it and has that focus to help us get it too.
Tim Connolly, Founding Partner
We used BlueSky to establish a market presence using social media aimed at our target markets. The BlueSky team are experts at their work and operate in very close and effective co-operation with our team. Strongly recommended.
Richard Lowe, Managing Director
We’ve had BlueSky PR help The Recruitment Network with facilitating and talking at a number of our marketing workshops. They consistently deliver fantastic thought-provoking content which help our delegates come away with tons of notes and strategies to improve their marketing.
Haydn Morgans, Marketing Manager
I’ve known Tracey for almost 5 years now and have witnessed first-hand the sheer brilliance of her established network as not only an ex-Recruiter but as one of the industry’s best connected PR professionals within our space. Tracey and Carly Smith at BlueSkyPR have helped Healthier Recruitment raise its profile and have strengthened our business development as a result of the excellent PR that Tracey and Carly Smith have secured. Can’t recommend enough. Thank you BlueSky team.
Michael Johnson Ellis, Managing Director
Juliet Eccleston, Co-Founder
Being featured on one of the busiest news segments in UK TV is obviously great news for us and allows our skills and expertise to reach a potentially enormous audience. We were hugely impressed at the speed with which it came together. We were contacted on a Sunday night and were interviewed on the Monday afternoon which involved having a full camera and recording team come to Southampton from London to film the segment. Without BlueSky this wouldn’t have happened and we’re very grateful for their help.
Paul Payne, Managing Director and Co-Founder
Guidant Group has been a client of BlueSky for a only a few months but I have been truly impressed by their work so far. The team have an in-depth knowledge of the recruitment sector and its media. They are passionate, hard-working and most importantly they get results! I’d be very happy to recommend them.
Alexa Garthwaite, Divisional Marketing Manager
BlueSky PR managed to unlock the knowledge that we had inside the business and share it with a national audience of key stakeholders. The profile of our CEO, Nick Simpson, has increased exponentially since we began working together and the coverage we have achieved together has no doubt assisted our wider business objectives.
Michael Johnson-Ellis, Director of Business Development
We knew that the unique data we generated would be of interest to the communications industry, but the challenge for us was how to develop a media partnership that would get the VMA brand name and the report in front of our key senior-comms audience. Not only were BlueSky PR able to secure an exclusive agreement with one of our top targets, but they did so without the need for any advertorial costs.
Julian Moore, Head of Marketing
Since we’ve started working with BlueSky I’ve been consistently impressed by the team’s deep knowledge of the recruitment and talent management sectors as well as their strong networks in the UK media. BlueSky has secured us great coverage in a range of media and on various platforms and channels for all of our UK brands. They can work on an almost entirely self-sufficient basis and are very good at being proactive and spotting PR opportunities when they arise. They’ve also proved themselves to be adaptable and very easy to deal with meaning that any issues are resolved almost immediately.
Michael Bennett, Director
BlueSky worked hard to effectively raise Women in Technology’s profile by generating positive coverage in national media & sector specific press. BlueSky understands its client’s needs and are able to accurately present core messages through every available channel. They not only generated quality content, they also successfully managed award nominations, online media & press relations. As a result our brand was elevated which, in turn, strengthened my own position as an expert within my field.
Through effective blogging, social media and a first class service, BlueSky has given our business the profile it needs in a competitive and changing market. What started as a discretionary spend is now an essential part of our budget and business strategy as we continue to grow the business. We have been very impressed with the creativity and more importantly quality of the PR BlueSky produce for us each month.
David Press, Director
We’ve been working with the team at BlueSky PR for over two years. As a business our aim was to build our brand and gain more exposure within our client industry press. BlueSky has provided fantastic support in helping us develop a year-long plan with various deliverables to ensure we achieve our goal. They have succeeded in securing some really diverse press coverage, both traditional and online, as well as establishing a great social networking presence. The icing on the cake is their in-depth knowledge of the recruitment market, which speeds up the whole process. They are a pleasure to work with!
Gill Bell, HR Director
It took me 10 years to find a PR and marketing company that really understood what I was trying to achieve with the survey I wanted to do. Well done everyone involved and special thanks to the team at BlueSky.
Tony Goodwin, CEO
At a&dc we are seen as leaders in the field of behavioural assessment and development, and our clients look to us for the latest thinking and research. In order to really portray ourselves as thought leaders , we feel that PR is absolutely critical. And since we began working with BlueSky in September 2012 we have come to rely on PR. We are now able to seek out opportunities within industry and national press, both in digital and in print, reaching a much wider audience.
Catherine Cook, Marketing Manager
The team at BlueSky have generated an impressive amount of coverage for Twenty but it doesn’t stop there. They have a refreshing approach when it comes to PR and understand that it covers so much more than just the media. They have been instrumental in developing copy for our website; for our employer branding messages and for our social media channels. Regular visitors to the office, and popular with the whole team, BlueSky is more than just a supplier; they are a key strategic advisor.
Adrian Kinnersley, MD