The perils of Skype media interviews

Skype interviews are everywhere. Suddenly so popular that media training manuals and courses are being re-written to include segments on how to get them right (ours included). Here’s the Wordsmith guide to getting it right.

Wordsmith produces second edition of NAFD PR Handbook

Wordsmith Communication has produced a second edition of its popular PR Handbook for the National Association of Funeral Directors, designed to support funeral directors across the UK in promoting and protecting their businesses. Wordsmith also provides a 24 hour PR hotline for funeral firms as part of its’ work for the NAFD, helping members who […]

Wordsmith-produced magazine judged a ‘thumping good read!’

Funeral Director Monthly, which is produced by Wordsmith Communication on behalf of the National Association of Funeral Directors, has won a second prestigious award, this time from the Trade Association Forum which named it Magazine of the Year. In addition the Association’s brand new website ( – which Wordsmith also worked on and manages in […]

Wordsmith Communication broadens remit with Rigby Group

From an initial engagement with property development arm Rigby & Rigby, in 2013, Wordsmith Communication is now supporting the £2 billion, family-owned Rigby Group plc with writing services covering almost every one of their six divisions, including airports, aviation, financial, property and group-related projects.

Failed to plan? Plan to fail…

So the saying goes. And it’s particularly true in PR. When you are running a growing business and every employee is busy with their day jobs it can be hard to see how time can be found for any PR, let alone PR planning.

Wordsmith to support UK Central inward investment campaign

Wordsmith Communication has been retained by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to support their UK Central inward investment campaign which positions the outstanding economic performance and opportunity represented by the borough.  

Change your words, change your outcome…

I am not often moved to recommend viral videos but this one says something about communication that is very true and extremely important.

Wordsmith Communication puts Digital Autopsies at the top of the news agenda

Wordsmith Communication secured coverage on BBC News, Sky News, Al Jazeera, BBC Radio 4 Today programme, The Guardian, ITV News and many others for the launch of the World’s first Digital Autopsy Facility Network at the Sheffield Medico-Legal Centre. There was also coverage in the specialist media and as far afield as Australia. The BBC […]

Wordsmith builds on launch success with a PR contract to support EH Smith

Following a successful project to launch the £400,000 redevelopment of EHSmith’s Shirley branch, which included securing print, digital, radio and television coverage, Wordsmith Communication has been engaged to provide UK-wide PR support to the family firm, which has been in operation for more than 90 years and is led by 94-year-old chairman Ken Smith.

Wordsmith Communication secures new PR contract with the NAFD

Building on our work with the National Assocation of Funeral Directors to produce the award-winning Funeral Director Monthly, Wordsmith Communication is delighted to have won a competitive pitch to manage all public relations activity on behalf of the Association.