Corporate Communications

SKV offers strategic consultancy and advice to large organisations on how best to communicate to their stakeholders, from external audiences and partners to key internal audiences such as employees.

The communications foundations for any organisation in any sector are to be connected, consistent and clear.

For a number of large organisations, SKV has helped to deliver corporate comms plans which deliver effective solutions and improve organisational performance.

SKV Communications has been appointed by Coface UK & Ireland to manage media relations for its Country Risk Conference for the second year in succession.

The key appointment builds on the specialism developed by the Manchester-based agency in promoting conference and exhibitions in order to attract both sponsors and delegates and to generate client profile and reputation raising coverage via publicity in target media.

In 2010 the agency managed the Coface Country Risk Conference in Manchester and is managing media relations for the event at the Emirates Stadium in London in June 2011.

The  appointment of SKV follows its success in managing the 2011 North of England Education Conference where the agency’s role included producing delegate and exhibitor marketing copy, pre-conference media relations, negotiating partnerships with specialist education publishers and managing national and regional journalists reporting daily from the conference itself.  SKV also worked directly with high profile conference speakers both before and during NEEC 2011. These included Baroness Estelle Morris, Ex-Haringey DCS Sharon Shoesmith, Ann Widdecombe, Martin Bell, Andy Burnham and School’s Minister Nick Gibb.

Other recent conference and events wins include PR management for the UK’s first conference focusing on the sustainable retrofitting of domestic housing stock. This included managing the media launch of the world’s first Energy House facility, working with expert speakers drawn from across academia, industry and government, and all pre and post conference press relations. SKV also oversaw the production of a high quality five-minute film documenting key moments in conference proceedings and the unveiling of The Energy House.

Justin Strong, Associate Director at SKV Communications, is managing the campaign for the Coface UK & Ireland Country Risk Conference and devised and implemented last year’s conference campaign which secured the attendance of national and trade media and more than 250 delegates.

Justin said: “We have extensive experience of promoting conferences and events and most importantly of attracting sponsorship and delegates. In addition to tried and tested techniques such as creating profile pieces on event organisers and using celebrities to open and attend exhibitions, we liaise with individual exhibitors to source news stories to secure media coverage and encourage attendance.

“Being retained by Coface UK & Ireland to promote its Country Risk Conference for a second successive year is a fantastic win for us and we look forward to building on our achievements of last year to make the 2011 conference in London a major success.”

Call SKV’s corporate communications experts Andrew Spinoza and Geraldine Vesey on (0161) 838 7770.