PR Resolution


With host Stella Bayles

The straight-talking Public Relations podcast that gives you the information you need to find your own PR direction.

Host Stella Bayles

Latest episode —


Why the UK’s biggest corporates are at risk of reputational damage

with Alastair McCapra

In this episode Stella interviews the Chief Executive of the CIPR (Chartered Institute of Public Relations) Alastair McCapra. They talk about FTSE 100 businesses and the lack of PR expertise in executive leadership teams and on boards in the UK. Alastair and Stella explore the reasons for this; including reputation management being viewed as a […]


Recent episodes —

Episode 48

How Cultural Understanding & ‘Rapid Media Response’ is Saving the World’s Animals

with Bev Boyle

Bev Boyle, who is the Global Head of Media at World Animal Protection plays a pivotal role in shaping the narrative around animal welfare on a global scale. She’s at the forefront of crafting media campaigns that not only raise awareness but also inspire action. In this episode of the PR Resolution Podcast, Stella and […]


How to Make Your Agency Profitable

with Simon Collard

How healthy does your agency feel? Are there uncertainties around budgets? Are some of your retainers switching to projects? Is your pipeline flowing or in need of some work? If your agency finances are feeling like a challenge right now you’re not alone. Research has confirmed that PR budgets are being reduced. Data gathered in […]

Episode 46

The Power of Music Partnerships

with Jelena Grozdanich

In episode 40 Stella explored ‘how music grows brands’ in her interview with authors & brand experts Rebecca Jolly and Joe Bellioti; They discussed the benefits music can have on a brands business but what about the other side of the partnership? The music artist. How does the involvement of a track in a PR […]

Episode 45

How Crime Journalism led to a Leading UK Charity PR Newsroom

with Martin McGlown

Stella is joined by Martin McGlown who was once a crime journalist at the London Evening Standard newspaper and went to head-up media relations at the world’s leading cancer charity; Cancer Research UK. They discuss the moment Martin made his career-defining decision and why he and the charity have never looked back. They look at […]

Episode 44

How a musical shoe led to a PR investment firm

with Margo Neely

Margo Neely she is the Chief Creative Officer of Neely & Daughters a New York based start-up business consultancy. She is also the creator of the Neely Air TR-808 “Disturb the Peace” drum machine shoe concept: a digital tap shoe (of sorts) that allows the user to create digital beats and rhythms with movement.  This […]

Episode 43

Inside ‘Secret Cinema’

with Simon le Grice

Due to its success ‘Secret Cinema’ isn’t so secret anymore. The London-based entertainment company that specialises in immersive film events now has fans throughout Europe and has recently launched in the US. The magic of the immersive performances has led to a cult following. But how much of the following is driven by PR and […]

Episode 42

How a PR team helped evacuate 54 Ukrainian orphans to the UK

with David Fraser

As a rule I don’t discuss PR agency’s values on the show. They are for staff and should stay on slides or post-its. But when I heard this story of how one ‘agency value’ resulted in a team helping to evacuate 54 orphans from Ukraine, I broke that rule and dedicated a whole episode to […]

Episode 41

Coverage to Capital

with Richard Bagnall and Darryl Sparey

In this episode I interview PR measurement experts, Richard Bagnall and Darryl Sparey on their latest joint research that explores the effects PR has on attracting investors and gain funding for tech start-ups. We delve into the research results including the types of business that see this success, the PR approach needed to gain similar […]

Episode 40

How Music Grows Brands

with Joe Belliotti and Rebecca Jolly

In this episode I delve into the power of music; how it shapes cultures, grows brands and can drive business. I’m interviewing two people who’s deep understanding of music & culture has led them to work on brand partnership deals that have built reputation and grow businesses. I’m joined by ex-Head of Global Music at […]

Episode 39

Confidence in data: Behind the scenes at H+K Strategies

with Allison Spray & James Crawford

This episode lifts the lid on data literacy in one of there world’s most well-known agencies; H&K Strategies. I interview global head of data and analytics – Allison Spray alongside PR Agency One MD James Crawford. James and I co-wrote two chapters in a recent paper; ‘Data literacy in PR’. We looked at how to […]

Episode 38

Brands and fans in sport & entertainment in 2023

with Amar Singh

In this episode I interview Amar Singh, ex-Evening Standard journalist turned content and digital marketing expert in sport and entertainment. Former ‘head of global football content’ at Budweiser and ‘head of content’ at West Ham United, Amar has helped grow audiences across multiple platforms by truly understanding fans and creating content strategies that resonate. Now […]

Episode 37

Getting the most from AMEC Measurement Month 2022

with Johna Burke

AMEC Measurement Month is a time for everyone in Public Relations to level-up their knowledge in evaluation and measurement of comms. Held in November its the perfect time to learn and refresh your approach ready for new KPIs in a new year. There are just over 4 weeks of events and content releases from AMEC […]

Episode 36

PR & the most controversial World Cup in history

with Andy Sutherden

At the time of publish, we are 3 weeks away from the 2022 Fifa World Cup in Qatar. Normally at this stage we’re at the height of World Cup excitement; fans are excited about team selections, journalists are reporting from training camps and tabloids are on WAG watch… This year is very different. Nearly all […]


How one PR report is helping gain funding to connect Dads with soul…

with Dan Flanagan

Stella Bayles interviews Dan Flanagan, founder of the growing community interest group ‘Dad La Soul’. From humble beginnings of group of 14 dads getting together for a play date with their kids, ‘Dad La Soul’ is now a globally recognised Community Interest company that connects over 2.5k dads through art, tech and music events & […]

Episode 34

The PR powerhouse on every tech founders (& investors!) wish list

with Donna Loughlin Michaels

In this episode I interview Donna Loughlin, she is the founder & owner of PR firm LMGPR and host of podcast ‘Before It Happened.  Having started journalism at just 10 years old; helping at a local newspaper network that her family managed, Donna progressed & became a global journalist for Reuters and the BBC. It was when […]

Episode 33

The creative comms formula that drives b2b sales 

with Grace Keeling & James Beveridge

This episode explores the business success that occurs when two areas of marketing combine and work together really well.  I interview Grace Keeling and James Beverage, co-founders of Made by Giants. Launching a B2B communications agency at the beginning of a pandemic may sound may sound like a tall order but for Made by Giants, […]

Episode 32

Gary Preston, CoverageBook take 2!

with Gary Preston

The day this podcast publishes (Tuesday 16th November 2021) CoverageBook 2 will launch. So, in this episode I catch up with the original founder of our PR tech; Gary Preston to share the details with our listeners first! We start with our journey; our agency pasts, and the measurement and reporting experiences that led to […]

Episode 31

How a PR infographic secured an NBA player a $64million deal

with Brian Wallace

In this episode I interview Brian Wallace Founder of NowSourcing, the top rated infographic agency in the United States. If you thought infographic content in PR had its day, think again. Brian and his team recently helped a NBA player secure a $64million deal by reshaping the way the US media thought about him, all […]

Episode 30

Meet the PR team increasing the influence of the UK’s biggest lifestyle media

with Effie Kanyua

Editorial influence is one of the most important elements of PR planning and research. But who is responsible for growing media readership? In this episode I interview Effie Kanyua, the Director of PR & Comms at publisher ‘Hearst UK’ which includes Harper’s Bazaar, ELLE, Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan, Men’s Health and Women’s health. I find out […]