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At Punch Communications we are passionate about integrating PR, search and social media.

WE’RE PASSIONATE ABOUT INTEGRATING PR, SEARCH AND SOCIAL MEDIA

Driven by a passion for digital innovation and supported by influential connections developed over years in the PR industry, Pete and Emma Goold co-founded Punch Communications in 2003.

Flourishing as a PR agency with a flair for taking advantage of emerging technology, Punch became one of the first to integrate social media into PR activity – along with incorporating search engine optimisation into our roster of services. 

Our integrated approach combines the brand awareness of a traditional PR campaign, the measurability and direct commercial impact of SEO, and the community creation and management benefits of social media. 

From start-ups to global multinationals, clients based in the UK and around the world profit from our responsive, dedicated, and flexible services.

Cassie O’Shea, Senior Editorial Manager at Punch Communications
Chloe Elliott, PR/Office Assistant at Punch Communications

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10Years in business

Deanna Hemsley, Finance Manager at Punch Communications
Philip Keightley, Senior Account Director at Punch Communications
Emma Goold, Company Director at Punch Communications

Six things to know about Punch:

  1. Established Techniques/New Channels: PR expertise and skills underpin search and social media success.
  2. Fast Growing: Manages narrative for Sony Ericsson's (now Sony Mobile) Facebook page, which grew from 300,000 to ~7 million fans in 24 months.
  3. Most Engaging: Influential in developing the most engaged Facebook page in the world for Sony Ericsson.
  4. Growth: The Punch team has roughly doubled in size every year for the last four years.
  5. Best In Class: Punch’s approach to social media has been cited as being “best in class” by a spokesperson at one of the world's largest social networking sites.
  6. Proven Tactics: Using PR, social media and technical knowledge, Punch has been helping clients' websites to reach the first page of Google for strategic keyword terms for over four years.

In their own words...

"Punch has a superb working understanding of the swiftly evolving social and search disciplines which, combined with the team's background in traditional PR activities, provides a unique perspective. The team is super-responsive and, critically, listens to our needs before responding, rather than simply offering a stock solution. Within the first months of working together, we swiftly developed a strong partnership which is geared towards delivering success for our business through excellence, endeavour and the practical application of best practice."

Ben Padley Former VP, Head of Digital Marketing & CRM Sony Xperia

In their own words...

"Punch's ability to understand digital marketing platforms and analyse the structure and operation of our channels from an external viewpoint has been a key asset in achieving our core objectives in digital. Coupled with the team's attention to detail and responsiveness, Punch has become invaluable in assisting Barclaycard in delivering success and excellence in many areas."

Katie Doble-Birch Social Media Director

In their own words...

“Punch has the experience and ability to recognise the significance of strategic reporting and content optimisation within social media. Punch offers us invaluable insight and an always-on resource. This means that Electrolux has the tools at hand to be much better placed to deliver results on our core marketing campaigns and objectives.”

Mattias Holm Vice President Social Media and PR

In their own words...

"We looked globally for the best agencies to help us achieve our objectives on an international level. Punch demonstrated the depth of experience and the breadth of reach that we sought, as well as an ambitious and enthusiastic attitude. Within the first weeks, Punch delivered the keyword rankings they promised."

Simon Foster Digital Strategy & Product Development

In their own words...

"Punch has delivered widespread consumer coverage which has supported numerous WWF campaigns. With results across the national, consumer, regional and online media we have been delighted with what Punch achieved on our behalf."

Jen Barnes Supporter Management Executive - Acquisition

Download

Punch Search Engine Intelligence 17/04/2014

  • Google’s Matt Cutts Debunks Some Popular SEO Myths
  • Yahoo’s Search Share Reaches All-Time Low
  • 410 Vs 404: How Does Google Treat Each Differently?
  • Google And Bing Now Include Rich Snippets From LinkedIn

Case Study

Barclaycard bespoke offers

Extensive social media strategy for Barclaycard's new offers service, covering activities from pre-launch to managing ‘always-on’ activity.

Blog

Ghost In The Machine

Today marks my second anniversary with Punch, and while two years may not seem like a long time in the grand scheme of things, so much has happened since 16 April 2012 that it feels like a lot longer.

Just a short commute across the pond to see my Punch family.