Tricia Phillips, Senior journalist, The Daily Mirror
"Punch understands that when I need information, it's an immediate need,
not something to come back to further down the line. Consequently, we
have developed a close working relationship as the team responds
quickly, is extremely reliable and usually bends over backwards to meet
my requirements. As a PR team that is both creative and pays close
attention to detail, I would certainly recommend Punch.
Damian Barr, The Times & Olive Magazine
"Punch do stories - not sell-ins."
Mike Brook, editor, T3
"A creative agency without the bureaucracy of larger companies, the
Punch team is effective, passionate, professional and easy to work with.
Dinah Greek, News Editor, ComputerActive
"As a journalist, it is important to know that public relations teams
understand the constraints we work under- including helping us meet
tight deadlines, answering queries and passing on relevant information
quickly; the Punch team always comes up trumps. It is also extremely
helpful that they take the time to target us with the right stories and
angles that would interest our readers. A plus is the people are nice
and this always helps and over the years we have established a great
Christian Hall, Section Editor, .net
"Punch hits hard at getting the right info straight to the media. Reliable and knowledgable, Punch is a winner.
Antony Mayfield, blogger at Open (minds, finds, conversations)
"Punch understands the changing nature of media and takes planning for
blogs and social media as an important part of that. The team keeps a
close eye on how social media is evolving - I think it was the founder
who first told me about the wonder of RSS feeds, for instance - and are
always looking for the most effective way of communicating for their
Iain S Bruce (UK Internet Journalist of the Year 2002 & 2001)
"Having worked with Pete Goold for many years, I have come to regard him
as a top notch professional and a man whose pitches are always worth
listening to. Sorting out the wheat from the chaff, he's provided me
with numerous creative and interesting opportunities which I've been
successfully developing into stories for the likes of the Sunday
Herald, Scotsman, Guardian and Sunday Times and I expect this trend to
continue as Punch Communications moves into a bright future.
Sandra Vogel, Freelance IT Journalist
"I have known Pete Goold for several years through various PR roles he
has undertaken. His pitches credible and creative, and he always bears
in mind my many 'hats' as a freelance IT journalist working for various
national daily, monthly and online media, ensuring he delivers
information that is appropriate to each and relevant to his client.
Importantly for this sector, Pete is technically adept, but knows when
to refer me on to others for information and when to supply it himself.
Pete is skilled at handling press events, both as one to one and group
situations. My experience here ranges from week long press trips to
short briefing meetings.
Justin Pearse, Features Editor, New Media Age
"As a PR professional Emma understands that a key role in media
relations is to make a journalist's working life as easy as possible.
She is responsive, highly attentive to detail and a pleasure to deal
Andrew Craig, Deputy Editor, WebUser
"Emma has always provided me with first-class service, getting me the
information I want, when I need it - which is vital in a fast -paced