Chocolate PR- Raising the Bar

Chocolate PR is an agency passionate about raising the bar and giving the industry a better name. Founded by Jo Swann in 2004 and still managed by her today, Chocolate PR is driven by passion for helping businesses benefit from the power of PR, with a specialism for working with growth businesses and ambitious entrepreneurs. Whether you’re a growing company in Yorkshire or a female entrepreneur in London, we can offer you all-round support so you benefit from our 20 years experience in the PR industry.

“We’ve been delivering award winning results for nearly 20 years working with some of the most innovative companies in the UK.”

Popular PR Services

PR Strategy Plans

We can work as your PR Director to plan strategic PR campaigns, content creation and media relations activity. We often work at board level.

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Get in the Press

From expert quotes in national mags/papers, to sharing your story on the BBC, to products featuring in glossy mag gift guides, we get you in the press.

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PR COURSES

PR workshops, 121 coaching & online PR courses, we’re on a mission to help you harness the power of PR. It’s not just for the big boys.

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PR CLINIC

Fantastic for small businesses who want to tap into our expert knowledge, run something past us or get specific advice.

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For FREE for a limited time only connect with like minded people, get plugged into the latest PR opportunities and receive tips & techniques from Jo and the team each week.

Who we help

Consumer PR

Female Entrepreneurs

Growth SMEs

CSR FOCUSED ORGANISATIONS

LATEST FROM THE BLOG

Brandology Workshop: Your Brand & PR Masterclass – LEEDS

A time to refresh your brand and nail your messaging We are excited to be partnering on this workshop in January that will give small business owners and entrepreneurs a chance to take stock before the year kicks off to ensure they have all their ducks in...

NEW: The PR Accelerator – for Jan 2019

Your fast-track pass to publicity, positioning and PR success - An exclusive 8 week programme to get you in the press in Q1 Welcome! Is one of your goals for 2019 to get in the press? Would you like to have achieved this by the time Q1 is done? If so it’s time to jump...

6 Steps to the Press Saying “YES!” – FREE PR WEBINAR

Join us on a FREE webinar to help you kick off 2019 on a high...get your head in the right space NOW to ensure you waste no time when 2019 arrives. This year isn't done yet - there's still time to use it to really help you gear up for growth next year. You asked....we...

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  • Do you have knowledge that could help others overcome something you’ve suffered? Our clients can tell you it feels amazing to share it 🎉 ⠀
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A really interesting read here. We never lose the buzz of achieving coverage for our clients that showcases them as experts - and in this case we know just how connected Natasha is to this topic. ⠀ https://metro.co.uk/2019/03/15/anxiety-depression-can-affect-way-eat-cope-8908727/?ito=cbshare
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She’s been there, she’s suffered, she’s overcome her battles. Here she shares knowledge from her psychology training to help others suffering. Love seeing female entrepreneurs follow paths that make an impact 💗Congratulations @natashaleighbray - we know you’ll help many others with this advice. Way to go as part of your mission to make an impact 👌🏻
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⠀ *We can help you get your knowledge to those who need it. Drop a ME below if you’d like a free guide on how to do this*
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#womenhelpingwomen #bossbabe #womensvoice #beheard #anxiety #depression #health #wellness #healthylife #psychology #inspire
  • What a cute little bundle.... a big thank you to @littlebeausheep for this lovely 🎁 ⠀
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We’ve very lucky to have received lots of gorgeous presents for baby Oscar - but this gift is pretty unique. ⠀
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The world famous dryer balls are already being overworked and the super soft balm has been much appreciated in more areas than one! 🙈
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Beautifully packaged this is a lovely new baby gift, and one with a conscience as Sarah has worked hard developing her eco products and eliminating plastic where she can.
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A business born from a passion to connect with the countryside she lives in after quitting her high flying corporate job, working mum Sarah has recently started to raise her game with her visibility - and all’s paying off as she’s currently nominated for a ‘Micro Business of the year’  award and recently was profiled as a business deserving of recognition from Theo Paphitis. ⠀
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Having featured in local press, business press, BBC radio and highlighted as “Easily the most adorable plastic-free product on the market...” we’re delighted this gorgeous eco brand is getting noticed. ⠀
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Give them a follow xx @littlebeausheep ⠀
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#smallbusiness #microbusiness #independent #retail #babygift #newbaby #pr #femaleentrepreneur #womeninbiz #fempreneur #sheboss #ukbusinesswomen #successfullwomen #inspirationalwomen  #womensupportingwomen #femalefounders #entrepreneursofinstagram #ecoshopping #sustainable
  • Happy International Women’s Day!! Today we celebrate by launching “The Woman I’m Becoming”. If you do one thing today to support this I would love it to be that you buy this new @authorsandco book launched today. There is so much passion in here!! 💗
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With support from the media across the UK and an amazing group of supporters behind us - WE HAVE DONE IT! this book has already become a ‪#1‬ Bestseller⚡️You can get your copy here for just 99p for the next 24 hours 👇🏻
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👉https://amzn.to/2EBTEB6👈
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For just 99p and 1 click you can support not only the fantastic women who have shared wisdom, advice and their story but also young girls who could benefit from attending self development retreats thanks to the royalties of it. If you’ve got a daughter it’s also a no brainer!
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As women we are complex beings (!) - but we are GREAT at uniting for a cause. On the whole (when you choose the right ones!) women are supportive, collaborative, inspiring, motivating and this book is a true illustration of that.
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I’ve already read some of the chapters and it’s powerful stuff 💥. Covering mindset to nutrition, hormones to financial planning this book has been created to support and guide young women, in many areas of their lives - and it’s something I’m hugely proud to be backing. I hope you will support it too. Thank you x 💗
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#visibility #entrepreneursofinstagram #authenticity #doyou #globalwomen #author
  • A question for you? Do you feel that you could be ‘too much for some people’ ? That your strong character isn’t always an advantage and it’s sometimes better to ‘dull down’ to fit in?
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Please DON’T!! We love this post from Stacey Wilkinson @wilkosworldrocks on her recent PR win. It was important to us that this piece illustrated her true character- even if that strong will and a traditional media outlet don’t seem to mix... we went for authenticity and it rang true- they loved the piece and all credit to them showcased Stacey’s story just as it should be👌🏻- using her own words and language. They loved the piece because it was from the heart, it was real, it was her.
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Be more you....! 👌🏻⚡️
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‪This is how it made Stacey feel 😆‬
‪“‬I’ve had my first article published on an academia site. Me! ⠀
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Didn’t actually think they’d use it as my style isn’t exactly ‘government-friendly’ 😂 - but they have and I’m chuffed.
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The piece details my thoughts on why the tech world is largely dominated by men.”
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#authenticity #doyou #sexism #bereal #fempreneur  #sheboss  #ukbusinesswomen #successfulwomen #inspirationalwomen 
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I am so excited and still in shock! 
I’ve made it to the finals in the Inspirational Achiever category of these incredible awards, alongside 3 other amazing finalists.

I am so excited, honoured, shocked and grateful to everyone who nominated me. I cannot thank you enough.

The Public Vote is now open and I’d love to encourage you to get your vote in!

Thank you so much for all your support xoxo

http://superachievers.pitman-training.com/mobile/Alison%20Callan.php

#awards #inspirationalachiever #womeninbusiness #successcoach #pitmantraining #superachievers #spiritualbossbabe #bossbabe #womenempowerment #futureleaders #inspiredaily #inspirationalwomen #workingmother
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We are absolutely delighted to see some of our fabulous clients recognized in these awards!! Please have a look through and show some support for these amazing ladies. 💗
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It’s pretty interesting to read their stories ⚡️- and gives you an idea of what elements of their background and work have been pulled out as interesting.... something that could help you if doing award submissions or indeed when preparing your story for the media.
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What are the benefits of being in these awards?
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🥇Kudos. Purely by being shortlisted they have proven to their audience they are a cut above the rest having beaten off competition to be in the final selection ⠀
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🥇Self worth. As entrepreneurs often we are so focused on our clients, on making an impact for them, of serving them. Women in particular are terrible at celebrating their own wins, achievements and success and we often brush wins under the carpet- but these awards require nominees to own it- as they now need to rally votes and it’s fab seeing this happen
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🥇Exposure. All nominees will now benefit from free press activity undertaken to raise their profile in local and national press- yes for free
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🥇SuperAchiever status. Being awarded this has really benefited from when pitching to media, new clients or for s
  • #Repost @jojessopmaloney with @get_repost
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#chocolatepr team meeting this afternoon and we all got to meet this gorgeous little man 👶🏼 he’s a little star @jochocpr it was lovely to see you 💕💖🌟 #friyey

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