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.”

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

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Consumer PR

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‘Have a Heart’ – World Wellbeing Week 2019

You know we talk to you about values-driven PR…about telling your story and about illustrating your vision? Well this campaign is it! Lyndsey has hit PR perfection by launching her ‘Have a Heart campaign’ aiming to raise awareness for how we interact with others and how we can consciously be kinder to others.

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  • You know we talk to you about values driven PR.... about telling your story and about illustrating your vision?... Well this is IT! 👌🏻 Have a read of this article and see how @girlaboutyorkshire @girlaboutblogsquad hit PR perfection. .
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. - She’s told her story to get people to know, like and trust her
- She’s actively championing a cause that means something to her - to show she’s not all talk - She’s giving to charity - to show she’s not commercially driven
- She’s encouraging action, highlighting she’s on a mission to drive change - She’s being honest, open and true- providing real authenticity that the media are happy to support .
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⚡️https://www.yorkshiretimes.co.uk/article/Yorkshire-Mum-Calls-For-Us-All-To-Have-A-Heart⚡️
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. “A mum of 2 from a village in Yorkshire, whose depression has at times seen her lose days in bed, scared to face people and too anxious to leave the house, is spearheading a national campaign this month and fundraising for MIND, with a mission of pushing the power of kindness, after revisiting her trolling experience and ‘unconscious bullying’ which triggered her mental health struggles.”
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“Lyndsey has created the ‘Have a Heart’ campaign calling for women from across the UK to consciously be more open with their emotions and commit to being kinder to each other during World Wellbeing Week, having reflected on the impact others have on her own wellbeing.”
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“Much of her day to day anxiety comes from the everyday interactions ...a blank stare or dismissive glance at the school gates is the cut that goes the deepest.”
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Lyndsey invites us to wear our yellow heart on our sleeves to symbolize our commitment to be kinder to each other.
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Lyndsey is sharing her story to try and drive a wave of kindness and I’d really love it if you could support us 💛 [Hearts are available at www.girlabout.co.uk and you’d not only make our day but you can also make the day of a friend as you get a heart to gift 💝 too & all proceeds go to MIND ]
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#haveaheart #workingmums #womensupportingwomen #postnataldepression #PND #mentalhealth #worldwellbeingweek #mumbloggers #bullying #kindness #bekind #MIND #femalefounders #blog
  • What do all our clients have in common- be them male, female, corporate or an independent.... they all have balls! .
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This campaign is a shocker. It will make waves- but it needs to.
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Today we are supporting #stopcyberbullingday alongside our client @allgoodagency who has developed this campaign for @cybersmilefoundation - and we hope you will join the conversation too.
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They are sharing some of the shocking messages posted online that contribute to cyber bullying on big screens in key cities to awaken the nation to what goes on in cyberspace ... and are asking for us all to join in to #deletethehate and #tweetthelove to spread positivity across twitter today as an en masse effort to wake up to cyber bullying and to choose kindness instead.
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Next week we are launching a campaign with @girlaboutyorkshire that is a direct result of the impact of cyber bullying so we know all too well how hard this can hit. Let’s join the conversation to #deletethehate and #tweetthelove .
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#stopcyberbullyingday #creativedesign #marketing #pr #bebold #makeachangetoday #cyberbullying #standup #standtogether
  • Hands up who’s happy it’s Friday? 🙌 For today’s F**k It Friday Oscar is our inspiration... perfectly chilled, totally at ease, content in himself. He’s had a great week and thinks nothing of celebrating it with a drink and a snooze.... yes please! 😂

What are you celebrating this week? Let’s put our hands in the air like we just don’t care and share our wins! .... then let’s take a moment to feel proud of them and let’s see if we can get somewhere close to this contented feeling 💗 x .
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#celebratethewins #friyay #femalefounders #behappy #winningatlife #womeninbusiness #femaleentrepreneur #winstagram #successmindset #successday
  • Do you wonder how other brands get themselves into the press? How their products appear on top 10 best lists and how their products become recommended by your favourite media titles? ...
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It’s not luck. It might not even be hard work. They might know the tricks like we do....
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We’ve had our clients in The Telegraph, Grazia, Hello!, Cosmo, Wedding Ideas, on MSN, in Huff Post and soooooo many more - featured as a recommended product. We’ve also gifted celebs, and had product featured on TV shows.
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If you’d like to get your products featured in gift guides, in ‘best of’ lists and experience the excitement and business benefits that come with being endorsed by the media we can help!
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We can give you access to media enquiries, we can connect you to journalists who are hunting out products to feature.... we can get you in the running - all without costing the earth - shout up if you wanna know how!! X .
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P.S Many media are already working on their xmas gift guides!! 🙈🎄 #retail #productplacement #PR #beseen #visibility #marketing #ecommerce #giftguides #independentretail #retailers #retailmarketing #indieretailer #media
  • QUICK TIP: Be Real.
This week we are in full flow of our Dare to Be Seen course, where female entrepreneurs have come together to hone their story and find their voice to increase their profile.
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We have uncovered some incredible stories already, some truly heartfelt 'why's' behind their business mission and this is going to be powerful fuel for them as they start to storytell their way into the media.
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This is not corporate bull. This is not them trying to shove a product or service in front of someone's face. This is not contrived PR that leaves a sour taste in everyone's mouths. It's the truth. It's their reality and it's taken real vulnerability to share - but it's their story. It's real- and this is why this is going to lead to them being featured in national press.
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Often we are scared to be vulnerable in business - we feel we need to put on a show, a mask, a professional persona - but just think how much more enjoyable 'work' would be if you didn't have to always try so hard - and were just you. We promise it's more fun! x
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#pr #daretobeseen2019 #bossingit #strongwomen #femaleentrepreneur #womeninbiz #successfullwomen #inspirationalwomen #femalefounders #entrepreneursofinstagram #womensvoice #beheard #visibility #personalbranding
  • So just watched the fabulous Sarah Turner on BBC Countryfile and so proud to support this lady. Sarah has been steadily building this business for the last few years but only recently become more comfortable with having a profile. Huge congratulations Sarah and @littlebeausheep you were a total tellie natural and the products looked amazing!! You should be very proud 👌🏻⭐️🥂.
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#femalefounders #yorkshire #daretobeseen2019 #pr #femaleentrepeneur #entrepreneurspirit #retail #workingmum

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Here’s a bit more background on the #haveaheartcampaign we are behind this week. Have a read of Lyndsey Thomas Story on why this is so important to her. She’s sharing her story to try and... https://t.co/uY6nB9f2td

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