PR, Events & Brand Strategy for the Entertainment Industry
The personal, bespoke approach of a boutique consultancy with the global reach of an international agency
Our services are bespoke to the needs of each client and their ultimate objectives, but here are a few of the areas in which we may be able to help...
PR, Brand Strategy & Events for the Entertainment Industry.
Representation in London & Dubai.
Who We Are
Founded by Emma Bartholomew in 2010, Emma Bartholomew PR is directed by Emma herself with support from a range of freelancers, selected for their specialist areas of expertise. Emma has always believed that best practise is to bring in experts in particular fields and on the ground in specific markets, depending on what is called for by each project. Freelancers in the network include (but are not limited to) graphic designers, social media professionals, marketing specialists, events managers, operations logisticians, sound and lighting engineers, copywriters, press officers and a vast range of talented artists for live music events.
What We Do
We work with clients in the entertainment industry and organisations who wish to use music and entertainment in activations to drive brand strategy.
Although based in London, with many of our projects involving national/international representation of UK-based clients, our work is global and our reach will cover whichever markets our clients require. Past projects have included campaigns across Europe, The Middle East, North and South America, and Asia. With a particularly strong contacts network across the GCC region of the Middle East and a range of experience in the UAE and Qatar, we have a passion for helping clients develop presence in that market, whether they are new or more established businesses. We also work directly with local clients in the region.
We build sustainable relationships on your behalf, represent the ultimate perception of what you do and sing about it to the world for you. We partner you with the brands that elevate your offering and the engagement you have with your clients and potential clients.
We curate and create events that are the very personification of your brand. We transform your vision of your ideal customer experience into a three-dimensional activation that lives and breathes your brand. We report regularly on progress and adapt where necessary to reach the goals we have set together.
We like to turn heads and make a relevant, engaging impact with the work we do.
The key to all effective communication is listening. So we do this first. We listen to what you need from your project, campaign, outreach, strategy or event. Lucien Freud put it best when he aspired to, "Astonish, Disturb, Seduce, Convince". That's what we do on your behalf.
Passion for our work and the clients we represent is always the driver, but the motto that fuels the engine is, "We can and we will".
Having graduated with a BA (Hons) in Spanish (with secondary study in Film, Theatre & Television) from the University of Bristol, Emma's professional outlook has always been international and largely entertainment focused. Her sixteen years of Sales, Marketing and PR experience has also given her a wide scope of business insight. After starting her career in Sales and Marketing for an international luxury brand representing the EMEA region, Emma spent time living and working in Romania, Scandinavia, Spain, France, and the UAE, and then as Project Manager in Global Communications at Saatchi & Saatchi's London Head Office. Alongside her core consultancy, Emma has also worked a freelance journalist, with work published in titles including The Times, Time Out and Huffington Post and as a regular news reviewer for BBC radio. She currently presents a regular show on London’s Soho Radio. Loving the diversity freelance consultancy allows, Emma has relished the opportunity to work for and with clients including Universal Music, multi-market campaigns for MTV, MIDEM, Metropolis Studios in London, Katara Studios in Qatar and Dubai Airports.
With a performance background, Emma has always maintained a working relationship with the music and entertainment industries, including organising, hosting and promoting live music events at numerous iconic venues across London, presenting documentaries for TV, artist management and A&R for synchronisation. Emma is mainly based in London and regularly works in the UAE and wider GCC area of the Middle East.
Past & Present Clients
Proud to have consulted for, represented, worked with or contributed to...
We are proud of all the work we do and all the clients we've worked with, but here are a few of our favourite recent projects.
News, Press & Industry Musings
A selection of cuttings on EBPR clients, news about upcoming events, musings on the entertainment industry & some examples of Emma's published writing for various titles...
Soho Radio Show
Emma presents a fortnightly show on Soho Radio, the Happiness Pause, exploring the concept of happiness in our daily and working lives. Guests chat about where they find their happiness and share a playlist of mood-shifting, uplifting tracks from all genres and eras.
Thanks to all the brilliant Happiness Pause guests to date - from most recent to the first to appear: Janesta Boudreau (Award-winning music supervisor & owner of Rocking Horse Road Productions), Mark Savage (BBC Music Reporter), Kim Rowell (Children’s Author & BBC Stories Assistant Editor), Chaminda Stanislaus (Chairman, Radio Lollipop London), Sharon Rose (Actor, Singer, Songwriter - currently starring in Hamilton), Dimitri Scarlato (Composer & Arranger) & Rhian Jones (Freelance Music Business Journalist)…
Links to all the shows (in the above order) on the right
Find out more here
Please email any guest submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org