About

Sarah Harrison established Sarah Harrison PR in 2007 following a ten-year career in publishing and arts PR.

She was Publicity Manager at the Random House Group, one of the largest general book publishing companies in the UK, before joining The Art Fund, the UK's leading visual arts charity as Head of Press.

At Random House Sarah was responsible for delivering high-profile media campaigns across three commercial imprints including general fiction and non-fiction, autobiography, history, popular science, business and management.

Whilst at The Art Fund she led the charity's press campaigns to promote its £1 million art commission from the American artist James Turrell at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, efforts to secure Dumfries House for the nation and the public fundraising appeal to save J.M.W Turner's Blue Rigi for Tate Britain.

Sarah's expertise spans the world of arts, publishing, enterprise, design and lifestyle. As a consultant she has worked with the Booker prize-winning author Marilynne Robinson, Britain's only museum dedicated to the celebration of the design, history and art of gardens, the re-launch of one of London's most historic street markets and on the High Line for London design competition. She is passionate about delivering the 'right' campaign to the 'right' audience. Her approach is based on being both proactive and reactive to seek out the best opportunities to grow reputations and brands and deliver well-coordinated media campaigns.

Contact Sarah: sarah@sarahharrisonpr.com

Ana McLaughlin

Ana McLaughlin has fifteen years of book publicity experience. She has worked at Random House on a range of commercial fiction and non-fiction, Kyle Cathie on lifestyle campaigns including food and drink, gardening, health, beauty and lifestyle and as Head of Publicity, Marketing and Online at Michael O'Mara Books across a diverse list of books for adults and children.

She has delivered campaigns for brands including Green & Blacks Chocolate, Wagamama and Morgan cars as well as for personalities including Sir Roger Moore, John Barrowman, comedians Dave Spikey of Phoenix Nights and Rich Fulcher of The Mighty Boosh.

Ana has experience of every part of the PR process, from organising launch parties, theatre events and high profile national author tours to selling serial rights and placing features, reviews and interviews across the press. She has managed social media campaigns and conceived and overseen the design of websites, digital promotional tools and catalogues as part of her PR mix. Her work has numerous times been shortlisted for awards at the Publishers Publicity Circle and has resulted in bestseller status for many of her campaigns.

Ana edits a successful series of poetry anthologies under her maiden name of Ana Sampson, and hosts and promotes the cult London Cringe nights series where people read their teenage diaries aloud.

Contact Ana: ana@sarahharrisonpr.com

 

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