Exclusive Press and Publicity
Exclusive Press and Publicity

Media Management

Dealing with the mediaWe have extensive experience in helping clients deal with the media

We often get calls from people who unwittingly find themselves in the public eye through a tragedy or other circumstances. Dealing with the media at times like these can be daunting – that’s where we come in.

We can instantly take the pressure off you and advise you of the right course to take. Because we have vast experience in this area, we handle difficult cases at what can be the most stressful time with the upmost sensitivity.

We have managed many high-profile cases, including the Alton Towers accident, in which Vicky Balch, Leah Washington and Joe Pugh were seriously injured. We worked closely with their lawyers, Stewarts Law, and helped them to tell their story. All three have turned a negative into a positive and are all embarking on media careers with major broadcasters.

We also played a huge and decisive role in the hunt for the killer of young teacher Lindsay Hawker in Japan. We were approached by Lindsay’s family to help them handle the media in both the UK and Japan, when she was found murdered in a bathtub. As the killer had escaped from the police, the family began a two-year mission to find him which involved a massive media campaign in Japan and the UK. This culminated in him being caught and jailed for life. The family also took part in Channel 4’s Cutting Edge: Lost Abroad programme.

We handle the media for the family of Susan Boyle. When Scottish singing sensation Susan became a worldwide star, the spotlight also fell on her family. We helped them to cope with the massive interest in Susan and deal with the media in a way in which they felt in control.

When EastEnders star Wendy Richard died, her husband John Burns turned to Exclusive to help him manage the overwhelming media interest in her death. We also worked with John to help organise an Are You Being Served tribute sale in the TV actress’s memory at London’s Selfridges, which was covered by the media.

We also managed the story of Britain’s fattest teenager Georgia Davis for our client Wellspring. Georgia’s story made the front page of The Sun twice and the media worldwide as well as BBC 1 documentary Georgia’s Story: 33 Stone at 15.

Other cases have included handling the media for the family of Natasha Collins when she was found dead and dealing with the death of her fiancé TV presenter Mark Speight.

Lindsay Ann Hawker
Lindsay Hawker

Natasha Collins
Natasha Collins

Channel 5
Channel 4
Stewarts Law

Media Coveragefor our media management clients

Alton Towers Survivors

Alton Towers Survivors
Alton Towers Accident - Sunday Mirror Article
New Trauma - Alton Towers Article - Sunday Mirror

TESTIMONIALSwhat our clients say

  • Amanda is an excellent publicist and we have worked together for a long time across business and personal publicity. She handles every piece of press in an extremely professional manner especially when my son Valentino was diagnosed with cancer. It was a difficult time for us but Amanda handled the media and helped us tell our story in a sensitive manner. She is great to work with and it is hugely important to have her as part of your working team, I always will! Her working relationships with editors is excellent which in turn benefits her clients. I wish I could of worked with her 20 years ago!

    Jean-Christophe Novelli

    Celebrity chef and owner
    The Novelli Academy

  • Amanda is always an absolute pleasure to deal with, professional and reliable, and as a former journalist she understands what will work for Hello!

    Thomas Whitaker


  • Amanda is fantastic to work with - cool calm and utterly professional. You always know you are in safe hands.

    Lorraine Kelly

    TV Presenter

  • I cannot recommend Amanda and her team more highly. I have never felt as safe as I have whilst being in her hands for both my career and publicity. Nothing is too much trouble for her, whether it be in business or your personal life, she will make sure you are looked after and happy.

    Brooke Kinsella

    MBE, actress and the Government’s former advisor on knife crime

  • Amanda Stocks from Exclusive Press & Publicity, has been a constant source of help and support to both of us and our family since our daughter Lindsay was murdered in Tokyo. Her advice and handling of all matters relating to the press, both in this country and Japan has been invaluable. We would certainly recommend the agency. They listen to you and act accordingly. She has handled all publicity on our behalf, organised trips overseas, helped with press statements in a calm, professional and sensitive manner. As a result of her work Lindsay’s murderer was finally caught. We don't know what we would have done without her.

    Bill & Julia Hawker

    Parents of Lindsay Hawker, who was murdered in Japan

  • Amanda from Exclusive was recommended to me when I needed help dealing with the media after the high-profile death of my daughter Natasha. She helped me and Natasha’s fiancé Mark Speight prepare for the inquest. She then had to handle the media following the disappearance and tragic death of Mark a few weeks later. It was a very difficult time for everyone, I had the nation’s media outside my door and without Amanda I couldn’t have coped. She is an angel in disguise and not only helped me but also my family.

    Carmen Collins

    Mother of Natasha Collins

  • As the leading personal injury law firm, Stewarts handle many sensitive and high profile cases. Amanda Stocks at Exclusive Press & Publicity has managed the publicity for these clients with a high degree of professionalism and sensitivity and has always met the clients' objectives.

    Stuart Dench

    Stewarts Law

  • Amanda makes the job easy because as a former journalist she knows precisely what is needed to get a story in the paper. She is professional, honest and always willing to go the extra mile to get the job done.

    Angella Johnson

    The Mail on Sunday

  • Amanda is a trusted contact, prolific publicist and excellent journalist. She knows how the media works and always manages to deliver high quality, exclusive news stories and features on a wide range of subjects. Her enthusiasm and passion are at the heart of everything she does.

    Caroline Waterston

    Deputy Editor
    Sunday Mirror and Sunday People