Palamedes offers free charity PR

By Bella Frost

Palamedes Pro-bono SchemeLeading communications consultancy Palamedes is offering “unsung” charities the chance to win a strategic three-month PR campaign.

Each quarter, the award-winning agency will open its doors to one registered regional or national charity looking to raise awareness of its good cause — and boost its public and media profile.

As part of the drive, called the Palamedes Pro-bono Scheme, will be on hand to provide free advice and expertise to small charities that would otherwise not be able to afford it.

Palamedes MD Jon Kirk said: “Each year Palamedes likes to help unsung charities and voluntary organisations achieve the media exposure they deserve.

“As with brands in the commercial sector, public awareness is essential to the success of a good cause and our pro-bono scheme helps deliver that by allowing select charities free access to our media handling skills and expertise.”

PR, marketing and advertising company Palamedes — based in Mayfair, London — has previously donated its time to charities and voluntary-run organisations including The Dreamcatcher Foundation, West of England Centre for Inclusive Living (WECIL), NABU International — Foundation for Nature, Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) and TV research group Kaleidoscope.

To qualify for the Palamedes Pro-bono Scheme, charities must be based in the UK and have clear communications goals.

Applications have to be made via Twitter to @palamedespr and must, in 140 characters or less, explain clearly and concisely why the charity feels they would benefit from Palamedes’s services.

The first submission deadline of 2013 is Friday, March 29, with the successful charity informed by Friday, April 5.

Mr Kirk, who founded Palamedes in 2009, added: “Past beneficiaries of our charity drive have enjoyed enviable exposure and media interest thanks to our assistance, and we look forward to doing the same for more good causes across 2013.”

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