Simon Rayner-Langmead

Simon Rayner-Langmead is the founder of, a website which provides small businesses with a cost-effective way of generating press coverage and social media presence. The website helps companies to create a communications strategy, source journalist contact details as well as offering support from a dedicated PR team.

Simon started his career as part of the marketing team of Paramount Pictures, and has since worked for a number of the UK’s leading PR Agencies. He founded his own agency in 2003 – Essence Communications.

Simon decided to put his knowledge and expertise into creating the platform which teaches brands and entrepreneurs, with a limited budget, how to create their own PR, Social Media and Marketing campaigns.

5 ways to get journalists talking about your brands

Getting the press to talk about your business is one of the most difficult aspects to growing a company and becoming an influencer on social media can be the difference between make and break for a small business. The tools demonstrated in this talk based on Simon Rayner-Langmead''s recent book and interactive website - will teach you how to build strategic context around your product or service, make your company newsworthy, and how to be viewed by journalists as a thought leader in your industry.