Cre8media is a results-driven, creative broadcast PR agency, with more than 20 years’ experience of producing award-winning campaigns. Our targeted multimedia campaigns generate local, regional and national coverage on fast-moving high traffic channels, including as live streaming, mobile and social media, as well as national radio.
Our specialist team of highly experienced broadcast journalists and multimedia production professionals use engaging storytelling to help our clients achieve, and regularly exceed, their business goals and expectations.
The media relations team works closely with clients to ensure key messages and strategic outcomes are fully defined to help create quality interviews and social media content that generates news and feature opportunities. With a clear eye on each day’s news agenda and a broad understanding of the wider demand for up to date feature content, effective placement opportunities with targeted regional and national stations across BBC & Commercial radio and online are what makes Cre8media campaigns so measurable and effective.
Long-standing relationships with producers, presenters and online editors and a deep understanding of the evolving broadcast landscape, has allowed Cre8media consistently to deliver outstanding results. We understand what works for broadcast media and we know how to craft a story from start to finish.
CRE8MEDIA record, edit and produce audio packages on behalf of national, regional and local BBC and commercial radio stations. With a keen sense of what radio stations are looking for we can generate airtime by placing these packages direct with news editors, sports editors, producers and presenters for broadcast; all in digital broadcast quality with specific details for cue instructions.
The interviews are targeted to generate airtime and preview a wide range of high footfall events and exhibitions including motorsport, equestrian and horseracing, home improvement, Crufts and food shows, to name just a few.
Our comprehensive radio station database gives us direct access to national and independent radio networks in the UK and our cutting edge technology can deliver complete pre-packaged content for broadcast on any radio station in a fast and reliable way direct from any location.
Our ‘on event’ radio service provides fully operational broadcasting facilities using BBC & commercial radio compatible audio codecs using either ISDN2e lines or broadband IP codecs where ISDN is not available or practical.
CRE8MEDIA offer radio stations a fully facilitated and engineered option of their own outside broadcast or ‘live coverage’ from a venue including full audio editing suite with a dedicated on-site engineer.
CRE8MEDIA also collect audio material using the latest solid state recorders; audio is edited with our onsite studio and encoded for distribution to targeted radio stations to generate additional coverage.
CRE8MEDIA has dedicated multimedia servers that can distribute audio on demand through a client’s own website. These players are updated and maintained on behalf of our clients on a regular basis. On demand streaming is the term given audio streams that have been pre-recorded and are available for visitors to play whenever they want.
Our media servers have the ability to deliver audio to an individual web browser whenever the user requests it. Using the latest software and hardware infrastructure to create highly stable connections, both the client’s website and the CRE8MEDIA server are linked to provide uninterrupted sound and high-quality listening experience.
Podcasts are now a critical element of great communications campaigns, with more listeners than ever before, delivering engaging content and storytelling – they can be a valuable add-on to an existing campaign, or the start of something new and exciting.
By working closely with our award-winning PR and marketing teams, we ensure brand campaigns reach and engage with the audience that matters – with results that are tangible and measurable. Our podcasts can offer fascinating insights, tell unique stories, start new conversations and offer big name interviewees – and they have a proven track record of making a sizeable impact on social media. On discovery of a good podcast – people want to talk about it.
With over 800,000 podcast listings, Apple Podcasts still remains the #1 podcast directory in the world, but now you can listen your way and whenever you please! as we have selected and will be updating the top podcasting directories including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, TuneIn, Overcast, PocketCasts, Castro, Castbox, and Podchaser to name but a few.
Spotify launched its Podcasting directory in 2018 and it has quickly become the second-largest while Google Podcasts is a new directory that allows podcasts to show up in Google web searches, as well as on Apple and Android phones. As well as the three market leaders of Apple, Spotify and Google, we supply many more.
Cre8media will completely maintain a bespoke podcasting portal and update with audio at any time. We offer end-to-end support through all stages of a podcast, from scripting and formatting to B-roll and vox-pops, production and editing through to distribution and marketing.
Whether it’s a one-off or a series, we help brands bring affordable, easy-accessible, engaging and high-impact content to the top of the agenda.
Today, most social media platforms are visual platforms. From photographs to animated GIFs, long form video, short form video, live streaming videos and text everything is almost visual.
CRE8MEDIA update client’s Facebook and Twitter pages with direct links to streaming audio and podcasts allowing people to augment the engagement and drive greater click through and follow-up. Our tracking, monitoring and evaluation also delivers quick and accurate insights into user traffic, listening habits and preferences – a valuable service to PR and marketing teams, planners and event organisers.
With 30-year’s experience in Sound Engineering working with bands, film, TV and many celebrities, Matt started Cre8media in 2012 providing national radio coverage and audio streaming services for events all over the country. His working relationship with the BBC started during his studio recording days and helped with practical training on behalf of the famous BBC Wood Norton Studios in Evesham. Matt is a Chinese food/wine/gin and music lover of the 90s. Matt has an extensive knowledge of football and often has to explain ‘the beautiful game’ to the rest of the Cre8media team. He once had a passenger ride with Rally ace Tommi Makinen in a Mitsubishi Evo and has never recovered since!
Mike has always loved and played sport and has the wonderful Steve Ryder to thank for getting him into the whole sports related broadcasty thing. “Watching Steve present at The Masters years ago made me think “Cor, what a job, I’d love to do that” So Mike made contact with FOX FM Oxfordshire, they sent him off to feed reports from football and rugby fixtures, plus GT racing at Silverstone - and that was it, he was doing the job he’d dreamed of! When Mike's not holding his mic, he loves to swim, walk, run, fish, play golf, cook and listen to music…oh and sorry, also participate in a little metal detecting now and then! Known amongst the team as ‘Mikey Two Scoops’… he’ll explain!
With 40-years experience in regional and national journalism, media, communications, public relations and as a trainer across a wide range of sectors, Steve brings a wealth of experience to the Cre8media team. He was once told by BTCC racer David Leslie (during an assessment drive round Donington Park) that while he could drive quickly, he had total disregard for other cars around him and should never become a competitor. Steve is… a food/gin/wine/curry loving keen cook, beekeeping, music addicted, radio obsessed, MCFC fan, motor sport follower, travel loving, guitar playing, self-confessed fresh ground coffee snob. Known amongst the team as 'Each Way Sven' he'll explain!
Laura has over thirty years experience in broadcasting after working for the BBC as a producer, reporter and news editor. Now freelancing as a newsreader and reporting on location for British Dressage events, Laura also runs a pub in South Northamptonshire. She brings a wealth of experience in reporting and interviewing and loves speaking to anyone about their lives… everyone has a tale to tell and Laura will find it whether you like it or not!!! ;-)) Laura’s claim to fame is being crowned the runner up in the World Conker Championships in 2013 - a technicality stole the crown from her on the day!!!! There isn’t much room in the day to have any hobbies anymore! But when time allows she enjoys cooking for friends and sampling fabulous wine. A good film or boxset on the tellybox also has its place too.
“ You can’t call yourself Derm, it’s a stupid name”. Day one at the BBC in 1983 and they were after changing him from the off. He survived, as did his name, for 29 years before he left to set up his own company. But in that time he’d presented every programme possible in Local Radio, had run a couple of radio stations and had had a go at Regional TV in front of the camera. Since 2012 he’s been on network radio working either for BBC 5Live or Talksport covering football. No one sport wonder however, as cricket, rugby league, motorsport and equestrian events have all been covered by Derm with various levels of competence! As well as that, he lectures at two Universities, teaching sports journalism to tomorrow’s hopefuls. That all means he has the summer off every year. He loves cars and wishes he could fix them but can’t, wishes he could afford some but can’t and wishes he hadn’t bought some, but did.
Diana’s love of motorsport started when she found herself on an all night rally in the Kielder Forest in Northumberland. She has never looked back. Diana is now a leading communications strategist, broadcaster and performance coach having worked with sports athletes, budding television presenters, reporters, actors, and media executives, and of course not forgetting the Cre8media team. She has also hung upside down in a Corvus Racer Red Bull Air Race aerobatic plane! so she is a great addition to our team and makes a mean cup of tea on location.