Welcome to PHA Media – Leading London PR Agency
PHA Media, a London PR company with a global reach.
Based in Soho, the heart of London’s media hub, PHA Media is an award-winning agency which is equally at home raising the profile of its clients or protecting reputations from negative publicity in the traditional media and online.
We offer a multi-channel approach with experienced experts able to deliver real value.
Our strategic communications experts can devise a plan that can transform your business or career. Our Journalism roots ensure you access to the best contacts book in the industry with unrivalled access to editors and journalists across the media spectrum, and our journalistic instinct for what makes a story.
Our clients come from the world of corporate finance, business, consumer, politics, fashion, law, entertainment, charity and sport, be they international corporations to start-ups. Most of all our clients inspire us, while we nurture, protect and grow their businesses and personal reputations.
We have represented Sovereign states, multi-billion dollar hedge funds, billionaires and high profile celebrities, but we are just as committed to small businesses, budding entrepreneurs and anyone with an idea the world should know about.
We are discreet, professional and operate on a 24/7 basis and above all we deliver. That is why organisations like Disney, the Royal Bank of Scotland, Qatar’s World Cup bid team, Manchester City and Ann Summers retail chain hire PHA Media
We have a large dedicated digital operation that can design websites, create your digital strategy across all platforms, protect your reputation and reach out to a whole new audience. We specialise in online reputation management, keeping unbalanced, unfair attacks on our clients or their businesses out of the media or managing a media crisis be it in the UK or worldwide.
We are consulted by some of the biggest law firms in the UK to advise on media issues affecting the disputes and resolutions they are working on.
Come in and discuss your media issues with us. We pride ourselves on being a one-stop shop developing integrated strategies bespoke to each of our clients.
Mark Gregory On…PHA Media
PHA are interested in one thing and one thing only and that is delivering sustained, high impact and measurable results for all our clients. The media landscape is increasingly fragmented and all our client campaigns are designed to target and capture the interest of the desired stakeholders in the most interesting and engaging manner. We immerse ourselves in our clients’ businesses, understand their issues and work closely with them to achieve their objectives. We will fight tooth and nail to deliver the results demanded and this requires huge passion and dedication from our staff. We are considered valued partners and we are successful because we care !
Phil Hall On…
The Injustice of Justice
We recently undertook a campaign for the Criminal Bar Council who were hugely concerned by the Minister of Justice, Chris Grayling’s, plans to slash the legal aid bill. He wanted to save £200 million off the budget and in our view consulted very little with those to be affected by this change, before making the announcement.
The impact of such savings is great. Currently if you or I are charged with a criminal offence – it could be accidently knocking someone off their bike, a dispute with a neighbour or a misunderstanding in a wine bar – under the legal aid system you are able to choose a relevant lawyer. You are then means tested and if you can’t afford to pay the solicitor, legal aid picks up the bill. The cutbacks mean only a few would receive such help in the future.
The Government set up a PR campaign accusing the legal profession of encouraging fat cat lawyers, highlighting the fact that some cases cost many millions of pounds and revealing that some law firms earned over £10 million from legal aid in a year.
We investigated their claims and discovered that there are few very highly paid lawyers using the legal aid system; the highly expensive cases are often Government-sponsored prosecutions such as Abu Hamza and the firms charging £10 million are doing tens of thousands of cases every year at a cost of less than £500 a case.
Grayling is now reconsidering his proposals.
But what concerns me is the way in which the Government is using PR to potentially pull the wool over our eyes. Communications should be at the centre of Government policy and daily activities, but they should not be used to support a minister’s ambitions.
If they make false claims they leave themselves open to exposure…provided of course the opposition to their cuts hire a switched on PR firm like our own.
- Phil Hall, Chairman