“Mandy taught me everything I know about how to handle the media and her guidance helped me become a producer who has enjoyed a great relationship in the West End and Broadway. Our professional relationship has spanned 25 years and I have always enjoyed working with her and she always delivers. Mandy is brilliant!”
Chris Harper, National Theatre Producer (War Horse, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time)
“Mandy is very experienced in Press and PR and has the ability to spot a good story. In fact I can’t remember a week when the Hippodrome wasn’t in a newspaper, radio programme or television feature.
“I can recommend Mandy most highly as one of the most experienced and well respected regional theatre Press and PR Managers in the country.”
Stuart Griffiths, Programming Director, Ambassador Theatre Group and former Chief Executive, Birmingham Hippodrome
“Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s Marketing and Communications department operates at a fast pace simultaneously across a wide variety of productions and projects. The drive to ensure that targets are met and relationships nurtured is essential to the success of the team and the organisation.
“Mandy Rose was recruited during a particularly busy period of time for The REP’s comms team – she not only demonstrated professionalism, knowledge and skills but also delivered results. After a brief induction, Mandy was able to operate proactively and cohesively as part of the wider team.
“I would recommend Mandy Rose without question.”
Paul J Reece, Head of Marketing and Communications, Birmingham Repertory Theatre
“Mandy has always provided first class media coverage support for Creative projects which required fundraising from grant-making Trusts, the business community and individuals. The reach of this coverage helped generate increased audience recognition, wider engagement and more active participation among our audiences. From TV reporting, radio interviews and features, editorial in specialist trade publications, through social media channels or simply the social pages, Mandy made sure that every angle was covered. Standout projects include our Relaxed Performance at pantomime, Access performances and major outdoor projects such as Minimum Monument which featured on the BBC’s global bulletins, putting Birmingham Hippodrome on the worldwide map.”
Judith Greenburgh, Head of Business Development, Birmingham Hippodrome
“I’ve known and worked with Mandy Rose for over 20 years and she has never failed to deliver. She is very approachable, professional and makes things so easy when you work with her. She understands exactly how to talk to journalists and pitch extremely innovative ideas. From Pantomimes, to high end West End shows – she excels in her understanding of all media and what they need to produce great content for users”
Kevin Pashby, Senior Broadcast Journalist, BBC Radio WM
“Working closely with her superb team at Birmingham Hippodrome over several years; from presenting the UK’s flagship pantomimes to visits with touring productions straight from London’s West End (Annie, Barnum, The Bodyguard) Mandy’s name has always been synonymous with expertise, tenacity and great results. Her personable style, knowledge and experience ensure you are in expert hands.”
Michael Harrison, Michael Harrison Entertainment Ltd
“We hired Mandy to provide PR services for Birmingham’s first ever Improvisation Festival. Despite coming to the project somewhat late, she used her extensive knowledge of local media, and her impressive list of personal contacts, to secure us good coverage in press, radio and TV, all of which helped boost our audience well beyond projected expectations. She worked on her own initiative, understanding well where her efforts would be most fruitful, and advised us of strategies to help our own marketing efforts. I would not hesitate to recommend Mandy to anyone, and have already secured her services for the 2017 festival”
Jon Trevor, Birmingham Improv Festival Organiser
“I’ve known Mandy for nearly 20 years and have always considered her as one of the best PRs. Yes, she pitches her client’s messages persuasively, but she also researches and understands the styles and needs of particular media, and is therefore willing to make her content bespoke for each journalist. Mandy is hands-on, regularly meeting the media to make sure strong relationships are formed, not relying on the ’email-only’ approach that you get with so many PRs these days. I’m looking forward to working with Mandy in her new venture, which I’m sure will be a great success.”
Steve Dyson, DysonMedia and former Editor of Birmingham Mail
“Qdos Entertainment enjoyed a long relationship with Mandy Rose during her time as PR & Media Manager at Birmingham Hippodrome, working closely with her to maximise media opportunities for both broadcast and print media.
“Mandy’s passion for our work, personable relationship with Qdos’ star cast and collaborative approach with our in-house marketing team helped to maximise our reach and facilitate a wide-range of positive coverage for our productions at the Hippodrome.”
Nick Thomas, Chairman, Qdos Entertainment
“Mandy Rose’s press and social media work on the National Theatre’s productions of War Horse and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time was of the highest standard. Her media contacts are second to none securing features on both BBC and ITV news for both productions. She excels at events and made sure both companies were well looked after and relaxed. Mandy is professional and efficient and a pleasure to work with.”
Nada Zakula, Head of Press and Communications, National Theatre Productions