About Ballyhoo PR

Based in Corby, Northamptonshire, Ballyhoo PR was founded by Emma Speirs in 2016.

Emma has almost 20 years of PR and copywriting experience, working for advertising and PR agencies and in in-house PR departments at a number of companies. Emma has also edited various business to business magazines and managed the social media accounts of several firms.

After handling the PR activity for companies that included a leading national housebuilder, SATRA Technology Centre and Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce, Emma decided to set up Ballyhoo PR to offer small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) cost-effective PR and copywriting services that can help them to share their story and raise their profile.

The name Ballyhoo seemed to encapsulate the ethos of the business, which is to generate a buzz or publicise something. It is also the name of a fish!

Growing the team

In September 2018 Emma was joined in the business by Katie Macdonald. Catherine followed in April 2020 and we welcomed Laura to the team in February 2021.

Our Fantastic Four have decades of experience in PR, journalism, social media management and copywriting between them and really love helping our clients to raise their profile, create a buzz and share their stories.

Ballyhoo PR team