PR Unlocked successes and testimonials

What do PR Unlocked students think?

Michael Livingstone, founder DustiD

Helen Bryce, founder Guilty Mothers Club 

Katy Carlisle, Co-founder, Fraction 7

Hassan Mushaid, MD, The Creative Composite 

PR course testimonials and case studies


"PR Unlocked has been incredibly useful to my new business. As you’d probably expect I’ve learned loads I didn’t know about PR but, through the strategy module, I’ve also been pushed to really think about the direction of my business, its purpose and my message; this is added value I really wasn’t expecting. The conference calls and responses to emails have also exceeded my expectations and enabled me to make real progress."

Catherine Brown, Professional Coach Trainer at Skilful Conversation

PR feedback

PR training feedback

PR Unlocked founder and creator Claire Gamble has over a decade of experience carrying out PR and marketing training and coaching. Through her PR agency Unhooked Communications, Claire has delivered workshops, seminars, training programmes and PR clinics for a number of businesses and organisations including Manchester Metropolitan University, Digital Institute of London, Natwest Entrepreneur Accelerator, Google Digital Garage, and the Northern Creative Collective, as well as hundreds of business owners, freelancers, charities, marketing agencies and in-house PR, communications and marketing teams.

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PR course and training testimonial from Manchester Metropolitan University


“Claire offered insights to my students as she worked with them on their marketing project for their degree. As my students are not marketing focussed, Claire needed to break down content and approach it using real world examples that helped the students to understand and apply new concepts. She did this in a way that meant the student felt confident to approach her for guidance and  confident in their understanding of the skills she was giving them.”

Dr. Sharon Coleclough, lecturer, BA. Film & Media Studies, Department of Media, Manchester Metropolitan University​​​

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"I went to an online PR, media and SEO workshop at Google Digital Garage in Edinburgh, ran by Claire. Having worked in traditional media and PR but now being in a digital world, I just felt there was a massive gap between the two. Claire's insights have helped me to better integrate traditional and digital theories. I now feel so much better prepared to help my clients in the future. Thank you for the enlightenment, Claire!"

Amanda Walkins, freelance writer and blogger at

PR and SEO training workshop


"I went to see Claire from Unhooked Communications and PR Unlocked talk at Google Digital Garage in Manchester about PR. It was really useful to find out how PR and SEO work together. Claire is exceptionally knowledgable when it comes to PR and communications - I'm impressed!

Lindi González, founder, Simply Escape

Business. course feedback and training testimonial


"I am a new freelancer within graphic design and the talk on online PR, media and SEO is the second event I've been to hosted by Unhooked Communications and each one is so valuable and worthwhile. A lot of useful relevant information packaged in an easy to understand way and within a short timeframe. Excellent events and training!"

Nicole Sinclair, graphic designer

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"I went to the online PR training workshop at Google Digital Garage in Manchester. 

Claire from Unhooked Communications and PR Unlocked is a great presenter, with excellent knowledge of PR and its relationship with online media."

Marketing and social media training course feedback and testimonials


"Claire from Unhooked Communications and PR Unlocked is an expert in her field but approaches her work clearly with no jargon. Thank you for the insights into managing PR and integrating it around websites and social media. Truly useful."

Helen Welch, Sportswear Chatter

PR course testimonials and case studies


"I really recommend the online PR, media and SEO workshop. It felt like about two days worth of really valuable content packed into two hours with loads to think about and, more importantly, to put into action."

Cath Brown, founder and coach, Skilful Conversation

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"Claire's training on influencer marketing was insightful and enjoyable. I learned about the ins and outs of influencer marketing, how to approach influencers, and what to expect in this new and emerging market. Claire is great at explaining things in plain English, answering questions and telling us stories of real life examples and learning opportunities. I really enjoyed the session and came away with a good understanding of influencer marketing and how to get started."

Tom Parsons, founder, Huddle Digital

PR course review feedback and testimonial from PR agency MD


“Claire from Unhooked Communications is at the top of her game on influencer marketing. She led an informative and enlightening session for the team at Toast PR with bang up to date examples and insights that have helped shaped our thinking on both current and future client briefs. I’d recommend working with her without hesitation.”

Julia Mitchell, managing director, Toast PR

PR training course feedback


“I went to one of Claire's influencer marketing workshops, which was well researched with lots of tangible takeaways and resources. The workshop explained influencer marketing so  it was clear to see the benefits to both parties, and also how to succeed and create great partnerships. I was introduced to lots of new research ideas and methods which will really benefit my business."

Hannah Cox, creative director, betternotstop

Online PR training course and workshop feedback


“Claire from Unhooked Communications is a really engaging speaker – clear, practical, funny and full of really smart advice.” 

Public relations training course and workshop feedback and testimonial


"As a newbie to influencer marketing and to some extent social media for business I found Claire's PR course really useful. It really opened my eyes as a business owner on how I can not only access and use influencers to promote my business but also how I can effectively influence my own audience online. Claire gave lots of practical examples and links to useful resources that have helped me develop a much better understanding of our online presence in terms of engagement and influence. I would definitely recommend."

Claire Gregory, CEO, The Female Fitness Academy 

Influencer Marketing and PR workshop testimonial


“Another great-value workshop, this time on influencer marketing, from Claire at Unhooked Communications. This session helped me appreciate what I do know, while at the same time learning more. Claire is a very engaging speaker and packs her training with practical information and advice. She's also honest and open in her approach. Highly recommended.”

Katie Brewin, Katie Brewin Communications, freelance communications and public relations consultant, copywriter and editor

PR and marketing training course feedback and quote


"As a designer I’ve really enjoyed attending a marketing workshop, which  out of my usual field. I’ve picked up tips I can use for my own business and started thinking about how I can use PR, podcasts and blogs to promote my own business.” 

Charlotte Holroyd, designer and founder, ​Creative Wilderness