Phil Shanahan has done some exceptional work for Bletchley Park for a number of years now and he has helped us to achieve some fantastic publicity. He has an outstanding track record in the media and we aim to continue our links with him in the future. I would thoroughly recommend
Enigma Communications.- Simon Greenish, Director, Bletchley Park, Buckinghamshire
The Tamworth Co-operative Society has been very impressed by the thorough and detailed publicity work that Phil Shanahan has put together for us. It is very cost effective, and items are always prepared to the highest possible standards. Communications are extremely good, and the Society has been delighted with the business relationship. All aspects were to an exceptionally high standard, with first class photography also being supplied. We have been very pleased with the resulting coverage, and the extremely professional way the press releases were prepared. Thank you for the excellent support.- Julian Coles, CEO Tamworth Co-operative Society
Creating a professional image isn’t just about getting the grammar and spelling right. It’s an important part of it of course, but there is far more to it than that. You need to be able to make a few words say a whole lot more. The communication needs to be clear but also persuasive. It needs to bring out your unique selling point and nail the reasons people should be doing business with you. Most of us have some idea of how we would like to come across in writing – achieving it is a very different matter. Phil captured that for us on our website… and that’s why I would highly recommend Enigma Communications to anyone who appreciates just how vital the written word is to business image.- Jay Dhillon, Managing Director, Fast-Track Personnel
The Chamber of Commerce was delighted that Phil Shanahan agreed to be the guest speaker at our business event to talk about the power of words and pictures. We have received such positive feedback from delegates. Phil shared his wealth of knowledge and experience on the power of publicity and also gave some practical tips that delegates could take away and implement in their business. Press coverage is a powerful way of promoting your business and the Chamber would encourage businesses to contact Phil to learn how to do this more effectively.- Chris Plant, Marketing and Events Manager, Tamworth and Lichfield Chamber of Commerce
We had a property story which Phil Shanahan turned into a first rate editorial feature. He also took some excellent photographs to accompany the article. We have been amazed by the results. To date it has appeared prominently in several newspapers and made a large feature in a glossy magazine. We have been delighted by the interest the story has drummed up and can well and truly vouch for the service offered by Enigma Communications.- Allan Brown manager, Hunters Estate Agents, Staffordshire
When I first commissioned Phil Shanahan of Enigma Communications I have to admit I was a little sceptical of what he could do compared to what I was able to do myself. I was aware of Phil’s credentials as an award-winning journalist and author and of his impressive editorial background.
However, as an experienced and successful marketer I was very used to writing my own and clients copy in an effective way and was curious as to what a professional like Phil could add.
I was first of all stunned by Phil’s professionalism, attention to detail and enthusiasm in getting to know me, my business and my market, immersing himself in my world so he could speak as the expert. His communications throughout the whole process were first class, I always knew where he was up to and how he was progressing against our agreed deadlines, deadlines which he always met or exceeded. In addition to the editorial Phil also used his impressive photography skills to create the images that support the words. These photographs were of a very high quality and were innovative and contemporary.
I am very proud of the finished article and I feel it sends precisely the message I wanted to anyone who reads it. Phil said in a concise way using exactly the right number of words something that I would say in far too many words in a much clumsier way. Thank you Phil you are terrific. - Nigel Heald, management/business consultant and owner of HA Training Ltd specialising in sales and management training
Your experience and expertise helped us to immediately gain an audience that we could not have hoped to reach without you – huge stories in the local press, a four-page magazine feature and a 17-minute slot on BBC radio.
Trust me that this had a very positive effect on our morale and belief in the cause.
I would not hesitate to recommend your services to others – and have already done so.
Phil Shanahan is a published author, first class writer and editor. He is known for his creative energy and commercial awareness. His impressive record of achievements speaks for itself. He led a newspaper campaign which won three major national awards for campaigning journalism and his work on the Colin Grazier story has helped to put Tamworth on the map. I cannot recommend him highly enough on both a personal and professional level.- Gary Phelps, group editor and director of Central Independent Newspapers
Phil played an integral part in transforming a paid-for weekly newspaper into the best title in the country.
Amid stiff competition and tremendous internal upheaval, he helped to galvanise the editorial department, showed tenacious journalism skills…and never stopped smiling. He would be a great asset to any business.- Mike Richardson managing director, Iliffe Media Division Central Region
On both a professional and a personal level I simply cannot praise Phil Shanahan enough – and as such I genuinely believe Enigma Communications will be a massive help to any client which seeks it services. I worked with Phil for the best of 15 years and always found him to be honest, hard-working, enthusiastic and to have total integrity. All of these personal qualities shine through in everything he does professionally and he has the ability to find stories and then relay them in a way that delights and engages the reader.
As a hugely-respected journalist he also knows what the media is looking for – and this knowledge plus his wide network of contacts and a natural charm should open many doors through which his grateful clients will be able to walk through. I simply cannot recommend him and his company highly enough. Phil is a first class communicator and a man you can trust will do the best job possible for everyone lucky enough to work alongside him. - Sam Holliday, Editor, Bath Chronicle, Editor In Chief, Bath News and Media