Welcome, you footer-link-clicker you….
So you’ve travelled here from one of the websites that I’ve built. That probably means you’re wondering who it was that built the website that you visited. So allow me to introduce myself……
My name is Natasha Courtenay-Smith, and I work with talented and high profile individuals, offering my clients a very special combination of web design, digital strategy, publicity and profile-raising.
Clients include Jeremy Vine, Cerys Matthews, The Zita West fertility clinic, Instagram star Lizzie King, Dr Jane McCartney and The Good Life Experience festival. My work includes web design & build, social media strategy, viral content creation, publicity, thought leadership & content strategies (including video production and marketing).
As a former national newspaper & glossy magazine journalist, I bring real editorial expertise to my publicity and digital projects. All publicity clients benefit from my strong relationships with editors, a keen awareness of how to use the news cycle to generate publicity, knowledge of crisis management and in depth digital know how. With celebrity clients, I am able to help them generate their own publicity through news creation and thought-leadership.
I am often asked to talk about digital transformation, strategy & SMEs in public. I recently spoke for Enterprise Nation on the topic of ‘How to turn a blog into a business’ and was interviewed by Radio France and the Observer newspaper on the topic of social media stardom.
In 2008, having left the Daily Mail newspaper where I was a senior feature writer, I started one of the UK’s first online press agencies, Talk to the Press, which provided publicity, news coverage and crisis management for thousands of ordinary members of the public. Talk to the Press was responsible for numerous front page stories & often lead the news agenda in the UK.
Talk to the Press went on to win several business awards, including ‘Outstanding New Publicity Solution’ and see me featured on Management Today magazine’s 35 under 35 list of female high flyers in the UK.
Talk to the Press was acquired by the SWNS news group in 2014 and I exited the business following a handover.
After some time off, I began working with my current clients.