The old ways of marketing are dead. Except word of mouth, which is stronger than ever. As consumers we’re more connected, informed, discerning and powerful – we’re harder to reach. But we listen to our peers, we love discussion and we are swayed by trusted opinions.

Here some peers explain why Redtarn’s founder Andrew Rea is worth a conversation about PR and events:

“I rate Andy as one of the best PR professionals in the UK. He genuinely cares about his clients and works tirelessly to get them the results they deserve. Whether working on an SME or a national brand he will always put the same level of effort in.”

Nick Lovett

Head of Client Services, M3 Communications

“I have found your input and advice both professional and invaluable and your enthusiasm for the cause of customer service admirable. I also want to say thanks on a personal level as I think we made an effective team.”

Duncan Baker

Institute of Customer Service

“Really calm, confident, caring, positive demeanour. Andy has taken the time to learn all student names and is very professional within class. He has a high level of professional relevant experience, a positive and engaging charisma with the students and learning outcomes for the assessment are projected throughout the session. The education environment was conducive of learning and the students obviously have a lot of respect of the tutor. The session was considered and planned and Andy deals with questions very well. Many aspects are related to professional real-life examples.”

Jon Harper

Course Leader, BIMM Bristol

“Andy has managed one of our larger venues at the Jazz, Science and Literature Festivals for the past three years. He is a great pleasure to work with, professional and approachable, and really shows his passion and skills in delivering excellent customer service. Andy has a very genuine and personable approach to working with others, and has a wonderful way of making a team feel valued. I look forward to working with him again in the future.”

Anna Pickton

Production Coordinator, Cheltenham Festivals

“Andy is great at communicating concepts and ideas in a clear and engaging manner. He gives his full attention to the matter at hand and achieves excellent results for his clients. As well as giving great interviews himself, he went the extra mile to get his clients on air, sometimes at short notice, which helped to bring to life the great stories he unearthed on their behalf. I would highly recommend him.”

Claire Penketh

Journalist, media consultant and trainer

“I have never met a nicer and more genuinely enthusiastic person than Andy. This is backed however by great integrity and a determination to achieve the best results. If you require someone hard-working, intelligent and charismatic then I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Andy.”

Rob Scarlett

Founder and designer at Scarlett Design UK

“Our annual event is a fast-moving environment with more than 8,000 visitors, and Andy approached it with refreshing professionalism and just the right amount of personal warmth and humour. Not only did he come with a plan each day, he was flexible enough to adapt that for me if necessary. He showed an impressive ability to juggle content production, his team mates and a very intense schedule – as well as being very good company.”

Kay Colquhoun

PR & Communications Manager, BSAVA

“Andy has an excellent ability to listen to what you have to say and draw out the salient points to expend into an attention grabbing and informative piece of marketing or press release.”

Matt Caulfield

Matt Caulfield Training and Consultancy

“Andy is a first class event organiser – intelligent, organised and always positive. He thought of everything to ensure our event was lively, entertaining and profitable, helping the club raise much-needed funds. He’s the guy to hire for any occasion.”

Matt Tope

Highnam Cricket Club