"We have been working with M P Promotions since 2017. Maria is professional, friendly and a joy to work with. Her knowledge and expertise of the PR world is what sets her apart from other companies. We look forward to working with Maria on future projects"
Abbie Carter - Managing Director, Hal Carter Organisation (Slade’s management)
"It’s a great pleasure to recommend Maria and MP Promotions.
From the very first conversation, Maria understood what our aims and goals were, and in no time at all, she put a plan into action and the PR machine in motion.
A joy to work with, from being kept in the loop with everything that was going on but at the same time made to feel that Maria had everything under control meant it’s one less thing to worry about.
Such a genuine, kind and friendly person, we’d happily recommend and work with Maria on any PR project."
Endless Love - The Show
"M P Promotions was commissioned to promote the Irlam Live Festival in the months leading up to our 2021 and our 2022 events.We are so pleased with the coverage, the quality content and the quick turnaround. New ideas, engaging articles and competitions pushed our event under the noses of a whole new audience. And long may it continue."
Irlam Live Festival
"Maria is always a pleasure to work with. She understands the needs of her clients and those of media outlets and manages to satisfy them both with ease. Whether it's a major festival or an individual show, she provides all the background information you need and is happy to arrange interviews and anything else that is required. A consummate PR professional with a wide range of experience, she's someone you can rely on every time."
John Anson, North West newspapers
"Maria was an absolute pleasure to work with. She came highly recommended to us and we can only say she went above and beyond what we expected. We will cannot recommend Maria highly enough and look forward to continuing working together"
James & Steve (Shiiine On)
"Having worked with and dealt with several PR companies in the past, I was initially wary of taking on an unknown (to us) PR company to take on our touring PR. But having worked successfully with Maria Philippou on our first sell out show, we knew we were working with a company passionate about their work. MP Promotions did the regional press and radio promotions for our 24 date tour and the amount of press and radio we got was extraordinary! I never knew so many newspapers and radio stations existed. This all led to 7 sell out shows and many near sell out shows. Maria's personality and professionalism means we will be working solely with MP Promotions for all our future dates. I have already recommended Maria to other bands/festivals/managers. Worth her weight in Gold!"
Gaz Birtles, Manager of The South (featuring members from The Beautiful South)
"I’ve worked closely with Maria in my role as a freelance writer since April 2014, and always find her extremely professional and helpful. We were introduced when I was looking to interview Dave Hemingway ahead of a show in Preston, Lancashire by The South, and the fact that MP Promotions still represents that band today illustrates how her services are appreciated by clients. We’ve liaised regarding many, many acts across various music genres down the years, and I’ve never been left wanting in regard to setting up feature/interviews and having all the information I need to hand. I count her as a great friend too, and it’s that personal approach to her work that truly resonates."
Malcolm Wyatt, author, freelance writer and a regular contributor to the Lancashire Post and various National World and Johnston Press newspaper titles since 2012
"We have been working with MP Promotions for over a year now, but have known Maria Philippou in her capacity as a PR professional for many more years than that. What we love about working with Maria is that she is always thinking ahead for us, spotting opportunities where we hadn't realised there was one, always being pro-active and coming up with ideas. Maria is also always an absolute pleasure to deal with, bringing seemingly inexhaustible enthusiasm and an unshakable upbeat nature to everything she does. We're delighted to have her on our team."
Dave Hemingway (former singer with The Housemartins and The Beautiful South) and Phil Barton of Sunbirds
"M P Promotions were recommended to us for PR, and we were overwhelmed with our results. Maria was very clear on what to expect in terms of delivery however the results exceeded our expectations. Our project engaged with mainstream media platforms in Manchester and surrounding areas. Maria is a pleasure to work with and will continue to play a role in our mainstream outreach."
The Halal Food Festival
"Working with Maria on local press/radio is always a pleasure, as she leaves absolutely no stone unturned in her quest to supply the client with the perfect service. You can be certain that if you choose MP Promotions you will receive unbelievable attention to detail, not just In the securing of local press/radio, but also in the setting up and follow through. There is no '9 till 5' here as Maria is prepared to work as many hours as it takes to ensure the client has full satisfaction and feels 'Important' which Is how it should be! I cannot praise her work/contacts and ability high enough and thoroughly recommend".
David Fagence (Hugh Cornwell's Manager)
"Cheryl, Mike and Jay, formerly of Bucks Fizz, together with Bobby McVay, have toured throughout the UK from the beginning of April to the end of October 2015 and all promotion was organised through M P Promotions. Maria did an excellent job with local radio and newspaper articles for every gig, bar none.Although M P Promotions professed to specialise in local press, Maria also secured several network television shows for us. We would definitely recommend using M P Promotions and would use them again in the future."
Cheryl Baker on behalf of Cheryl, Mike and Jay, formerly of Bucks Fizz
"After a long period of seeking a PR company to benefit our organization we discovered MP Promotions. Maria is an absolute pleasure and professional to work with. Her communication is up beat, regular - always striving to go that extra mile to reach as many media sources possible. "There are sayer's and doers in this industry and Maria is most definitely a doer! Unlike other companies we have worked with, not only does she have a wealth of knowledge with an enormous contact database, one of her best unique qualities is that her heart is in the job which makes us feel as if she is one of our team!"
Vikki Holland-Bowyer & Greg Stevenson, The Reunion Group
"MP Promotions have delivered high quality, local promotional campaigns for our name artistes concerts, throughout the UK, for over 2 years now. Maria is consistent in her approach , very thorough and always delivers. Just give her a brief and the results arrive immediately. She obtains many column inches in the regions we are promoting in, and negotiates beneficial radio sessions and interviews. She exploits the web extremely well. Everything is mutually discussed and information is relayed early and in full, so there are no surprises. She provides a noteworthy professional service. I would thoroughly recommend Maria and MP Promotions."
Phil Jones, Executive Director, The Manchester Food & Drink Festival, Edge Street Live
"Working with Maria of MP Promotions was a great pleasure. In April 2020, she did an outstanding job for us, promoting a single release for our band - Myth of Unity.It made a refreshing change for someone to keep to schedules and time promises. She also kept me up to date with progress at regular intervals. It was helpful to be kept in the loop and every promise was upheld. Maria appears to have total respect in the business. She talks with a reassuring honesty and works with a 'feet on the ground' approach which we found invaluable. All in all, I would certainly appoint Maria to promote any future records or tours and would highly recommend her to anyone."
Steve Millington, DOODLEBOX MUSIC LTD
"Maria has always delivered a first-class service for my clients, at sensible rates. She is not only extremely efficient but her friendly manner seems to win over the press every time and constantly delivers exceptional results. I couldnt envisage promoting shows without her input. Where other PR companies leave you in the dark Maria always keeps you informed with updates, however small, and her weekly reports ensure that you know exactly what is going on and where. I cannot recommend Maria highly enough."
Glenn Povey Management
"Here at Marillion we have had the pleasure of working with MP Promotions on two occasions. Maria has been friendly, efficient and, most importantly, understanding of what artists need from a PR company. She managed to get us a lot of press and interest in the regions we were playing and we would not hesitate to use her again."
Lucy Jordache - Manager of Marillion
"M P Promotions are a joy to work with. Oustanding communicators, relentless in their pursuit of the right promotional opportunities and the hardest working PR company I've ever dealt with. I owe them a lot of thanks."
Thea Gilmore
"Having organized outdoor events for a number of years and worked with many different PR companies, when Maria was recommended to me, I nearly did not bother to get in touch with her, as I had yet to find a PR company who lived up to expectations. But boy, am I so pleased I did! Maria was so professional in her approach and managed to do more in a month than any other company did throughout the whole duration of the event before. As well as being a lovely lady and a pleasure to work with. Recommended 100%"
Carol Mutlow, Castell Roc Festival (Chepstow)
"MP Promotions have worked with The Rat Pack Vegas Spectacular Show for several years now and have been a major contributor to the shows success story. For example in 2012 setting a box office record for a variety show at the mighty Edinburgh Playhouse by selling all 3039 seats and then again repeating the success in 2013 without the aid of a single newspaper advert. Nothing is left to chance with Maria as she is always very professional at meticulously methodical in her approach to every show no matter how big or small. Perhaps just as important is also the fact that she is always a delightful lady to speak to and a pleasure to work with!".
Wayne Kennedy, Managing Director, Masters Entertainment Corporation Ltd
"I have worked with Maria on a few occasions when she had shows coming to the region. Each time, she contacted me with plenty of notice and organised interviews to fit in with my busy schedule. The press releases that she sent over were very well written, informative and useful, and accompanying images were fantastic in illustrating the stories. Maria has always been very professional, friendly and appreciative of the stories that appeared in the paper. She is a pleasure to work with".
Vicki Newman, Entertainment Reporter
"I have found Maria Philippou Promotions and the acts they represent both professional and pleasant while at the same time thouroughly meticulous. I look forward to working again with them in the future".
Andy Howells, Entertainment Reporter, South Wales Entertainment Magazine