"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)
"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
"Working with Maria is a joy! She brings such vitality to her role and undertakes everything with a unique enthusiasm. Maria's knowledge of local and national media is extensive and no stone is left unturned in the pursuit of an interview or a mention of your upcoming show in numerous publications. I look forward to each time I have the pleasure of working with her."
Lee Noble - Booking Agent
"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 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 Manager)
"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
"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
"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 - Co-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."
"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)
"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, Reporter, The Shields Gazette
"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, Editorial Writer - The Guide, South Wales Argus