PR Communications offering includes strategy, media relations, social media management, event management and team building, creative production, corporate strategy, internal communications, corporate social investment.
Janet has over 20 years of experience in PR and marketing and whilst the landscape has changed and magazines have all but stopped publishing, PR remains an important part of the marketing mix.
The PR communications side of the business operates as an independent consultancy focusing on the full marketing communication spectrum, offering small and medium clients a professional addition to their team and a business partner who ensures the right message is communicated to a quality audience.
Pint Size Media offers any client the benefit of flexibility, on the ground decision making and value for money pricing. Using the skills and experience from public relations, management and operations, we work with clients as an extension of their business and not just an outsourced provider.
Pint Size Media works with well respected writers which ensures that clients requiring specialist writing expertise such as IT and technology, receive the best messaging and representation of their product and service as possible.
A few testimonials from the many years in business
Rachel Matthews (worked together on the BMC Software PR account)
Everything Janet did for BMC Software was brilliant. It was creative and had high impact. As a true media consultant, Janet has very close relationships with the key media for her sector. As a PR consultant, she has the ability to advise clients on the best story angle and is a very creative consultant. As a business partner, she understands exactly what a clients goals are, and how to make you look good internally to stakeholders. Everything was always delivered on time, a fabulous strategist and executer. Results were always amazing – not to mention the fact that Janet is a complete diplomat with TOUGH characters – who’d break anyone. I’d hire Janet again.
Sean Wainer (worked together on the MicroStrategy PR account)
In the time that Janet & I worked together, she proved to be creative as well as persuasive.
MicroStrategy achieved fantastic coverage due to Janet – her high work rate, industry knowledge and relationships proved invaluable in building the profile of the local start-up regional division of the company.
Lesley Stones (worked together when Lesley was IT editor at Business Day) Janet gets you the information you need at the time you need it. For a journalist, that’s invaluable.
Arjen Wiersma (worked together on the BMC Software PR account)
I got in touch with Janet during my work as country manager for BMC Software for the sub-Sahara region. We looked for a professional writer/editor that could assist us in our publications, collaterals, writing our reference stories, customer testimonials and helping to translate our corporate message towards the local environment/community.
Janet achieved all of the above. She is a true professional and does everything to understand your business goals, company strategy and will achieve you accordingly. Janet is very proactive and will help you achieve your goals.
Sarah Atkinson (worked together on the BMC Software PR account)
Janet was key in helping BMC Software launch in the media in South Africa. She helped the company gain a great deal of coverage for both local and international spokespeople. She demonstrated good attention to detail, set up media briefings, one on one interviews and managed all the accompanying logistics.
Janet worked closely with the communications team in UK to ensure messaging was consistent at all times and results were reported in a timely manner. She was a reliable on the ground resource for the team and great to work with.
Theo Boshoff (worked together when Theo was a journalist Computing SA, ITWeb and Digital Life) Working with Janet is always a pleasure. Her professionalism and up-beat, “can do” attitude is a welcomed trait when it comes to difficult situations. Janet’s integrity is also something that is much appreciated and a priceless attribute these days.
Lisa Taylor (worked together on the NCS Colour PR account)
NCS Colour SA used (and will continue to use the services) Janet Gericke and The Communication Circle as a PR / media liaison practitioner for the last twelve months to great success.
During that period, Janet has operated the account with professionalism, at all times demonstrating a commitment to our company and her scope of work.
It is a pleasure to have Janet as part of my team and it is most enjoyable working with her.
Linda Pampallis (Linda was a manager at mentor when at Thompsons)
Janet is a happy and friendly colleague who goes out of her way to perform her tasks to the maximum benefit for the company and herself in that she has a huge sense of pride in her work. A clever and motivated lady.