Christian PR firm 33rpm is planning to launch a news distribution
service aimed at charities and other bodies seeking to gain publicity
among the UK’s churchgoers.
Agency boss Rob Marshall said the news service would serve existing
clients ‘and others who want to communicate with people in the pew’.
Marshall, former head of communications for the Diocese of London until
he set up his agency last November, said the service was aimed at
providing material for hundreds of copy-hungry parish and church
magazines across Britain.
He hopes to offer the Christian news service to subscribers for a modest
pounds 30 a year, and estimates suitable advertising and PR-derived
material could reach up to 200,000 well-heeled church goers six times a
Meanwhile the agency aims to enhance its capacity to spread the good
news by hiring a full time PR account manager, and to open a second
office in Yorkshire to cover the North of England. The consultancy
already works as media adviser to the the Archbishop of York, Dr David
The second staffer will work alongside Marshall and a number of regular
freelance editorial staff.