PR and marketing consultancy from skilled, experienced practitioners

For each client and project , we choose the best PR, marketing and content talent for the job and can bring in specialist support as and when we need it.

Our flexible approach means we provide a more cost-effective solution for your PR, marketing and content needs compared to traditional PR agencies.

Your team carrying out the day-to-day work are senior, experienced consultants, meaning we get you better results, quicker. We also offer more value through business consultancy thanks to our experience and knowledge of business and our target sectors.

Because these days in PR and marketing you need all kinds of skills and expertise – strategy, research, copywriting, journalism, design, photography, video, event planning, stunt logistics, media relations, SEO, and social media (to name but a few!).

We have a large network of experienced and skilled PR, marketing and creative freelancers, independent practitioners and small businesses.

 As the founder of the Northern Creative Collective – a support and networking group for people in the marketing and creative industries in the north – we’re expanding our network all the time at the benefit of our clients and contacts.

​Meet the team

Introducing Unhooked Communications MD Claire Gamble and some of our team members we  work with.

​Claire Gamble

​Founder and managing director of Unhooked Communications

Claire is a trained broadcast journalist and started her career as an online journalist and SEO copywriter before moving into PR and communications. Although a B2B specialist, Claire has experience working with consumer brands and not-for-profit organisations. Claire loves getting to know businesses and developing creative PR campaigns that help to meet multiple objectives, generate widespread media coverage and improve SEO and digital performance. As part of her professional development and training, Claire is committed to expanding her skills, knowledge and experience in areas such as SEO, video and digital, and is a member of the CIPR and PRCA. As the founder of the Northern Creative Collective, Claire organises industry events and runs an online community for PRs, marketers and creatives. Claire is also the founder of PR Unlocked - an online training and coaching platform to help small businesses and startups carry out their own PR in a strategic, creative and impactful way. 

​Hana Bednarova

​Digital PR specialist

Hana Bednarova is a digital PR specialist with several years of experience in delivering PR and outreach campaigns, achieving national and international coverage. A regular speaker at leading industry events such as Brighton SEO, Hana has specialist SEO knowledge and skills and can use this with her PR and media relations expertise to help B2B and B2C companies enhance their organic online visibility. Hana works with businesses in a number of sectors, including healthcare, legal, retail, lifestyle, travel, finance and motor.

​Siobhan Barlow

​Events manager

​With over ten years’ events experience, Siobhan started her career delivering large scale installations into venues such as the NEC Birmingham and overseeing high quality brand activations, before moving in to senior in-house roles for Aldermore Bank and DWF LLP. Siobhan enjoys the variety of work freelancing brings and is partnered with a select number of clients delivering all manner of events from breakfast briefings and drinks receptions to large scale conferences. Siobhan enjoys building client relationships and getting under the skin of an event to make sure it delivers on all objectives – and loves being on site watching everything come together and enjoying the buzz of event day.

​Alexander Ward


​Alex puts people at the very centre of his photography work, whether that’s creating lifestyle and portrait shots, capturing events or working with products. His background in brand and marketing means he not only brings his photography expertise, but a wealth of knowledge in how to approach a shoot. He’s a member of the MPA, fully insured and has worked internationally for brands, agencies and consultants. Alex loves nature and using it in shoots and believes in taking the time to understand brands and people before even touching the camera. Alex has worked with Unhooked on a number of events, corporate, lifestyle and headshots.

Contact Unhooked Communications to see how we can help you and your business.