PR Agency in Leeds

Who is Prohibition PR?

Prohibition PR is a multi-award-winning Leeds PR agency. We advise brands on how to use public relations, content marketing and social media effectively. With creativity, innovation and insight at the heart of everything we do, our aim is to deliver powerful strategies that help brands and businesses communicate more effectively both on and offline.

Operating out of the North of England for over a decade, our specialist integrated PR team has built a reputation for delivering highly successful, innovative PR campaigns that achieve maximum impact and results.

Our history and how we become one of the best PR agencies in Leeds

In 2022, we celebrated our 10-year anniversary of being a Leeds PR agency – and the team rightly celebrated in style.

Our award-winning managing director, Chris Norton, has more than 25 years of experience in the PR industry, having worked both in house and in numerous international consultancies.

Will Ockenden is our other director and is a social media and PR specialist who likes to focus on big ideas and driving real business change. He is all about the strength of a creative idea.

Prohibition PR has won over 45 awards since we first opened our doors in 2012, including PRIDE’s ‘Outstanding PR Agency’ award and Prolific North’s ‘Best Integrated PR campaign’, we’ve firmly cemented our title as one of the industry’s top 20 PR agencies outside of London.

Even though we are based in Yorkshire we’ve implemented hybrid and flexible working for all of our staff, and make sure we achieve as close to the perfect work-life balance as we can get.

We all love Leeds!

We have been in Leeds since the beginning and our first office was in Headingley. However, after 18 months and due to a number of big client wins we moved to Chapel Allerton to accommodate a bigger team.

Likewise in March 2022, after celebrating our 10-year anniversary and a significant period of growth across the business, we relocated from our former home in North Leeds and the Chapel Allerton area, to a brand-new office located in Victoria Wharf in Leeds City Centre. We are situated right on the Leeds Canal and directly above a lovely little restaurant called Braissierie Blanc.

Whilst it was a bitter-sweet farewell, our team is thoroughly enjoying being based in a vibrant, riverside location in the heart of the city centre and we are only 2 mins walk to the train station.

Working in Leeds

Situated in West Yorkshire, Leeds, is one of the biggest Northern Powerhouses outside of London. Connecting the digital and creative industries across the UK, with more and more companies looking to invest in the area.

There’s also a lot of opportunities for aspiring PR’s looking to get into the industry, with many established and world-leading education facilities, such as Leeds University and Leeds Beckett University. Making it a prime place for students, many of which that stay in the area post-uni, contributing to a high-talent pool.

In addition, Leeds boasts a range of bars, shops, restaurants, and green space – all situated near our office. With Manchester also a commutable distance away, there’s no wonder why Leeds is home to so many businesses! For more information about our latest job opportunities, you can visit our recruitment page here.

Our Leeds office

Based in the heart of Leeds, just two minute’s walk from Leeds train station, our office is a light and fun place to work. We have regular social events and take full advantage of our very own bar in the corner of the office.

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Our team in Leeds

Our team of 25+ highly skilled PR practitioners, comprising of some of the UK’s leading specialists in their respective fields, cover a multitude of disciplines including public relations, social media marketing, video production, crisis communication and media relations.

Our colleagues come from all over the UK (and even further afield from the US, and mainland Europe), but they all have one thing in common, they have chosen to come and work in Leeds. And we love it here – we are proud to work in Yorkshire’s biggest city.

Award-winning agency

Talk is cheap, but we really are one of the North’s best PR Agencies (as chosen by Prolific North). That’s not all…we’ve won countless awards over the past 10 years, including Outstanding PR Agency at the PRIDE Awards (3 times), Best Integrated Campaign in the Prolific North Awards, and PRWeek UK’s Top 150 Consultancies list – for the fifth year running. You can find more about our awards here.

This is not only a reflection of our work, but our team. Owners Will Ockenden and Chris Norton have had 45+ years of experience in the PR industry, hosting vast amounts of expertise and industry insight between them, which has enabled our team to become the industry experts they are today.

We believe our work is a reflection of our expertise and no expense is spared with it comes to clients, our team produces award-winning PR campaigns for a multitude of brands day in and out – whether they make lightbulbs or high-end jewellery!

Our clients

Not only are our team and services diverse, but our client base is too. Our B2B and B2C services support businesses and brands across, not only, Yorkshire and the North, but we’re winning business from all over the UK. It doesn’t matter where you are based whether it is Leeds, Manchester or London. If you work is good – it is good.

We deliver everything from award-winning PR strategies and campaigns that consistently convert, to innovative social media campaigns, and crisis communications. We help to build brands and reputations through creative content, video, social influencers and ensure the highest level of strategic thinking for our clients.

Our clients span a multitude of sectors, including retail PR, hospitality PR, higher education PR, health PR, and the public sector PR, to name but a few!

At Prohibition PR, we are truly committed to providing our clients with exceptional services that are
rooted in expertise and backed by insight from data. If you think you could benefit from the support of a leading Leeds based PR agency, get in touch with us today.

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What PR services do we offer?

Prohibition PR is a leading Yorkshire PR and communications agency based in Leeds that offers crisis management, content marketing, social media management, creative (design and video), event management, and public relations services.

We take an integrated approach to PR. So, we’re a creative PR agency, we’re a brand communications agency, a content marketing agency, and a creative agency – all rolled into one.

Our services go much further than PR strategy, we create content for your social media channels that actually engage target audiences, strategic communications to reach your commercial objectives, top-tier media coverage to position your brand in the market, and identify potential issues in real-time to manage reputation.

What makes our PR strategy so unique?

Our motto is insight-driven PR with creativity that secures real business results. So at Prohibition PR, we take insight to the next level and have a range of proprietary in-house insight products, and a portfolio of enterprise tools helping us build detailed audience personas, and understand audience needs and wants in great detail.

We create, engage, and convert your target audience.

Do we offer digital and traditional media relations services?

Yes! That’s all part of our integrated touch, we’re also able to merge the worlds of traditional and digital PR.

What does a PR agency do?

A PR agency, or public relations agency, is a company that specialises in managing the reputation of businesses, organisations, and individuals. The main goal of a PR agency is to create a positive image of their clients in the eyes of the public, media outlets, and other important stakeholders.

This involves a variety of tactics to achieve this goal, such as creating and distributing press releases, pitching stories to journalists, organising events and press conferences, and managing social media accounts. They also work to build relationships with key influencers in their client’s industry, such as bloggers, journalists, and industry leaders.

How to choose the right PR agency?

Choosing a PR agency can be a daunting task, but it is an important decision that can greatly impact your business’s success. You want to find an agency that understands your goals, has a proven track record of success, and can effectively communicate your message to your target audience. Here are some tips on how to choose the right PR agency for your business:

  1. Experience
  2. Reputation
  3. Industry experience

That’s us! We’ve been operating as a PR and comms agency for the past decade, working in a wide range of sectors, establishing ourselves as one of the North’s leading agencies, and winning over 40 awards along the way. So you can trust good work comes from us!

Why not drop us a line and get in touch?

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