Having worked with Frank Brehany, Managing Director of Holiday Travel Watch on numerous radio interview sessions before, 4media group were asked to take on the travel watchdog’s full media management for 2016.

4media group’s main aim for Holiday Travel Watch was to enhance Frank’s media profile and make him a ‘go-to’ spokesperson for media outlets across the country.

By utilising Frank’s already stellar knowledge of the holidaying and travel industry, 4media group set-up a number of radio days throughout the year aimed at targetting the specific hot-spots within the industry that would maximise Frank’s exposure.

Alongside 6 proactive radio days, there were 5 reactive sessions, which were initiated by both the media team’s analysis of news agendas as well as incoming requests for Frank’s opinions on ongoing travel issues.

4media group also took on Frank’s annual travel survey, produced three short-form videos and provided radio stations with a holiday bundle to give away via competitions.

Finally, a ‘white paper’ was produced for the seond time, based on HTW’s ongoing research to provide an in-depth analysis of the changing attitudes and behaviours of British holiday-goers in 2016.

Throughout the year, Frank made nearly 150 appearances on a vast range of TV and radio outlets, which included: Sky News TV and radio, This Morning, TalkRADIO, BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Radio Ulster, BBC Radio Wales and Downtown Radio alongside nearly every regional BBC radio station in the UK.

Frank’s incoming requests from the media increased by 22% year-on-year.

4media group’s work with Frank and HTW was also nominated for a PR Moment Award in the ‘Consumer PR Campaign of the Year’ category.

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