PR agency adds 18th century hotel to client roster

An East Midlands PR agency is celebrating its ninth year in business with a host of new clients including an 18th-century hotel.

Donington Manor, based in Castle Donington, is the latest signing for Ilkeston-based Poppy PR, which is headed up by Tina Clough.

The Poppy PR team will be providing the hotel with traditional PR services, as well as helping to coordinate its social media presence and forging community relations.

Clough said: “We are delighted to have secured a contract with Donington Manor. It has taken several months for it to come to fruition but the hotel was impressed with the plans we have to boost its profile.

“We will be working on showcasing its Sunday lunches and afternoon teas, boosting relations with nearby Donington Park and are looking into local sponsorship opportunities.

“We are also planning to invite food bloggers and reviewers to sample what the hotel has to offer and will be looking at ways to encourage more people to stay during big events, such as Download.”

The hotel’s managing director James Blick said: “After considering many PR and marketing agencies, it was clear that Poppy PR had the passion and enthusiasm to boost the hotel’s profile. We very much look forward to working with them.”

Donington Manor Hotel is one of a number of new clients secured by Poppy PR in recent months, including Eastwood-based IT support firm Your IT Department.

The firm, based in Bath Street, Ilkeston, offers traditional PR services, crisis communications, social media management, awards submissions and event organisation.

Clough added: “It has been a fantastic start to the ninth year in business for Poppy PR. The business is going from strength-to-strength and I am looking forward to continuing the growth in the future.”