What we do
From a global to a local media campaign our PR team of trained journalists will put your story in the spotlight.
89up provides public relations for positive change. Our PR for charities and NGOs has ranged from fighting state surveillance to freeing political prisoners. We take your campaign beyond the traditional press release, developing a deep understanding of your story and ensuring you create real impact in national and international media and of course on the ground.
The campaigns we’ve implemented for our clients have been covered in international media in the UK and across the world.
Our associates work in multiple languages and pitch for our international public relations work.
Case study: Sport For Rights campaign
89up co-ordinated international public relations for the Sport for Rights campaign for human rights in Azerbaijan, where the autocratic government of Ilham Aliyev uses international sports events to boost its standing in the world. During the lead up to the 2015 European Games and the 2016 European Grand Prix, both hosted in Azerbaijan’s capital, Baku, 89up secured coverage for Azerbaijan’s dissidents in media across the world, including: the Guardian, the Washington Post, New York Times, Die Welt and major outlets in 15 countries. Khadija Ismayilova, who has been freed from prison as a result of Sport For Rights’ campaign, gave an extensive interview to BBC’s Woman’s Hour.
“Thanks to... 89up for their support in Khadija Ismayilova’s release.” Amal Clooney, International human rights barrister, Doughty St Chambers
PR for Good Causes Team
Padraig is a commentator and journalist with a decade’s experience of print and online media.
He has significant experience in strategic communications both online and also for television and radio. He has written and ghostwritten for The Evening Standard, The Guardian, The Observer, The Irish Times, The Daily Telegraph, The New Statesman, and The Sun.
Mike has nearly a decade's experience of government relations and strategic communications for business and charitable clients.
He has run high profile campaigns on Belarus and Azerbaijan and is the author of a number of reports including The EU and freedom of expression; Burma: Freedom of Expression in Transition and is a contributor to Palgrave Macmillan's forthcoming book Media Law and Ethics in the 21st Century.