Anna has been working with our gallery now for over a year, and in that time has contributed hugely, not only in marketing the business to the press, but also in helping us steer a new way forward, and in updating most of our systems. She has succeeded in getting us mentioned in major national papers such as the Sunday Times and Daily Telegraph and design magazines including Homes & Gardens and also in the local press. Anna is always full of new ideas and tireless in enacting them. Her experience, ideas and contacts are invaluable.
Josie Eastwood of Josie Eastwood Fine Art
We have been working with Hickman and Associates for over two years, during which time Anna has generated significant press exposure for our three brands: The Hyde, The Freeth and Hyde Inside, all of which operate in highly competitive marketplaces where media coverage is difficult to achieve. Her success in delivering this is a result of a thorough understanding of our brand offerings and their key audiences. Our press coverage has included features, reviews and ‘best of’ summaries across a wide range of quality newspapers and travel, women's and interiors magazines including The Times, Daily Telegraph, Saturday Telegraph Magazine, Country Life, Good Housekeeping, Conde Nast Traveller and Period Living. This press coverage has had a quantifiable and long-term effect on our business, resulting in an uplift in both enquiries and sales. In addition to the PR expertise she brings to our business, Anna’s boundless enthusiasm and sense of fun mean that it is always a delight to work with her.
Peta Clifton of The Hyde, The Freeth and the Hyde Inside
Anna has worked with us for over two years and her tenacity, professionalism and what she achieves are testimony to her phenomenal PR abilities. She guides, steers or directs depending on requirements in a way that encourages the business to really fulfil its potential. Quietly cajoling the press and never giving up has produced extraordinary results exceeding our wildest expectations, including getting the company airtime on Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour as well as BBC1’s Countryfile. I have to admit that in the past I have always been deeply suspicious of allocating any budget to PR but Anna has proved to me that it is undoubtedly money well spent and as such I could not recommend her more highly.
Rosebie Morton, founder of The Real Flower Company
Anna Hickman has worked with my company Stephanie Dunning Interior Design for the past two years and in that time our turnover has increased as a direct result of the publications she has managed to get us featured within. We had completed some fabulous projects over the years but what we lacked was someone to tell everyone else what we could do. Anna did just that. She understands the world of interior design and knows all the right people from editors to corporate managers. I was sceptical that PR could make a difference as we had a bad experience some years ago, where we paid a large sum of money and received no tangible benefit. Anna has completely changed my view on PR and I would not be without her and her services, she makes SDID a visible service and product.
Stephanie Dunning of Dunning & Everard and Stephanie Dunning Interior Design