Client Testimonals

What clients have said about The Broadcasters’ Academy.

Dr Jean Cirillo
Dr Jean CirilloUSA Attorney and Licenced Psychologist
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“One thing that is certain is a saying that they always used to use for New York University where I did my undergraduate training. If you give a man a fish you feed him for the day but if you teach him how to fish you feed him for life. I feel like I've learned quite a bit about how to fish for media contacts and perform from my home studio, so much so that I got myself on BBC TV national news as a legal expert on the Britney Spears conservatorship story.”
Patrick Reid
Patrick ReidFX Trader, Adamis Principle
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"By week 5 of working with Kerry on the course, I made 592% return on my investment. I also got myself on TV and in the press soon after starting. I'm learning so much about how it works and taking Kerry's guidance really to the letter. Kerry gave me a lot of tips and tricks just to get really prepared for the moment, that moment you're on TV. I find the coaching calls really enjoyable, I get to chat with the crew, it's a really nice little community."
Dr Naomi Murphy
Dr Naomi MurphyConsultant Clinical Psychologist, PerformPsych.org
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"I give the programme 10/10 and 5 stars for content, relevance, accessibility, ease of us and approachableness. It's great to be on the programme and to benefit from Kerry Hopkins's specialist knowledge. "Kerry Hopkins delivers in a warm engaging manner and gives real examples. I am really enjoying being on the programme and being coached by Kerry. I love the website platform, love the fact the videos are different lengths. Some of the videos I can just listen to rather than watch which means I can multi-task which is a great use of my time."
Gillian Hovell
Gillian HovellThe Muddy Archaeologist, MuddyArchaeologist.co.uk
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"I'm really enjoying being on the programme and the course. It has really helped me feel more confident and I feel much happier because I’ve got the right kind of things to say. I've got on radio twice early on in the course thanks to Kerry's teachings. I'm looking forward to sharing my ancient history and archaeology knowledge to millions of people via the power of TV and radio."
Dr Roberta Babb
Dr Roberta BabbClinical psychologist , Third Eye Psychology
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“Working with Kerry and her team has been invaluable and an eye opening and exciting experience. Kerry is fantastic at her job. I valued Kerry's ability to listen, her attention to detail, and after offering me a detailed consultation - her willingness to expertly develop a meaningful and bespoke media training, coaching and advisory package for me. This helped meet my specific learning needs and improve my confidence in front of the camera and on radio.

"While working with me, Kerry was clear in her directions, honest in her constructive feedback, and showed a energising willingness to work with me. Through her patience and encouraging interpersonal style she helped me to step outside my comfort zone and into the world of media.

"Since working with @KerryHopkinsTV I have been on BBC 10 O'Clock News, BBC News Channel, BBC London TV News, BBC London radio, BBC Radio 4 Today programme, the Metro newspaper many times, the Sun newspaper, the Guardian newspaper --- to name a few

"It is a step that I am glad that I have taken and I am enjoying the experience of seeing where our work together will go I would recommend Kerry to anyone who wanted to really develop their media presence regardless of their level of media experience. I look forward to continuing working with Kerry."
Cathryn Lyon
Cathryn LyonBeauty Business Coach and Skin Expert @CathrynLyon21
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"I am currently on the programme and I give it 5 stars. I have found the small suggestions really help and motivate me, as in the bespoke ones that Kerry gives me, and the ones in the videos. My confidence has increased since I started this course. I love the website platform that the On Demand part of the course is delivered on, and I love the images used. The thing is, the whole thing feels actually 'real.'"
David Burrows
David BurrowsManaging Director, Business Strategy, Worldwide Affairs, Microsoft
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"Kerry is a consummate professional, with well-rounded experience across all the key PR mediums, she grasps the brief intuitively and is well-tuned into the client. On top of that, Kerry is a real pleasure to work with."
Simon Lancaster
Simon LancasterFounder and CEO, SJLInsurance.com
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“From the very first moment I met with Kerry Hopkins I knew that her incredible knowledge & expertise, her fierce work ethic and her passion, would propel us to a new level. However, she has already exceeded even that lofty expectation! I would recommend that any individual or business who wants to improve their positive exposure should work with Kerry Hopkins.

“Today in March 2019, we have only been working with Kerry Hopkins for 2 months, but we have already achieved tangible success. Our staff are buzzing and the place has literally exploded with these phenomenal results, our website has seen a big spike in views in one day by 4,000% in one day and my own personal biog page on the website increased views by 3,100%, our message has hit millions of people and we have seen a big upturn in enquiries and sales. We partnered with Kerry Hopkins company - Broadcast Ready PR - initially to gain us media exposure, but the partnership has since grown to them also taking over all of our PR – including our social media, our website, SEO, strategic partnerships, events, press and broadcast and all of our SJL Insurance Service's external communications.”
Michelle McGrade
Michelle McGradeFormer Chief Investment Officer now NED, Formerly TD Direct Investing and Virgin Money
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“Kerry Hopkins's company, Broadcaster's Academy, lives up to its name – Kerry made sure I was ready for TV interviews by coaching and teaching me to trust myself and bringing out the best of me. I was forced onto TV against my better judgment, and after a short while, I started to enjoy it and I was in demand. The sheer high volume of interview opportunities Kerry Hopkins brought me was astounding. But Kerry never let me get ahead of myself and she issued honest feedback, which kept me grounded and broadcast-ready! Thank you Kerry because if it wasn't for you, I wouldn't have the media presence that I have!”
Dr Steven Fawkes
Dr Steven FawkesDirector, Energy Pro
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“I got on BBC News and Sky News a short time after signing up. Kerry Hopkins provides an excellent service for experts with something to say to a bigger audience, but without the contacts or experience to break into the world of television.”
Professor Lis Howell
Professor Lis HowellFormer Director of Broadcasting, City University London
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“Kerry successfully completed her MA, a few years after graduating as a PG Dip student from City, in TV Current Affairs. To get the masters later requires real hard work and commitment as well as brains and Kerry has them all. "Her film and dissertation was on Women in TV Comedy and she got funny, imaginative interviews, door stepping Ian Hislop, and with access to commissioning editors at high levels. Kerry is a great worker, capable of really original stuff and unexpected thinking. But she is also down-to-earth and straightforward and comes up with original ideas."
Nikki King OBE
Nikki King OBEFormer Chairwoman, Isuzu Truck UK
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“My client, leading businesswoman Nikki King OBE, former MD and now Honorary Chairman of Isuzu Truck UK, has only been working with Kerry Hopkins since January and she has already been lined up for BBC News and Sky News to discuss the budget. I would not have got Nikki on these programmes without Broadcast Ready PR and I strongly recommend their services to other PR agencies and major corporations.”
Ghost client
Ghost clientDirector, multi-million pound political polling and research company
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“We are really delighted to work with Kerry Hopkins. We’ve worked very closely with Kerry and her team over the past six to nine months, and we’ve had fantastic results.”
Emma Bossom
Emma BossomHead of Press and PR, Royal Aeronautical Society
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“Kerry Hopkins has been very proactive in alerting us to new opportunities and we have secured TV news interviews as a result of this. This raises the profile of the Royal Aeronautical Society and shares our members’ knowledge and expertise.”
Professor Rosemary Hollis
Professor Rosemary HollisDepartment of International Politics, City University London
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“I appreciate the role that Kerry Hopkins has performed that has resulted in TV news and online video interviews. In my case it has introduced me to a new generation of journalists who could not be expected to know me from my commentaries on earlier crises in the Middle East.”
Diana Mather
Diana MatherDirector, The English Manner
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“Kerry has helped me improve the profile of our company by securing me for the Papers Review on Sky News as well as introducing me to some extremely useful networking organisations which has resulted in on-going contracts. She is extremely honest. If she feels something isn’t right she will say so. She doesn’t take your money if she doesn’t think she can help, so the advice and backup you get is great value and very successful.”
Gina Miller
Gina MillerDirector and Brexit High Court claimant, SCM Direct
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“Through Kerry Hopkins, I’ve had more broadcast media opportunities than I have had in the past year – all in within one month. Kerry’s a whirlwind of energy who is passionate about interviewing her clients to improve their skills. With her guidance and training sessions, I feel so much more confident.”
Veronika Monell
Veronika MonellCEO, Jump Start NOW
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"Kerry is not just an interesting and strong person to be around, she is also charming, funny and engaging--a real people person. She is a positive force and a great leader. Kerry is in the top of the UK's most connected communications' professionals in the broadcast PR industry. It is a pleasure working with her.”
Marc Musgrove
Marc MusgroveDirector of Corporate Communications, Cisco
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"As our primary interface for the Cisco European PR team, Kerry brought both creativity and a considered approach to the account. She brings an understanding of the consumer side of technology to bear which was particularly helpful in making complex subjects and concepts understandable to a media audience. She is a consummate professional and has great media relationships.”
Alan Hayman
Alan HaymanFormer ITV Morning News Programme Editor, ITV News
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"I found Kerry a hard-working, enthusiastic and capable colleague with a close eye for detail and a determination to deliver results.”
Tim Rogers
Tim RogersFormer TV Journalist, ITV News
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"Kerry is bright, fun and as a journalist is a real professional who knows what she's doing and does it very well.”
Mark Cue
Mark CueFormer Producer, ITN Productions
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"Kerry is a determined and well-organised professional who consistently delivers. She is passionate about what she does and was a tremendous help in bringing in much-needed material from the ITV regions for the bulletins."
David Alder
David AlderChief Marketing Officer, University of Plymout
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"Kerry is a great strategic thinker with creative ideas and great delivery.”
Frankie Lambert
Frankie LambertFormer Account Director, Text 100
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"I was delighted to have the opportunity of working with Kerry. She is a consummate professional with an eye for spotting a story where others might not.”
James Finlay
James FinlayPhotographer, JamesFinlay.com
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"I first met Kerry at during preparations of O2's sponsorship of North Pole Solo 2002. My involvement was as expedition photographer and expedition spokesperson hence my close involvement with JCPR and Kerry.

"The media coverage of the expedition went global and the PR return based on advertising placement of O2's sponsorship was some 40 times more than the original investment! Kerry's help and guidance during this fast-paced event was attentive, concise and spot on. We continue to keep in touch and liaise on projects.”
Jacqueline Abbott-Deane
Jacqueline Abbott-DeaneDirector, Tactix
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“Thanks for an excellent media training session today. Great to see you in action. You really know what you’re doing here. Great choice of team too.”
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