Want to try PR?

Want to try PR?

Start with a press office from £1,495/$1698

Press Office
Starter Partner


INSTANT GLOBAL REACH

Reach specialist and mainstream media via a trusted Starscream newsletter dedicated to your launch with a bespoke, targeted press release created by us.

1 Month Report

You’ll get a repost of all media coverage at the end of the month and a link to access all year round including verified reach, shares and reads of each article.

PRESS SITE

We’ll run the press release on our own press site and social channels, visited by global media every month. We’ll show you how many interested media have read, downloaded and engaged with it over the month.

£1,495 ($1,698)

one off payment

Press Office
Premium Partner


SUSTAINED GLOBAL OUTREACH

Enjoy up to 12 press releases per year, created and sent by us to provide a regular, monthly update for the most relevant media for your announcements.

WEEKLY REPORT

You’ll get a weekly update of media coverage so you can update teams, social and partners at speed. The link updates daily and can be downloaded as a pdf.

BESPOKE PRESS SITE

A dedicated brand press site allows media to access your information quickly and provides in depth information around the interest in your announcements. The press site can easily be embedded on your own site for easy media access.

£1,795 ($2,038)

per month

£17,940 ($20,375)

per year

Press Office
Power Partner


GLOBAL OUTREACH EXPLAINED

Use up to 20 press releases per year to target key media, events and gift guides for maximum impact.

DAILY REPORT

You’ll get an update every time coverage lands with links, pdfs, quotes, verified reach and social media friendly images for your team to share.

BESPOKE PRESS SITE

An online brand resource for media with press releases, images, video and more – built, hosted and updated by us.

MONTHLY MEET

We’ll schedule an in depth overview of your activity every month, showcasing coverage, plans and any extra information we need from you for the next month to keep you ahead of the pack.

£1,995 ($2,267)

per month

£19,940 ($22,680)

per year


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    "Starscream has made a very trustworthy impression on us. We feel we have a trusted partner with great knowhow of the industry as well as the craft itself."

    Audio Pro

    "Starscream are a team of dedicated, hardworking professionals that are committed to our success. They provide positioning, messaging, launch strategies, writing and top-notch media relations services. Starscream has delivered media coverage that has raised our market visibility significantly."

    Cambridge Audio

    "Starscream have been instrumental in helping us expand our PR coverage, from being predominantly reviews in hi-fi titles to including mainstream media. From product launches to one-off opportunities, they get us results."

    IsoAcoustics

    "Starscream’s involvement has been fundamental to the success of key launches at Roon over the past year. Their industry expertise and know-how has raised Roon’s profile amongst music lovers and they have allowed us to engage with key media and new audiences across the UK, US and beyond."

    Roon

    "We chose Starscream to craft stories that really speak about who we are and to reach right people. The team at Starscream know our products and markets, so it feels like we have our own in-house PR team. We are really happy with the coverage they generate for us."

    Augspurger / Pro Audio Design

    "We're very grateful to Starscream for the pro bono PR support they provided for our #ComeOnHome prize draw in June 2021. Thanks to their help, we increased the number of people who found out about the prizes on offer and so many more people entered the prize draws, raising more money to support people who are homeless in London."

    Streets of London

    "Starscream delivered a unique sponsorship strategy, with clear messaging for a Hip Hop audience and black music community."

    Big Indie Records

    "We turned to Starscream for their help ensuring our brands reached diverse and broad areas of our target markets. They have delivered on this brief, enabling us to gain exposure that we would have otherwise struggled to achieve on our own."

    SCV Distribution

    "The team at Starscream are eminently professional and refreshingly creative. When they get in touch I listen, because I know they’ll have something relevant to tell me - they’re also really nice folks to deal with."

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    "Starscream get under the skin of your business, identify and craft the right stories to match your strategy and deliver results  all while protecting the brand."

    Abbey Road Studios

    "Starscream play a fundamental role in building brand recognition for Audio-Technica in Western markets. The results of their work have enabled us to secure national retail placements in the UK and US and to increase our consumer business significantly over the past three years."

    Audio-Technica

    "It makes a real difference when a PR is genuinely into the subject - and Starscream is clearly passionate about music and audio tech."

    What Hi-Fi?

    "Innovative PR agencies like Starscream can deliver projects that will be music to your ears."

    uk.gov

    "Starscream is the perfect port of call for all things music, audio, style and design. I can always rely on them to deliver suitable content for both lifestyle and more technical articles at the drop of a hat."

    Livingetc

    "Starscream have provided exceptional service and delivered outstanding results. Their proactive and strategic approach has helped to effectively enhance our brand's image and raise awareness."

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    we might get loud.


    Starscream Communications is a next generation PR Company for consumer technology brands. London / New York.

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    VALUES

    values.


    we love music.

    we always work as a team.

    We help media, not spam them.

    we work fast but never cut corners.

    we don’t do suits.

    We are London, Paris and New York.

    we only promote audio and music.

    we offer no bullshit, just facts.

    we are about results.

    we are STARSCREAM.

    FEEDBACK

    feedback.


    Don’t just take our word for it. Read what our clients say about us…

    "Starscream is committed to our success."

    IsoAcoustics

    "They are key in expanding our PR coverage."

    Cambridge Audio

    "Crafting the right stories to deliver results."

    Abbey Road Studios

    "Fundamental to the success of key launches."

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    Website Design + Digital Services

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    Engage your audience, improve your online presence, and increase your sales with a new website created by industry professionals.

    responsive
    website design.


    Our design team will upgrade your website with a fresh, stylish new look that works well on all screen sizes and devices.

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    engaging content.


    Our content creators live and breathe audio. As industry experts, they will engage your audience by telling your brand story in the right language and tone.

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    good for Google.


    Not only will our content inspire your customers, we’ll make sure it ranks highly on Google by using best practise SEO (search engine optimisation) and super-fast page loading.

    eCommerce ready.


    Looking to sell products or services online? We’ll add eCommerce functionality to your site and focus on converting your visitors to sales and leads.

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    We can integrate your social media feeds, stream your videos and connect your stores to your site, driving traffic across all your digital platforms.

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    "Our new website has greatly improved the user experience and representation of our products and brand. Since launch we have noticed a significant increase in traffic and lead generation."

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    ...and there's more.


    Take it to the next level with our extra digital and creative services.

    Digital and Social Campaigns

    From display ads, to email marketing to paid for content, we’ll create and coordinate campaigns that get results.

    Lead Generation

    Grow your contact list and increase your hot leads with subscription offers and on-site product cross-selling and up-selling.

    Analytics and Reporting

    Understand what content is working for you, and how your visitors are interacting with your communications.

    Branding & Identity

    Want to overhaul your look? Let us help create a new brand and identity that will stand out from the crowd.


    Who We Are

    We Might Get Loud

    our values.


    We love music.

    We do this because we love it and we like to think it shows.

    We always work as a team.

    Our skills are greater shared and pack a bigger punch than a one man band.

    We help media, not spam them.

    When media get 50 pitch emails a day, our face to face ideas work when others fail.

    We work fast but never cut corners.

    Always there but not at the expense of the quality of our work.

    We don’t do suits.

    We’re smarter than that.

    We only promote audio and music.

    PR is not one size fits all. We are the specialists, not the generalists and the media know it.

    We offer no bullshit, just facts.

    We offer accurate commitments, not speculative promises.

    We are about the results.

    We make a difference. Ask for one of our reports and find out how.

    We are Starscream.

    Talk To Us

    our people.


    Starscream London

    Rich Melville

    CEO


    I founded Starscream in 2013 after a 15-year career as a journalist. I wrote about music, games, film and tech for MSN, Nuts, FHM, The Sunday Times and was Editor of What Hi Fi for a few years. My time as a journalist meant I got lots of poor-quality pitches (but amazing cocktails) from PR types who didn’t understand quite what they were promoting in terms of audio. I love audio and all things connected to the enjoyment of music, so these poor pitches led to the creation of Starscream and a different way of working. Aside from messing around with hi-fi cables the size of tree trunks and sniffing box fresh 180g vinyl, I enjoy gigs, PlayStation and French cider.

    Mark Whiteman Starscream Communications

    Mark Whiteman

    Account Director


    With over 20 years’ marketing experience with tech brands – including Sony, Roberts Radio & Cambridge Audio – I have overseen the launch of products and developed global marketing campaigns. In my spare time I’m more than partial to a spot of photography, movie-watching, dog-walking, NYC baked cheesecake & good beer (although, not necessarily all at the same time!). However, music has always been my number one passion (I suspect this stems from listening to my mother’s – valiant, if a little out of tune – attempt at harmonies whilst singing along to Rubber Soul when I was a child). Either way, I’ve far too much vinyl. Or so my wife tells me, at least…

    Jody Hockley

    Head of Creative


    I’ve been working in the creative industry for over 20 years. During that time I’ve worked on projects for nearly all the major audio and tech brands – creating campaigns, art directing shoots, branding and designing along the way. I feel very lucky to do a job that allows me to create every day. I also enjoy switching off and getting outside with my family, surfing and climbing.

    Rosie Gray

    Partnerships Manager


    I worked in marketing in the TV industry for over 15 years including twelve years at Disney working on Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars brands. I love TV, movies and any good story really. Music-wise, I’m a big fan of the divas – from Dolly to Madonna, Beyonce to Shakira and Diana to Gaga. My knowledge of what it takes to be a Disney Princess has served me well as I’m now mum to the feistiest 3-year-old girl I know. Born and raised in London, when not working I love spending time with the family, cooking and eating together and the occasional boot camp class on the side.

    ***TABLET VERSION***

    our values.


    We love music.

    We do this because we love it and we like to think it shows.

    We always work as a team.

    Our skills are greater shared and pack a bigger punch than a one man band.

    We help media, not spam them.

    When media get 50 pitch emails a day, our face to face ideas work when others fail.

    We work fast but never cut corners.

    Always there but not at the expense of the quality of our work.

    We don’t do suits.

    We’re smarter than that.

    We only promote audio and music.

    PR is not one size fits all. We are the specialists, not the generalists and the media know it.

    We offer no bullshit, just facts.

    We offer accurate commitments, not speculative promises.

    We are about the results.

    We make a difference. Ask for one of our reports and find out how.

    We are Starscream.

    Talk To Us

    ***MOBILE VERSION***

    our values.


    We love music.

    We do this because we love it and we like to think it shows.

    We always work
    as a team.

    Our skills are greater shared and pack a bigger punch than a one man band.

    We help media,
    not spam them.

    When media get 50 pitch emails a day, our face to face ideas work when others fail.

    We work fast but never cut corners.

    Always there but not at the expense of the quality of our work.

    We don’t do suits.

    We’re smarter than that.

    We only promote audio and music.

    PR is not one size fits all. We are the specialists, not the generalists and the media know it.

    We offer no bullshit,
    just facts.

    We offer accurate commitments, not speculative promises.

    We are about
    the results.

    We make a difference. Ask for one of our reports and find out how.

    We are Starscream.

    Talk To Us

    ***MOBILE / TABLET VERSION***

    our people.


    Starscream London

    Rich Melville

    CEO


    I founded Starscream in 2013 after a 15-year career as a journalist. I wrote about music, games, film and tech for MSN, Nuts, FHM, The Sunday Times and was Editor of What Hi Fi for a few years. My time as a journalist meant I got lots of poor-quality pitches (but amazing cocktails) from PR types who didn’t understand quite what they were promoting in terms of audio. I love audio and all things connected to the enjoyment of music, so these poor pitches led to the creation of Starscream and a different way of working. Aside from messing around with hi-fi cables the size of tree trunks and sniffing box fresh 180g vinyl, I enjoy gigs, PlayStation and French cider.

    Mark Whiteman Starscream Communications

    Mark Whiteman

    Account Director


    With over 20 years’ marketing experience with tech brands – including Sony, Roberts Radio & Cambridge Audio – I have overseen the launch of products and developed global marketing campaigns. In my spare time I’m more than partial to a spot of photography, movie-watching, dog-walking, NYC baked cheesecake & good beer (although, not necessarily all at the same time!). However, music has always been my number one passion (I suspect this stems from listening to my mother’s – valiant, if a little out of tune – attempt at harmonies whilst singing along to Rubber Soul when I was a child). Either way, I’ve far too much vinyl. Or so my wife tells me, at least…

    Jody Hockley

    Head of Creative


    I’ve been working in the creative industry for over 20 years. During that time I’ve worked on projects for nearly all the major audio and tech brands – creating campaigns, art directing shoots, branding and designing along the way. I feel very lucky to do a job that allows me to create every day. I also enjoy switching off and getting outside with my family, surfing and climbing.

    Rosie Gray

    Partnerships Manager


    I worked in marketing in the TV industry for over 15 years including twelve years at Disney working on Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars brands. I love TV, movies and any good story really. Music-wise, I’m a big fan of the divas – from Dolly to Madonna, Beyonce to Shakira and Diana to Gaga. My knowledge of what it takes to be a Disney Princess has served me well as I’m now mum to the feistiest 3-year-old girl I know. Born and raised in London, when not working I love spending time with the family, cooking and eating together and the occasional boot camp class on the side.


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    PR Account Executive – Starscream Communications London

    Job location:The role will be based around a mix of working at our office in Kings Cross and remote working
    Hours: Full time, 9am – 5pm
    Salary: £28k – £32k p/a, depending on experience

     

    About us

    We are the leading PR agency for audio brands. We promote everything from headphones to speakers, streaming services to live music systems found everywhere from Hammersmith to Hollywood.

    Due to our continued expansion we are looking to recruit an Account Executive. Reporting to the Account Manager, you will help deliver consumer PR activity and mainstream media coverage for Starscream Communications clients and their products.

     

    Management and admin:

    • Support the Account Manager/s to ensure great service to all clients and good relationships with media
    • As required, support the MD with day to day tasks and planning
    • Use media monitoring sites to record coverage and share success through our social accounts
    • Update and manage our client newsrooms via Wordpress
    • Create social images and build a strong social identity for Starscream within the brand guidelines
    • Update Office 365 task planner
    • Create and manage roadmap for client activity, deadlines and launches

     

    Media Relations:

    • Deal with incoming calls and email enquiries from media contacts
    • Use media database to identify and approach new contacts that may be interested in the brands or products promoted by Starscream
    • Work with the Account Manager to pitch stories to media through email, face-to-face meetings, conferences and events when required
    • Meet new media with Account Manager and attend meetings with key media when required for new launches and key stories
    • Become familiar with products through testing to help deliver in-person demos in our listening room space

     

    Client Relations:

    • Deal with clients over email or phone when required for new product requests, media queries or event planning
    • Attend client update calls via Teams or face-to-face with Account Manager
    • Assist clients when working on behalf of Starscream at photo shoots or press days and events

     

    Skills and experience needed:

    • Organised and able to work at a fast pace
    • Professional manner, dealing with clients and media
    • Self-motivating, enthusiastic and able to learn fast
    • Good knowledge of Microsoft programs, Teams
    • Knowledge of design programs such as Adobe Spark and InDesign

     

    Benefits:

    • 34 days holiday per year, inclusive of bank holidays
    • Membership to Tileyard Health gym classes
    • Free lunch
    • Free music streaming services and audio gear
    • Access to hospitality events – concerts, festivals etc

     

    To apply for this role, please forward an up-to-date CV with a Cover Letter explaining your interest in this role. We look forward to hearing from you.

    Apply Now

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    Current Vacancies


    PR Account Executive – Starscream Communications London

    Job location:The role will be based around a mix of working at our office in Kings Cross and remote working
    Hours: Full time, 9am – 5pm
    Salary: £28k – £32k p/a, depending on experience

     

    About us

    We are the leading PR agency for audio brands. We promote everything from headphones to speakers, streaming services to live music systems found everywhere from Hammersmith to Hollywood.

    Due to our continued expansion we are looking to recruit an Account Executive. Reporting to the Account Manager, you will help deliver consumer PR activity and mainstream media coverage for Starscream Communications clients and their products.

     

    Management and admin:

    • Support the Account Manager/s to ensure great service to all clients and good relationships with media
    • As required, support the MD with day to day tasks and planning
    • Use media monitoring sites to record coverage and share success through our social accounts
    • Update and manage our client newsrooms via Wordpress
    • Create social images and build a strong social identity for Starscream within the brand guidelines
    • Update Office 365 task planner
    • Create and manage roadmap for client activity, deadlines and launches

     

    Media Relations:

    • Deal with incoming calls and email enquiries from media contacts
    • Use media database to identify and approach new contacts that may be interested in the brands or products promoted by Starscream
    • Work with the Account Manager to pitch stories to media through email, face-to-face meetings, conferences and events when required
    • Meet new media with Account Manager and attend meetings with key media when required for new launches and key stories
    • Become familiar with products through testing to help deliver in-person demos in our listening room space

     

    Client Relations:

    • Deal with clients over email or phone when required for new product requests, media queries or event planning
    • Attend client update calls via Teams or face-to-face with Account Manager
    • Assist clients when working on behalf of Starscream at photo shoots or press days and events

     

    Skills and experience needed:

    • Organised and able to work at a fast pace
    • Professional manner, dealing with clients and media
    • Self-motivating, enthusiastic and able to learn fast
    • Good knowledge of Microsoft programs, Teams
    • Knowledge of design programs such as Adobe Spark and InDesign

     

    Benefits:

    • 34 days holiday per year, inclusive of bank holidays
    • Membership to Tileyard Health gym classes
    • Free lunch
    • Free music streaming services and audio gear
    • Access to hospitality events – concerts, festivals etc

     

    To apply for this role, please forward an up-to-date CV with a Cover Letter explaining your interest in this role. We look forward to hearing from you.

    Apply Now

    Bookkeeper and Admin Assistant – Starscream Communications London

    Job location: Mainly Remote Working with some face-to-face meetings and events

    Due to our continued expansion, we are delighted to be hiring a Bookkeeper & Admin Assistant to join our busy team. We are currently looking for someone to join the team working approx. 15 hours per week (more hours may be required occasionally to meet financial deadlines). The hours and days of work can be flexible. As we continue to grow there is potential for more hours to become available.

     

    Bookkeeper Responsibilities:

    The Bookkeeper will be accountable for delivery of an accurate bookkeeping records.
    Tasks including but not limited to:

    • Credit control / debtor management on behalf of the Company
    • Pay vendors for Starscream and Audio Media International
    • Maintaining accounts, verifying, and posting transactions
    • Cashflow forecasting for both businesses
    • Day to day management and reconciliation of accounts
    • Maintain complete filing system to support financial records and establish good processes
    • Working closely with accountants to prepare VAT returns / corporation tax etc
    • Management of payroll, working with external agency
    • Self-assessment tax returns for directors
    • Meetings – weekly with team and monthly with accountant

     

    Admin Responsibilities:

    • Ad hoc assistant work for MD providing administrative support – allowing MD to focus on decision making tasks
    • Booking couriers, organising pick-ups and mail outs
    • Occasional – booking travel, booking meeting rooms and event space
    • Occasional liaison with our HR provider, IT support team, office management team
    • From time to time – organisation of company social events, booking hospitality, organisation of Employee/Client occasion gifts
    • Supporting the team in organising meetings and presentations

     

    The ideal candidate will be:

    The ideal candidate will have proven experience within a Bookkeeper role and be looking for a new challenge with potential for growth.

    The necessary skills to complete the role effectively are:

    • Highly computer literate with experience of remote working – proficient working on MS Teams, Zoom, Microsoft office etc is essential
    • Possess relevant NVQ/SVQ qualifications or specialist qualifications such as AAT or equivalent
    • Possess first-rate numerical skills
    • Experience using accounting software such as Xero and Receipt Bank
    • Excellent attention to detail
    • Excellent organisation skills
    • Excellent time management skills
    • Professional and personable communication skills
    • Be able to work quickly, accurately and to deadlines

     

    In return you will receive:

    • Competitive salary
    • Pension
    • 25 days holiday + bank holidays (pro rata to part time hours)

     

    To apply for this role, please forward an up-to-date CV with a Cover Letter explaining your interest in this role. We look forward to hearing from you.

    Apply Now