Murray Harkin has counselled high profile celebrities, business entrepreneurs, Royalty, politicians and members of the general public. All have called on his expertise to either place them in the media, or manage stories they’d rather didn’t make the headlines give them their life back in the process.
Having founded and ran HRH Countess of Wessex’s PR business, Murray is one of the few practitioners in the business who has actually experienced a long and vitriolic media storm – and all the unseen ‘stuff’ that goes with that such as door-stepping, personal intrusion, family and friends pursued – and that’s just for starters! He’s not only lived to tell the tale, but survived to put his seminal experience to the best possible use – advising people who also find themselves at the wrong end of the media’s assumptions – finding the light at the end of that tunnel – and the future beyond.
Murray has promoted a range of household names at the pinnacle of their careers: Cybil Shepherd’s music career; Rosanne Barr’s venture into animation; David “The Hoff” Hasselhoff’s London music concerts; David Gests “Night of a Thousand Stars”. He has also been behind a number of high profile media campaigns and events including morale boosting celebrity trips to British troops overseas, fashion fundraisers in London for Pink Ribbon magazine and the award winning PR for the launch of Kiss 100fm.
20 years in the media and communications business gives Murray not just a great knowledge of who’s who, but also the measured sensitivity to have handled many real life case studies in highly personal areas such as relationships, personal survival and endurance, cosmetic surgery, weight loss and Society’s otherwise unsung heroes – ensuring clients earn the optimum from coming forward with their personal story without feeling exploited.
Murray speaks with authority and wisdom unrivalled by other ‘spin doctors’. Whether you want to develop your career, sell your story or you need defending from the media, his wide contact network coupled with a unique insight will help protect as well as promote – both promoting and repairing if necessary.