SMEs Testimonials

As a woman in business Karin loves working with fellow SME’s. She understands the frustrations and time constraints of SME business owners – there is never enough time in the day – let alone to think of stories, send your news to the media – and follow up. We take care of this for you so you can focus on running your business.

Karin Ridgers is a proactive PR professional. She is highly customer focused and works hard to generate media coverage for her clients. If you want to get media coverage for your brand, talk to Karin. 

Nigel Temple, Founder and CEO, The Marketing Compass – 


The Essex Enquirer newspaper has worked with Karin Ridgers and MAD Promotions on various successful projects.

Karin raised the profile of the paper through networking with local business and community events throughout Essex. Not only did Karin investigate numerous suitable events she also co-coordinated with each event manager and managed the promotion each time. She built successful links throughout Essex and East London that will be utilised for years to come.

The Enquirer decided to host a charity gala ball of which Karin organised in aid of a children’s hospice and the Tsunami appeal. Karin researched into various venues, organised celebrity support and entertainment, as well as managing the promotion for the ball. The evening sold out and the feedback was extremely positive.

Karin also produced a newspaper supplement for healthy living and eating which has gained subscribers UK wide and continues to be an ongoing feature of the publication.

Our involvement with Karin and Mad Promotions has been nothing but successful and are more than pleased to continue working together.

I can only speak highly of Karin and feel any organisation or individual could not go far wrong in employing her services, her attention to detail and enthusiasm are second to none.

A. Diggory – Managing Director – The Enquirer Newspaper Series

At a time when our new business really needed to be seen by the masses Karin really excelled at consistent media attention for our brand. A consummate professional and a thoroughly lovely person too, Karin comes very highly recommended.

Russell Quirk – Founder


We have worked with Karin for two years now, and her energy and enthusiasm are second to none. We had not done much PR before and we needed vision and inspiration, which has been ably supplied by in Karin.  She is a joy to work with and I look forward to working with her in the future.  

Carol Barksfield – Full Spectrum Lighting Ltd

T/a S.A.D. Lightbox Company

We have been working with Karin at MAD Promotions with our PR.

Our profile has been raised within the industry media as well as in the Essex media.

I am delighted that The Echo has run a few articles about my company, I have given 2 radio interviews, as well as gained publicity in The Enquirer and the East Anglian Daily Times. The media release was written to suit journalists and will be added to our website.

Karin suggested promoting our ‘Top Tips’ on a regular basis and we are connecting with editors as we would like to write for an Essex publication as well.

We are confident that the publicity will help us in this regard.

Via MAD Promotions other opportunities have been sent to us in connection with Women’s magazines and even TV programmes.

Karin is dedicated, trustworthy and honest and I would recommend her for PR work.

Andrea M. Rozario BA (Hons) CeLM Cert PFS Cert CII (MP)


Karin is an extremely likable person, and as well as being conscientious she has an incredibly caring approach to her work and her clients.  
I’ve learnt so much from her about PR and through her I have gained the confidence to go on the radio and talk about my work, and have the opportunity to be featured in a few publications, thus helping to raise the profile of my business.  

I know I couldn’t have achieved that all on my own. 

Wendy Dashwood Quick – Resolution Coaching  


I have been working with Karin of MAD promotions for nearly a year now. From the first time I spoke to Karin we clicked and I new that working with her would open new doors for me. She has helped me to do over 10 Radio interviews with various BBC Radio Stations, as well as on various magazines and newspapers.

I like karin’s approach of getting to know her clients and helping to bring out the best with her. She is not pushy, and allows you to only take on what you can. She is very understanding and professional.  With Karin you know where you stand from the start and end of a project.

Genny Jones – Life Coach – Genny Jones & Associates Ltd


Karin was recommended to me by a friend. When I first spoke to Karin, she seemed so enthusiastic and passionate about PR and launching my business. Karin helped me to plan an amazing launch event for my business in October 2008 and ever since we have worked very closely together in building a very successful business. Karin is a lovely person to work with, highly professional, and has amazing experience and contacts in the media that have definitely helped to grow and promote my business. I would highly recommend her.

Charlotte Nial Managing Director – Cranwell House Skin & Beauty Clinic


Having worked with Karin at MAD Promotions for just a short time, our profile as a significant player in our industry locally has risen significantly. From radio interviews to our own regular ‘expert’ column in the regions premier property publication, the Quirk Deakin name is now quickly becoming recognised as one of the foremost estate agencies in the County. Thank you sincerely Karin and team.”

Quirk Deakin Estate Agent 


When I first met Karin I was so impressed with her enthusiasm and passion that I instantly wanted to find out more about MAD Promotions.

After a meeting together where Karin found out more about my business I left everything in her capable hands.  Press releases were sent out on my behalf and then we waited.  This was the difficult time, as we all want instant results, but the wait was well worth it.  Karin has introduced my company to several publications and a radio station and the results have been 3 radio interviews, two publications and the possibility of a workshop at a road show.

I am delighted and the Image Practice is thrilled to recommend Karin to anyone who wants to be in the right publications to be seen.

Margaret Fleming – Fleming Marvellous 


Karin is bubbly and committed, and her enthusiasm and hard work shows that she really cares about her clients.

Paula Gardner – Do Your Own PR

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