London, UK (PRWEB) February 09, 2012
Integrated public relations, search and Social Media Agency, Punch Communications has been appointed by specialist supplier of flood defence solutions, Global Flood Defence Systems to handle its PR. The global brand, headquartered in Droitwich, Worcestershire manufactures and supplies flood defence solutions for properties and communities who are at risk from the devastating effects of flooding.
Punch’s remit will involve targeting national, broadcast, local, business and trade media to raise awareness of the company and its products, in particular its range of ‘passive’ flood defence products that require no human intervention and are activated by the power of the incoming flood water. Recent projects have included individual property protection in the village of Great Ayton in North Yorkshire, and installing the SCFB® from its patented self closing flood barrier range to protect pedestrian access to private business premises in Istanbul, Turkey.
Patricia Freshwater, commercial director, Global Flood Defence Systems commented: “Flood risk is a hugely debated topic in the news at the moment, with events in countries including Thailand, Australia and Pakistan, as well as in the UK. These stories highlight how prevention is essential in order to protect homes and communities. We felt that the Punch team has the understanding and impressive track record to communicate our messages to the media, and ensure that more people are aware of the solutions that are available to ensure they are protected.”
Pete Goold, managing director of Punch Communications adds: “A number of recent studies have highlighted the increased risk of flooding to properties and communities in the UK and the rest of the world. Global Flood Defence Systems manufactures and distributes a number of innovative and cost-effective solutions to combat this risk head on, and it is important that their messages are conveyed appropriately to the media. Our team of PR professionals have a proven background in securing press coverage, and we will be targeting both traditional media and online PR to raise awareness of the brand and its global successes.”