Stone Junction

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Technology PR

Testimonial from Paul Gilbert, NCH Europe
“Our PR has delivered both direct sales enquiries and a continued increase in web traffic. A recent article in a French publication, for example, resulted in a sale worth $100k,” Paul Gilbert, head of marketing, NCH Europe.

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Testimonial from Jeremy Lefroy, MP
"It's very good to be here in Stone Junction, to see how much they have grown and how many more customers they have both in the Stafford region and around the world. That indicates to me what is happening here in Stafford, we have a thriving town where businesses are setting up and growing, and they are seeing the advantages of being based in Stafford.  

"We are in the middle of the country, we have excellent communications, we have highly skilled people in the area and Stone Junction is indicative of the kind of businesses that I know are both here and growing in Stafford."
Jeremy Lefroy MP, at his visit to Stone Junction

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Testimonial from Caroline Law, Caroline Law Consulting
“I’ve been Stone Junction’s business consultant for three years and every year the business has exceeded expectations. Since implementing G.U.I.D.E U.S. Stone Junction has seen a 45 per cent growth in only twelve months. Stone Junction’s coherent business strategy, clear objectives and formidable ambition are at the very heart of its success,” Caroline Law, Caroline Law Consulting 

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Technology PR

Testimonial from Jon Wilkins, EU Automation
“During our work with Stone Junction, we have achieved 315 press clippings worldwide, that have a combined reach of 5,148,252,” explained Jonathan Wilkins, EU Automation’s marketing director. “We attribute £1.39 million sales to the campaign, which demonstrates the efficacy of international PR.”

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Technology PR

Testimonial from Jon Severn, machinebuilding.net
“Stone Junction has amassed a range of high-tech clients for which the agency's press material always demonstrates an excellent grasp of the technologies and the benefits for end users. Never afraid to try something new, Stone Junction selectively uses press releases, technical articles, application stories, social media and other means to present thought-leading, interesting and disruptive messages to editors and readers.

“The combination of a strong technical basis and a willingness to innovate sets Stone Junction apart from the majority of PR agencies in this field."

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Technology PR

Testimonial from Cat Whitford, NCH Europe
"Every time I visit Stone Junction there has been another fantastic change with the team or office," explained Cat Whitford, VP of HR at Stone Junction client NCH Europe. "It's great to see the company doing so well and exceeding its targets by so much."

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Technology PR

Testimonial from Helana Pozniak, STEM and education journalist
“I've worked with Stone Junction on various STEM features for The Daily Telegraph and they have always reliably provided information and volunteered useful interviewees and details - tailored to the features I'm writing,” Helena Pozniak, STEM and education journalist 

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Technology PR

Testimonial from Ben McManus, WaveMaker
“Stone Junction would be the ideal agency for the Design and Technology Association. They’ve helped me reach education media at national, regional and trade level and arranged meetings between the organisations I’ve run and high level MPs and civil servants. 

"These have included Tristram Hunt, while he was shadow secretary of state for education, as well Azhar Mobin, CEO of the Staffordshire LEP and senior people from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Farnell element14, JCB and Bet365. 

"Coverage appeared everywhere from the Mail on Sunday and ITV Breakfast to Midlands Today and The Sentinel newspaper,” Ben McManus, CEO of creative technology project WaveMaker

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Testimonial from Pete Chapman, DIT
"It has been great to see Stone Junction grow over the last few years and it’s always fun to catch up with the team. 

"They now have eight languages in-house and have secured some excellent, new international clients thanks to their real hunger to build for the future," Pete Chapman, international trade adviser, Department for International Trade (DIT)

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Technology PR

Testimonial from Michele Windsor, Accutronics
"Stone Junction has a very experienced team, which has proven invaluable in supporting the international growth of Accutronics. 

"Stone Junction has been successful to an unprecedented degree in providing the necessary multi-lingual, multi-national PR service required for our growth. 

"As a result, we have been able to develop the business into a reputable, strong brand that exports leading battery technology to over 30 countries," Michele Windsor, global marketing manager, Accutronics and Ultralife

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Technology PR

Testimonial from Carl Plant, bITjAM
"Stone Junction took portrait photographs of the team here at bITjAM; we're a technology start up company and we needed the latest photos of our growing team. 

"Stone Junction provided a fast, professional and friendly service. I'm really happy with the quality of the photos and we're using them across our social media platforms, on our our website and for use in the media," Carl Plant, bITjAM

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Technology PR

Testimonial from Julia Angerer, COPA-DATA
"We started to work with Stone Junction in April 2014 and I could tell right away that this team knows what matters in technology PR

"My gut feeling also told me that our companies simply match. The markets we operate in and the language we use are very technical and it needs a lot of know-how, training and research to get messages across. 

"Within a very short period of time, Richard and his team drafted a PR campaign which ideally supports our corporate and product communication in the UK. Be it press releases, professional articles, interviews, event promotion, social media postings, videos – they have brilliant ideas and solutions for the full PR range. 

"It’s great fun to work with them and I’m excited about what’s coming up next," Julia Angerer, COPA-DATA 

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Technology PR

Testimonial from Dr Graeme Philp, GAMBICA
"Gambica, the trade association representing Automation in the UK, has had a long and very successful relationship with Stone Junction.  

"In particular they helped us lead a successful campaign to raise Government awareness of the National Physical laboratory (NPL) in which they worked with us to write to all of the UK's sitting MPs and arrange a very successful breakfast briefing meeting in the House of Commons.  

"I would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone looking to increase their company's profile or press exposure," Dr Graeme Philip, Chief Executive, the GAMBICA Association 

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PR for B2B companies

Testimonial from Sandra Butterworth, Staffordshire BIC
“Stone Junction handled the promotion of our ‘Will Your Idea Work?’ event. The team increased our Twitter following by over 50 per cent, introducing an extra 570 organic followers in the short space of eight weeks. 

"Apart from this, the company’s hard work resulted in local media coverage, enquiries both at the event and on social media and a guest blog on the Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce’s website. We were very pleased with the results and will definitely work with them again in the future.” Sandra Butterworth, director of innovation at the Staffordshire BIC. 

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PR for priting, 3D printing and reproduction

Testimonial from Steve Egerton, KJB Print UK Ltd
"Committing to an extensive public relations and social media campaign can be a leap of faith. Having sat on the fence for six months, KJB discovered local business Stone Junction. Stone Junction's MD, Richard Stone, quickly dissolved the concerns and provided hands-on advice and recommendations that saw the KJB website optimised and refreshed and extensive phased marketing. 

"Within the first month, KJB saw website traffic increase by 50% and orders for KJB's unique ‘Ecolast’ waterproof and tear resistant printed products double. Stone Junction has quickly established itself as an integral, experienced, marketing arm of KJB with tangible results and immediate benefits." Steve Egerton, KJB Print UK Ltd 

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Engineering PR

Testimonial from Jonathan Wilkins, marketing manager, European Automation
"The role of PR within B2B marketing has evolved significantly in recent years, connecting with buyers on both an intellectual and emotional level is now as important as ever.

"Stone Junction absolutely understands this evolution and constantly work with us to deliver campaigns that both inform and entertain our audience to inspire action. This approach continually conveys authenticity and credibility - both vital in today’s challenging marketplace." Jonathan Wilkins, marketing manager, European Automation

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PR for theatres and arts organisations

Testimonial from Emma Hogan, Stafford Gatehouse Theatre
“Last year we started working with Stone Junction and from the very beginning we saw a clear focus from them to see the campaign through. In just a matter of weeks there was an increase in the profile of newspapers covering the theatre’s events. We’re looking forward to continue building on the success we’ve had so far,” Emma Hogan, press and marketing officer, Stafford Gatehouse Theatre

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Engineering PR

Testimonial from Clive Jones, managing director and CEO of the Global Group of Companies
"We started working Stone Junction in March 2012. They have since significantly raised our profile in a number of key areas against our objectives. Another key objective was to understand that PR could deliver sales opportunities and we did receive direct sales enquiries thanks to coverage in key trade publications. We received coverage in national newspapers as a result of their rapid response work and Stone Junction has helped us develop relationships with key trade media in our industry," Clive Jones, managing director and CEO of the Global Group of Companies.

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Engineering PR

Testimonial from Peter Duncan of Cressall Resistors
"Stone Junction does exactly it says on the tin. We've been very happy with what they have done for us and the coverage they've achieved over the last five years. You won't regret using their services," Peter Duncan, managing director, Cressall Resistors

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Engineering PR

Testimonial from Chris Rand of BMON
"(Richard Stone is)...one of the UK's most internet-aware technical PR people," Chris Rand, managing director, BMON

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Engineering PR

Testimonial from Ben Adams, Staffordshire County Council
"Stone Junction has been going from strength to strength, building up its client base and championing the achievements of technical and engineering firms, some of which are in Staffordshire. "I'd like to congratulate Stone Junction for its success so far and look forward to its new apprentice getting on board," Ben Adams, Staffordshire County Council's deputy leader and cabinet member for employment and skills

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Engineering PR

Testimonial from Piers Olsen, managing director, Olsen Engineering
"Stone Junction organised our first ever press day at the IET in London. They have coordinated all activities, confirmed 17 journalists and reduced the stress on Olsen through their efficient and organised approach," Piers Olsen, managing director, Olsen Engineering

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Engineering PR

Testimonial from Peter Bassill, CEO of Hedgehog Security
"When we met Stone Junction we had multiple support firms for social media, marketing and PR. We now have Stone Junction. It's clear that they stand head and shoulders above the rest," Peter Bassill, CEO of CEO of Hedgehog Security

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Engineering PR

Testimonial from Victoria James, PR and marketing director, Nexus GB
"For the three years that Nexus have worked with Stone Junction, we have been consistently impressed by their creative flair in writing interesting pieces on technical topics. Their creative approach and network of journalists has won Nexus many column inches over the years and has led to some successful leads. Richard's engineering background gives them the edge on many other PR agencies, if a technical understanding coupled with a talent for PR is what you are looking for," Victoria James, PR and marketing director, Nexus GB

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Engineering PR

Testimonial from Michael Barrett of Nexus
"Stone Junction has bought an innovative approach to our Public Relations, which has already led to some good press coverage. In our first six months of working together, we have had press coverage both in physical print magazines and on the web, including an excellent article published in one of our key trade titles, with more in the pipeline," Michael Barrett, director, Nexus GB

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Engineering PR

Testimonial from Hayley Cook, of TM Robotics
"This year Stone Junction has delivered a cost effective e-mail marketing campaign for TM Robotics, based on our technical PR campaign which the company also runs. Both have produced the right results quickly and efficiently. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend its services to another company in the technology or engineering fields," Hayley Cook, Administration Officer, Toshiba Machine Robotics

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Engineering PR

Testimonial from John MaCaskill, formerly of RITCHIE
"Richard Stone and his company Stone Junction introduced me to technical PR and convinced me, through results, of the importance of PR in building a brand in your chosen markets. He is highly professional and capable. I would have no hesitation in recommending Richard and his company to any engineering or technical company seeking to raise the profile of its brand and promote the business," John MacAskill, business development expert for the oil and gas industries, speaking about his time as marketing and sales director for RITCHIE

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Engineering PR

Testimonial from Nigel Smith, of TM Robotics
"Richard Stone delivered a highly effective technical PR campaign as well as a range of other marketing services for my brand over a period of nearly six years. It was the most effective period of marketing we have ever undertaken. Online PR results in particular were outstanding and our sales trebled during this period. Trade and national press results helped build our voice into one of the most dominant in the industry," Nigel Smith, managing director, Toshiba Machine Robotics

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Engineering PR

Testimonial from Chris Atkin, of Total Electrical Training
"Having worked with Richard Stone before he established Stone Junction, I had no hesitation in engaging him to work on behalf of Total Electrical Training. The beginning of the campaign has been dynamic and met my high expectations - within the first week I was sitting at a table with the two most influential journalists in my field," Chris Atkin, managing director, Total Communications Training and Total Electrical Training

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Meet the team  

Stone Junction is managed by Richard Stone, whose previous experience includes PR campaigns for Arup, AIT Plc, CIENA, Parker Hannifin, Schneider Electric, SIG, SKF, Roche and WorldCom. Well over a decade in technical and technology PR has taught him that he is only just starting out. He is a very slightly geeky father of two who lives in Stafford with his long suffering wife, aforementioned children, dog and cat.

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"Stone Junction has been successful to an unprecedented degree in providing the necessary multi-lingual, multi-national PR service required for our growth,"
Michele Windsor, global marketing manager, Accutronics and Ultralife

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