Brickell sets up own PR firm

Brickell sets up own PR firm

Maura Brickell, dubbed by PR Week as one of its 30 under 30, has opened a solo PR and communications business.

Brickell, previously campaigns director at Riot Communications and ex-Headline Publishing publicist has announced that her agency, Maura PR & Communications is open for business.

Maura PR & Communications already has a variety of clients from the arts sector, including Pan Macmillan publishers who have instructed Brickell to launch the next novel from award-winning author and creator of ITV’s "Vera", Ann Cleeves. Brickell will also work with comedian and writer Viv Groskop on her Edinburgh Fringe debut stand-up show, Say Sorry to the Lady. It will cover fully integrated communications campaigns across the arts and creative sectors and will also offer services such as consultancy and training.

Brickell, whose past campaigns have included the launch of Sunday Times bestseller, Tom Rob Smith’s novel The Farm (Simon & Schuster), Will Young’s autobiography, Funny Peculiar (Sphere) and the bestselling debut novel When God Was a Rabbit (Headline), for which she was awarded the PPC best hardback campaign of the year award in 2012, said: "This is a very exciting moment for me, creatively, I have been so lucky to have learned from the best in the business and am now ready for this next challenge and look forward to working with the brightest stars of the arts world.”