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Big noise for Little Sports Coaching


Our sport PR client, Little Sports Coaching, needed to raise awareness of its brand across North West England in the only logical way — driving grass roots sport participation.

To achieve this, Smoking Gun called on its proven track record in sport PR to roll out a campaign focusing on both sport and business, the latter because this firm is an exciting startup. Appealing to both regional and national press, we supported with extensive social media activity.

our steps included

Development of pitches centred on Little Sports Coaching founder Craig Brennan’s own story, and that of the company’s development

Alumni profile of Matt Richardson, Leeds Beckett University graduate now working for the company

New Crewe area manager Kieron Ellis presented to relevant local media

Little Sports Coaching and Cheadle Town FC bursary and new kit funds used as a focal point for South Manchester and Cheshire press

Newsjacked World Cup noise for brand purposes — emphasising role and importance of grass roots football in the UK

Management of reactive media opportunities for major UK titles with angles including combating obesity, rise of women in sport (particularly football) and the social benefits of teams

Blogger outreach, including organising site visits for first-hand reports

Ongoing social media competitions



Total potential media reach

24 pieces

of individual coverage, including Huffington Post, Daily Mail, Telegraph & Argus, Stoke Sentinel, Stockport Express, The Business Desk

Broadcast opportunities

with talkSPORT, Key Radio, Radio Aire, Radio City

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