Here is what our clients, partners and industry peers and colleagues have to say about Joanna and dePaRture Travel & Lifestyle
Visit Orlando had the pleasure of working with Jo and Abi at DePaRture PR over the course of several years. They were a true extension of our team with a passion for promoting their clients. During their tenure, they did a great job generating target media coverage in print, online and broadcast UK media outlets and keeping us apprised of media updates and trends.
Amy Rodenbrock, PR Senior Manager, Visit Orlando
We appointed dPR in January 2020, impressed with their creative ideas and positive approach to the brief. Their 'Be PATA the Conversation' concept has proved a successful way to engage the trade press, introducing new media events to help raise the organisation's overall profile and created exciting new opportunities for our members too. Despite the difficult impact of Covid-19 they've adapted their PR plans and continue to secure consistent, quality press coverage each month. Jo & Abi have exceeded our expectations and we're fast on our way to achieving our goal of becoming a trusted voice of authority in the industry.
Chairman of PATA
"I’ve known Jo since 2011 when we first worked together at the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). When she launched departure in 2018 her company was an obvious choice to collaborate to provide PR services to ETM Group. Her experience, knowledge and passion for travel shine through and her creative, fun ideas ensure stand out for our clients whilst her wide network of media contacts ensures repeat success and regular, quality coverage too. If you’re looking for an honest, friendly PR company who, like ETM, goes above and beyond for their clients, look no further than departure."
Chris Lee, ETM Group
"In 2017 I began developing Spinning Globe (SG), a travel tech start-up, and I was looking for someone to project manage the website build, curate content and assist with launch PR. I approached Joanna as I knew her knowledge of the travel industry, systematic approach, network of contacts and PR skills would bring great value to the team, the project and the overall success of the business. Her input helped us achieve over 1,000 pieces of individual content live on the site, brand & editorial guidelines, a beautifully designed & written website, a communications strategy (B2B & B2C newsletter & social media) and a successful trade media PR launch including £14,000 worth of earned media coverage."
Gary Jacobs, Spinning Globe
"Departure PR has been a great asset in the marketing of my new book; as a first-time author, I really appreciated Jo’s guidance and she worked really well with my publisher, Veloce, to formulate a complimentary PR & content plan. What I loved most about working with Jo is how, on occasions, I’d throw a vague idea at her and she’d respond with a thoughtful and detailed action plan, which always exceeded my expectations. Jo has since helped launch my 2nd book and rebranded my website."
Mark Walker, Author of Patina Volkswagens & Founder of barefootdriver.com
"I had the pleasure of working with Joanna on the Visit California account (Black Diamond) in 2015/16. Hardworking is the phrase that comes to mind when I think about her; she is hardworking, energetic and full of great ideas. Very personable, she was a joy to work with every day on both a professional and personal level. Jo takes great pride in her work and always went above and beyond for the client…and always delivered with a smile."
Arabella Campbell, Account Director, Visit California
"I approached Jo (Jojo!) for her help & advice on how to improve my social media strategy and set-up and monetise a new blog for my beauty business. I was really impressed with the detailed strategy and ideas she provided; this girl knows what she’s doing and she’s so fun to work with too. I’m feeling really inspired and can’t wait to implement her suggested strategy in 2019 and start my successful beauty blog."