What people say about us
AMY McDONALD, Founder and CEO, Headtorch:
Working with Sally and Sam at Cause Communications is the first time we feel that a PR company has taken a genuine interest in who we are, what we do and what we want to achieve. Most importantly Sally and Sam are very keen to help us get there! They have made themselves part of the team, communicating well, setting mutually agreed goals and feeding back ideas, all done with a great sense of humour and integrity. Together we are making headway to ensure our focus - to support and promote mental health at work - secures attention where it matters in the media.
DUNCAN BELL, PR Manager, Dimensions UK which provides support for adults with learning disabilities and autism, across the UK:
“Cause Communications came up with an idea that generated data and stories for a campaign that allowed us to rethink how we talk about working in the care sector. They secured national and local coverage for Dimensions and enabled us to talk to trade magazines in a different way.”
GIORGIA MOLINARI, Autistica, the UK's leading autism research charity:
“Sam truly understands the needs of a smaller charity which doesn’t have the brand recognition of the bigger organisations. She’s a great listener and her expertise really shone through. I have found Sam’s feedback incredibly constructive and helpful.”
SARAH COLLINS, First Touch, supporting premature babies in the neonatal unit at St George's Hospital, Tooting:
"We've had great support from Sam Carlisle at Cause Communications. I thoroughly recommend them to other charities needing help with comms and campaigns."
CAROLINE HARDING, Chief Executive, Jeans for Genes and Genetic Disorders UK:
"Sam and Sally have brought such innovative thinking to our work in relation to both our fundraising on Jeans for Genes Day and the desire we have to get the message out about the impact genetic disorders have on the lives of children, adults and their families.
While they have a traditional press background, Sam and Sally have a very strong grasp of new media and how the different social media channels are evolving, which has helped shape our thinking on how to move our organisation forward.
I love the fact that Sam and Sally have a 24/7 passion for news and are constantly able to make links between our work and the headlines. Their insatiable curiosity about what is going in the world and their ability to see how the stories of our affected families fit in this world, ensures that we stay relevant for those we support and those we want to engage."
Polly Neate, CEO Shelter, former CEO Women's Aid:
Working with Sam was a game-changer for Women's Aid.
Her combination of a deep understanding of and sympathy with the complex and often painful issues, plus the ability to express them powerfully for a wide audience with nothing lost in translation, is very unusual in journalists in my experience.
She made a real difference for women who have been through the horror of domestic violence, playing a critical role in winning over £30 million new funding from the government.
Sam is easy to work with, patient and creative – and crucially, she is fun to work with as well.
She also expertly chaired our fringe meeting at Conservative Party Conference in 2016, balancing input from professionals and politicians, and personal testimony from survivors of domestic violence. It has been fantastic working with Sam.
ANDREW KIM, allysfight.com:
"We cannot praise our experience with Sam Carlisle enough. Sam was instrumental in building awareness, developing and executing a strategy for our bone marrow donor drive event for our baby son.
She has an immense network with numerous media outlets and was able to quickly get us local and national newspaper attention.
Sam also had many out of the box ideas which she was able to swiftly enact, such working with an English Premier League football club.
She was extremely professional, but we also found her so kind, gentle, and compassionate to our personal situation. Sam was so easy to work with, bringing her great experience to really make our event a success.
She continues to follow up, just another example of how much she cares not only for the task, but the family at the core. We highly recommend working with Sam!"
CHARLOTTE KNEER, CEO Reigate and Banstead Women's Aid:
"Sam Carlisle was responsible for two hugely successful campaigns to raise money and awareness about refuges.
Sam visited one of our refuges and I was so impressed with the way that she handled all aspects of confidentiality, this is extremely important when protecting such vulnerable victims. She was kind and sensitive and an absolute pleasure to work with.
It is not an overstatement to say, as a result of the work Sam did, many lives have been changed.
Thank you so much."
ROY GREENSLADE, The Guardian:
"One of the outstanding facts to emerge from the book I reviewed today about tabloids is that they have sometimes launched progressive and socially responsible campaigns.
Today The Sun returns to the subject (of domestic violence) with its Give Me Shelter campaign, which it has launched following the closure of several women’s refuges.
The Sun campaign has aroused enormous interest across social media today, most of it supportive with, inevitably, some negative comments too.
But that’s unfair. The editor, David Dinsmore, deserves praise for launching such a worthwhile campaign. Give credit where it is due. This is an occasion where Britain’s best-selling newspaper is using its muscle in a good cause."