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About Us

Hello, and welcome to Big Fresh Media & PR.

We love helping people, artists, events and businesses of all shapes and sizes to grow, succeed, and be the best that they can possibly be.

A trained reporter with a strong 20-year track record of Media & PR success, Rob O’Connor has worked on major London PR accounts including Heathrow Airport, and has also played a significant role in Teesside’s cultural and business economy.

And there’s been lots to shout about in the last few years, promoting a dazzling mix of household names, high-profile events and small independent enterprises – all of them treated with equal respect and TLC.

Working with the fab team at Ten Feet Tall, we created managed and led the local & regional media strategy for literally 100’s of incredible Teesside comedy adventures, with a string of household names including Frankie Boyle, Michael McIntyre, Lee Evans, Jimmy Carr, John Bishop, Sarah Millican, Kevin Bridges, Jason Manford, Alan Carr and bags more besides.

We also created and managed a simple Media & PR strategy to help establish both Saltburn Farmers’ Market and Saltburn Food Festival as two of the most popular foodie events in the country.

But there comes a time for something new, and the good news is that we’re now opening our doors to new clients far and wide. We hope you enjoy skipping through the rest of our website, seeing the services we offer and reading the fab testimonials from some current and previous clients – and feel free to give us a nudge if you’d like any further info.

Drop us a quick email or give us a call, let’s say hello, and let’s see how we can give you and your business the attention you deserve. We look forward to speaking with you soon. 


Rather than offer you a lazy ‘one-size-fits-all’ package, let’s have a chat and see how we can give you the individual and specialised service you deserve. This could include a mix of any of the following ingredients ….

Media & PR: We can help build your profile by creating and managing simple ongoing or one-off media campaigns. We love researching & writing press releases and features, distributing them to relevant media, and handling all media enquiries for the duration of any campaign. Think of us as your very own press office, working hard on your behalf.

Social Media: Too busy for Twitter, or can’t be doing with Facebook? We can help to create or manage your social media adventures, communicating warmly and directly with your ever-growing base of new and future customers.

Media Training: You’ll love this! A very simple and enjoyable two-hour bite-sized traditional and social media awareness training seminar, aimed at showing how you can help make your business, project or event the centre of attention and stand out from the crowd.

Copywriting / Content creation: Got stuff to say, but don’t know where to start? We can help here too - creating and writing copy for websites, brochures, newsletters, annual reports, marketing emails and any other platform for a range of target audiences.

Blogging & Vlogging: Fancy writing a weekly or monthly blog for your website, or even making a quick video, but can’t find the time? No problem. We can do that for you too.

Photography: It’s often said that a great photo is worth a thousand words, and we have a fantastic team of inspired, creative, news and lifestyle photographers to call upon whenever required.

Design: Great design is worth its weight in gold, and we’re able to link up with a number of inspired, imaginative and creative designers whenever required.

Whatever you need, we’re here to help.


I’ve enjoyed working with some fantastic people over the years. Here’s what some of them have had to say about working with me ….

“Dedicated doesn’t even begin to describe this man! For more than ten years now Rob has helped us promote projects including our comedy and music programmes. In fact, more than that, his efforts have helped shape and define what we do, and he has been a big part of the successes that we have enjoyed. He’s passionate, thorough, warm, friendly, enthusiastic, reliable, creative, accurate, and an out-and-out grafter. I could go on, but hopefully you’re starting to get the picture…”

“Rob has worked with me over the last ten years and has been absolutely incredible. He has ensured that Saltburn Farmers Market and Saltburn Food Festival have had consistently positive media attention, with the Sunday Times highlighting the Food Festival as a reason it chose Saltburn as ‘one of the best places to live in the UK!’ The kind of attention money can't buy!”

“Rob is a very approachable PR who knows the local & regional media inside out. He has been invaluable in helping promote a lot of our major North-East comedy dates over the years, and I would not hesitate in recommending him.”

“I’ve worked with Rob on various comedy tours over the last decade and he has always been an excellent PR to work alongside. He approaches each tour/project with a bespoke, thoughtful approach, which works wonders.”

“When I was Business and Features Editor at The Gazette, Rob was an invaluable source of knowledge about the local entertainment and events scene. Great at working quickly and flexibly, and producing well written copy often against very tight deadlines, his friendly and reliable approach certainly made my job that little bit easier!”

“Rob O’Connor is one of the best PR’s I’ve worked with during 23 hectic years of organising arts and entertainment coverage for The Northern Echo. Rob represented a variety of North-East events and organisations and supplied accurate, incisive and interesting copy with a close eye on deadlines and the need for stories which supplied information of a high standard.”


Thanks for reading. We’d love to say hello, so drop us a line or give us a call. 

Phone: 0779 0585 396

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