Headed by Celia Bailey in association with hand-picked associates specific to individual project requirements, Celia Bailey PR offers a bespoke service tailored to the individual needs and budgets of clients.
With more than 30 years’ experience working in the creative sector across a wide-ranging portfolio of leading international companies, Celia has an invaluable working knowledge and contacts in the cultural sector internationally.
Originally a graduate of Chelsea School of Art, Celia’s career has spanned practicing artist – to multiple senior management roles in the cultural sector, including Publisher of, Art Review and Apollo Magazine, steering the successful relaunch of the title internationally in 2006.
Celia’s years in publishing instilled an innate appreciation of what it takes to secure media interest and coverage and how to build meaningful audience through effective story-telling and communication. Since 2012 she has worked exclusively in advisory and strategic PR for the creative sector before establishing Celia Bailey PR in 2018.
Scope of services
PR is about understanding the individual priorities and vision of clients and translating these into stories which can be communicated with imagination and flair. From expert brand audit and advisory, to PR campaign strategy and delivery, we offer creative solutions for clients seeking to maximise their visibility and enhance their reputation on a local and international scale.
Although small in size, we have established an impressive track record in securing high value press across broadcast and print media and delivering high quality campaigns which fulfil client objectives.
Our numbers speak for themselves:
Cureᶟ (2017, 2018, 2020, 2023) – across all editions, global reach in excess 4.3 billion – including: SKY News, BBC Worldwide, Classic FM and BBC Local, GB News, F.T, Times, Sunday Times, Observer, Telegraph, Town & Country, Tatler, World of Interiors and City AM Bespoke. Each campaign launched via SKY News. In 2018 the opening preview event was featured on a live broadcast by BBC News.
Tomorrow’s Tigers, 2019 – 2022. Global reach in excess of 106 million – including: New York Times, Financial Times, How To Spend It, House and Garden, Telegraph Magazine, The Times, HALI Magazine, Country Life, Architectural Digest A.E, Mail On Sunday and far reaching online media including Art Asia Pacific, Art Net, BBC Online, Design Boom, Dezeen, The Art Newspaper and Wallpaper*.
The Line – 5th Anniversary Year (2020) – global reach in excess of 105 million – including: Channel 4 News, ITV Evening News, ITV London News, BBC Front Row, BBC London, BBC Worldwide. Observer, Guardian, How To Spend It, The Art Newspaper, Monopol and Country Life.
Simon Gillespie – Rediscovery of a masterpiece by Gentileschi (2020) – global reach in excess of 96 million. Including: BBC, PBS USA, RAI Italia, Financial Times, The New Yorker, The Times, Observer, Guardian, Corriere Della Sera, Connaissance Des Arts, Country Life, The Burlington, The Art Newspaper, Frieze and Les Journals Des Arts.
‘The Line has worked with Celia across a number of projects and is delighted with her work. Her experience is evident when it comes to strategy and messaging and she always brings fresh ideas to promote a project. Celia clearly does her research and confidently pitches to numerous stakeholders whilst being sensitive to The Line and its artists. We were particularly thrilled with the broad and varied coverage which Celia managed for the launch of Reaching Out by Thomas J Price at Three Mills Green in August 2020.’
Megan Piper, The Line
‘Celia is very energetic and I found her knowledge very apt for the precise project that we had in hand, where she achieved numerous articles in national and international press. She has a huge number of contacts and knew just the right person to pitch specific stories to.’
‘Artwise has brought Celia in to be part of our team to head up Press and PR on a number of our art projects with extremely impressive results for clients such WWF, The Cure Parkinson’s Trust and The Crick Institute. She has managed to place our art projects in print, online and television platforms on every occasion. It is very clear she has strong personal connections in the field and is very well respected and with that we have had no hesitation in recommending her to our colleagues.’
Susie Allen and Laura Culpan, Directors Artwise