nicole walsh

Nicole has over 25 years’ PR experience with a strong travel focus and set up Mint House Communications in 2008 offering PR support to clients across the travel industry. With a great eye for a story and a calm approach as well as strong media contacts, Nicole brings her in house and agency expertise to the table and delivers focused effective PR campaigns.

Nicole was Head of Publicity for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts in the UK and Ireland for almost nine years.

Nicole was previously Head of Communications for the all business class airline Silverjet with responsibility for the media when it launched in January 2007.

She set up and managed the Silverjet press office working alongside external PR agencies and worked closely advising the CEO and senior management team.

Prior to joining Silverjet, Nicole was Head of Publicity for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts in the UK and Ireland for almost nine years. Initially she headed up the PR team for Disneyland Paris working closely with the corporate communications team in Paris. Her role then widened to take responsibility for all Disney Parks and Resorts including Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando and Disneyland Resort in California. Nicole managed an efficient and highly responsive and pro-active press office which organised press trips and events as well as day to day media relations activity. She also worked alongside the corporate communications teams in the UK, US and France.

Nicole has extensive experience in both consumer and corporate PR from the six years she spent with the Bell Pottinger Group where she worked on a variety of accounts including Tesco, Andrew Lloyd Webber and the Really Useful Group, Philips Electronics, Bain and Company and Hilton International hotels. She has wide experience working alongside CEOs and management teams developing and implementing communications strategies.

 

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at the top of her game

“I have worked with Nicole for some years now and there is no PR more professional, dedicated and knowledgeable. She is sharp, has great flair and awareness and is, without a doubt, deservedly at the top of her game. Nicole understands how journalists operate, has great contacts and therefore gets publicity. She is simply a delight to work with.”

Trisha Harbord, freelance travel journalist and former News of the World travel editor

testimonials

“Nicole is one of those – actually quite rare – PRs who I can leave things with, knowing 100% they’ll get things done without me having to ask twice. She’s full of innovative ideas and knows what journalists want. If someone came to me asking for a recommendation about Nicole, I would have absolutely no hesitation at all in giving one. Any client would be lucky to have her on board.”

Will Hide, Freelance travel journalist and former travel writer for The Times and Express

“I think of Nicole as a backstop PR – someone who will always get me the information I need and by the (sometimes ridiculously) short deadline I’ve usually been given. I know I won’t be given flannel and the advice or information she’ll give me will be thoughtful, well-researched and reliable.”

Sarah Turner, former deputy travel editor Sunday Mirror/freelancer for The Times and other publications

“Silverjet’s PR was one of the many major successes at Silverjet and delivered a huge volume of business and brand building value. Much of this was down to Nicole’s hard work, brilliance and determination.”

Lawrence Hunt, CEO, Silverjet

“Nicole Walsh is a seasoned professional within the PR arena and has a take charge attitude that is clearly valued when dealing with PR issues.”

Jeff James, VP, The Walt Disney Company

“I have worked with Nicole for some years now and there is no PR more professional, dedicated and knowledgeable. She is sharp, has great flair and awareness and is, without a doubt, deservedly at the top of her game. Nicole understands how journalists operate, has great contacts and therefore gets publicity. She is simply a delight to work with.”

Trisha Harbord, freelance travel journalist and former News of the World travel editor

“Nicole has brought her A-game week in, week out in the 10 years I’ve been full-time on the travel desk. She’s savvy, proactive, superhelpful and you don’t ‘have to ask twice for anything. And she’s also very nice with it too.”

Nigel Thompson, Travel Editor, Reach plc National newspapers

 

 

“Nicole is a first-rate PR pro. Her knowledge of the travel media landscape is second to none and her incredible black book of important journalists is at the heart of her success in securing great coverage for her clients. A tenacious, strategic and hardworking team player, I’d highly recommend her.”

Emma Shaw, Fomer Head of Communications, loveholidays

 

 

Clients

    • Best Served Scandinavia:  Specialist Scandinavian Tour Operator featuring winter and summer programmes across the region.  Choose from wilderness and wildlife experiences to city breaks; ice hotels and igloos to chic boutique hotels and lodges and from train journeys to self drive holidays. – www.best-served.co.uk
    • Wexas Travel – A specialist in luxury tailor made travel, with some 50 years experience of creating memorable holidays around the world. The company prides itself on going further on service, value and experiences for its clients.  – www.wexas.com
    • The Luxury Holiday Company is part of the Wexas group and offers tailor-made, bespoke luxury holidays to all seven continents, with a particular speciality in rail travel and bucket-list experiences. –  www.theluxuryholidaycompany.com
    • Feather Down Farms: Spacious tented hideaways in over 30 farms across the UK, offering guests an escape to a simpler life in the countryside for more than 20 years. – www.featherdown.co.uk

    • Hauts de France:  Tourist board for France’s northernmost region, running from the Belgian border down to the edge of Normandy and inland to the outskirts of Paris and the the UK’s closest international self-drive destination – easily accessible by ferries and Eurotunnel into Calais, or Eurostar into Lille.  – www.french-weekendbreaks.co.uk

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