Office: 01988 500358
Mobile: 07585 505309

Services

Media Relations, using the latest continuously updated Cision electronic media database for all UK media
PR/Marketing Strategy - working closely with you to understand your needs
Communications, Social Media, Blogging and Tweeting for clients
Media Relations Training - for your key staff in basic skills: e.g. recognising a news story, writing press releases and using social media
Speech Writing/Scriptwriting (for training role playing exercises etc)
Ghost writing books
Reviewing Hotels/Mystery Shopping
Reviewing Restaurants/Mystery Shopping
Reviewing Plays/Gathering scripts & overseeing Salisbury Fringe Festival
Website Design and Development (in association with carefully chosen designers)

FundraisingPoint

Julian's wife, Catherine Clark Demetriadi, MInstF, joined his business as co-director in 2015. She is the principal of FundraisingPoint, a branch of CommunicationsPoint. It is a consulting service for charities and non-profits. For over three decades, Catherine has worked with non-profits, whether by helping them to establish development programmes or steering them through successful annual, major giving, capital, endowment, and legacy campaigns.

About CommunicationsPoint

Julian Demetriadi started his career in the hotel industry (a hospitality management graduate of Dorset Institute of Higher Education, now Bournemouth University) and became the specialist writer/journalist on the then weekly rival to Caterer and Hotelkeeper – The Catering Times. He went on to edit Hospitality magazine and manage the public relations for the industry’s professional body – Hotel & Catering International Management Association, and in 2006/7 managed the PR for the Association’s successful change of name to the Institute of Hospitality.

In the ‘noughties’, Julian was responsible for the PR for the highly successful Government backed/Institute of Hospitality’s ‘Hospitable Climates’ sustainability awareness campaign aimed at the UK hospitality industry. He went on to be the media consultant to the Considerate Hoteliers Association.

In 2011, CommunicationsPoint was a key player in the acclaimed new image for the British Association of Hospitality Accountants (BAHA), which became HOSPA – the Hospitality Association for Finance, Revenue Management and IT Professionals. In the same year, the consultancy played a major role in the promotion work for the re-opening of Blanch House – Brighton’s original boutique hotel.

In 2013, Julian founded the first ever Salisbury Fringe for new bite-sized plays and monologues in pubs and cafes, written by new local writers and performed by professional actors. He also became Chairman of the Salisbury Fringe Festival.  The first and second annual events in October 2013 and 2014 were such a success with the public that the 2015 Salisbury Fringe was even bigger and better! His love of theatre goes back to his school days and his time studying history at London University, where he was Director of the Birkbeck Players.

Seaside
Julian lectures and advises on the Post-War Decline of English and Welsh Seaside Resorts with implications for the future (subject of his 1995 History PhD, Lancaster University).

Publications:

  • Countless media feature articles, news items and columns
  • Tourism and Heritage Book Reviewer for the Journal of Design History (Oxford University Press)
  • Researched and wrote a chapter entitled ‘The Golden Years: English Seaside Resorts 1950-1974’ in ‘The Rise and Fall of British Coastal Resorts’ (Edited by Gareth Shaw and Allan Williams, Mansell, 1997)

Present and past clients include: