Who we are

Strike Media are the leading film PR company in the UK with over 20 years experience. We have expertise in the PR, events and film industry which encompasses Theatrical, Live Cinema, Experiential, Immersive and Pop Up events, press days, private screenings, VOD and Home Entertainment film releases as well as running social channels for clients.

Strike began life in 2009 under the stewardship of Wez Merchant, who started his PR career way back in 2002 working on Aqualung’s ‘Strange and Beautiful’ (the tune in that VW ad). Since its inception, Strike has worked with all manner of clients PR’ing, marketing and promoting over 400 film, DVD, VOD, art, brand, fashion, book and music campaigns on & offline, whilst Wez himself has worked on over 600 campaigns during his career.

Meet the team!
OWNER & MANAGING DIRECTOR
WEZ MERCHANT

20 years experience in the Marketing, Advertising, Contra, PR and Promotions sector working on over 600 entertainment campaigns during that time and some of the largest theatrical, home entertainment and music releases of the decade.

As well as Strike Media Wez is responsible for the creation of the MyFilmClub app and mental health spokesperson.

In his spare time Wez plays football, golf and sings (better in the past) and now has identical twin boys to give him extra things to worry about.

HEAD OF PUBLICITY
KEIR WALLER

Keir has worked in PR for the past seven years. After working across music, sport and corporate Keir has spent almost six years working on film and entertainment. Keir moved to Strike Media in 2017, where he currently operates as the Head of Publicity. Through his career, Keir has worked across dozens of theatrical and home entertainment including BAFTA and Golden Globe nominated films and numerous UK Film Festivals. In 2017, Keir was nominated as a Rising Star at the Screen Awards and has worked with EAVE, giving a presentation on Event Cinema in Luxembourg at their conference.

Keir is currently the Chairman for Mitcham & Carshalton Rugby Club, manages their comms and plays Flanker for their 1XV.

Lives in a perpetual state of Netflix binging and trying to catch up on films he’s missed and has been told he ‘absolutely has’ to see.

SENIOR PUBLICIST
EMMA DEAKINS
Emma has spent the last 6 years working in film and entertainment PR and is now Senior Publicist, who also oversees the MyFilmClub app. Over the past few years Emma has worked on an array of exciting releases and events including the BAFTA nominated SHERPA as well as the UK Jewish Film Festival and Open City Documentary Festival.
 
Emma spends her weekends working her way around the West End watching the latest theatre shows as well as catching up on Netflix’s latest bingeworthy production. 
JUNIOR PUBLICIST
LUCY SUMMERTON
Passionate about PR, Lucy is excited to progress within her career. She thinks the X-Factor had some audacity naming a category “Over 25s”…
Lucy has a philosophy degree and likes to overthink as a result. In her spare time, she enjoys running – even completing DIY marathons as every one she’s ever signed up for has been cancelled.
Lucy also enjoys horse-riding, and generally being outdoors.