Strike Media are the leading film PR company in the UK. We have expertise in the PR, events and film industry encompasses Theatrical, Live Cinema, Experiential, Immersive and Pop Up events, press days, private screenings, VOD and Home Entertainment film releases.
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.
18 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).
Molly is an avid reader, Ted Talk watcher and cake enthusiast. At the weekend you can find her brunching her way around London, eventing her horse Gem or laughing at her own (very questionable) jokes. She is the voice of the viral and utterly adorable equine star Teddy The Shetland pony and travels the length of the country for his filming jobs and influencer events.
Molly is passionate about the event and premiere side of film PR but also enjoys determining angles for Strike’s most niche press releases. It was the writing and copywriting side of the role that drew her to PR and she continues to put her English degree to good use at Strike.
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.