Who we are

Strike Media’s 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 350 film, DVD, brand, fashion, book and music campaigns on & offline whilst Wez himself has worked on over 600 campaigns during his career.

Meet the team!
SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER
KEIR WALLER

Keir has worked in PR for the past five years. After working across music, sport and corporate Keir has spent almost four years working on film and entertainment. Keir moved to Strike Media in 2017, where he currently works as an Account Manager. Through his career, Keir has worked across dozens of theatrical and home entertainment including BAFTA and Golden Globe nominated films and several UK Film Festivals. In 2017, Keir was nominated as a Rising Star at the Screen Awards.

Spends his weekends playing for Mitcham & Carshalton Rugby Club as well as looking after their comms. Is also 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.

PUBLICITY
MAISIE RIDDLE

Maisie is a bubbly and creative individual, who in her spare time enjoys socialising, binge watching Netflix, and taking long walks along the coast with her pug, Bean. She is also a keen baker for her baking instagram, The_Clumsy_Baker, and is a Young Ambassador for a charity close to her heart, Winston’s Wish.

PUBLICITY
MAISIE RIDDLE

Maisie is a bubbly and creative individual, who in her spare time enjoys socialising, binge watching Netflix, and taking long walks along the coast with her pug, Bean. She is also a keen baker for her baking instagram, The_Clumsy_Baker, and is a Young Ambassador for a charity close to her heart, Winston’s Wish.

PUBLICITY & PROMOTIONS
MOLLY GORING

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.

SOCIAL MEDIA PRODUCER
VICTORIA NAUMOVA

As a filmmaker, Victoria has worked on various TV series (Marco Polo, You, Me and Apocalypse) in production, produced award-winning short films and web series. Mom to a beautiful 2-year-old girl and a Bengal cat. Have 3 Bachelor degrees and probably will have more as learning new things is her favorite thing on earth. Loves Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica and all things sci-fi, trains, and coffee! Conquerer of Polar Circle and volcanoes of Kamchatka, one day will live on Mars.

SOCIAL MEDIA PRODUCER
VICTORIA NAUMOVA

As a filmmaker, Victoria has worked on various TV series (Marco Polo, You, Me and Apocalypse) in production, produced award-winning short films and web series. Mom to a beautiful 2-year-old girl and a Bengal cat. Have 3 Bachelor degrees and probably will have more as learning new things is her favorite thing on earth. Loves Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica and all things sci-fi, trains, and coffee! Conquerer of Polar Circle and volcanoes of Kamchatka, one day will live on Mars.

OWNER & MANAGING DIRECTOR
WEZ MERCHANT

17 years experience in the Marketing, Advertising, Contra, PR and Promotions sector working on over 500 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, soon to launch across the world.

In his spare time Wez plays football, golf, sings, is a mental health spokesperson and owns a cat called Willow and boggle eyed fish called Rose.