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.
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.
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.