We are a bespoke consultancy of international senior media professionals with outstanding backgrounds in journalism.

Our consultants have held senior positions in some of the biggest and most respected media organisations in the world. These include the BBC, CNN, CBS, The Times &The Daily Telegraph.

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We help our clients use the power of the media to communicate better.

We have a range of services on offer to help them achieve this from a full media MOT, to preparing clients to face the press, to producing written and audio/visual material. There's no set formula, but we have the talent pool to meet any communications requirements.

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  • We collectively have many decades of senior position media experience
  • We bridge the gap between you and your audience
  • We're a friendly and approachable company
  • We create a highly bespoke product for each of our clients. Even our more basic services are thoroughly researched and tailored to suit our clients' needs
  • Our client feedback is outstanding
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About Us

First Take is a media consultancy created to help businesses and individuals maximise the effectiveness of their interactions with the media.

The company was founded in 1994 by David Walter, a senior Correspondent with the BBC & ITN and former president of the Media Society. Since then the company has gone on to achieve a diverse international client base.

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