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Welcome to the Media Answers Website

We have tried to include all the information we can about our training courses, exercises and services. Our new blog link is now active and is updated whenever we have something we wish to share with you!

From information about our various media training packages to the latest news, you'll find it all right here.

These days, it's not just about having a website presence, you have to use social media too and you can follow us on twitter, like us on Facebook and learn about us on LinkedIn!

Our main office in Norwich continues to provide training and exercises throughout  the UK.

Check out our news section for the latest updates on our overseas training programme which now extends beyond Europe, Africa and the Middle East to include the Asia Pacific region.

As always, we would like to hear from you and you can contact us via email, telephone or via the booking section on this site.

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Media Training Courses Services

Media Services:

Media training Course,
media awareness, telephone responders, relative support, exercise planning and participation the list goes on. If you are looking for details about our services then you have come to the right place! Follow the links to the various pages or use the contact us button for more information.

Filming & Production Services

Filming & Production:

Induction and safety DVDs, Podcasts, in house intranet broadcasts, multi camera live productions, "as live"  exercise news reports, exercise interview recording, Onshore oil and gas facilities, oil platforms and offshore installations, HD and SD  filming for delivery on tape, via cloud based file system or SD card. . . and that's only the beginning!

Media Training Exercises

Exercises:

We are now working with emergency planners who have years of experience throughout the UK and Europe. Media Answers Ltd can produce a full scale exercise, provide all role players, co-ordinate emergency services, supply media, exercise briefings, post exercise structured debrief and produce mock television and radio reports.

24 hours media response

24 Hour Response:

 Media Answers Ltd can provide 24 hour, 365 days a year media support for press office, public affairs and corporate communications. Dedicated experienced responders teams based in Aberdeen, Norfolk, London and the South East with practical experience in journalism, presentation, broadcast news and public relations.

From senior management to security, we have a course to suit:

We discovered many years ago that a "one size fits all" training package just doesn't work when dealing with different companies and organisations.

management media training -  security media trainingSometimes the most senior person in the company is not the most obvious candidate when it comes to dealing with the press.

The reception and security may be the first point of contact and the CEO may be better dealing with the incident rather than engaging with the media as any major world events have shown.

For these reasons we have a selection of half day, full day, and multiple day training courses for all levels.

Taking part in a half day media awareness course may give you that "tick in the box" required but it will only scratch the surface. Let's face it, who would have believed the impact of social media just 2 or 3 years ago?

We have clients overseas who run 7 or 8 half day courses over a week long period and companies in the UK who put there most senior spokespeople though an intensive four day course so the choice is yours and Media Answers can tailor those packages to your exact requirements.

You can find out more about the many options by clicking on the link or calling our office today.

 

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Have kit - will travel! :

From our humble beginnings back in 1992 when a flight from Norwich to Aberdeen involved 2 touchdowns and 3 hours travel time, we have been willing and keen to take our courses overseas and this year we return to West Africa for the 5th time! In previous years we have run courses in Europe including France, Holland, Norway, Spain and Germany. 

We made our first journey to West Africa in 2007 where we continue to return on an annual basis. Cairo,Moscow, Doha and Abu Dhabi are also locations where Media Answers have delivered training courses and exercises.  2011 included a 14 hour flight to Indonesia where we ran a week long training programme in Jakarta. Altogether our courses have come a very long way since our debut in Aberdeen!

From VHS to SD card

We really have seen changes in equipment over the years from full size cameras with separate VHS recorder packs that required 2 flight cases to the latest HD cams that record directly on to SD cards for almost instant playback on any PC or Mac. Media Answers have always kept up with the latest technology and, as equipment improves, we ensure that we are always at the cutting edge when it comes to recording, filming and production.

Some UK and International video journalists are using small hand held cameras for news and sport although we prefer the shoulder mount cameras for interviews and training. Using full HD for playback shows you exactly how you would appear on the 6pm news tonight so understanding why camera crews prefer to film you under certain light conditions is important. Our training will ensure that YOU and your company always appear at your best, despite the requests from the News crew.