Umlingo provides UK based PR, marketing, social media and copywriting services on a freelance basis . Creative Director Claire Roadley has over 25 years of experience in public relations, marketing, copywriting and social media for the tourism industry - ranging from small, owner-run lodges firmly "off-the-beaten-track" to iconic 5-star hotels - and even a famous luxury train!
Most people in the African tourism industry will know Claire from Ethos where she worked for nearly 20 years. Claire has long-standing relationships with both the UK travel press as well as the trade inthe UK and back "home" in Africa.
Current clients include a South African owned villa in Tuscany called Belsentiero as well as the KZN Collection of lodges including:
- Antbear Eco Lodge in the Drakensberg,
- Spion Kop Lodge in the Battlefields,
- Ghost Mountain Inn in Zululand,
- Isibindi's Kosi Forest & Thonga Beach Lodge on the Elephant Coast,
- Tembe Elephant Park
- The Shayamanzi Houseboat on Lake Jozini
Claire is also doing projects for CountryClubuk, securing this london based private members club some luxury African properties for their travel portfolio, designing and creating all the content for a new luxury Africa travel agent's website launching later this year - as well as raising awareness about World Ranger Day for For Rangers Travel + Adventure - a new tour operator that donates 40%of its profits to anti-poaching patrols in Africa.
Claire also offers freelance PR consulting to Ethos and Luxury Rep Collection (Pugdundee Safaris in India).
Umlingo offer options to suit all budgets - from a simple day rate to ongoing monthly retainers. Please get in touch if you are keen to collaborate on creating marketing magic or "umlingo" together.
Where we operate
- South Africa
- United Kingdom