How do I sell my Welsh story?

How do I sell my Welsh story?

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From Cardiff to Swansea, Rhondda to Abergavenny, people all across Wales have got interesting and inspiring stories to sell. Many people in Wales who have a story often have no idea that they can sell it to magazines and newspapers across the UK. We’ve sold countless Welsh stories to the national press.

Through working with us, clients from all over Wales can often find that we can get them get a better deal than going to the newspapers or magazines directly. 

There is also a real lack of experienced and reliable media agents operating in Wales – so many people find it easier to come to Sell My Story when they have an interesting experience they want to share.

See below to learn more about Welsh clients we have recently worked with.

Ffion's story in the People
Ffion’s story in the People

Anorexic confesses – I drank my blood to stay thin

Ffion’s battle with anorexia began when she was just 11. By the time she was 13 she was hospitalised weighing a skeletal five stone. Terrified that even water contained calories that would make her fat, Ffion, of Carmarthen, west Wales, resorted to drinking her own blood in a desperate bid to stay thin. After being sectioned on her milestone 18th and 21st birthdays Ffion, 22, is finally on the road to recovery at a healthy seven-and-half stone.

We helped Ffion sell her story to The People.




My £20k body got me a hubby

Kelly, of Mid-Glamorgan, tipped the scales at 29 stone, in 2007 so resorted to £20,000 of weight loss surgery. After losing 16 stone of flab she met Gary, 33. The pair married and Kelly glided down the aisle as a slinky size 14 bride.

We negotiated the best deal for Kelly and her story was sold to Take a Break and The Sun.


Justice for Nikitta Campaign

The heartbroken parents of murdered Nikitta Grender, of Newport, were caught in a media frenzy in February last year, when their daughter’s killer was sentenced to 35 years in prison.

Nikitta was eight-and-a-half months pregnant when she was stabbed, raped and killed by her fiance’s cousin, Carl Whant, in February last year.

Following the trial Nikitta’s parents, Paul and Marcia, were overwhelmed with interest from national newspapers, magazines and freelance journalists and didn’t know where to start.

Then they got in touch with Medavia.

We immediately took control of the situation, allowing the family to concentrate on more important matters.

We provided a buffer between them and the press, shielding them from phone calls and intrusion.

Then, using our unrivalled contacts in the media industry, we negotiated a tribute to Nikitta in the The Sun newspaper.

We secured a two-part deal with The Sun to get maximum coverage for the family’s campaign, and ensured the family had full control over the article.

Speaking after Whant was caged for 35 years, Paul, 39, said: “We were told we couldn’t see Nikitta because of what he had done to her — it would have been too shocking.

“He had set her on fire. We could touch her through a cloth but couldn’t see her to say goodbye.”

Marcia, 38, added: “It was heartbreaking being in the same room as her but not being able to see her.

Following their appearance in The Sun, Medavia were on hand to arrange further press appearances for the family, getting worldwide coverage in national magazines, TV and radio.

By Helen O’Brien Google