has more than 25 years experience working in PR, spanning all
aspects of the performing arts as well as the tourism
and leisure industries.
From 1993 to 2000 she was managing director of Birdsong Public Relations,
a company which she founded as an independent and autonomous division of
Harrison Parrott Ltd, one of Europe’s leading classical music artist
management agencies. While at Birsdsong she established an unrivalled reputation
for diversity and the ability to promote many different art forms, including
opera, jazz, classical & world music, dance, theatre,
cinema and multi-discipline festivals.
She is praised for her personal commitment and dedication
to pursuing the widest possible media coverage, while maintaining
the artistic integrity of her clients. Cultural tourism is also
an area in which Debra has worked consistently over the years,
in both consultancy and PR roles. Now freelance, Debra
is able to continue her personal commitment to clients and develop
new projects in areas of special interest, including dance
and ballet. She has established a network of like-minded, independent
PR associates as well as specialists in arts marketing and fundraising
with whom she collaborates on a project basis so as to offer the
most comprehensive service for her clients.