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Nick Pope has worked with a wide range of PR, marketing and advertising agencies, including Freud Communications, Bartle Bogle Hegarty and Taylor Herring. He has worked for clients that include Microsoft, 20th Century Fox and Sony Pictures. Specialising in promoting sci-fi films and in campaigns themed around the unexplained, Nick Pope's contributions have included:

Research
Feature writing
Product endorsement/quote for press release
TV interviews
Radio days (record performance to date is 27 interviews in one day, with a 100% record of delivering the plug)
Suggesting specific journalists who might run a campaign-related story

Examples of previous campaigns include:

 

The Day The Earth Stood Still

Worked with 20th Century Fox and Freud Communications on PR for the 2008 remake of this classic sci-fi movie. Work involved undertaking various TV and radio interviews, discussing how the government and the military would respond in the event of extraterrestrial visitation.

Fringe

Gave a series of newspaper and radio interviews as part of a campaign to promote the launch of the new J J Abrams series Fringe. The interviews were themed around real government and military research into fringe science.

The X-Files: I Want To Believe

Worked with 20th Century Fox on PR for the new X-Files film. Work included writing material on real-life mysteries and conspiracy theories for the features mailer and undertaking tie-in media interviews (TV, radio, newspaper and magazine) to promote the film.

National Archives

Worked with the National Archives press office to promote their May 2008 release of Ministry of Defence UFO files. Work included previewing the files, selecting cases of potential interest to the media, recording a videocast for the National Archive website, promoting the story with media contacts and undertaking media interviews.

Travel Alberta

Undertook a radio day to promote tourism to the Canadian province of Alberta, as part of a campaign based on Alberta's reputation as a UFO hotspot and themed around a fictional character called Joe The Alien. 100% record of delivering a difficult and potentially out of place product plug and website namecheck.

Virgin Media

Undertook work to promote Sci-Fi Month on Virgin Media's TV on demand service, as part of a 2008 advertising campaign. Work involved undertaking various regional newspaper and radio interviews to promote the service.

Doritos

Endorsement and tie-in media interviews for the Doritos Broadcast Project, in which the new Doritos TV advert was beamed into space, targeted at a star 42 light years from Earth.

One 2 One 

Starred in a radio advertisement for One 2 One mobile telephones: "I'd like to have a one 2 one with an alien". 

Grolsch 

Undertook a wide range of work in association with Grolsch Lager's TV advertisement featuring an alien abduction. Contributed to booklet "How To Be Abducted By Aliens", compiled a Top 40 list of UFO hotspots and undertook various media interviews to promote the campaign. 

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Undertook media interviews to promote the 30th Anniversary Ultimate Edition DVD.

The Science Museum 

Took part in a debate and undertook other promotional events to mark the launch of a Science Museum exhibition called The Science of Aliens. 

Undertook lectures and debates to promote the Science Museum's Dana Centre: "sexing up science". 

National Museum of Photography, Film & Television 

Took part in an event to mark the opening of the new site and gave some related media interviews. 

MSN Space Race 

Was a judge in a competition to select the best faked UFO photograph, as part of a campaign to promote Microsoft's MSN Spaces service - also known as Windows Live Spaces. 

Shape The Future 

Contributed an essay on space travel to a booklet sponsored by the Royal Academy of Engineering, aimed at encouraging young people to pursue studies and careers in science, technology and engineering. 

War of The Worlds 


Undertook media interviews to promote the blockbuster sci-fi movie. 

Torchwood 

Undertook media interviews to promote the BBC's new sci-fi series, which is a spin-off from Doctor Who. 

Species III 

Undertook media interviews to promote the launch of this film on DVD. 

Threshold 

Undertook media interviews to promote this sci-fi series.

Weird: Truth is Stranger than Fiction

Development credit on this Global Star Software Inc. adventure game.


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