Andrew Tibber
Senior Associate at Burges Salmon LLP

Steve was a guest speaker at Burges Salmon’s recent seminars on managing the legal risks of social media for business. His insight and experience as a media analyst were an invaluable contribution to the programme, and his skills and professionalism as a presenter were praised by both delegates and fellow speakers. On a personal note, I would like to say how much I…more

August 30, 2011, Andrew was with another company when working with Steve at Media Focus UK Ltd

delaneyCharlie Delaney
Commercial Solicitor at Mishcon de Reya

Steve is a hugely knowledgeable individual with a wide skill set in presenting, discussing and advising on social media tools and trends. His ability to display and present large volumes of information in an engaging way is second to none.

August 18, 2011, Charlie was with another company when working with Steve at Media Focus UK Ltd


Lionel Stanbrook
Partner at Clement Reputation GmbH

Steve first worked for Syngenta as a Dow Jones Media Consultant in 2009. I was impressed by his sector expertise, high quality customer service support and dedication to detail. When he started his own online & social media consultancy Media Focus, Syngenta became one of his first clients. Over the last year and half, Media Focus supported me with fast moving tailor-…more

August 16, 2011, Lionel was Steve’s client

david pDavid Phillips
Consultant at Keene Communications

Steve is committed, dynamic and works hard to deliver. He is able to deliver consensus and so is a very valuable team member but also has that great quality of being his own man.
This man is worth working with.

December 10, 2009, David was Steve’s client
General Manager at Shire Hall – Monmouth
Fantastic PR for the launch of the MonmouthpediA project to attract global interest in Monmouth, a small (but perfectly formed) Welsh Market town.
November 7, 2012, Mike was Steve’s client
sam dSam Downie
Founder of Digital Startup “Dsoundz Media”

It was a pleasure working alongside Steve, on this event/project celebrating Wikipedia’s 10th Anniversary. The event took place in Bristol at several venues, and brought the people of Bristol, who work within the areas of: Web, IT, Social Media, the City Council and students and tutors from both Bristol University and Bristol Cathedral Choir School.. together.

January 25, 2011, Sam reported to Steve at Wikimedia UK

Magnus Hakansson
Director Commetric Europe

I worked with Steve for over two years at Dow Jones. Passionate and extremely knowledgeable about the media intelligence industry, he was always very committed to delivering maximum value to customers. His ability to think creatively resulted in innovative solutions that met client needs, and contributed to further developing and improving the products and services offered…more

June 15, 2010, Magnus worked directly with Steve at Dow Jones Insight

KoenKoen Platteeuw
Project Manager at Code Enigma

Name any question on media analysis in PR you might have and you’ll find out that Steve has a well funded answer to it. With his clear views and thought leadership, he has the ability to keep people around him thinking about the course to follow. It’s assuring to have the possibility to turn to an experienced colleague like Steve with any doubts.

January 30, 2009, Koen worked directly with Steve at Dow Jones Insight

heinzHeinz Fischer
Sales Manager at Dow Jones-Factiva

Steve is an extremely dedicated Media Analyst. He is the most experienced expert in this business I have come across so far. Steve is fantastic at getting prospects fired up on the immense potential of Media Analysis. He is always spot on and develops great solutions thinking out of the Box. Without Steve we would not be where we are now.

February 27, 2008, Heinz worked directly with Steve at Dow Jones Insight

Andrea Allegra
Freelance interpreter / Media Analyst

Steve has been an inspiration to me throughout my career in the media intelligence industry. We successfully worked together in a number of projects and always managed to comply with client expectations and their budget. Steve has a great knowledge of the industry and i believe has adapted quickly to the fast development of online media monitoring, in particular for what…more

October 21, 2012, Andrea reported to Steve at Cision

nroamn cNorman Clements
CEO at KLEA Communications

Steve is a natural client service orientated executive. Coupled with a startling work ethic, intellectual capacity and a passion for the job at hand, it becomes a winning combination. Not content with the ordinary, Steve is not afraid to seek innovative solutions and apply them with diligence.

December 10, 2009, Norman managed Steve at Cision

elena sokElena Sokolova
Media Consultant at Dow Jones

I have worked with Steve for five years and can recommend him as one of the best experts on media evaluation. He has an exceptional ability to understand client’s requirements and offer a unique media analysis based on his knowledge and experience.

November 23, 2008, Elena worked directly with Steve at Cision

weinerMark Weiner
CEO and Senior Consultant

I haven’t met the research-based PR consultant yet who is more focused on client service, more dedicated to understanding what clients want and more intuitive about what clients will need in the future than Steve Virgin. What is more, Steve is an innovator and proven business builder, whether in the form of attracting new clients or increasing the scope of existing clients.

March 31, 2008, Mark managed Steve indirectly at Cision

pauline christPauline Christie

Steve is an enthusiastic, sound operator and expert PR professional.

July 7, 2008, Pauline was Steve’s client

gardnerDavid Gardner
Director of Public Policy at KPMG

Steve joined The Labour Party’s highly successful boundaries team that i led in the 1990s, and supported our internal options and technical submissions in South Yorkshire, Kent and Hampshire. This involved highly developed statistical, spatial, writing and campaigning skills together with the ability to work effectively to tight deadlines with professionals, volunteers,…more

December 10, 2009, David advised Steve at University of Kent