Launching in Southampton

A top 20 UK city

A top 20 UK city, Southampton is often used as a trial area for launching brands, services and products preceding a national launch. Its unique blend of being a world class cruise and industrial port … married to a large private and public sector … being one of the UK’s largest retail destinations … and two universities supporting a thriving student population, makes the city particularly attractive to marketeers.

For more than 20 years, Lee Peck Media has earned an unrivalled track record for delivering highly successful PR and marketing campaigns for a variety of brands, services and products in Southampton, many involving behavioural changes.

Here is a list of the agency’s landmark achievements and affiliations over the past two decades.


Lee Peck Media is a patron of the bid for Southampton’s City of Culture 2025 and delivering PR.

Lee Peck is co-curator of TEDxSouthampton, a one day conference held in October 2021 and hailed as a great success.

The agency is a member of both Business South and the Hampshire Chamber.


PR advisors to toob on its £50m mission to deliver Southampton’s fastest full fibre broadband service. We secured toob substantial television coverage to mark its first anniversary of operation.


Working to Solent LEP and Maritime UK, Lee Peck Media was the lead PR and communications agency for the inaugural Maritime UK Awards, which were held in Southampton and culminated in a glittering awards ceremony for 350 of the industry’s finest.

Delivered the PR for WJ French Shoemakers, founded in Southampton in 1803 and a winner in the UK’s Small Biz 100 competition.


Launched the Southampton Harbour Hotel achieving a top 3 position as the most watched video on BBC News national website on launch week .

Delivered the PR and engagement programme for the £6m refurbishment for Mayflower Theatre, the fourth largest in the UK.

2017 – current                        

PR agency for GO! Southampton, the Business Improvement District for Southampton.


Branded and launched SeaCity Museum.

2011 – 2014                           

PR and communications agency for Solent University with the brief to build relations with the city region, particularly employers, in a bid to retain graduate talent in the city.

Projects included:

Promoting the University’s involvement in Southampton’s 50th anniversary celebrations in 2014.

Driven by the University’s prowess in the maritime sector, Solent University took a lead role for the city in 2012 in organising the 100th commemorative anniversary of Titanic’s ill-fated voyage. As the University’s outsourced press office, Lee Peck Media welcomed journalists and broadcasters from 42 countries to the City to cover the main memorial event at the docks. In addition, we were involved in co-ordinating a procession of respect and condolence attended by more than 1000 children from the City’s schools.

2008 – 2014

Lee Peck Media was the lead strategic and creative agency for 14 Southampton and London International Boat shows, which attracted a combined attendance of more than 1.2m people.


The agency delivered the launch PR for P&O Cruises’ ship, Arcadia.

2002 – 2007

We delivered the PR for WestQuay shopping centre.

1996 – 2005

For more than 10 years, we delivered the community PR for Southampton FC, including launching St Mary’s Stadium, the new home for Southampton FC, in 2001.