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Diane Hinds

In a career that has encompassed international talent such as Aretha Franklin, opera singer Lesley Garrett, CBE; Whitney Houston, The Four Tops, Jack Jones, Jermaine Jackson and many others, Diane Hinds has built her reputation on working with a variety of talent. Her writer representation includes John Stanley and international and New York Times bestselling writer Anne Perry.

Having completed her Masters, Diane was invited to join the University of Westminster as a Visiting Lecturer, specifically teaching on their Campaigning & Persuasive Skills module, on its BA: Public Relations & Advertising course, rated as the UK’s no. 1 PR course according to the Guardian League table 2015.

Last August, Diane completed her second visit in the UCLA Extension Writers' Program course: Personal Essay (Writing and Getting Published) taught by Victoria Zackheim, enjoying the most extensive question/answer session of any online UCLA Extension course taught by Victoria.

Recent clients include The Publicity Connection and Expansion Records and Diane has expanded the business to include one-to-one coaching, in person or online. Diane speaks to writers' conferences and organizations on the importance of PR, including the best uses for social media. She launched her own short instructional film An Introduction To Public Relations at this years’ Love Is Murder event in Chicago and returned to UCLA’s Extension programme for the third time where a student remarked "Diane: you may have left us, but I will send my reply into the grand universe and hope it reaches you. Thank you so much for your reply and encouragement. You offer a vision of a future that helps me glimpse a possibility not yet claimed." Sally. Victoria was forced to add: "The students loved you. There are often around 10 posts over a 3-4 day visit...there were 27 for you!.

An overview of Diane's work:

  • Launched the career of British opera singer Lesley Garrett CBE, enjoying more than 6 number 1 albums.
  • Promoted such clients as singers Sally Burgess, Peter Coleman Wright, Nicholas Folwell, Cheryl Barker, Whitney Houston, The Four Tops, Aretha Franklyn and many others.
  • Promoted record labels—Jermaine Jackson/Arista Records; Nigel Kennedy/EMI Classics; Dave Willetts/Silva Screen Records, Daniel Koel/Decibel Records
  • Publishers include Osprey, Hodder & Stoughton and Mitchell Beazley.
  • Diane has worked with English National Opera and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. She has promoted such country music artists as Pam Tillis, Gene Watson, Stella Parton and Billy Jo Spears.
  • Diane is a member of the CIPR and the PRCA

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Testimonials:

  • "You are rocking in the class...the students are participating and dialoguing and asking terrific questions...thank you!!!” Victoria Zackheim (UCLA’s Course Leader)
  • “Thank you so much Diane — for the info and the encouragement” Andrea, UCLA student.
  • “Thank you for helping open my eyes and my attitude toward something I have been very slow to accept.” Anne O, UCLA student.
  • "You were great!” Trish Evans, Course Leader, BA: Public Relations & Advertising, University of Westminster.

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