Freelance PR Consultant

Bien Media was founded by Melanie Bien, the award-winning PR, author, and former personal finance editor of the Independent on Sunday. Melanie was also listed in the Daily Telegraph's Property Power List of the 25 most influential people in property. 
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What I Do

  • Bespoke PR campaigns
  • Media relations
  • Copywriting
  • Web content
  • Media training
  • Social media strategy
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My Clients

  • Mortgage brokers
  • Estate agents
  • Buying agents 
  • Removals firms
  • Developers
  • Interior Designers
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What clients say...

Jeremy Leaf

I’ve been aware of Melanie’s work as a top financial journalist for many years. After bumping into her by chance at an awards ceremony in 2014, I was delighted Mel agreed to act as our media consultant. We haven’t looked back. Mel is able to take advantage of some fantastic connections in the property and finance arena which has resulted in numerous appearances for us in the mainstream and trade press, as well as radio and TV. Mel seems to surpass herself every month and is great to work with – she delivers.
- Jeremy Leaf, Principal

SPF Private Clients

A consummate professional, Melanie picks things up very quickly and delivers what is needed on time with minimum fuss. I have worked with her for 14 years, initially in her role as editor of the Independent on Sunday money section, and her move to the ‘dark’ side when she became a PR and started working with us, has been met with unrivalled success. She remains an absolute pleasure to work alongside.
- Mark Harris, Chief Executive

Articles by Melanie

by Melanie Bien 17 Jan, 2018

Vesper Homes, the pioneering proptech London estate agent, has hired PR agency Bien Media to raise its profile in the press.

Vesper Homes is at the forefront of the rental revolution, harnessing technological developments to make life easier for landlords and tenants. London-focused, with primarily an international client base, the company offers all the services of a traditional high-street agent but at a reduced rate.

Landlords typically pay agents upwards of 11 per cent for a full management service, a charge likely to increase when tenant fees are abolished, but Vesper Homes charges half this amount.

James Cameron, director of Vesper Homes, says : ‘Estate agency is changing and we are launching some exciting new digital products in coming weeks to assist landlords in making the most of their property portfolios, as well as considering future investments. Many agents use outdated and inefficient procedures: our strategy is to deploy a leading-edge technology to improve the lettings and property management service for both landlords and tenants.

‘Although the rental sector has come under siege recently with changes to mortgage interest tax relief and the stamp duty surcharge for landlords, the year has got off to a good start with no lack of enquiries from prospective tenants. However, some of the rents which were achievable 12 months ago won’t be this year, so landlords need to be realistic on pricing and take the advice of a knowledgeable agent.’

by Melanie Bien 20 Sep, 2017
Property consultancy Tedworth Property Group has started working with PR firm Bien Media
by Melanie Bien 27 Apr, 2017
Bien Media Client SPF Private Clients quoted on the front page of The Times on the cheapest ever mortgage rate
by Melanie Bien 07 Feb, 2017
Bien Media client Jeremy Leaf, a former RICS residential chairman and north London estate agent, discusses the Government's housing White Paper
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