“I was 14 when my policeman father David Rathband was shot and blinded by Raoul Moat. When ITV announced they were making a drama based on his gun rampage I was approached by journalists who wanted my exclusive interview. I chose David because I knew with his sensitive guidance and expertise I could tell my story in exactly the way I wanted.”
“David is the first person I turn to for advice in a crisis. His experience and media connections are second to none. Having him in your corner when the press come calling means you are in the best hands to deal with any situation.”
"My husband PC David Rathband was blinded by gunman Raoul Moat in 2010 and later tragically took his own life. After ITV announced they were making a three-part drama based on the police manhunt I was approached by journalists once again to tell ‘my story’. There was only one person I trusted and that was David. Working together for over a decade he has never let me down.”
“My wife was jailed for four years after two decades of domestic abuse against me. The case attracted massive publicity and as a ‘male’ victim I made the difficult decision to speak out. David at DJM handled my story with professionalism and sensitivity culminating with an exclusive interview with Good Morning Britain which allowed me to tell my story in the way I wanted.”
“We can’t thank David at DJM enough for his help in placing our emotional story about our daughter Dorothea’s battle for survival after being born with only half a working heart. We were delighted with the story in The Sun on Sunday which was handled sensitively and also importantly raised awareness of the rare condition known as hypo-plastic left heart syndrome.”
“ITV and my stepfather Gerry Anderson made millions after swindling my mother Sylvia out of royalties and credits for co-creating such iconic children’s programmes as Thunderbirds, Stingray, Captain Scarlet and Joe 90. I wanted to bring my fight to get justice for my mother into the media. Thanks to David’s help he arranged a big interview in the Daily Mail. The response has been overwhelming and really raised awareness of historical sexism in the tv industry.”
"I gave up my career as an interior designer to start my zero-waste shop Kilo in the middle of a pandemic. Wanting to encourage others to embrace a greener lifestyle I asked David at DJM to help tell my story and promote my business. I’ve been delighted with the coverage he has secured for me across the national media including profiles in the iNewspaper, Daily Express and London Live tv with more projects in the pipeline."
“I made worldwide news when I crazily crossed the Irish Sea on a jet ski from Scotland to the Isle of Man to see my girlfriend. Blinded by love I foolishly broke COVID regulations and spent ten days behind bars. I asked David to represent me because the press attention around my story and family became unbearable. I decided to tell my story and apologise for my actions. DJM placed my front page story in The Sunday Mirror and also arranged a tv interview with Good Morning Britain. I was really pleased with the balanced interviews and the professional way David looked after me.”
"I founded Poundland in 1990 and turned it into a multi-million pound retail empire. I wanted to share my success story to encourage other young entrepreneurs. David at DJM came personally recommended. With his expert guidance, I have secured fabulous media exposure across the national and business press, tv, radio and social media. The extensive coverage has also allowed me to promote my latest ventures Poundshop.com and EstatesDirect.com. The phone hasn't stopped ringing! Thanks David."
"When my marriage to Ben Cohen ended over his relationship with his Strictly Come Dancing partner Kristina Rihanoff it triggered a frenzy of stories many hurtful and untrue. Without David's expertise in handling the media I don't know how I would have coped. When I finally decided to 'tell my story' in the Femail section of The Daily Mail, David handled everything for me and I was really pleased with the published interview."
“David’s a top operator and one of the good guys you can trust. I would recommend him to anyone.”
“After my ex-boyfriend Claudio Gouveia hired a hitman to carry out an acid attack that left me scarred for life I found myself at the centre of a media frenzy following their sentencing. I chose David to represent me after deciding to speak out about my ordeal. He arranged interviews with the Daily Mirror and This Morning plus a magazine where I was in total control. Going public on behalf of acid attack victims has enabled me to rebuild my life. I would definitely recommend him if you ever find the media chasing your story."
“After my marriage to ex-snooker player Willie Thorne ended over his gambling debts I was approached by media outlets to tell my story. After careful consideration I chose David to represent me. He dealt with my story from start to finish with calmness and sensitivity and placed my interview in The Sunday Mirror. Later following Willie's sad death I also used David to handle media calls on my behalf."
"I was innocently drawn into the horrific torture and murder of French nanny Sophie Lionnet by my vengeful ex-partner Sabrina Kouider. After trying to implicate me in Sophie’s murder I had no option but to tell my side of the story following international coverage of the court case. Despite being based in LA, I asked David to represent me. He placed my interview with The Mail on Sunday and Good Morning Britain. His professionalism and sensitivity in handling such a distressing story was fantastic."
“David has brilliant contacts across the media and understands how the industry works and thinks. As Simon Cowell’s brother, I have to be careful whom I trust. David is at the top of that list.”
"As a Genetic Genealogist or ‘DNA Detective’ I needed to enhance my media profile. Through word-of-mouth David at DJM was suggested. Since working with him I have been delighted with the results. David has secured fabulous media coverage about my work across the national press, tv and radio which has resulted in a series of exciting new opportunities coming my way."
“Our family business was threatened with closure after we became embroiled in a legal dispute with Fawlty Towers writer and actor John Cleese over our parody show 'Basil and Co'. We needed to publicise the stressful fight which was costing our company thousands of pounds. On recommendation we approached David who spent hours poring over legal letters making sure our story was covered accurately. We were delighted with the national newspaper coverage it received and the fantastic feedback via Facebook and other social media."
“I’ve known David for a long time and he is a consummate professional. When I’ve had publicity issues he has always been on hand to resolve them with the minimum of fuss, allowing me to concentrate on my career. David is a great person to have on side, fighting your corner.”
“I asked David to represent me after a ‘delicate’ injury I received made worldwide headlines and plunged my personal and professional life into disarray. With his careful guidance, I went public to discuss my battle with depression. It’s a decision I have never regretted and the support I have received since my articles were published in national newspapers has been phenomenal.”
“David understands the value of good publicity by keeping things simple. Since Michael Jackson’s tragic death I have been inundated with requests for interviews from around the world. David has carefully managed my profile, gaining sensible coverage in both print and broadcast media, while simultaneously promoting my business goals.”
"When my estranged husband Freddie Starr died suddenly in Spain the press descended on my home asking for interviews. Feeling very vulnerable after battling mental health issues I needed someone on my side I could trust. That person was David. With his help and support he calmed the media storm and arranged for me to tell my story as I wished. I would totally recommend him as a media advisor."
“When I was selected to take part in SAS: Who Dares Wins, the media took an immediate interest in me. I wanted to tell my own back story and explain the motivation behind me taking on tv’s toughest challenge show. David arranged interviews in The Sunday Mirror and The Sunday People which prompted a fantastic reaction from viewers. I was really pleased with David's work on my behalf."
"David is one of the best connected PRs in the business who enhanced my professional profile and promoted my book superbly. David sensitively understood how I and my business wanted to be projected from a female perspective which meant I could trust him completely. A true professional who I would recommend to anyone."
"I approached David at DJM after I became the target of online trolls for expressing my love of hunting on social media. As a competitive shooter who has represented Great Britain, I refused to be cowed by death threats to both myself and my family. David arranged national media coverage which allowed me to respond to my tormentors and air my views perfectly. The volume of support I received afterwards was overwhelming."
“After my dear friend PC David Rathband was shot by Raoul Moat in 2010, I was literally besieged by journalists seeking interviews. David was one of those journalists. At a highly distressing time, he never betrayed my trust and maintained our relationship long after others had moved on to the next ‘big’ story. Now David is the first person I contact when the media calls me.”
"When I decided to make public the sad news that my father Jimmy Hill had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's, I knew because of his public profile media interest would be intense. David expertly managed my press, putting out the exact thoughts I wanted to convey and never once betrayed my trust."
"After I won a High Court case against my former high profile business partner Guy Pelly, I was approached by media organisations wanting 'my side' of the story. Following a lot of thought, I asked David to represent my interests. His calm and professional approach put me at ease immediately. David explained how my interview would run - most importantly making sure I was happy with the final contents. He’s a top PR who really understands his clients. I would definitely recommend him."
"After my sister Reeva was tragically shot dead by Oscar Pistorius, the investigation and trial made world headlines. Along with my family in South Africa I had come under extreme pressure from the media. After much soul-searching I decided to tell my story after Oscar was found guilty of culpable homicide. I chose David to represent me. He never pressurised me and understood my concerns. David worked tirelessly to make sure the interview I gave reflected my views. When my story was published it generated extraordinary messages of support."
"As a footballer’s wife who raised four fabulous children with ex-professional Chris Coleman, I led a dream life in the eyes of family and friends. But our marriage was falling apart. I decided to tell my story not because I was bitter or to humiliate Chris but to talk to other women about the reality of life living with a successful footballer and the emotional and financial hurt when it all goes wrong. I was put in touch with David who understood my story and arranged an exclusive interview which I was delighted with."
“David was the only person I trusted to tell my story about how my great uncle Jimmy Savile sexually abused me as a young girl. Speaking out as a member of the family circle put me under tremendous stress. David was there for me every step of the way making sure my story was told exactly how I’d asked it to be. I cannot thank him enough."
“My wife was jailed for two years after a shocking campaign of domestic abuse against me. Following sentencing there was considerable media interest in my case. I spoke to David who arranged for me to tell my story in The Daily Mirror. The positive response I received was brilliant and helped me rebuild my life. I trusted David at my lowest ebb and he really came through for me."
“I asked David to represent me after one-sided media reports detailed how my Reverend husband Paul Parks had been removed from his church following abuse incidents against me. As a former SAS soldier he had battled years of PTSD and mental health issues many of which were ignored by both the church and press. David allowed us to 'tell our story’ and put the record straight with a three page interview in the Life section of the Daily Mail. We were delighted with the final interview which we could never have done without David’s help.”
"After winning a high-profile industrial tribunal against the Department for Work and Pensions for race and age discrimination I decided to tell my story to encourage other victims to take a stand. David was recommended to me and guided me through the interview process calmly and professionally. The published article told my story perfectly."
“My son Chris was killed by gunman Raoul Moat. On the tenth anniversary of his death I wanted to tell my story of how Chris had become the ‘forgotten victim’ of Moat’s evil rampage. I chose David to represent our family. Following his advice our sensitively handled interview was published in The Daily Mirror. We were delighted with the supportive response.”
“When tv ‘heir hunter’ Andrew Fraser tried to take control of my aunt’s house that was left to me in her will, the story made national headlines after I won a court injunction ordering him to hand back the keys and pay a six-figure legal bill. Approached by journalists to tell my story, I asked David to represent me as I didn’t want my highly emotional story twisted in any way. He arranged for a two page interview in The Daily Mail. I was delighted with the published article and the respectful way I was treated by David."
"After my husband Geoff was freed from prison having being falsely accused of abusing his daughter, we found ourselves bombarded by journalists. David at DJM came recommended and I approached him to manage our story. With his help and sensitivity we secured two exclusive national newspaper interviews. He is also dealing with magazine and tv interest on our behalf. A true professional."
“When I contacted David at DJM I had newspapers chasing me for interviews. Having seen my name and reputation ripped apart following a series of damaging articles, David took time to listen to my situation. He explained how I could put my story across and react to the lies written about me. With his help my interview was published exactly how David had promised. Without his help I don't know what I would have done."
“After being charged with GBH on my lover Nicola Lees I lost my teaching career, reputation and close friends despite later being cleared. I approached David asking for his advice on how to tell 'my story’. Never pressurising me he arranged an interview with The Mail On Sunday. I was really pleased with the published article and couldn’t recommend David highly enough.”
"I was physically and mentally abused during my marriage to Pere Daobry, a former Met Police firearms officer. It culminated in being left seconds from death after he tried to strangle me during one violent episode. Disappointed by the 12 week suspended sentence he received, I decided to tell my terrifying story to encourage other victims to come forward. David gave me the support and emotional encouragement I needed, never once pressurising me. The final interview which included a National Domestic Violence Helpline number was perfectly pitched by David and empowered me enormously in all areas of my life."
"A moment of madness led to a former friend falsely accusing us of sexual assault. When the case came to court, media interest went crazy after we were cleared in 30 minutes. Determined to give our account of events we chose David to represent us. Calm and reassuring he guided us through every step of the interview. We were delighted with the published article and the reaction it received from family and friends."
"After the media discovered my four-year relationship with football manager Sven-Goran Eriksson I was pursued relentlessly for my story. Following the publication of his autobiography I decided I wanted to set the record straight. DJM came highly recommended. David personally handled my story from start to finish. I was delighted with how it appeared."
“My wife died on the day I retired, when her car was hit by a speeding ambulance. Following the inquest, I had the national press on my doorstep. With David’s advice, I was able to tell my story and call for tighter controls on ambulance speeds. The interview was published exactly as David had negotiated. For that I am extremely grateful.”