PA Media (formerly Press Association) is a multimedia content provider and national news agency. In addition to its newswire, PA Media delivers a range of content and editorial services ranging from international sports data, entertainment guides, and photo syndication, to editorial and media training. The company serves media and digital brands, businesses, and public sector organizations.

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PA Media was founded in 1868 and is headquartered in London, GB
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Key People/Management at PA Media

Clive Marshall

Clive Marshall

Chief Executive, PA Group
Andrew Dowsett

Andrew Dowsett

Chief Operating Officer, PA Group
Ed Ethelston

Ed Ethelston

Chief Financial Officer, PA Group
Tony Watson

Tony Watson

Managing Director, Press Association
Louise Irwin

Louise Irwin

Group General Counsel & Company Secretary
Pete Clifton

Pete Clifton

Editor-In-Chief, Press Association
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PA Media Office Locations

PA Media has offices in London, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow and in 2 other locations
London, GB (HQ)
Paddington Station, Praed St, Paddington
Bristol, GB
1 Temple Way
Glasgow, GB
1 Central Quay
Howden, GB
London, GB
The Press Association, 292 Vauxhall Bridge Rd, Westminster
Nottingham, GB
1 Friar Ln
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PA Media Financials and Metrics

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PA Media Revenue

PA Media's revenue was reported to be £70.21 m in FY, 2018
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PA Media Online and Social Media Presence

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PA Media News and Updates

Exceptional Minds Receives Grant From Hollywood Foreign Press Association

The nonprofit school and studio for individuals with autism was awarded a grant during the HFPA's annual Grants Banquet, one of Hollywood's biggest charitable events of the year.

EWTN News Wins 26 Catholic Press Association Awards

IRONDALE, Ala., July 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- (EWTN) – The National Catholic Register and Catholic News Agency, which are part of EWTN's expansive news operations, won a total of 26 Catholic Press Association awards Friday, June 21 during the final night of the Catholic Media Conference at ...

Press Association Rebrands as PA Media as the News Agency Pursues a Digital Future

LONDON, June 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Press Association today rebrands as PA Media as part of the news agency's wider strategy to target more digital and non-media customers. The new name is part of a wider brand refresh across the news agency's parent company; PA Group becomes PA...

All-new 2019 Ram 1500 Wins 'Official Winter Truck of New England' by New England Motor Press Association

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2019 Ram 1500 has earned the Northeast's top truck honor, claiming the New England Motor Press Association's (NEMPA) Official Winter Truck of New England. The NEMPA prize adds to Ram 1500's claim of America's most awarded half-ton pickup. ...

Rocky Mountain Automotive Press Association Names All-new 2019 Ram 1500 'Truck of the Year'

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., March 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP) kicked off the Denver Auto Show by announcing the 2019 Ram 1500 as Truck of the Year. "This year, competition for Truck of the Year with the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press was very intense and...

PA Media Blogs

Coronavirus: 10 top tips for communicators handling crisis

Self-isolation, social-distancing and home-working have become the buzzwords of the coronavirus crisis. More than just words, they’re rapidly becoming a new way of life. One through necessity we’re all having to come to terms with. As a social species this takes some considerable adjustment for most…

Engaging unfulfilled sport fans

At PA Media, like many other businesses the nation over, we have vacated our offices due to the COVID-19 pandemic. My office, the East Yorkshire Operations Centre is home to a vast array of teams, from our page and print services, to sport news, finance, racing & betting services as well as the …

Understanding why esports is such a valuable proposition for betting operators

The betting industry, along with the rest of the world, has been forced to adapt to COVID-19. This has led to much of the sector identifying esports as a potential avenue to go down for alternative betting markets, particularly while real sports are suspended. However, esports betting is still seen …

An insight into our large-scale production operation

During a time where you may find yourself in need of extra resource, you can rely on PA Media to support your production process and provide page ready content for your print publication. We continue to provide a fully functioning operation with the team working remotely in response to the COVID-19 …

How to access all PA’s content from home

The coronavirus pandemic provides extraordinary developments every day, and there was another one this week in PA’s world – a full service going out to customers with our main London newsroom completely empty. If you’d have asked me six months ago I’d have said it would never happen, and I’d have st…

Explaining PA Media’s new Assignments division

In the realm of editorial content creation, my team continues to deliver consultation services for our clients in an honest and objective way to identify the ‘hook’ in their press release. In news parlance, this is the singular strand of information that makes the audience ‘glad’ they bothered using…
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PA Media Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was PA Media founded?

    PA Media was founded in 1868.

  • Who are PA Media key executives?

    PA Media's key executives are Clive Marshall, Andrew Dowsett and Ed Ethelston.

  • How many employees does PA Media have?

    PA Media has 1,097 employees.

  • What is PA Media revenue?

    Latest PA Media annual revenue is £70.2 m.

  • What is PA Media revenue per employee?

    Latest PA Media revenue per employee is £64 k.

  • Who are PA Media competitors?

    Competitors of PA Media include HKTV, Duta and NetMediaEurope.

  • Where is PA Media headquarters?

    PA Media headquarters is located at Paddington Station, Praed St, Paddington, London.

  • Where are PA Media offices?

    PA Media has offices in London, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow and in 2 other locations.

  • How many offices does PA Media have?

    PA Media has 7 offices.