Jeremy Deacon *Photo supplied
Jeremy Deacon *Photo supplied

Former Royal Gazette assistant editor Jeremy Deacon has set up his own public and media relations firm.

Mr Deacon is making the move after he and the Gazette parted ways earlier this year.

Mr Deacon, who was acting editor of the paper for six months this year, has set up Deep Blue Communications which specializes in public relations, media consultancy, social media consultancy and writing.

He said in a press release: “I have been involved in newspapers for 27 years, many of which were at senior management levels here and in the UK. 

“However, for three years I was also a director of a PR company based in Bristol, in the UK, so I have valuable experience in the public relations field as well.

“My clients included a regional airline, a regional law firm and a national chain of estate agents. 

“I once even did PR for the Romanian Prime Minister at a time when the country was seeking entry into the European Union, which was a very interesting experience.”

Mr Deacon is married to a Bermudian and has two children, both of whom were born on the island. 

He has been living here for seven years, following a two-year stint in Bermuda in the 1990s when he was a reporter on The Royal Gazette.

He rejoined the newspaper as news editor before being promoted to assistant editor. Among the things he introduced was the concept of video journalism, breaking news and live text coverage of events on the paper’s website. 

Social media

He also set up the paper’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

He added: “To use a cliché, this is a new chapter in my life and I am really excited about setting up my own business. 

“I know that I can bring a lot to the table and enhance the profile of businesses here and overseas.” n

Mr Deacon can be contacted via e-mail: jdeacon@northrock.bm or on his cell 534-2205.