Our Team

Ian Johnson

Ian is the founder and managing director of IJPR. He founded IJPR in 2006.

In his previous work at the BBC, Ian was Head of Publicity for Drama, Entertainment and Film from 2001-2004 and was Head of Special Projects in Publicity from 2004-2006.


 Jeni Noel

Jeni’s recent projects include Call the Midwife, The Missing, The Hollow Crown and red carpet management for TV Choice Awards.

Jeni has worked in entertainment PR since 1998. She has previously worked with Premier PR, Comic Relief, BBC Continuing Drama and Dennis Davidson Associates.

Rich Cain

Rich’s recent projects include leading the press for The Voice UK, Mum, and the revival of Cold Feet. 

Rich joined IJPR in 2008. His previous work includes launching comedies such as Rev, Him & Her, Friday Night Dinner and Raised By Wolves, as well as working on E4 dramas Skins and Youngers.

Thom Will

Graduating with a First in Public Relations in 2011, Thom joined IJPR where he worked on the launch of Neal Street Production’s Call the Midwife. Thom has led campaigns for dramas including The Missing, The Hollow Crown and Wallander for the BBC, and Liar for ITV. Working with US networks including HBO, Starz and Netflix, Thom has a wealth of communications experience in international co-production. Thom was selected for Edinburgh International Television Festival’s One’s To Watch programme in 2017. He was also once an extra in My Parents Are Aliens. 

Sophie Spirit

Sophie joined IJPR with three years of TV and entertainment PR experience. Her current and upcoming projects include Rellik (BBC One), Strike Back (Sky 1), Lucky Man (Sky 1) and Who Do You Think You Are? (BBC One)

Her previous projects at Premier PR include BBC One dramas Ordinary Lies and SS-GB, Britain’s Next Top Model (Lifetime) and Comedy Central’s Drunk History, Impractical Jokers and FriendsFest.

Nikita Chaudhry

Niki joined IJPR in 2017 and assists on all projects. She is a graduate of Drama from the University of Bristol.

Esther Beaumont

Esther has worked in entertainment PR since 2004. She worked in the Theatre PR team at Premier from 2004-2014, and has freelanced with Working Title (Billy Elliot the Musical UK Tour – Media Training), National Theatre Productions (People, Places and Things – West End) and Neil Reading PR (UK Tours of The Commitments, The Catherine Tate Show – Live, Danny Baker: Cradle to the Stage and The Rocky Horror Show)

Esther’s projects at IJPR include Call the Midwife, Killing Eve, The South Bank Sky Arts Awards 2017 and red carpet management for TV Choice Awards.



Chynna Sampson

Chynna joined IJPR in 2014 as an intern and assisted the team across all projects including The Voice UK. For the past two years she has been at Thames TV where she worked across the publicity campaigns for The X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent and Britain’s Got More Talent.

Chynna returned to IJPR in 2017 as a publicist working across Room 101 (BBC One) and projects from CPL Productions.

What We Do




Working closely with showrunners, producers, broadcasters and international distributors we create imaginative and memorable photography to an agreed brief and budget. We also commission all unit and specials photography and manage delivery and approvals. 




Bespoke events for our clients tailored to project, target audience, budget and brief, ranging from awards ceremonies to industry debates and from influencer dinners to high profile premieres.




We have a proven track record of working with international broadcasters and distributors on shows which have been sold all over the world, including a wide range of US clients.  The team at IJPR have arranged press junkets in the UK and abroad and organised visits by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. 


Unit Publicity


Building strong relationships with on-screen and production talent, IJPR get the most out of a production through collaboration and mutual respect, providing exceptional access and producing engaging behind the scenes materials including press packs, fan videos and more. 



Recent Blog Posts


David Mitchell and Robert Webb go back to Back on Channel 4

Channel 4 has confirmed a second series of the critically-acclaimed sitcom Back from Emmy-award winning Simon Blackwell (Veep, In The Loop, Peep Show), starring the inimitable and award-winning David Mitchell and Robert Webb (Peep Show, That Mitchell and Webb Look)....