Yellow Bird Chase

Matthew went above and beyond the call of duty for Liars & Believers for our first time at the Edinburgh Fringe. He got press in the door, made connections for us in the community and was always available for help. We simply could not have done this without him.

Georgia Lyman, Executive Producer, Liars and Believers Theatre, Boston, USA

Matthew not only has incredible experience in the field, great instincts and contacts but an unparalleled understanding of story. He is a generous and hardworking collaborator, fun to work with and I was touched that he really cared, understood and appreciated our film. Thanks to Matthew, our indie film had blockbuster coverage. In a time where the success of any project depends on the quality of its PR, I wouldn’t want to work with anyone else.
Jessica Fox,
Writer/director of Stella, co-founder Innerwell Media


Matthew is not just an aimable and very pleasant man, he is also extremely hard working and efficient. His list of contacts is amazing and if he doesn’t know someone, he will find them for you. I have really enjoyed working with him over the past two years. Mathew is not just for the Edinburgh Fringe but for the whole year.

Lubna Kerr,

Playwright, actor, comedian  

Galloway National Park Association

At GNPA we have been working with Matthew for over two years and it has transformed our presence in the media. Matthew brought not only a great eye for the story but also superb contacts to get that story out there. It’s a huge bonus that he is great to work with.

Rob Lucas,

GNPA Chair

Wigtown Book Festival

Matthew has has been a key part of our success for many years. He is industrious, creative and results-focused, with excellent contacts across the media. We would thoroughly recommend him. Adrian Turpin

Artistic Director

North Star

Matthew Shelley is a consummate professional and a joy to work with.  We navigated three years of COVID questions, a changed EdFringe market and me coming from NYC.  He was incredibly helpful, shared his knowledge and gave fantastic suggestions. His local knowledge, years of experience and outstanding relationships with the people that matter made all the difference for our team. Not only was my PR 1000% more effective because of him, his work with me upgraded all of my marketing materials and efforts. His work got results, hands down, on every level – ticket sales, reviews, opportunities to do showcases, everything. In addition, Matthew made every effort to make me and my team feel welcomed and at home in Edinburgh. 

Lori Hamilton,

Performer, writer, singer, filmmaker

The Union Gallery, Edinburgh

The gallery is renowned for putting the very best of contemporary art on public view.

“I just wanted to say a great, big thank you to Colin Hattersley for everything he’s done. The photos are lovely. And we are absolutely thrilled with what he managed to achieve – a real success given the hectic time of year, well done! “ Alison Auldjo

Owner, The Union Gallery, Edinburgh