Publishing, Celebrity, Health & Beauty, Film, Media, DVD, Retail, Licensing, Brand Affiliations, TV Distribution, Product Launches, and Financial PR are just some of the sectors and industries in which Colbert Macalister and the CMB Partnership has collectively operated.


Colbert Macalister is a leading boutique PR consultancy set up in the 1990’s by Diana Colbert and Ailsa Macalister.  Prior to setting up the agency, Diana was Publicity Director of Collins Publishers and Ailsa was Publicity Director of Simon & Schuster.

We have extensive experience in all areas of publishing but are particularly renowned for our expertise in delivering high profile PR campaigns for celebrities and people in the public eye.  We have worked with an impressive and diverse list of people –  from Katie Price, Rylan Clark-Neal and Sam Faiers  to David Attenborough, Countryfile’s Adam Henson and the Dragons’ Den team.   We are strong in the cookery sector – we launched Lorraine Pascale’s publishing and TV output in 2011/2012, and more recently have worked with Penguin on Jamie Oliver’s YouTube Books and Annabel KarmelWe have worked on numerous DVD promotions as well as TV launches and general lifestyle campaigns.

Colbert Macalister Bolsom:  THE CMB PARTNERSHIP

The CMB Partnership was established in Spring 2012 to create a lifestyle and beauty PR consultancy in association with beauty and retail PR specialist, Julia Bolsom.  Prior to setting up her own agency, Julia was Marketing Director at the Perfume Shop having previously had extensive PR experience in the financial, retail, beauty and tv distribution sectors.

The partnership’s first big win was the leading bath and beauty brand, Baylis & Harding and we now handle their PR & Marketing and also all their social media.

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For both Colbert Macalister and The CMB Partnership, clients are assured that all campaigns will be headed up by either Diana or Julia.  Behind the scenes we call upon the expertise of a handful of associates who themselves are experts in their specific PR fields.  The result is an ambitious, mature and realistic approach which delivers against all of it promises and objectives.

Our fees are flexible and competitive as we treat every client on an individual basis.  Whether you are looking for a full service retainer, have a one-off project, or simply need an extra pair of hands, we can work to your needs.  We can step in at the last minute and can also offer daily rates.