ClearLine is a corporate communications and public relations agency specialising in the commercial maritime and leisure marine sectors. Our clients range from multinational companies to small, family-owned businesses. We produce and disseminate multi-channel content including corporate news and profiles as well as content and announcements on topics ranging from every aspect of shipbuilding and repair to advanced electronics & IT, autonomous shipping, design & engineering, equipment of all types and sustainability including offshore wind, alternative fuels and the circular economy.

Based near the port of Southampton in the UK, we are experienced professionals working with a diverse range of international clients in the UK, Europe and beyond. ClearLine is headed by brother and sister team Matt Johnson and Marina Johnson, and has been active since 1995.

Marina Johnson Dip CIPR

Tel: +44 (0)7774 623 539

Marina has extensive senior client management experience, advising on overall strategies and providing a hands-on approach to media management at events, relationships with the media and creative and practical solutions for every aspect of publicity, be it in the press, online or via advertising campaigns.

Marina’s yacht racing and yachting journalist experience has led to an emphasis on client work in the leisure marine industry. She is a member of the Yachting Journalists’ Association, a qualified RYA Yachtmaster and holds a post-graduate Diploma from the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.

Matt Johnson BA (Hons) MBA

Tel: +44 (0)7754 749 114

Born in the port of Southampton and brought up on (almost literally) the Solent, Matt has a BA (Hons) from Kings College, London, and an MBA from Henley Management College. He spent a decade in investment banking before joining Marina to extend the scope of ClearLine.

With a love of all things maritime plus an appreciation of heavy engineering, good design and advanced technology, he enjoys digging deep into any subject to create interesting and compelling content.

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