STRATEGY, PLANNING & COUNSEL

We make communications strategy development and planning uncomplicated. Every client relationship starts with a dedicated workshop where we spend time getting to know your business and clarifying:

  • Business objectives
  • Communication goals
  • Audiences
  • Barriers and challenges
  • Competitors and competitor differences
  • Your proposition
  • Messages and narrative
  • Tone for language and imagery

Investing time in the workshop puts us in a solid position to develop a commercially focused integrated communications plan, unique to your business.

If one thing is constant, it is change. This is why we continuously refresh our thinking beyond the initial planning stage to make sure we are on track to meet your goals as your business and the external environment change. Strategy for us doesn’t just happen during initial planning; it’s an on-going process. We’re constantly monitoring new mediums, new ideas and new tools.

Clients also come to us for advice, insight or simply a different perspective. We provide all levels of client counsel, from managing complex communications issues to acting as a sounding board when support is required.

Client services include:

  • Strategic communications advice and client counsel
  • Industry research & analysis
  • Perception audits
  • Strategic communications planning
  • Strategic partnership opportunities
  • Executive & C-level communications support
  • Training and in-house team coaching
  • Interim in-house PR support and cover

 

 

WHO WE’RE BEST FOR

SCALE UP BUSINESSES

We enjoy helping businesses with big ambitions and cover a number of high growth sectors from food to finance.

From first stage funding to driving market share and exit, we develop PR strategies that shape business stories and deliver robust content marketing campaigns to engage target audiences.

Working with the likes of Reygar Marine Engineering, Origin Workspace, Fundsurfer.com, Solverboard and HOUNDWORTHY we are never short of inspiration!

EDUCATION & LEARNING

We help schools, colleges, universities, business schools and industry bodies protect and grow their brand reputation, recruit more students and connect with businesses through tailored campaigns that we create.

Through being active within the sector, thanks to our client base and as advisers or governors outside of work, we have valuable insight into the evolving education marketplace.

Our clients include ASDAN, City of Bristol College, Cabot Learning Federation, Wellsway Multi Academy Trust and Jo Ouston & Co.

CREATIVE DIGITAL & TECH

The digital and tech sector is transforming business on a global scale and our hometown of Bristol is a city amongst those leading the way.

Our work for clients in this area and the networks we help support means have the know-how to reach and engage industry influencers and key decision makers.

Bristol Media, The SetSquared Partnership, e3, SearchStar, True, The Agency Works and Synergy Creative are just some of the clients that give us an in-depth knowledge, alongside running our own business in the sector.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

From recruitment, law and management consultancy to financial services and professional trade bodies we enjoy turning industry jargon and complex communications challenges into engaging messages and valuable content marketing that deliver real impact and results.

Our work for businesses like Barcan+Kirby, ICAEW, Mowbray Woodwards, Tinderbox Working Capital and Fundsurfer.com includes communications strategy, brand PR, content planning, event management, social media marketing and stakeholder engagement.

PROPERTY & BUILT ENVIRONMENT

We work across the property and built environment sector helping our clients better communicate their message to influencers and stakeholders. Support includes the full range of marketing communications – from brand PR and reputation management to social media and video content.

Funding and investment, property development, asset management, engineering and consultancy services are some of the areas we actively support.

CBRE, CoBuy, Cherry Capital, Cherry ISA and the Association of Project Management are some of the clients we support.

CORPORATES

We have comprehensive experience of working with global businesses, from PLCs to privately owned.

Working on retained or project basis, we advise on corporate communications strategy and provide a raft of support services from stakeholder engagement to media relations,  social media marketing and corporate B2B copywriting.

We also work with C-level individuals to provide strategic counsel as well as hands-on personal brand PR support including thought leadership. We also offer crisis management and press office support services.