Edwin Ellis is a creative media agency. We can raise your profile through press and PR or bespoke publications in print, online and social media.


Recent Work

Our work spans traditional PR and communications, bespoke newsletters and magazines, web content and launch event management. We can raise the profile of an event, announcement, business or idea through the regional and national press, through an organisation’s staff or membership database or social media.

What we do

Edwin Ellis Creative Media is a profile-raising PR and publishing agency founded by a former newspaper editor and an award-winning journalist.

We work tirelessly to ensure our clients are visible and communicating with the people who matter.

We know what stories reporters are looking for, what readers are interested in and the formats that work best. Trust us, we’ve been there and this insider knowledge is worth its weight in gold.

We call on a trusted network of experienced journalists, designers and photographers who create engaging articles, striking imagery and compelling video.

Our magazine and newsletter publishing service includes all logo, rebranding and design concepts, editorial planning, interviews, article writing, sub-editing, photography, page design and print or digital production. We produce regular publications for several regional organisations and can redesign and refresh local and national titles.

Why not release your own mini magazine to keep your clients or members updated? It’s a powerful way of sharing your news in print or online.

The Team

Stacey Barnfield is the former editor of the Birmingham Post newspaper and has spent more than 20 years working in the regional press in a variety of positions; from runner to writer, sub-editor to editor.

Prior to his careers in journalism and PR, Stacey trained in graphic design, photography and visual communication.

He is proud to have been named Businessman of the Year at the Birmingham Awards 2019.

Catherine Hendrick has been filing brilliant features for longer than she’ll let us say. She has written for numerous magazines, the NHS and high-profile charities.

Named Reporter of the Year at the Midlands Media Awards, Catherine’s writing skills are now used to great advantage in PR, online content and magazine features.

Stacey and Catherine work with a trusted network of brilliant journalists and photographers who support Edwin Ellis Creative Media clients by project or consultancy.

Stacey Barnfield with his award for Businessman of the Year

Client Feedback

“Stacey did a great job generating media coverage for my collaboration with the Birmingham Cathedral Choir. It’s really useful knowing there’s a quality PR company based in Birmingham.”

Tony Iommi, Black Sabbath lead guitarist and rock legend

“Stacey and PR associate John Simpson have formed a formidable, well-connected team who unearth strong, relevant stories and secure extensive news coverage across a range of platforms for the Great Run Company’s Birmingham events. We have nothing but praise for their approach and are delighted with the results.”

David Hart, Communications Director, the Great Run Company

“Stacey has been managing our PR account for the past two years and we find him a hugely valuable resource for our business.
With our focus on promoting our town centre, Stacey manages to impress each time with new innovative angles to showcase our businesses. Stacey works well with a diverse range of project areas from local community stories to the wider economic issues, all delivered with that extra touch of Stacey flair.
I would recommend Stacey to any businesses who are looking for some intelligent PR.”

Melanie Palmer, Solihull BID Director

“Stacey Barnfield did a fantastic job redesigning our magazine. He was there every step of the way, guiding the process and coming up with ideas that often took us in a new direction while always being responsive to and understanding our needs.
“I really appreciated his calm professionalism, clarity, creative flair and commitment to the project. Post launch, he didn’t just walk away but stayed with us to make sure everything was working well.
“The end result is a product that ticked every box and has been universally praised. I couldn’t recommend Edwin Ellis Creative Media highly enough!”

Shahid Naqvi, Editor of Professional Social Work magazine

“Edwin Ellis Creative Media have produced Birmingham Business Park magazines for our inaugural Autumn 2019 edition, to our bright Spring 2020 magazine and quick turnaround COVID-19 crisis response comms.
“Stacey and his team are professional, understand the culture of BBP, the brand and the community we have built at the Park. This ensures quality professional, authentic and punchy media to our clients, occupiers, prospects and stakeholders.”

Liz Allister, Park Development Manager, Birmingham Business Park

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Let’s work together

We’re always looking for new opportunities and are comfortable working with start-up companies, SMEs and national brands. We often work alongside a company’s in-house communications team to provide local or targeted expertise. We also work with fellow PR and marketing agencies on one-off projects or publications. This collaborative approach achieves great results.

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