Colmore Business District will for the first time be at the heart of Birmingham’s Chinese New Year celebrations in 2018. The annual event, traditionally held in the Southside and Chinatown area, has grown in popularity and now features music, dance and displays across the city centre between Thursday, February 15, and Sunday, February 18. Colmore [Continue Reading]
Edwin Ellis Creative Media is a Birmingham PR and magazine publishing agency founded by a former newspaper editor and an award-winning journalist. We know what reporters are looking for and what readers are interested in. We know the stories that make news editors open their emails and when to (or, more importantly, when not to) bother them with a news release. Trust us, we’ve been there and this insider knowledge is worth its weight in gold.
Our magazine publishing service includes all editorial planning, content management, sub-editing and headline writing, photography commission, graphic design, page layout and print production. We produce regular publications for several regional organisations and can redesign and refresh local and national titles.
We specialise in:
Profile-raising PR to suit all budgets | Crisis PR management
Website design and build | Website copywriting | Email newsletters
Printed and digital magazines, staff newsletters and contract publishing
Editorial page design and layout | Print production management
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
Ok, so you might want to break it down to public relations, internal or external communications, copywriting or, heaven forbid, native commercial content but ultimately, we like to keep things simple: we write words. We're pretty good at it, too.
We can bring life to any subject and make it readable, engaging and in this mobile digital world, shareable. We believe in keeping things simple, jargon-free and always with the reader in mind.
Trust Edwin Ellis Creative Media to get your message across or raise brand awareness with creativity, authority, personality and professionalism.
We understand the power and importance of photography. We take it seriously. Ask any snapper worth their salt and they'll tell you it's an art form. We tend to agree but hate to admit it for fear of day rates going through the roof.
Edwin Ellis Creative Media has spent years working alongside some of the best photographers in the land, who can turn their hand (or snazzy new lens) to any style required. They're a great bunch but crikey they're high maintenance, so let us do the hand-holding so you can sit back and enjoy the stunning results.
Now you're talking. This is in our DNA. We've spent more than 20 years overseeing newspapers, websites, apps and email newsletters. We can write, headline, structure, design and distribute newsletters, books, magazines, newsprint, brochures and leaflets.
It goes without saying we know our standfirsts from our sub-heads; our mastheads from our earpieces and every other bit of page-planning jargon in between. We can do all this online, too, through web content management in numerous systems or blogs to help keep your social media presence ticking along nicely.
Content is king. It always will be as far as we're concerned, but that doesn't mean we're not interested in the aesthetics. Allow Edwin Ellis Creative Media to take care of your graphic design needs in print and online.
Logo design, leaflets, newsletters, stationery… we’ve got them covered. Oh, and you have our word: Brush Script and Comic Sans are strictly OFF LIMITS.
Stacey Barnfield is the former editor of the highly-respected 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. He has built a contacts book and profile as good as anybody’s in the regional media.
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.
Stacey’s and Catherine’s career in the media coincided with a period of unprecedented change in the industry; all at breakneck speed. Stacey has managed websites, designed and launched apps and embraced social media.
These digital images show how Cornwall Street in the heart of Birmingham’s Business District could look after Colmore BID’s plans to revitalise the street took a step forward. The BID’s £1.2 million proposal for a new-look Cornwall Street was given a boost when the Public Realm Board, made up of representatives from Birmingham City Council, [Continue Reading]
We were asked to redesign Professional Social Work, the leading magazine for social care in the UK. The monthly glossy title, which is distributed across the country, is produced by an editorial team based in Birmingham on behalf of BASW, the British Association of Social Workers. Our brief was to give the magazine a [Continue Reading]
Leading Birmingham architectural practice Associated Architects has unveiled a new identity and made five internal appointments as it approaches its 50th anniversary. The Mailbox-based practice was founded in 1968 by three tutors at the Birmingham School of Architecture and has been recognised with RIBA Awards for its work across the university, education, residential, arts and [Continue Reading]
A leading figure in Birmingham’s retail rebirth has spoken of his excitement at seeing another piece of the city centre regeneration jigsaw slot-in to place. The six-year project to transform Birmingham’s landmark Mailbox building has reached another milestone with the launch of a 21,000 sq ft homewares section on Level 1 of the iconic building. [Continue Reading]
The world’s leading public transport networks have for generations set the benchmark in typographic design and branding, helping to shape the identity of the cities they represent. The most famous example is the iconic look of the London Underground, shaped by creative masterminds Frank Pick and Harry Beck; the man responsible for the most recognisable [Continue Reading]