Proud faces all around at Edwin Ellis as the first edition of Colmore Life magazine designed and produced by yours truly is distributed across Colmore Business District, the commercial heart of Birmingham city centre. We won a competitive tender to redesign and restructure the magazine on behalf of Colmore BID, one of the UK’s most [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.”
“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!”
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.
In addition to its headline-grabbing hardware releases tech behemoth Apple is doing some pretty exciting things in typography development. Among these is this IOS release of a type called New York; an homage to a serif Apple has used on and off since the early 1980s days of Macintosh. Apple techies say: “This all-new, Apple-designed [Continue Reading]
Edwin Ellis Creative Media has been appointed by Colmore BID to write, design and produce Colmore Life magazine. Colmore BID represents the commercial heart of Birmingham with over 35,000 employees and five million square feet of office space. It spends an amount of its levy income on marketing and promotion of the Business District, in [Continue Reading]
Organisers of the sold-out 100-mile closed-road event Vélo Birmingham & Midlands have added a brand new 42-mile route, providing 3,000 cyclists of all abilities with the unique opportunity to ride from Birmingham to Coventry on closed roads on May 12, 2019. The new, shorter route forms part of Vélo Birmingham & Midlands’ ongoing efforts to [Continue Reading]
We were thrilled to bricks with the media response to our press release and images announcing the life-sized Lego Noddy Holder, commissioned by Retail BID Birmingham. The 43,000-brick recreation of one of the Midlands’ most famous musicians, who is synonymous with Christmas, was featured by the BBC Birmingham online, the Birmingham Mail, Birmingham Post and [Continue Reading]
Retail BID Birmingham is giving city centre visitors the opportunity to say ‘Thank You’ to all those involved in the war effort by displaying large poppies throughout the city centre retail area. Twenty-five trees on New Street, Temple Street and High Street will be lit red using the Retail BID’s new LED lighting system for [Continue Reading]
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