News & Insights

Cyber Security newsletter is our latest Safer Spaces guide

Edwin Ellis was commissioned by Colmore BID to produce a special digital guide to raise awareness of online and cloud safety during October’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. With more people working from home and accessing company networks remotely, cyber security has never been more important. The BID is working alongside the West Midlands Cyber Security […]

Magazine design: Our approach to Colmore Life

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 […]

Recent work: Colmore BID fourth-term consultation document

Edwin Ellis Creative Media was commissioned to write, design and produce the member consultation document for Birmingham-based Colmore Business Improvement District (BID). BIDs ballot their members for renewal every five years and the consultation is a critical part of the process. The feedback from members during consultation helps shape a BID’s business plan for its […]

The Colour Palette Company launched by Edwin Ellis director Stacey Barnfield

What began as a lockdown idea dreamt up on his sofa by designer and businessman Stacey Barnfield has turned into a soaraway success as The Colour Palette Company launches across the UK. The Birmingham Colour Palette, an eye-catching graphic design inspired by his home city, has proven so popular the concept has been rolled out […]

Colmore BID Annual Report design celebrates the Business District

Edwin Ellis was commissioned by Colmore BID to produce its latest Annual Report. This year’s report – an important piece of literature in the BID’s annual communication schedule – was commissioned as a digital-only publication to reflect the remote changes to its intended audience. We created an unusual front-cover design concept featuring a montage of […]

Ten benefits of digital magazines and newsletters

The COVID-19 lockdown and remote working forced a complete rethink from our clients about how they communicate with employees, customers and members. It also made us reconsider how we work and forced an emphasis on digital publishing over our much-loved traditional print format. We will continue to champion print publishing – it’s in our DNA […]

Birmingham Business Park releases special magazine during coronavirus

Birmingham Business Park has released a special digital magazine to highlight the Park occupiers and tenants who have adapted to support the UK-wide COVID-19 effort. The special edition of the Park’s seasonal ‘Our Community’ magazine has been created by Edwin Ellis Creative Media. The digital magazine features companies such as IMI, Minebea Intec and Goodyear, […]

9 Birmingham scenes to add a touch of town to your Zoom video calls

Like us, you’re probably missing Birmingham city centre’s loveliest landmarks and dashing past them to get to your next meeting as coronavirus guidelines force us to work from home. So here are nine pictures of some of the most picturesque spots in town for you to brighten up your Zoom meeting backdrops for the times […]

Read online or download the Journal of History & Nostalgia

Edwin Ellis Creative Media has launched a new digital magazine for people to read online or download during the coronavirus lockdown. The PR and publishing agency, founded in 2015 by former Birmingham Post editor Stacey Barnfield, has created the Journal of History & Nostalgia, which covers Birmingham, the Black Country and Coventry. Using the latest […]

Latest magazines hot off the presses at Edwin Ellis Creative Media

It’s been a busy few weeks at Edwin Ellis with a flurry of fine publications rolling off the presses to be distributed quite literally as I type. You probably know by now that we LOVE producing magazines, brochures and newsletters for our clients. Don’t get us wrong, we love creating digital content, too. But print’s […]

Edwin Ellis Creative Media client brief: Colmore BID ‘Progress’ Annual Report

Edwin Ellis Creative Media was asked to create design concepts and produce Colmore BID’s 2020 Annual Report, called Progress. Wanting the document to stand out for its year-long ‘shelf life’, we opted for a semi-circular die-cut front page, showing an image of the BID’s new Chair and Deputies. Behind this is the welcome message from […]

Pictures of Birmingham: An ever-changing city centre skyline

These pictures of Birmingham show what you get when you combine stunning sunrise light with one of the highest points in the city centre. I gained permission from the management company at Bank House on Cherry Street for special access to take photographs from the roof of the skyscraper. The photography shoot was on behalf […]