Magazine publishing: Edwin Ellis to produce Colmore Life magazine

Author: Stacey BarnfieldPublished:

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 addition to public realm projects and major events such as the annual Colmore Food Festival, which this year takes place on Friday, July 5 and Saturday, July 6.

Colmore BID recently secured by renewal ballot its third five-year term representing more than 500 businesses in the Colmore Row area of the city. The new term starts on April 1, 2019.

Colmore Life is a free, seasonal magazine distributed to city centre offices, bars, restaurants and commuter collection points such as Snow Hill station. The magazine will be given a new design and editorial structure as part of the Edwin Ellis Creative Media commission, which begins with the summer 2019 edition.

The agency also produces ‘Edit’ magazine for Retail BID Birmingham and manages PR and digital news creation for various Birmingham companies plus mass-participation events the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham 10K and Vélo Birmingham & Midlands cycle sportive.

Colmore Row, Birmingham. Picture: Edwin Ellis Creative Media

Commenting on the Colmore Life commission, Stacey Barnfield said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to be working with the BID on Colmore Life magazine and thank the team for giving us the opportunity.

“We’re working tirelessly to bring the magazine to ‘Life’ with a new design and content that reflects a constantly-evolving Business District.

“Expect to read about all the District’s movers and shakers, launches and lunches, plus food and drink suggestions to fill evening and weekend diaries.”

Our thanks to Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce for featuring this announcement in its daily news bulletin here.