News & Insights

Edwin Ellis director among judges of ‘Brand Birmingham’ photography competition

Branding agency ORB has launched a competition in partnership with Retail Birmingham for amateur and professional photographers to capture ‘Brand Birmingham’ and win £1,000 of photography equipment. The competition is part of ORB’s mission to champion Birmingham’s talent and encourage more local business leaders to recruit and invest locally in the city’s creative industries, rather […]

Britain from the Air Birmingham pictures updated to show changing city centre

Popular street photography exhibition Britain from the Air has been updated with new aerial images of Birmingham to how much the skyline has changed in recent weeks. Britain from the Air features almost 100 amazing aerial photographs on giant display boards and is on show for free in the city centre to give added appeal […]

Chance to design this year’s Great Birmingham Run T-shirt… and win £250

Budding graphic artists are being invited to design the T-shirt that will be handed out to 20,000 finishers at this year’s Great Birmingham Run and be in with a chance of winning £250 if their artwork is selected. The city’s annual half marathon is one of the biggest events in the Midlands sports calendar and […]

Small wonders at booming Piccadilly Arcade Birmingham

Small remains beautiful for a coffee and tea shop nestled among Piccadilly Arcade’s array of independent stores. The growing reputation of Faculty belies its intimate home for just over two years in the historic precinct, which runs between Stephenson Street and New Street. Piccadilly Arcade was built in 1910 as a picture house before being […]

Retail BID Birmingham Edit magazine hits the streets

The latest Retail BID Birmingham Edit magazine has been printed and is being distributed to the BID’s 400-plus member businesses across the city centre. The 24-page bi-monthly magazine is published by Edwin Ellis Creative Media on behalf of the BID. Edwin Ellis creates all content, designs pages and manages print production for the magazine. The […]

Entries still open for the first ever Great Donington Run on Sunday, June 26

If you’ve got the running bug after completing the Great Birmingham 10k, or need a challenge to boost your Great Birmingham Run training, you should consider making a short journey up the M42. Situated just 38 miles from the city centre – that’s less than one-and-a-half marathons – the first-ever Great Donington Run will be […]

Great Birmingham 10K club winners have sights set on Ethiopia

A BIRMINGHAM running club’s performance in their hometown event has given them a chance of winning a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Ethiopia. The City of Birmingham Striders were the winners of the Club Challenge at the Great Birmingham 10K on May 1, with their participants achieving the fastest average finishing time for their first four men […]

Retail BID Peaky Blinders article used by national newspapers

The Daily Mail and Times played a Peaky Blinder after picking up on a Retail BID press article about the TV drama’s most famous fashion accessory. Our story for the BID’s Edit magazine about Great Western Arcade fashion boutique Peter Forson and its Peaky Blinders-style caps was picked up by the two national newspapers, which […]

Great Birmingham Run 2016: Commercial property agency LSH up for Business Challenge

Commercial real estate experts Lambert Smith Hampton will be hoping the Great Birmingham Run Business Challenge trophy becomes their property after entering a team in the annual event. Eleven runners from the Edmund Street office of the property consultancy are entering the half marathon to raise funds for the company’s charity partner, Edward’s Trust. To […]

Birmingham fashion boutique revels in return of BBC’s Peaky Blinders

A Great Western Arcade shop owner has been relishing the return of Birmingham-based drama Peaky Blinders to BBC2. That’s because Daisy Nyamie, founder of Peter Forson hats and scarves, knew demand for her Stetson flat caps, as styled by the infamous Shelby family, would go through the roof. Spring and summer are busy periods for […]

Great Birmingham 10K a smash hit as thousands take to city streets

Edwin Ellis Creative Media was honoured to be part of this year’s Great Birmingham 10K, which saw more than 7,000 runners hit the city streets on Sunday, May 1. Our brief is to manage all regional PR for the annual event; fast becoming one of the highlights of the city’s sports calendar. We’ll also be overseeing PR […]