EAST VILLAGE. has been an integral part to our Marketing and Communications work at the Foundation through supporting us with press releases, coverage, campaign planning, all whilst being a delight to work with. Our account manager, Jodie Tipper, has been imperative to representing the work of the Foundation within the region. We can’t thank Tara and the rest of EV. enough for believing in us and being part of the HoECF team!
USING THE POWER OF PR
EAST VILLAGE. is an award-winning Birmingham PR agency that specialises in working with tech brands that empower people, platforms that promote a healthy tech/life balance, and organisations that feed the ecosystem.
The forward-thinkers, innovators, disruptors, and challenger brands. People who want to change the world, one idea at a time.
For us, PR isn’t just about being seen; it’s about crafting compelling stories that resonate, inspire, and get things moving. Whether you’re gearing up for a funding round, aiming to bolster your expert standing, or getting ready to put your ground-breaking tech directly in the hands of your consumers: we’re the agency for you.
We’re part of the mission to create a more equitable and inclusive landscape for underrepresented founders
The recent Rose Review, an independent review of female entrepreneurship, states that less than 1% of UK funding goes to all-female teams. Similarly, research by Extend Ventures uncovered that all-ethnic teams receive an average of just 1.7% of the venture capital investments at seed, early, and late-stage.
This is why we’re intentional about who we work with. We help underrepresented founders have their time in the spotlight: from training to help combat bias during the pitch process, to generating impressive PR that grabs the attention of Angel Investors and VCs.
Our mission is to get more role models into the media and help level the playing field for everyone.
Our work builds credibility, grabs the attention of funders, and puts more role models in the spotlight.
For 10 years, we’ve delivered media relations, stakeholder engagement, employer brand building, and reputation management, for businesses of all shapes and sizes.
From bootstrapping and pre-seed, right through to late-stage, we know what founders – just like you – need to help their businesses grow.
Our PR services include thought leadership, industry profiling and awards, seed and raise announcements, media relations, digital PR, influencer engagement, and so much more!
Heart of England Community Foundation
“EAST VILLAGE. are one of the best agencies that I have had the pleasure to work with. They are great at being creative and proactive, and use very clever and subtle tone of message to targeted audiences. They will deliver a brief yet add value by creating even more exposure on social media channels with their attention to detail and partnership approach to client relationships. I highly recommend them.”
Longbridge Town Centre
“What an utter joy to work with a company and its team in achieving our best outcome. Upon EV’s commitment to delivering PR for the Birmingham AIDS and HIV Memorial I can confirm they exceeded expectations. At the offset they listened, understood our vision and worked tirelessly to meet objectives and goals. At all times, the team were warm, friendly, capable, full of ideas and communicated efficiently. This in turn made us feel confident, in control and also stress free knowing they had our best interests at heart. Overall, the energy and efforts received from TeamEV ensured we reached our desired outcome. An extra shout-out goes to Hattie and George who excelled in their field. I would not hesitate in engaging Tara and her company EAST VILLAGE., moving forward, or recommending their services and team.”
Birmingham AIDS and HIV Memorial (BAHM)
“Working with EAST VILLAGE. has been an absolute dream! They have done so much to help us tell our story and grow as a business. Whether speaking with new clients or partners, we regularly hear the phrase ‘I see you guys everywhere’ and a big part of this is due to the fantastic work of the EV team. They are always there when we need them and constantly impress us with the work that they produce, whether we are looking to announce the launch of a new product or share news on impact that we’ve created, they always know how to make it happen!”
Birmingham Enterprise Community
“EAST VILLAGE. have been consistently brilliant to work with and have ensured that we have achieved more from our events than we could ever have imagined. The engagement and awareness that we have reached whilst working with Team EV has been unmatched, enabling our organisation to rise from strength to strength. The team are genuine, talented and kind with a passion that is contagious; not only do they do an incredible job, but they are truly a pleasure to work with. We count ourselves extremely lucky to have their support.”
“Hattie, Tara and the EV. team really pulled out all the stops for the opening of our first Birmingham bar. They found the perfect balance between strategic account management and hands-on ‘doing’, and no task was too small for them to roll their sleeves up when our small team felt stretched. We were able to rely upon their considerable expertise and experience to create a memorable and successful opening that felt distinctly Vagabond and distinctly Birmingham.”
Rebecca Di Mambro
“Putting it simply EAST VILLAGE. have been fantastic to work with! We needed a PR & social agency that not only understood our fast-paced and multi-faceted business but also gelled with our personality and brand… EAST VILLAGE.have fit the bill perfectly! The team engage closely with several stakeholders across our company disciplines and provide exceptional quality work, be it across our social media channels or public relations, all whilst retaining a fun and energetic style that fits brilliantly with our business and its values. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Tara and the team to anyone who is considering engaging their services!”
For the launch of our new brand proposition, Rouge, following a full site refurb at the Bullring we went looking for a hyper-local PR agency that could bring fresh eyes to our fresh take on Café Rouge. We found the perfect partner in EAST VILLAGE. – from the first pitch, when they made us feel like old friends, to co-hosting our launch event with local influencers and the well connected that we needed to help spread the word. They were a pleasure to work with and drove some great results.
“We cannot thank the Team at EAST VILLAGE. enough for their hard work and support with the Longbridge Shopping social media accounts and ongoing events. With their support we have hosted some fabulous events in the town centre and we look forward to further successes in the future. We would have no hesitation in recommending EAST VILLAGE., as they bring their positivity and enthusiasm into everything they do.”
Marketing and Customer Experience Co-Ordinator
“Rating EAST VILLAGE out of 5 stars, I’d give them 10. They are such a passionate team and an absolute joy to work with. I work closely with Hattie who goes above and beyond to get me and my company some amazing opportunities. Last year I was featured in a national publication for about 5 weeks running and just before that she helped me secure a spot on the Financial Times podcast to speak about my business. I could write reams and reams about how great Tara, Hattie and the team are but take my word for it – PR with personality AND passion – work with them to grow your business, you won’t regret it.”
Roseanna Croft Jewellery