AWARD-WINNING BIRMINGHAM PR AGENCY, EAST VILLAGE.DELIVERING PR, INFLUENCER MARKETING, SOCIAL MEDIA AND EVENTS FOR BRANDS WHO SHARE GOOD VALUES AND GREAT STORIES
EAST VILLAGE. is on a mission to change the headlines with headlines that change the world. We want to move away from divisive clickbait that drives society apart and, instead, flood the media with stories that empower people to take action in their own lives and have a greater positive impact; helping to grow our clients’ businesses as we go.
Knowing how to reach the hearts and minds of your customers is crucial, and it’s this understanding that makes Birmingham PR agency EAST VILLAGE. different.
We’re not a ‘straight out of the box’ PR agency; we’re a ‘think outside the box’ PR agency, and we thrive on shaping the narratives of people, products and places; telling stories with passion and commitment. We work tirelessly to craft and create ideas that are based on expertise, instinct and insight… but, most importantly, are results-driven.
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Award-winning Birmingham PR agency EAST VILLAGE. was founded by PR and marketing expert Tara Tomes in 2013 after more than a decade working both agency and client-side for independent retailers, renowned fashion brands, large scale exhibitions and everything in between. Born out of a passion for collaboration and demonstrating good values, Tara was keen to create the kind of agency she would be proud to be a part of; introducing flexible working, creating ongoing training and development programmes, and pushing young talent to the fore.
Tara’s ambition was to create a business centred around a strong team culture and living by what has now become EV.’s everyday ethos: delivering PR with personality.
We’ve got a strong team spirit as a collective of comms professionals who just love what we do and we wear our heart proudly on our sleeve with our TeamEV Charter, which outlines our dedication to being the best we can be.
We have always been passionate about supporting small businesses with their marketing strategies… after all, we’re one ourselves! It comes from a genuine love of what we do, and we don’t just mean securing brilliant coverage or putting on a talked-about event… our role is so much more – it’s about helping people and their businesses succeed.
We launched Pocket Sized PR as a way to empower business owners and help small brands make the big leap into working with an agency. There’s free PR tips, templates and how-to guides. We’ve also got three jargon-free PR and Social Media packages available too, tailored to small business PR budgets.
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That’s exactly why we practice what we preach and ensure that we send our own good news out there. It’s all part of telling the EV. story; not just shouting about our new client wins and team successes, but driving innovation within our own industry too!
We hit the headlines last summer and became the agency “pioneering the future of work” when we gave up our office during the pandemic. This wasn’t just about saving some pennies (although, the saving on rent has been re-invested in an unlimited team training budget); it was a way to improve the team’s work/life balance. We’ve embraced flexible working for years, offering TeamEV the chance to choose flexi-hours to suit their lifestyle, but now we offer both home and hybrid working.
Our MD, Tara, featured on news channels and outlets all over the UK (and a little wider too!) including BBC News, BBC News 24, BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, The Jeremy Vine Show, BBC Radio 4, Times Radio, The Times, and The Independent. As well as a host of regional and business news outlets too!