A client described us as “PR with personality”… and who are we to argue? Our team of storytellers thrive on shaping the narratives of people, products and places. Telling your story is vital to your success; after all, you may be making amazing products but if no one knows about them how will you stand out from the crowd? We’re an award-winning PR agency in Birmingham working with brands that share good values and great stories.
At the heart of EAST VILLAGE. sits the vision to create a better world. We aim to represent brands who have great values at the heart of their everyday operations and place them in front of people who care, through communications with impact. Using a blend of expertise, insight and instinct, we deliver values-driven campaigns that inspire people to take action and help businesses grow. Whether that’s bums on seats, footfall through doors, or website click-throughs; our aim is to deliver what ‘success’ looks like to you.
Driven by change, the impact-driven organisations, charities and projects we work with are dedicated to creating a positive impact and make it their mission to help people. Focused on important issues like diversity, sustainability and entrepreneurship, we work alongside purpose-driven consumer brands and businesses who want to create change and influence people to be and do better.
How and why it all started…
An award-winning PR agency in Birmingham, 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 great values, she 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. Team culture is at the heart of our business and we focus on the things that matter to make sure we’re an environment where each and every team member feels they belong.
Many agencies rely on the same old same old. Not us. #TeamEV are always thinking outside the box and yes, traditional press releases and column inches remain at the heart of what we do, but these days it’s about much more than that. We want to be an agency for the future; adapting to change and driving innovation by constantly delivering creative ideas that have an impact.
So whether you’re a start-up needing guidance with our Pocket Sized PR initiative, an emerging brand moving to the next chapter, or an established name eager to remind people of the story, we work tirelessly with you to get your message out to the right audiences through the right channels. Using behaviour change projects, marketing strategies and consumer campaigns, our expertise puts you in the spotlight.
And at the core of everything we do is our belief that the value of a business lies in its values as a business; a company should stand for something and live by it, building it into the fabric of its day-to-day actions. We are conscientious and ethical, and our TeamEV Charter means we hold ourselves – and each other – to account. We are a business that not only has heart but wears it proudly on its sleeve, which can be seen throughout the way we live and breathe Our Values.
Our strong team spirit is testament to the fact that we just love what we do … and we do it differently to everyone else.
Join us in telling your story in the most compelling way…
We may be living through difficult times, but that doesn’t mean you need to stay quiet. Now is the time to shout loudly about what you do, to tell your story. And we get this; while many agencies have struggled over recent months, we have taken the time to define what our brand is about and what we offer clients – to discover our own story, if you like – and because of that we have experienced one of our most successful periods to date. We have been able to get our message across in a clear and concise way, and we want to help you do the same.
It’s vital that brands understand their customers’ changing behaviours and adapt to suit. And that’s where we come in. We work to seek out your stories and tell them in a way that audiences buy into. That means you can take the time to focus on adapting your business in these challenging times and you can leave the talking to us.
Get in touch and let us tell your story!