EAST VILLAGE. is a team of storytellers… we thrive on shaping the narratives of people, products and places. Specialising in PR, social media, influencer partnerships, marketing strategies and events, we spend every day putting pen to paper for retail, leisure and hospitality brands. We also support community and Third Sector projects across the Midlands, and beyond.
Tired of the same old agency approach to campaign planning, #TeamEV is always thinking outside the box. Press releases and column inches remain at the heart of what we do, but we pride ourselves on adding real value to brands by delivering creative ideas that have an impact and, most importantly, tell your story to the right people.
From behaviour change projects and business marketing strategies, to consumer campaigns and launch events, we work with you to get your messages out to the right audiences through the right channels. It’s as simple as that. Whether you’re a start-up telling your story for the first time through our Pocket Sized PR initiative, a growing brand looking ahead to the next chapter, or an established name eager to remind people of the story so far, we’ve got the expertise to help put you in the frame.
Just like the brands we represent, we know that ‘off the shelf’ simply doesn’t cut it, so we craft and create ideas tailored to your every need. Being a boutique agency that thinks big, no objective is out of reach, and we’re the first ones to do it for the story.
EAST VILLAGE. was set up by Tara Tomes in 2013, having worked both agency and client-side for local independent retailers, internationally renowned fashion brands, acclaimed event venues, large scale exhibitions, and everything in between. With over a decade of experience, Tara’s ambition was to create a business centred around a strong team culture and living by what has now become our everyday ethos: delivering PR with personality.
From flexible working and ongoing training programmes, to #iGotThis reviews and a ‘Grow Your Own’ initiative focused on developing and promoting young talent, people are always the prologue at EAST VILLAGE. We’ve got a strong team spirit as a collective of comms professionals who just love what we do.
We truly believe that the value of a business lies in its values as a business. Above and beyond a CSR initiative or a one-off promise, a company should stand for something and live by it; building it into the fabric of its day-to-day actions. At EV., we pride ourselves on being conscientious and ethical, working towards positive change. That’s why we created the TeamEV Charter to ensure that, as a business, we hold ourselves – and each other – to account. EAST VILLAGE. is a business that not only has heart, but that wears it proudly on its sleeve.
So join us… let’s tell your story together and make it one to remember.