“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.”
A client once described us as PR with personality and who are we to argue?! As an award-winning Birmingham PR agency, we pride ourselves on doing things differently.
In what we call PR with purpose, we work with businesses and brands who want to make the world a better place. From community engagement and charitable giving to ethical solutions and more sustainable living, our clients all share a passion for making a difference.
There has never been a more important time to reach the hearts and minds of consumers and we use our expertise across PR, social media, influencer marketing and events to make our clients stand out from the crowd. 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 pride ourselves on working with the organisations who share good values and great stories.
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, Tara wanted to create the kind of agency that 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.
We do everything that we do with what we’ve coined as #PRwithpersonality
“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
“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
“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
“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
“The coverage and outreach that EAST VILLAGE. has achieved in their first year representing us has been outstanding. Our account manager Hattie and her team have a thorough understanding of our core values and objectives which they use to create thoughtful and interesting content. Our audience numbers have increased hugely since working with EAST VILLAGE. with consistent press coverage and hundreds of thousands of social media impressions. During a year when access to mental health services has been especially crucial, EAST VILLAGE. have stepped up to ensure our message has been communicated broadly and clearly.”
Living Well UK
“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!”