We help property and infrastructure companies communicate better by clarifying their thinking and helping them understand the market

We’re a boutique agency focused on the built environment that helps firms navigate the market, grow, protect their reputations and communicate clearly.

We manage crises, translate the policy agenda and create hard-hitting proactive PR campaigns. We specialise in market analysis and are proudly independent. Clients like our straightforward approach, our passion and the unrivalled attention to detail that only a specialist firm can offer.

Watch and listen

We offer regular market analysis on everything from politics and economics, to housing, retail, infrastructure and technology. Watch selected TV interviews or subscribe to our podcasts.

We tailor services to meet clients’ needs. 

Our strategic advice and execution covers the areas below. We also provide a lot of discrete work that we are happy to discuss in confidence.

Strategic communications

Helping define messages, understand audiences, tell stories and build reputations across traditional and digital channels.

  • Media Relations, Corporate and Financial PR
  • Personal PR for CEOs
  • Public Affairs and Policy Advice
  • Digital Strategy
  • Broadcast and Media Training

Research & Content Marketing

Industry-leading research, headline grabbing reports, market analysis and dynamic content produced with you or for you.

  • White Papers and Consultation Responses
  • Campaigns and influencing
  • Data-focused research
  • Thought Leadership
  • Content marketing

Corporate Advisory & Strategic Consultancy

Board-level consultancy, supporting leaders around critical business issues, reputation management and business development opportunities.

  • Crisis & contingency planning
  • Issues management
  • Business Development
  • Finance-raising and acquisition
  • Discrete advice

Launch campaign and data-driven research

We were engaged to create some bespoke research and help launch a new proptech company set up by the former founders of Hassle.com. Our ‘Improving, Not Moving’ research generated coverage in the FT and other national papers, propelling the business forward.

Beating the drum for construction modernisation

In January 2016, we helped former Arcadis directors Mark Farmer, Joe Thornton and Neil Brearly launch Cast, gaining widespread media coverage. Working closely with the business ever since, we’ve supported its growth by shaping Cast’s voice across the residential, investment and construction sectors while sculpting the profile of its chief executive into one of the industry’s best recognised and most regularly cited experts.

Changing the conversation on music piracy

Advising this London start-up on evolving business strategy, developing its voice with investors and the media, we created a global profile for Musicmetric around big data and supported its successful exit to Apple in 2015.

Creating a new sector: civic crowdfunding

Five years ago we helped create and launch the world’s first civic crowdfunding business, building credibility with No 10 and the London Mayor, winning awards and securing tier one press coverage.

Launching a nationwide housing brand

Blackstock was appointed by Moda in early 2015 to build up its corporate profile with UK investors, business media and the wider property sector; while helping develop its brand narrative and consumer profile across national press.

We’re constantly growing and on the hunt for smart, ambitious people with great ideas, first rate communications skills and the ability to work hard. Please get in touch and let’s talk.

Blackstock's work navigated seamlessly between offering corporate and creative advice, unlocking opportunities and relationships at the highest level. The results they generated were outstanding – ranging from major pieces on Radio 4, in the FT and Mail through to a front-page campaign with The Sun.

Nick Varney, Merlin Entertainments Plc

Blackstock demonstrated a genuine technical understanding of our business and investor requirements, with a clear ability to translate this for a wider audience of investors and stakeholders. This helped us articulate our strategy effectively with very well received media collateral combining insight, research and market commentary. I would not hesitate to recommend them.

Alex Greaves, M&G Real Estate

Blackstock has proven to be adept at both research, and media, connecting Colliers with high class publications and broadcast opportunities such as the FT and BBC Radio 4 and working across all areas of our business. I can't rate them highly enough and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.

Richard Crook, Colliers-International

Blackstock deliver first class copy and events and have helped us squeeze more media coverage from our news stories. They’ve contributed a wealth of ideas to support NOMA’s profile and are genuinely passionate about the brand. Blackstock’s team works closely with our many consultants and has constantly been on hand to support us with energy, enthusiasm and a high level of integrity.

Nicky Moore, NOMA (The Co-Operative)