Creating, implementing and driving a holistic business strategy for a renowned architecture practice

Blackstock have taken a hands-on approach to working with us, both in terms of public relations and wider business development. By embedding themselves in the day-to-day fabric of the practice and getting their teeth into the specialist aspects, they have provided a service that goes above and beyond any other agency we have worked with in the past.

Russell Pedley, director and co-founder of Assael Architecture

Building the brand of the UK’s leading modular developer

Blackstock has worked to build Vision Modular Systems’ corporate profile since 2016. The team has generated extensive media coverage on the benefits of building modular, with Vision Modular Systems widely accepted as pioneers in this construction sector.
ilke Homes - Modular Housing

Moving the dial on modular housing

Blackstock Consulting were engaged by ilke Homes to help shift the conversation around modular housing and establish them as pioneers of the offsite sector. We secured major national coverage for ilke Homes and have positioned CEO Dave Sheridan as a leading voice on offsite manufacturing.

Using data to drive business rates debate

Blackstock’s in-house research team have generated significant national press coverage in recent years around business rates and the growing chaos the regime is in.

Beating the drum for construction modernisation

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Blackstock has worked tirelessly with us since the launch of Cast back in 2016. They have provided a 360 degree strategic communications consultancy that touches all sides of our business – from PR, social media, business development and events support. The team’s commitment, passion and proactivity have all contributed to the strength of our media profile, including national press, radio and TV coverage. Blackstock has helped Cast provide intelligent commentary and analysis to the market that we hope has encouraged debate and helped to start move things forward in our industry.

Mark Farmer, CEO

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.

Getting the country to chat VAT

By repositioning tourism as an export, and focusing the conversation around the benefits a VAT cut would bring to deprived coastal communities, we helped win over the Sun, Britain’s best read newspaper, as a campaign partner, and secured consistent high quality coverage across broadcast, national newspapers, local press and trade media.

Our work included promoting research showing the economic uplift from a VAT reduction, highlighting growing political support across all levels for the campaign and devising publicity stunts to keep journalists and the public interested. Our campaign brought the issue to the top of the news agenda and brought together a broad coalition of political, business and media stakeholders who backed cutting VAT to help the tourism industry thrive.

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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, CEO of Merlin Entertainments Plc

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.
Musicmetric

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.