From strategic brand consultancy and marketing, to compelling advertising campaigns that deliver results across channels, we have the perfect blend of sector expertise, commercial acumen and creative genius to help you. Whatever it takes, we deliver – on budget, on time and always way above expectation.
We always listen & learn
The first time you meet with The Agency, you might be surprised at how quiet we are… The first thing we do is listen. We’re there to find out what your business is really about, and only by listening can we do great work that really reflects your brand difference.
We always aim to plan ahead so that any project hits the all important deadlines. Our team have the skills needed to manage any project and have the knowledge and experience to avoid the pitfalls that can be both time consuming and costly.
Passion knowledge and honesty
Whatever type of work we do for you, our philosophy remains the same. From a complete marketing strategy through to a small newsletter, our passion is in doing great work that gets you the results you need to succeed.
Unlike plenty of people in our industry who like to wrap up what we do in a veil of mystery and buzzwords, we like to keep things simple. It helps us to be consistent and build long-term relationships to deliver great work.
Working in partnership with you
We always pride ourselves on working with you every step of the way, offering strong leadership on projects but also adopting a true partnership approach, so that there are no shocks, just everyone delighted at the final result.
Most important of all, we appreciate how much pressure your budgets are under, and make sure every penny you spend counts. In short, we are passionate individuals who take pride in producing great work cost-effectively – with you, not just for you.
Committed to protecting our planet
At The Agency we are serious about protecting our planet and as a responsible company we intend to grow in a sustainable manner. We recognise that our operations have an impact on the environment and we are committed to reducing this.
We always investigate ways of using materials that have a low carbon footprint. Wherever possible, we ensure that all our print is produced on FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) graded papers. The FSC scheme provides assurance that paper-based products are manufactured from material sourced from forests certified according to stringent environmental, social and economical standards.
We are not ‘just’ another design company
Just is such a horribly average word. It is; almost, fair, nearly, near enough… It is not; perfect, spot on, excellent or on the money.
The Agency are not just designers. Not just marketeers. Not just an ad agency. The Agency provide solutions to brand communications problems and start with strategy and logic rather than pretty pictures.
I was confident The Agency were the right partner to improve the messaging and design around our Core Services. Already the team can see a real difference with what has been produced and early indications externally are equally positive.UK Marketing Manager, Bureau Veritas
After a creative pitch we had no doubt that The Agency were a great fit for us. They understood our business and presented more than just design work, making us think about the wider messaging and perception of the brand. They have supported us to try new things and delivered fresh creative whatever the medium.UK Marketing Manager, Klober
A multi-million pound customer requiring brand strategy advice is a big responsibility for us, so our choice of creative partner was critical. I was extremely pleased with the range of concepts presented by The Agency, more importantly our customer was equally impressed.Marketing Manager
When you work with The Agency, you’re in great company.
The 10 key reasons to choose The Agency
as your brand & marketing partner
1. Identifying and achieving your goals
At the beginning of every project we identify a clear goal, because without that how can we prove how successful our work has been?
2. We listen, then act
Our philosophy is not to fire out answers before we ask the right questions – we need to get to know you intimately before we can really deliver the benefits your business needs to grow.
3. Our research, analysis and insight pays dividends
Our analytical approach identifies where your brand needs to be in the market to achieve your goals, and precisely what you need to do to get there.
4. No egos, no jargon, no fuss
We don’t have to speak in jargonease to prove how clever we are, we let the work do the talking. We like to make every project run as smoothly as possible with no dramas along the way.
5. We don’t just talk, we deliver
Unlike some brand and marketing consultants, we don’t just tell you what you need to achieve your goals, we deliver the end product – so you’re not left scratching your head asking: ‘what do we do now?’
6. We’re totally honest and transparent – our integrity is paramount
Our great reputation is built on integrity, that’s why our clients recommend us. We are as straight as a die in everything we do – from quotes to delivery dates, so everybody knows where they stand.
7. We’ve got the odd grey hair, here and there
Experience counts if you want to get the results you need. Our team have spent too many years to mention working on a huge range of projects for the best-known brands on the planet.
8. We’re highly creative, but incredibly cost-effective
We deliver powerful, impactful solutions but we find the sneakiest ways to deliver them without blowing your budget… In short, it’s the best of both worlds.
9. Delivering more for your budget
Everything we do is designed to give you the maximum return on your investment. We cover every detail that counts – from message to media to ensure every penny of your budget delivers the most value.
10. All the services you need, all in one place
From initial consultancy through to final delivery, we offer a totally integrated service for every conceivable online and offline channel of communication that you’ll ever need.
Experience counts if you want to get results. Our team have spent too many years to mention working on a huge range of projects for the best-known brands on the planet. Meet the Directors below…
Steve is normally the first face you see at The Agency. With 15+ years industry experience, Steve has worked as a Designer and consultant for global adversing and communications agencies as well as smaller independents before becoming a partner in The Agency Brand Consultancy in 2008. Steve has been involved with many prestigious branding projects incorporating every conceivable discipline. When free from the studio Steve is learning the art of parenthood, has a terrible taste in music and loves staying in as much as going out.
Tony McGowanCreative Director
With over 30 years specialising in advertising and strategic brand development, Tony looks for the bigger picture in everything we do. An experienced creative copywriter and conceptual thinker, Tony has extensive knowledge of traditional and digital marketing. Tony has held a variety of senior posts in international agencies, overseeing award winning work for global companies before becoming a partner in The Agency in 2008. Tony loves the outdoors and travelling and is always looking for the next big idea.
Andy ClarkProduction Director
Former England International 400m Hurdler, Andy has over 20 years experience in the industry working in London and the Midlands. When it comes to getting things done and delivered Andy is always on hand to make sure a project is running smoothly whatever the medium. Andy has overseen the delivery of work globally for brands such as FCUK, Harley Davidson and U2. As a partner in The Agency since 2008, Andy also looks after the day to day financial requirements. Andy is a keen cyclist, family man and puts us all to shame with his fitness regime.