Velvet Communications is an award winning marketing communications agency
working for leading brands worldwide
Founded in 2008 by Elizabeth Eddy, who had a vision to create a consultancy that would challenge and ultimately change the way businesses communicate, at Velvet we work with our clients to turn their products and services into profit and equity.
We are a fully integrated agency and the combination of our five core services enables us to deliver rounded campaigns that add real value to our clients. This coupled with our creative flair, passion and commercial acumen is a proven formula for creating powerful campaigns that make a genuine difference.
OUR GREATEST ASSET.
It’s no surprise that we believe our team is our greatest asset. With consumer and corporate expertise, agency and in-house experience, we have a wealth of talent and are committed to unearthing new talent to add to the mix.
But don’t take our word for it. Get acquainted with the team…
The £8m facility in County Durham is the North East’s only commercial food waste anaerobic digestion plant and processes 50,000 tonnes of food waste annually from across the region generating renewable energy and producing an organic biofertiliser. We have worked with senior management since the inception of the project, developing a strategic approach to all marketing and communications activity and the fully integrated service we provide has helped position the company as a leader in its field on a national stage while supporting business growth.Click Here
Jesmond Dene House Hotel & Restaurant is an independently owned luxury boutique hotel located just outside Newcastle city centre. A popular wedding venue, the hotel is also renowned for its restaurant and the stunning period building hidden away from city life in the green and leafy Dene. Working with the board we designed and developed a new website for the hotel with enhanced functionality and a distinct new visual style.Click Here
Stagecoach North East is the region’s leading bus company and part of the national Stagecoach Group. Since 2008 we have worked with the senior management team to create and execute a PR campaign that would raise the company’s profile as the North East’s preferred bus operator, positioning it as a company that cares about its staff and the wider community, and is working to enhance its green credentials.Click Here
Part of the Prcoter & Gamble portfolio of brands, the global hair care company is the leading provider of professional colour and one of the most innovative beauty brands in the UK today. We were asked to design and produce marketing materials for a host of its stockists across the North East and Yorkshire to promote new products and seasonal offers.Click Here
Located in Kent, South East England, Discovery Park is Europe’s largest science and technology park spanning hundreds of acres. The former Pfizer site was acquired in August 2012 and we were appointed in November 2012 to deliver a fully integrated campaign to reposition it as a park with unique science facilities but also as a general commercial business park with a long term vision to create a sustainable mixed use community.Click Here
Wynyard Park is the leading business village in the North East of England and is home to over 65 businesses. The long-term strategic plan for the 700 acre site is to build a sustainable mixed use community comprising luxury housing, retail and leisure facilities to sit alongside the business park. Working with the board we developed a series of initiatives designed to convey the sense of community at the Park and demonstrate that it fully embodies its brand ethos of Lifestyle | Living | Business.Click Here
As a leading independent fostering agency serving London and the South East – areas with a high incidence of children in the care system – FosterCare UK set us a brief to attract 60 new specialist carers over three years. Working with the team we created a campaign that would engage with the hearts and minds of potential carers, but also paint an honest picture of life as a foster carer, something which is typically glossed over.Click Here
Feversham Arms Hotel and Verbena Spa is an independently owned boutique hotel in Helmsley, North Yorkshire. The luxury property was acquired by the current owners in late 2011 and we have worked with the board since early 2012 initially creating a strategic PR and media relations strategy before being charged with directing all digital communications for the property.Click Here
The Independent Financial Adviser and Employee Benefits Consultant company is independently owned and provides the best financial planning advice to individuals, companies, and pension scheme trustees. Recently launched sister company, Blackett Walker Medical Accountants, provides specialist accountancy services to organisations and individuals working in the healthcare sector. We were asked to deliver a sustained PR programme to raise brand awareness and drive new business.Click Here
As listed in the Sunday Times Buyout Track 100 and Profit track 100, Aesica Pharmaceuticals is one of the UK’s fastest growing and most successful companies. We were approached to devise and deliver a PR strategy that would help Aesica to realise its vision of becoming the number one supplier of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients and Formulated Products to the global pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.Click Here
W Lifestyle | Living | Business Magazine is a luxury quarterly publication distributed to businesses and homes across the North East. We were commissioned to create a magazine for Wynyard Park that would replace its traditional newsletter and enable the company to interact with the business community and the wider public as it developed its lifestyle offering. The magazine reflects the Wynyard Park brand and is an aspirational title targeted at the ABC1 demographic. With nine issues under its belt it has become a ‘must read’ magazine in the region.Click Here
Sunderland High School is part of the United Church Schools Trust group of schools and is the city’s only independent school to be rated outstanding by the ISI (Independent Schools Inspectorate). Working with both the group’s central marketing team and the school we were charged with raising brand awareness, driving admission enquiries and ultimately creating a platform from which all activity would build.Click Here
Premium designer fashion store, Psyche, is an award winning company with a retail outlet in Teesside and an online store operating globally. An award winning business established for over two decades, Psyche wanted to significantly increase web traffic and support online sales. We were asked to deliver a PR campaign targeted at the national consumer media which would meet this brief.Click Here
Forewind is a consortium comprising four leading international energy companies, which successfully bid for the Dogger Bank Zone Development Agreement as part of The Crown Estate’s third licence round for UK offshore wind farms. Potentially the worlds largest wind farm, Dogger Bank in Teesside comprises of an area of 8660 km2 we were approached to establish and implement all stakeholder communication and deliver an effective community consultation programme.Click Here
Queensway Dental Clinic is the North’s leading dental practice with four sites and over 100 members of staff. Providing both NHS and private treatments as well as a number of specialist services such as sedation, oral surgery and general anaesthetic, the Clinic asked us to create a PR programme to raise awareness of its entire offering across the region whilst establishing its reputation amongst its peers to bolster referral numbers.Click Here
The Centre for Process Innovation is part of the government’s elite network of catapult centres and helps companies to prove and scale up processes to manufacture new products and create more sustainable, effective and economic industries of the future. We worked with the in-house marketing team to deliver a national PR programme designed to raise the profile of the organisation and drive new business development.Click Here
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Following a competitive pitch, luxury boutique hotel, Jesmond Dene House Hotel & Restaurant, which is located in Jesmond, Newcastle, selected Velvet Communications…
To mark the launch of Emerald Biogas, the North East’s first commercial food waste anaerobic digestion plant, Velvet Communications was asked to…