Battenhall is a communications agency for the social media age. We combine a deep expertise in social media for brand communications with PR, advertising, design and build. We help organisations from strategy and insights through to tactical execution.
Our team has an unrivalled pedigree working for brands at the cutting edge, from Red Bull, Vodafone and the Financial Times to Iceland, Lavazza and Evernote. Battenhall’s founder is Drew Benvie, voted the industry’s ‘most respected’ digital consultant and PR Week Powerbook regular.
We are have been named ‘Best Social Media Agency in the UK’ by PR Moment, ‘PR agency of the future’ by the PRCA and ‘Best Small Agency’ by the UK Social Media Awards. Watch the PRCA’s video which explains what makes us tick.
The PRCA’s documentary on Battenhall, part of the association’s Future of PR project, Sept 2014
How we work: Innovation, experimentation and the labs ethos
We believe deeply that to innovate, you need to work differently and foster different ways of applying ideas and technology. We know this from experience: our own first forays into what is now mainstream digital and social media came from our own personal experiments in new technologies.
The innovative way in which we work has already been recognised internationally. The Financial Times profiled Battenhall’s progressive working culture, and we have been listed as one of the top brands globally for our staff perks.
Battenhall profiled in the Financial Times in July 2013
We look to work in different ways so that, we hope, we can create a new kind of agency working dynamic that builds longer-lasting innovation and ideas for our clients:
One in five hours at Battenhall is spent on experimenting and innovation. We do this because it is the best way to keep our skills at the bleeding edge, so that we can stay a step ahead of the curve and pass the knowledge we build up on to our clients.
Flexi and remote working
All staff are empowered to work in whatever way is most effective for them, for our clients and our team. We embrace flexi and remote working to keep us motivated and plugged-in so that we are always delivering work of the highest quality.
We encourage portfolio working and side projects. This means our team are able to take on big, new things on top of their day jobs, as that is where true Eureka moments come from.
We have work time allocated to projects that we get involved in because we care about the cause, rather than just getting paid. These pro bono projects are either for charities or good causes, and chosen by us as a team.
All team members at Battenhall have a generous tech fund to accommodate their innovation and day to day work, covering the hardware, software, apps and anything else we need.
Working with Battenhall
Our clients range from blue chips to hot startups and from consumer to b2b brands. We work with clients who feel as passionately as we do that there is fundamental disruption happening in the media landscape and its impact on the way brands do business, the way we communicate and the way we consume.
If you would like to talk to us about working together email or call MD Drew Benvie on +44 207 887 2647.
- The Telegraph: Front page of Business section profiling Battenhall’s 2014 social media report
- Sky News: Interview with Battenhall’s Drew Benvie on Ian King Live
- City AM: Battenhall’s 2014 social media report
- Financial Times: Battenhall profile – Office perks that pay off
- Holmes Report: Why the PR agency model needs disruption
- The Guardian: Review of Battenhall’s FTSE 100 social media report
- Financial Times: Review of Battenhall’s FTSE 100 social media report
- PR Week: News of the launch of Battenhall
- Channel 4: Drew Benvie talks about brands and reputation management on Twitter
- Huffington Post: Why the comms agency model is ripe for disruption