Battenhall is a new breed of communications agency for the social media economy. We help organisations create strategies and implement campaigns that engage through PR, marketing, digital and social media.
Our team has an unrivalled pedigree working for brands at the cutting edge, from Red Bull, O2 and the BBC to Microsoft, Penguin and Evernote. Battenhall has been founded by Drew Benvie, voted the industry’s ‘most respected’ digital consultant and PR Week Powerbook regular for the last four years.
We are based in London’s Tech City, in Shoreditch. We are a growing team and proactively looking for new team members to help with our expanding client portfolio. If you think what we stand for appeals then please take a look at our current openings and get in touch.
Drew Benvie on Channel 4 discussing brands and social media
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. So 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.
All of our team members have a stake in the business, so we all feel a sense of meaning about what we do.
From our blog: the Battenhall launch announcement
These are incredibly exciting times we live in. 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 is nothing short of seismic We will look back on these times in the future and see them as a renaissance.
I am now incredibly excited to launch what I hope will become the next great comms agency. Battenhall launches with three clients and a team of five working from our office in London, just across from Google and next door to Mind Candy on Bonhill St, in Tech City. [...]
- PR Week: news of the launch of Battenhall
- Channel 4: Drew Benvie talks about brands and reputation management on Twitter
- BBC: Drew Benvie discussed Rupert Murdoch’s entry into Twitter
- The Good Web Guide: article by Drew Benvie on future digital trends
- Yahoo News: Drew Benvie talks about how social media affected the London Mayor elections