Clarke Associates

 

Thank you for visiting Clarke Associates at the Old School House on the edge of Birmingham. We’re a friendly, determined team with one objective in mind: to enable our clients to communicate effectively with their target audiences – no matter who or where they might be. This is how we do it.

 
Public relations

Public relations

The backbone of many communication campaigns, to us PR is all about building awareness, creating a reputation and then protecting it. We use PR to get the right targeted message delivered to the right people at the right time through the right medium. Our strong journalistic skills continue to be at the heart of effective PR.

Insight, consultation and engagement

Insight, consultation and engagement

We measure, we research and we monitor. We believe that before speaking, we should first listen. In that way, we understand what people think, how they react, what they'd like to hear – and how they'd like to hear it. It’s a strategic approach that translates intelligence into communication and engagement. We believe we’re one of the few consultancies to deliver in this way in the Midlands.

Social media

Social media

If PR is about creating awareness, social media is the way to build communities, networks, supporters – and create dialogue. We advise on the most appropriate platforms, the right way to measure and to monitor – and how to make the most of the opportunities, consistently and concisely.

Creative, design and branding

Creative, design and branding

Design is an integral part of our communications mix. Whether it is online or in print, a website or a brochure, good creative design will always stand out. So too with brand development – which is why we have developed several innovative techniques to enable organisations to help build an effective, distinctive brand.

Our People

  • David Clarke

    Managing director and head of insight, consultation and engagement

  • Mark Whitehouse

    Deputy managing director and head of PR

  • Mark Binnersley

    Head of social media

  • Penny Thorp

    Senior account executive

  • Rob Langley-Swain

    Head of creative services

  • Ian Cooper

    Graphic designer

  • Ralph Green

    Account executive

  • Tom Hartwell

    Communications executive

  • Karen Stanley

    PA to David Clarke

  • Alison Shingler

    Research assistant

  • Jill Ince

    Media relations assistant

  • Claire Calkeld

    Head of accounts

Our Networks

We are extraordinarily well connected. Over the years, we've made it our business to be involved, to be networked and to be engaged. In consequence, clients benefit from our extensive range of contacts at all levels and our ability to open doors and make introductions. They benefit also from our market intelligence, our understanding and our knowledge.

  • BBBC
    Birmingham Business Breakfast Club
  • WML
    West Midlands Lieutenancy
  • Stourbridge
    Stourbridge Breakfast Club
  • civic
    The Birmingham Civic Society
  • birmingham-future-logo
    BPS Birmingham Future
  • CIPR_logo_2011_72_dpi-300x118
    CIPR
  • cbi
    CBI
  • LunarSociety
    The Lunar Society
  • BirminghamChamber
    Greater Birmingham Chambers
  • Writers Circle logo
    Library of Birmingham Writers Circle

Our Clients

Public Relations

  • HistoryWestMidlands
    History West Midlands
  • LunarSociety
    The Lunar Society
  • Promota
    Promota
  • ChilternRailways
    Chiltern Railways
  • AutismWestMidlands
    Autism West Midlands
  • pTrumpet
    pTrumpet
  • pBone
    pBone
  • Becketts
    Becketts Farm

Public Relations

  • Kingsheath
    Kings Heath BID
  • WMG
    Warwick Music Group
  • LightwaveRF
    Lightwave RF
  • Equistone
    Equistone
  • BDP
    Business Development Programme
  • NWEDR
    North Worcestershire EDR
  • Forresters
    Forresters
  • BegbiesTraynor
    Begbies Traynor

Public Relations

  • HainesWatts
    Haines Watts
  • Alfed
    ALFED
  • Midven
    Midven
  • TVL
    BBC TV Licensing

INSIGHT CONSULTATION AND ENGAGEMENT

  • REP
    Birmingham Repertory Theatre
  • BCLM
    Black Country Living Museum
  • ICC
    ICC Birmingham
  • NationalForest
    National Forest Company
  • PotterClarkson
    Potter Clarkson
  • BCHC
    Birmingham Community Healthcare
  • UOB
    University of Birmingham
  • Kingsheath
    Kings Heath BID

INSIGHT CONSULTATION AND ENGAGEMENT

  • NWEDR
    North Worcestershire EDR

Social Media

  • WarwickMusic
    Warwick Music
  • LunarSociety
    The Lunar Society
  • pTrumpet
    pTrumpet
  • pBone
    pBone
  • Becketts
    Becketts Farm
  • WMG
    Warwick Music Group
  • BDP
    Business Development Programme
  • NWEDR
    North Worcestershire EDR

Social Media

  • Forresters
    Forresters
  • BGC
    Birmingham’s Green Commission
  • Alfed
    ALFED
  • Midven
    Midven
  • TVL
    BBC TV Licensing

CREATIVE DESIGN AND BRANDING

  • chivers commericial logo high res [Converted]
    Chivers Commercial
  • LunarSociety
    The Lunar Society
  • hogarths
    Hogarths
  • LEP
    GBSLEP
  • BostonFieldgate
    Boston Fieldgate
  • BFC
    Birmingham Food Council
  • LFBC
    Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer
  • Benussi
    Benussi & Co

CREATIVE DESIGN AND BRANDING

  • ArtsBusiness
    Arts & Business
  • pTrumpet
    pTrumpet
  • pBone
    pBone
  • BCHC
    Birmingham Community Healthcare
  • UOB
    University of Birmingham
  • Kingsheath
    Kings Heath BID
  • WMG
    Warwick Music Group
  • Forresters
    Forresters

CREATIVE DESIGN AND BRANDING

  • BGC
    Birmingham’s Green Commission
  • HainesWatts
    Haines Watts
  • Midven
    Midven