We will provide strategic communications advice based on your company’s specific needs. Services we can offer as part of an integrated communications package of support include:
Our support for charities and social enterprises is second to none. We understand the voluntary sector better than most because we’ve worked as part of it. Managing Director Helen Furnivall previously held senior strategy and communications roles at the British Red Cross. Our charity and social enterprise clients include Citizens Advice, Transform Lives and the People's Powerhouse event and movement.
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Our approach to property PR and communications is different because unlike most agencies we’re working with companies and organisations across the community and place regeneration sector including charities, housing associations and think tanks. We will take a strategic approach to your communications needs, making sure you are engaging and not just broadcasting - telling the story about the difference your property development is making in terms of jobs, skills and place as well as telling the story of profits, ROI and sq ft.
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With clients including Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre and 53two, we are one of the North West’s leading communications agencies for the arts sector. We’re interested in telling the story that the arts play in community development, regeneration and neighbourhood renewal. Working with our arts clients is an important part of our company ethos of supporting the creation of stronger communities.
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We work with housing associations and charities across the North of England and Midlands, including helping campaign for more affordable homes and supporting housing association tenants into work by promoting our client’s schemes such as Transform Lives’ GiveGetGo programme.
With clients including Citizens Advice and the People's Powerhouse we are one of the leading agencies when it comes to understanding how good and affordable housing provision is part of a wider narrative of community transformation.
With clients including international fire protection firm Firetech UK, High-Rise Communications is a leading agency for providing PR and strategic communications support to the construction sector.
We can work with you on B2B or B2C campaign planning, social media support, media training for senior executives and our crisis communications support is second to none. And because our agency focuses on on community renewal and development we can help tell your company’s story as part of a wider narrative of place regeneration.
Video storytelling is finally coming of age as a vital part of any communications campaign. If done well, short form video will make your content not only more interesting, but more shareable. Investing in social video – which could include offering your audience unique insights such as behind the scenes footage or video blog updates can really transform the impact of your brand.
We only work with camera operators who also work for the main TV channels, ensuring everything we produce for you is broadcast quality.
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A brand is more than a logo. It's what people say when you're not in the room - and could well be your most important asset. We'll work with you to develop and test your brand identity, ensuring it resonates with your target audiences and clearly conveys your company ethos - what you believe in and what makes you different.
We'll work with you to develop a consistent tone of voice across all channels. And to devise targeted campaigns that get you noticed in the right places, with the right people and for all the right reasons.
Saying the right thing in a crisis isn't hard. But it can seem a lot harder when journalists are beating down your door clamouring for an interview or when flak about your company starts going viral on social media.
Trust High-Rise to be your calm head in a crisis, giving you the advice and support you need when it's needed most. For more on our reputation management credentials click here.
At High-Rise we believe in being prepared.
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Writing content is easy. Writing content that people want to read and share is more difficult. We'll work with you to tell your story across every possible channel with imagination, creativity and flair. And we'll help your customers tell it for you.
Your company story is unique. It's what makes your brand different from your competitors so it's vital you tell your story in a way that resonates, using authentic language and imagery your target audiences will understand and relate to.
Badly managed internal or change communications can quickly become an external relations and brand problem. That's why we pay attention to our client's internal communications needs in a way most communications agencies don't.
Our senior team have worked with well known companies on restructures with a high degree of reputational risk if they go badly, ensuring employees are kept informed and engaged throughout the change process. It's part of what makes High-Rise different from other communications agencies.
We welcome applications for internships at High-Rise Communications. In line with our company's ethos of supporting communities to change for the better we pay the real living wage to our interns. We are particularly interested to hear from recent or current undergraduates in journalism, design and digital / social media. To apply please email your CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more see our internships blog.
Director Helen Furnivall has over 20 years senior strategic communications experience, including senior communications and strategy positions at the British Red Cross, including the roles of Head of Corporate Strategy Development and Head of UK Operations Communications.
Helen has particular expertise in health and social care and at the Red Cross was communications lead for the charity's partnership with the Co-op Group tackling loneliness and social isolation in UK communities.
Helen has substantial internal communications and change communications experience, and has advised senior executives on sensitive company restructures, including property closures and relocations.
A reputation management and crisis communications expert, she has substantial experience of leading a communications team during times of high scrutiny. She is well versed in warning and informing procedures, and working with agencies including the police, fire service and NHS during both planned exercise and unfolding emergency situations.
"Helen's calm approach and attention to detail make her a natural at crisis communications. At the Red Cross, Helen played a leading role in our team on emergency communications including running desktop exercises as well as responding to live situations."
Head of Communications, University of Bath and former Head of Media and External Relations at the British Red Cross
“KMS Media are proud to partner with High-Rise as our Manchester public relations agency of choice because they share our dedication to providing their customers with the best possible customer service. For reputation management and crisis communication their experience is second to none.”
Karen Young, Director, KMS Media