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Frank & Brown Ltd

Greystones, Holcombe Glen, Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire, GL6 9AJ

T: 07795 547 069 E: andrew@frankandbrown.com W: frankandbrown.com

Welcome to Frank & Brown - Straight talk, frank advice and direct action.

We are guns for hire; focussing on PR, writing, editing and marketing consultancy all provided in a Frank and direct manner.

Frank & Brown is a flexible, fast moving communications consultancy providing public relations, writing and editorial support, strategic internal communications services, project management, training and publishing. Frank is how we work. We are open, direct and challenging. We will always be straight with you. Always be imaginative and seek the right solution for you and your organisation.

Launched in 2006, Frank & Brown is led by Andrew Brown and Angela Brown, bringing in specialist associates as required. The business has established a reputation for being easy to work with, delivering results, sound advice and good value for money.

SERVICES 

Public Relations Working with the right media, we help share your ideas, stories, products and services to achieve your objectives

Good PR is far more than just a press release and a follow up call.

It is all about forming a relationship with all the stakeholders – client, media, end user and often the general public. That is what Frank & Brown is good at. Good PR starts by listening and then discussing the issues and priorities of the client and then identifying what will be of interest or concern to the media. Once this raw material is confirmed, then we go to work.Because of Frank & Brown’s background in journalism we always try to anticipate the needs of the media.

Writing We ghost regular columns in magazines and newspapers, manage blogs and twitter feeds, write letters, advertising copy and annual reports

Frank & Brown love words.

That’s why we are so fond of great writers such as Frank Keating. We enjoy forming sentences, interpreting ideas and creating language that informs, entertains and educates the readers. One of the most rewarding aspects of our work is discussing the ideas, products and services of our customers to find clear, concise ways to inform people about them using effective, dynamic language. This might be via a press statement, a feature article, an opinion piece or more corporate formats such as case studies and other supporting marketing material.

We enjoy difficult commissions and these can be challenging for all sorts of reasons – because of the subject, the deadline or the need for brevity such as writing fast, tight blogs and uploading posts for social media. Our job is to turn what is trapped in the mind of a customer into short, sharp copy that delivers the right message in a timely manner.  We ghost regular columns for clients in business magazines, regional newspapers and trade journals, update blogs and twitter feeds on demand and often to very tight deadlines.  We believe that ‘old fashioned’ journalism is still alive, but just using different mediums.

Editing We love writing and editing. We will take your ideas, bullet points or half-baked copy and transform it into crisp, hard hitting editorial

Our roots are in journalism.

Andrew Brown worked in Fleet Street in the 1980s before working in trade journalism in the mid-1990s and breaking into PR and freelance writing in 1997. During that period our team has been involved with award winning publications and we have seen our work appear in national, trade and local media as well form the basis of various broadcast items.

Since 2006 Frank & Brown has produced a number of journals, magazines and newsletters as well as regular online items for its clients. These range from Insight, on behalf of Alfred McAlpine, the IBP in-house magazine of the year to Leesman Review, a quarterly stakeholder magazine as well as FMX – one of the leading facilities management titles – and a number of journals for Constructing Excellence in Wales, Europa, Shepherd FM, VINCI Facilities and Tata Steel Europe.

Frank & Brown can act as project manager, edit, publish and put together production packages to finance and then deliver a finished publication. We create bespoke teams from our associated freelance writers, designers and editors to make sure customers have the right deal in place, provided in time and to your budget.

Publishing Frank & Brown have managed award winning internal publications, trade magazines and corporate literature. We can answer your publishing needs

Publishing is something we take real pride in because of our roots in journalism and love of writing.

Frank & Brown has produced and edited around a dozen different publications for customers as diverse as Tata Steel Europe and Leesman Index.We act as editors, writers and sub-editors as well as project leaders and publishers, often being called upon to re-write and sub-edit existing material in the middle of production. We have led projects from concept to delivery and won awards for our work. The publishing process is something we enjoy and we especially like to work as a team with clients to find the right publishing and editing solution. If the full finance is not available we will find a production package to fit the budget and meet the brief, and we have part financed projects with our customers via advertising sales. In short – Frank & Brown can provide a bespoke publishing package for anything from full blown perfect bound glossy magazines through to newsletters and web sites.

We act as editors, writers and sub-editors as well as project leaders and publishers, often being called upon to re-write and sub-edit existing material in the middle of production. We have led projects from concept to delivery and won awards for our work. The publishing process is something we enjoy and we especially like to work as a team with clients to find the right publishing and editing solution. If the full finance is not available we will find a production package to fit the budget and meet the brief, and we have part financed projects with our customers via advertising sales. In short – Frank & Brown can provide a bespoke publishing package for anything from full blown perfect bound glossy magazines through to newsletters and web sites.The process is flexible but the end goal is the same – good, crisp copy in a well-designed, easy to read format that informs, educates and entertains the target audience following a consistent style.

The process is flexible but the end goal is the same – good, crisp copy in a well-designed, easy to read format that informs, educates and entertains the target audience following a consistent style.

Training We will work with you and your teams and educate them how to write better copy, publish or present messages to the right audience

Everyone needs a bit of sharpening up from time to time and we run training sessions that cover basic writing skills; writing for the media; media handling and crisis & incident management.

We try to make them fun as well as informative.  We will prepare bespoke training in partnership with our clients where ever possible and we often work in partnership with Magnus Carter, Tanya Lewis, Liz Kentish or Emmanuel Aharoni.

Project Management Rebranding exercises, annual reports, web sites, magazines and marketing strategies all need an objective critical eye and a steady hand

When the project is too big for you or your team to handle then outsource it to us.

Whether it is a rebranding project, a new web site, or your corporate magazine – we can work with you, agree a brief and deliver the project within an agreed timescale and budget. We have done all sorts of project management from re-branding exercises and running events through to setting up web sites, intranets, launching magazines and managing a video from concept to production.

Internal Communications The communication works from the inside out. Our internal PR and marketing builds employee engagement and reinforces values and behaviours

Whether you need to manage some form of internal campaign, a one off project or just talk through how you can motivate, inspire and engage with your colleagues and employees – we can help.  We use our PR, project management and writing skills to support the HR department and senior management to deliver a key message to staff in your organisation.

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