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We specialise in providing strategic communications and public relations support for the following sectors:




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Our services include: Communications strategy, PR, Marketing, Video production and Design

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:

01.  Charity and Social Enterprise PR & Comms
Charity and Social Enterprise PR & Comms

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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02.  Property PR & Comms
Property PR & Comms

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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03.  Arts and Entertainment PR & Comms
Arts and Entertainment PR & Comms

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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04.  Housing PR & Comms
Housing PR & Comms

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.

Read more about our housing PR and comms support...

05.  Construction PR & Comms
Construction PR & Comms

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.

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06.  Video Production
Video Production

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.

Find out more about the High-Rise video production services...

07.  Brand Building and Campaign Planning
Brand Building and Campaign Planning

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.

08.  Social Media Support
Social Media Support Whether you want social media advice to improve what you’re doing already, Twitter training for your executive team or simply to hand over all your social media channels to be managed by us, we can help.

At High-Rise we see social as an important component of an integrated communications strategy - not an end in itself. And we are rigorous about measuring social’s impact on business goals, not just counting followers or retweets.

09.  Reputation Management and Crisis Communications
Reputation Management and Crisis Communications

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.

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10.  Media Support and Training
Media Support and Training

At High-Rise we believe in being prepared.

  • So even the toughest questions don't throw you, or make you say something you didn't intend.
  • So you have three key messages and get the points you need to across in your interview.
  • But also so you answer the question, rather than avoid it.

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11.  Storytelling and Content
Storytelling and Content

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.

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12.  Change Management and Internal Communications
Change Management and Internal Communications

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.

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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 helen@highrisecommunications.co.uk. For more see our internships blog.

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High-Rise Communications have been a great help to The Modernist Society. They have really helped us to increase our profile regionally and nationally, including for some very important projects which might have otherwise gone under the radar, like our Save UMIST campaign.

Jack Hale The Modernist Society

Working with Helen from High-Rise has been above and beyond what we ever expected. We knew we needed someone to focus our PR and marketing efforts to make a real impact and Helen did not only that, but went above and beyond, really making a difference not just to the one specific event but for our whole venue. We will definitely be working with High-Rise and Helen again.

Simon Naylor, founder Manchester theatre and arts space 53two

The expertise and knowledge that High-Rise provide is incredibly valuable, and is applied with enthusiasm, creativity, insight and dedication. From strategic comms support, blogs, social media campaigns, video production, PR, national, regional and local press and media coverage – they handle it all with ease, efficiency, professionalism. Don't hesitate to work with High-Rise.


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We’d much rather have a conversation with you than receive a form so why not pick up the phone?

Speak to Director Helen Furnivall on 07921 021326
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High-Rise Communications
OGS Works
Old Granada Studios
2 Atherton Street
Manchester M3 3GS