A positive Narrative for communications agency

A positive Narrative for communications agency

North East communications agency Narrative has enjoyed a year of rapid expansion following a major rebrand and a 2014 buy-out.

A string of new contract wins has enabled the firm to ramp up turnover by 30% to £1.7m after it evolved from its former brand, Press Ahead, in 2015. 

In the last twelve months the Sunderland-based company has won almost £400,000 of work across digital media, PR, creative, advertising and marketing strategy, leading to the creation of six new jobs.

The contract wins include a media buying deal with York College and the implementation of social media strategy for hospitality and events specialist Sodexo Prestige Venues.

Narrative is also working with North East legal expert BHP Law and Mattel, a global toy and game retailer which employs around 31,000 people and sells its products in more than 150 countries around the globe.  

Kieron Goldsborough, who took over in 2014, said: “We’ve had a strong year of expansion since rebranding to Narrative; the rebrand has been a huge success in explaining how we’ve evolved.

"Companies want to use a wider range of marketing communications tools to support their business goals and are looking for agencies that offer a full mix of services under one roof. 

“Our recent contract wins and growth are a reflection of this trend. In particular, companies are asking us to help them exploit the power of online channels to reach out to a wider audience and the digital revolution is making this an exciting journey for us all.”