We are a communications agency that helps brands to understand the world and the world to understand them

About Us

In the past, there have been two kinds of PR agency. One prizes creativity and the power of publicity. The other, business understanding and reputation. Clients have had to choose between them. We started Third City because we don’t think they should have to.

What We Do

We offer all the services you’d expect from a PR firm, and others you’d probably associate with digital, advertising, market research agencies and management consultancies:

PR, brand and communications strategy, campaign and channel planning, stakeholder comms, brand planning and positioning, media relations, events and sponsorship, crisis management, media training, digital and social media consultancy

 

Awards

Since we launched in 2011 we've picked up awards across PR, marketing, strategy, digital, social and content

PR Week Awards

2018

Highly Commended

Best Use of Digital & Social Media (Ancestry Village)

2018

Shortlisted

Best Use of Celebrity (eHarmony #oddsoflove)

2018

Shortlisted

Best Use of Digital & Social Media (Ancestry #EuroPartofMe)

2018

Shortlisted

Public Affairs (ABI #IPTsUnfair)

2018

Shortlisted

Best PR Event (Ancestry Village)

2012

Highly Commended

Best New Consultancy

2012

Finalist

Best Sporting Campaign (James Ellington)

CIPR Awards

2018

Shortlisted

Public Affairs (ABI #IPTsUnfair)

2018

Shortlisted

Best Use of Content (ABI #IPTsUnfair)

2018

Shortlisted

Mid-Sized Consultancy

2017

Winner

Best Use of Digital (Wellcome Trust)

2017

Winner

Best STEM Campaign (Wellcome Trust)

2017

Finalist

Mid-Sized Consultancy

2016

Finalist

Public Sector Campaign (National Army Museum)

2016

Finalist

Education Communications Campaign (National Army Museum)

2014

Finalist

Best Use of Media Relations (PizzaExpress)

2013

Finalist

Not For Profit Campaign (One Water)

2013

Finalist

Best Use of Digital (One Water)

2013

Finalist

Low Budget Campaign (Silver Goat)

2012

Finalist

Best Sporting Campaign (Olympian James Ellington)

PRCA Awards

2018 Excellence Awards

Winner

Corporate (ABI #IPTsUnfair)

2018 City & Financial

Winner

Best Social Media Campaign

2018 Excellence Awards

Shortlisted

Digital (ABI #IPTsUnfair)

2018 Public Affairs Awards

Shortlisted

Trade Body Campaign (ABI #IPTsUnfair)

2018 Public Affairs Awards

Shortlisted

Social Media Campaign (ABI #IPTsUnfair)

2018 Public Affairs Awards

Shortlisted

In-House / Consultancy Collaboration (ABI #IPTsUnfair)

2018 City & Financial

Shortlisted

Best Insurance Campaign (ABI #IPTsUnfair)

2017 Excellence Awards

Finalist

Medium Consultancy of the Year

2017 Excellence Awards

Finalist

Health and Wellbeing Award (Wellcome Trust)

2017 Excellence Awards

Finalist

Not For Profit (Wellcome Trust)

2012 Excellence Awards

Winner

Small Consultancy of the Year

2012 Excellence Awards

Winner

Media Relations Award (Olympian James Ellington)

Other Awards

2018 Marketing Week Masters of Marketing

Highly Commended

PR & brand storytelling (Ancestry "Village's DNA")

2018 Insurance Post Marketing Awards

Shortlisted

Public Affairs Campaign (ABI)

2018 Insurance Post Marketing Awards

Shortlisted

PR Campaign of the Year (Bupa)

2018 MPR Brilliance Awards

Winner

Best PR campaign (Ancestry Village)

2018 #DoDifferent Awards

Shortlisted

Live Events (Ancestry Village)

2018 #DoDifferent Awards

Shortlisted

PR (Ancestry Village)

2018 PR Moment Awards

Shortlisted

Global PR Campaign of the Year (#OutsmartEpidemics for Wellcome Trust)

2018 PR Moment Awards

Shortlisted

Sector Campaign of the Year (#IPTsUnfair for ABI)

2018 PR Moment Awards

Shortlisted

Best Use of Research (eHarmony #oddsoflove)

2018 PR Moment Awards

Shortlisted

Social Media Campaign of the Year (Wellcome Trust #OutsmartEpidemics)

2018 PR Moment Awards

Shortlisted

Consumer PR Campaign of the Year (Ancestry Village)

2017 Marketing Week Masters of Marketing

Winner

Best Social Media Campaign (Welcome Trust))

2017 MPR Brilliance Awards

Winner

Brilliance in PR (Ancestry Villages)

2014 Social Buzz Awards

Winner

Best Charity/Not For Profit Social Media Strategy (Blind Children UK)

2014 Fresh Awards

Silver Winner

Not For Profit (Stand Out For Guide Dogs)

Key People

Mark Lowe

Founding Partner

One of the most influential professionals in the industry with more than 20 years' experience, Mark's strategic thinking and creative flair is what attracts clients from major banks and leading airlines, to innovative fintechs and lifestyle start-ups. Also a school governor, charity trustee and marathon runner, Mark is determined and ambitious both inside and outside of Third City

Graz Belli

Founding Partner

A Welsh Italian now living in Peckham, described by PR Week as “as far from the typical agency head as you can imagine” Graz is known for her intellect and integrity. She leads on planning and strategy for the agency and has 20 years' experience with brands as diverse as First Direct, DWP and eHarmony 

Gill Brown

Founding Partner

Having built up and then sold her first agency Band & Brown, Gill decided to start a new journey with Third City. She brings more than 30 years' experience at the highest level in PR, with a passion for personal growth and building a strong, ethical agency culture

Chris Blackwood

Partner

Awarded Young PR Professional of the Year 
in 2012, science graduate Chris is one of a new breed of data-driven PR professionals who has delivered award-winning campaigns for Wellcome Trust, NFU Mutual and National Army Museum. He is currently leading the agency’s push into the UK’s fintech sector

Suzie Barrett

Partner

Suzie’s enthusiasm for mass-market campaigns that change behaviour and awareness has seen her deliver for brands like Pampers, Guide Dogs and Department for Education. A full-time working mum of three, she also leads on people & talent in the agency 

Henry Warrington

Creative Director

From putting an Olympian on eBay to secure sponsorship to creating PizzaExpress’ most commercially successful PR campaign, Henry’s simple ideas make big news and win awards; he is recognized as a creative leader in the industry

Susanna Francis

Associate Partner

Zana has spent more than a decade in corporate and B2B communications at leading agencies. Thriving on issues-based campaigns, her sector expertise includes property, finance and education and she heads the agency’s corporate division. Zana is also a passionate volunteer for environmental and animal welfare causes 

Lauren Westmore

Associate Partner

Lauren joined Third City as a graduate trainee in 2012, the agency’s first full-time employee and has worked her way up to the board in just six years. Lauren runs a team of eight and was instrumental in winning a number of new blue-chips accounts in the past few years, including Delta and Expedia. A champion of diversity, she has mentored interns from diverse backgrounds and was chosen us PR Week’s ‘30 under 30’ in 2018