The hotspots on this animated Urban landscape will give you a quick introduction to the consultancy.

This chart  provides an overview of the sectors we operate in and services we provide.

This diagram outlines the values upon which we are based and our approach to strategic communications.

We focus on the publicly funded and professional services sectors. We also provide a range of specialist consultancy services in the creative and media sector. Meanwhile, Urban is developing dedicated ventures in event management, digital media consultancy and corporate responsibility.

Strategic Communications

Developing corporate reputation is becoming increasingly important to organisations in all sectors – private, public and the ‘third’ sector. Our focus is not simply on corporate or brand promotion, but on enhancing reputation.

Many organisations now recognise a range of stakeholders influence their operations and direction, whilst also appreciating their own policies, actions and comments impact upon a variety of individuals and other bodies.

Reputation management and stakeholder communications are at the heart of Urban’s offer. Our strength is in strategic communication disciplines including reputation management; political communication, lobbying and advocacy; regulatory affairs; campaign planning; corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy development; crisis management and speech writing. Reviewing, refreshing and creating communication strategies - with clear objectives and focused on results – is not something we just happen to do. It’s where we excel. We deliver some of the most sensitive, but critical, communication services which are difficult to identify outside of London.

Building stakeholder relationship programmes is the lifeblood of our operation. We maintain an unrivalled database of the city and region’s decision makers, opinion formers and influencers. More importantly, we enjoy strong and ongoing relationships with a range of key individuals. We know who shape opinions and change attitudes – and how to engage them.

We also deliver public and media relations programmes, along with copywriting and project management for the full spectrum of on and offline creative and production requirements.

Specialist Services

Urban’s directors made their names in event management. From the smallest reception to showbiz spectaculars; from a breakfast briefing to royal openings - we have staged them all. Our approach to events is not simply planning a good party, but creating an entertaining platform to convey a strong message with unique attention to detail and delivered to budget.

Creative & Digital
The creative industries is the UK’s fastest growing sector and one of its most important exports. Birmingham is home to some of the most dynamic creative businesses and world class cultural programmes. Beyond its economic impact, creativity and culture have significant impact on city image and social cohesion.

The explosion in digital media and communications has far reaching consequences. Its impact is pervasive and exciting. The opportunities for shifting opinions and changing attitudes through digital are mind blowing.

Urban has a thorough understanding of today’s creative industries and digital media environments, combining the experience of its directors in mainstream media with a deep knowledge of future trends and potential. We provide specialist consultancy services in these important growth areas.

Associates Network
Urban is purpose built with dedicated client services and administrative teams to support its lead consultants. We draw upon a network of specialist services and skilled craftspeople across the full range of support functions – from graphic design to video production; AV services to business development. At Urban, integrated communications does not mean large overheads and high fees, but the right people for the right job.