Agency appointed to produce Colmore magazine

27 March 2019

Birmingham-based agency Edwin Ellis Creative Media has been appointed by Colmore Business Improvement District (BID) to write, design and produce the BID’s Colmore Life magazine.

Colmore BID represents the commercial heart of Birmingham with more than 35,000 employees and five million square feet of office space.

It spends an amount of its levy income on marketing and promotion of the Business District, in addition to public realm projects and major events such as the annual Colmore Food Festival, which this year takes place on Friday, 5 July and Saturday, 6 July.

Colmore Life is a free, seasonal magazine distributed to city centre offices, bars, restaurants and commuter collection points such as Snow Hill station. The magazine will be given a new design and editorial structure as part of the Edwin Ellis Creative Media commission, which begins with the summer 2019 edition.

Edwin Ellis Creative Media is managed by former Birmingham Post editor Stacey Barnfield.

The agency has an existing relationship with Colmore BID through its management of the BID’s communications.

The agency also produces ‘Edit’ magazine for Retail BID Birmingham and manages press and PR for various Birmingham companies plus mass-participation events the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham 10K and Vélo Birmingham & Midlands cycle sportive.

Mr Barnfield said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to be working with the BID on Colmore Life magazine and thank the team for giving us the opportunity.

“We’re working tirelessly to bring the magazine to ‘Life’ with a new design and content that reflects a constantly-evolving Business District.

“Expect to read about all the District’s movers and shakers, launches and lunches, plus food and drink suggestions to fill evening and weekend diaries.”

Pictured: Stacey (left) and Michele Wilby, executive director at Colmore BID.

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