We love digital communications.
We are an integrated PR and communications agency
based in London and Frome.
About Russells Barton
Russells Barton is an independent integrated PR and communications agency formed in 2010 by content specialist Adrie van der Luijt. We are a collaborative micro agency specialising in engaging, effective content for online, print and corporate communications for blue chip public and private sector organisations, as well as SMEs and charities.

We are a full service integrated PR and communications agency specialising in engaging, effective content for online, print and corporate communications.

By full service communications agency we mean that we can help you with all aspects of content - from concept to completion and subsequent management. We can work closely with your team and external stakeholders to develop new concepts, create, organise and manage content, write or commission additional content, manage your content and social media activities.

We are integrated because we believe that we achieve better results for clients by combining strategy, content and creative.

Although we are small, we are beautiful. To run a big agency you need many people. Most of the big name agencies use a supply of creative talent that ranges from being in-house, to outsourced and outsourced again. On the whole we are like-minded solo practitioners; we collaborate on projects using the agency as our collective umbrella, but also pursue solo interests and projects. Our core team provides strategic leadership to drive results for our clients.

We are lean and mean, agile and cost-effective - key requirements for the new economy. We're a small agency with big ideas, passionate about helping clients get their message across - online, in print and in the media.

 

Our talent base covers a wide range of creative and technical skills and a very happy blue chip client base to illustrate that we punch well above our weight when it comes to providing full service.

A lot of our work in done on our clients' premises, but we do have hubs in two convenient locations.

In London we're based on the Southbank next to Tate Modern. Over the past decade the Southbank has become an increasingly popular location for digital, creative and media agencies.

Our other base is near Frome on the border of Somerset and Wiltshire. Frome was recently voted one of the Top 10 towns in the UK for digital industries.

We are small enough to give you personal attention, but big enough to provide full service.
Who we are?

We create. We make things happen. We are focused, commercially-driven grafters with a wealth of experience. Every job is different and that means that we evolve with the work we do for our clients. We are agile. It's one of our key strengths.

As a collaborative micro agency we provide streamlined strategic leadership for exceptional creatives with a can-do attitude. We are also ambitious, competitive and obsessive about excellence. We love working with equally passionate creative people to deliver world-class results.

Our team

Adrie van der Luijt
Adrie van der Luijt
Creative Director

Adrie is a hugely experienced and versatile content specialist whose work is quoted from the Wall Street Journal and Property Week to the Financial Times and Accountancy Age.

 

Jeremy Gaunt
Jeremy Gaunt
Operations Director

A no-nonsense Yorkshireman who doesn't blink at organising events for 10,000 visitors, Jeremy had a very successful career in the City before joining Russells Barton Communications.

 

James Leach
James Leach
Copywriter

James has won all sorts of awards for his games and entertainment industry copywriting work, including a D&AD and a BAFTA. He covers ads, website ATL and direct marketing copy as well.

 

Jerome Wilson
Jerome Wilson
Programmer

Jerome has worked as a programmer for 20 years for clients ranging from insurance companies in the City to a nationwide children's charity, a couple of PLCs, a bank and many others.

 

Gordon Hedges
Gordon Hedges
SEO & Systems Specialist

Gordon is our SEO and systems wizard, with over 10 years of experience in the IT and digital industries. He has vast experience in both paid and organic search.

Want to join the team?

Careers at Russells Barton Communications agency Frome
 

If you are passionate about what you do and have a portfolio that demonstrates your unique skills and talent, drop us a line with your CV and work.

We're always interested in working with great freelancers and if we have vacancies we'll post them here.

Our media coverage
We are immensely proud that articles, press releases and investment commentary we produced for clients have been quoted extensively in national, regional and trade media, including:

● Wall Street Journal
● Financial Times
● Accountancy Age
● Daily Telegraph
● The Times
● The Guardian
● Money Marketing
● This is Money
● Evening Standard
● Reuters
● Property Week
● Investor Chronicle
● The Scotsman
● Citywire

● My Finances
● Assetz
● Landlord Expert
● Property Investing Net
● Money Net
● Money Marketing
● What Mortgage
● Finance Markets
● City AM
● IFA Online
● Moneyfacts
● Money News
● Interactive Investor
● Moneywise

media coverageWe couldn’t do our job without rock-solid research and preparation and an in-depth understanding of what we write about. Our work wouldn’t be credible.

We have a strong track record in writing articles and commentary against tight deadlines. Our experience and expertise enable us to write authoritative, persuasive content. We are simply better prepared.

For example, an interest rate decision:
You typically have 10-15 minutes to analyse the decision, write an article and submit it to Google News. We wrote over 1,000 of these articles, often beating national newspapers to the top spot and thus attracting the bigger audience share online.

If you want an online journalist writing about the decision to quote you, you have just 5 minutes to submit a comment. Our analyses and comments were used by the FT, Investor Chronicle and many other major news media.

What others say

Whether we create content for Twitter, a book, video, exhibition, speech, article, website or newsletter – the content must always tell an engaging, persuasive story that drives results for our clients.

We have a proven logical methodology to identify and tell our client’s story - in a timely manner, with a distinctive tone of voice, a logical flow and in a way that makes it truly different and compelling. Above all, we create stories that people choose to interact with. Which is one reason why our clients love us.

Vashi Dominguez
Vashi Dominguez
Managing Director, Vashi.com
Best Independent Site, 2013 Online Retail Awards

"I have worked with Adrie in various projects ranging from content to PR and social media. He is one of those rare individuals who get to work on a task and won't let it go until expectations are exceeded."

"His expertise allows him to create and implement strategies that drive success at all levels of an organisation. I highly recommend him."

Lesley Haswell
Lesley Haswell
Haswell Therapy
Psychotherapist and Counsellor
 

"Adrie and his team have a great deal of web knowledge. They effectively and efficiently applied that knowledge to my search engine optimisation problems, making a real difference in a tough market."

Mek Rahmani
Mek Rahmani
CEO, DeskDemon.com
US and UK market leader in secretarial media

"Adrie proved to be a strong team leader with particularly impressive networking and creative skills, able to negotiate partnerships and find innovative solutions in a collaborative environment."

"He is passionate about journalism and web development, articulate, creative and has developed into an all-round, commercially aware web editor."

Rob Hook
Rob Hook
Managing Director, The Business Co-Pilot
Business Coach and Mentor

"Adrie is a terrific listener and has a rare ability to put himself in the shoes of the people he works with. I regularly use his example as someone who will go the extra mile in order to help others."

"He is not afraid to speak his mind, relishes a challenge and is able to 'think outside the box' in order to develop the best solution to a problem. His help has made a real difference to my business."

Our services
Russells Barton Integrated Comms Agency London & FromeOur services cover a full range of content-related disciplines, including content strategy, information architecture, user experience, search engine optimisation, copywriting, editing, feature writing, news editing, internet and intranet design, programming, social media and content management.

We know what we can and cannot do and we don't waste your time. If you want to see what we can do for you, take a look at our previous projects, our articles published on Google News or the extensive coverage we helped generate in national, regional and trade media.

Consulting

Consulting

We advise clients on cost-effective, commercially-aware strategies to get their message across - online, in print and in Corporate Communications.


Content Strategy

Content

Content is our passion. We cover the whole range from content strategy, social media and content audit to production, content management and distribution.


Content Management

Programming

We create, develop and maintain B2B and B2C websites and content management solutions and make sure that they are offer an outstanding user experience.


Creative

Creative

Our team produces graphic design that is fun, beautiful and highly effective - from brochures, posters and promotional items to exhibitions and websites.


Public Relations

Public Relations

Are you getting your message across in the media? We have a strong track record in writing content that gets published, whether in local media or the national press.


Promotion

Promotion

Our team helps clients get the word out in coherent, highly targeted campaigns - through search engine optimisation, Marketing, public relations and more.


Portfolio
  • Nationwide Building Society
    We created a news hub on the UK's largest mutual's corporate intranet and summarised breaking news across a dozen channels, updated twice a day. We also researched, edited and provided creative input for internal communications and created newsletters for internal distribution.
    Nationwide Building Society
  • Universal Credit, Department for Work and Pensions
    The Government’s flagship welfare reform project combines six key benefits, including housing and unemployment benefits. We provided copywriting and user experience services for content across all channels. We also created style guides and training materials to ensure a consistent tone of voice.
    Universal Credit, Department for Work and Pensions
  • The Automobile Association (AA)
    Prior to a major website relaunch we conducted a content audit and migration for the UK’s largest breakdown service provider. Over 1,000 pages of motoring advice were fact-checked, updated and rewritten in easy to read English. We also wrote persuasive product pages, newsletters and promotions.
    The Automobile Association
  • Bunzl Plc
    Bunzl is a multinational distribution and outsourcing company operating across 27 countries and 4 continents. We developed, maintained and supported 8 separate B2B e-commerce websites across Europe. We also worked on the group's UK intranet.
    Bunzl Plc
These are some of the projects our team members have worked on in recent years, inside and outside of Russells Barton. Public sector, private sector, big clients, starting clients... We love the variety. There's a lot more below though. If you have a project you'd like us to get involved in, let's talk.

Other works:
Contact Us
If you are looking for help with a project and like what you seen on this website, drop us a line or give us a call to discuss your requirements. We'll never waste your time - or ours -, but we'll always tell you what we think is the best solution for you.
107 Bankside Lofts, 65 Hopton St, London SE1 9JL
020 7193 7759
12 Church Street, Nunney, Frome, Somerset BA11 4LW
01373 836 949
 
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