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Think Create Wow

We’re an award winning creative agency driven by passion, ambition and curiosity. We work with our clients to inspire big ideas, executed through carefully crafted content, beautiful visual designs and engaging digital experiences.

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Boosting the Brand

When Ericsson, the Swedish Information Communications Technology (ICT) services multinational, wanted to share its insights on the world’s mobile networks, we worked with the company’s Strategic Marketing department to develop a solution that would position it as the industry’s foremost authority on emerging trends.

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Making a splash

When water sports gear provider Palm, wanted their website to better capture the company’s personality and be easier to use, we dived in head first.

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A golden lifeline

Nynas – a Swedish oil and bitumen manufacturer − required a unique visual concept and communications campaign to highlight a niche product segment to new customers.

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Fresh talking

We tapped into CommTel’s brand to help the Australian network communications company add new life to their website. From bringing crisp, consistent language to boosting their online presence and searchability – it’s all about connecting with the audience.

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Intelligent
creativity

Harleys is a full-service creative agency. Our specialisms include strategy, content creation, design, and interactive media. By combining these skills, we create powerful B2B marketing communications that motivate engagement, drive sales and raise brand value.

We call this intelligent creativity.

Our roots

Established in 1983, Harleys started as an advertising and graphic design firm on the outskirts of Bristol, South West England. The company has now flourished into a global agency, with a wealth of experience in delivering high-impact projects for products, services and solutions.

We believe that a true reflection of success comes from what your customers say about you. This is why we are proud to be on the Recommended Agencies Register (RAR), an intermediary service that endorses agencies based on the opinions of their clients. The key criteria that RAR measures includes customer satisfaction, creativity, strategic thinking, value for money and effect.

Our approach

Creating clever communications and brilliant brands requires a unique approach, supported by trust and commitment. Harleys listens to our clients and understands their needs. We work with them as partners, helping to develop ideas with passion, designed to engage and excite audiences.

Insight

Before anything else, we like to get to know you. What you do, what you stand for and who you want to connect with. We gain a deep understanding of our clients' objectives and the market they operate in, this enables us to develop compelling solutions that support your organisation’s growth.

Inspire

Getting to the core message and communicating that in the most effective way is central to everything we do. By combining strong content with fresh ideas, we develop effective marketing strategies that inspire audiences globally.

Engage

Being heard in a noisy world requires content that clearly communicates a vision and captures the audience’s imagination. Using storytelling techniques and focused creative development, we develop smart solutions that engage on every channel.

INTERACT

Connecting with audiences means creating extraordinary experiences. Our expertise enables us to provide a richer communications plan, delivering measured cross-platform interactions that support stronger relationships with your customers.

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Team

Our people are the heart of the agency. We have a growing team of approximately 30 members and each has vision, drive and curiosity at their core.

Executive team

Nick Cottle

CEO

Nick’s 30 years in the business has seen him through many eras. The fact that Harleys has remained agile, stable and successful throughout is testimony to his vision, as well as his acute understanding of our clients. Today he leads a global agency and has a creative drive that is stronger than ever. Nick enjoys travelling, good food, watching football and clay pigeon shooting with his son.

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Terry Davies

Executive Director

Terry’s focused business mind and passion for creativity give him powerful strategic vision. This makes him uniquely valuable to both Harleys and its clients. At the same time, his motivation and dedication form one of the key driving forces behind the company. A proud family man, Terry enjoys the odd round of golf and is a Rugby Union fan.

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Alan Robinson

Production Director

Alan is one of the world’s most organised people. Hands-on and conscientious, with him you can always expect a calm voice at the end of the phone. In addition, his transparent approach means that our clients remain aware and informed. He is fanatical about sport and cars and can often be seen zipping around in his Caterham.

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Ken Hale

Creative Director

Ken is remarkably bifocal. He’ll have one eye on the detail while with the other eye he’ll be putting himself in the client’s shoes and asking questions that your average creative wouldn’t consider. He is passionate about branding, whether that’s being creative within guidelines or building whole new identities. Ken is always first to try out the latest breakthroughs in the world of tech.

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Senior team

James Howell

Client Services – Creative Manager

James is driven by a desire to explore new ideas and concepts. His years of experience in integrated B2B and B2C environments gives him a unique sense of client needs, enabling him to guide them to the perfect solution every time. A keen shore angler, James has landed more than his fair share of prize-winning catches.

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Richard Foote

Client Services – Creative Manager

Richard’s aim is to ensure that our clients get the very best out of Harleys’ services. With a background as a copywriter working with clients in technical and engineering sectors, he ensures that our work is both accurate and effective. Outside of work he can either be found out running with his dog or playing his guitar.

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Chris Taylor

Client Services – Creative Manager

Chris trained in graphic design and photography before his interest in new media drew him into the world of digital. As Creative Manager, Chris uses this varied background to guide our clients to the best solutions by using the right channels in the right ways. A huge Arsenal fan, Chris also enjoys films, music and the arts, as well as having a penchant for hipster food.

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Cielle Bragg

Head of Creative Services

Cielle maintains the studio’s output, ensuring that projects are delivered smoothly and to the highest standards. At the same time, her background in copywriting makes her fiercely passionate about language. She enjoys filmmaking, photography, dress-making and dancing at festivals – but not all at once.

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Christian King

Head of Digital

Christian’s broad experience has seen him tackle all areas of digital media, from app and website development to animation and video. This means he is ideally placed to make clients’ digital dreams a reality. A keen snowboarder, runner and mountaineer, Christian’s latest adrenaline kick is being a dog owner and new father.

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Rachel Johnson

Administrator

Super-organized with a friendly approach, Rachel ensures that Harleys keeps running smoothly every day. She is involved in all areas of operations, from finance and production to general administration. An avid baker, Rachel is currently designing a cake for her own wedding, and organizes our annual Bake Off competition.

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Katy Johnson

Administrator

Katy is integral to the day-to-day running of Harleys and is always on-hand to assist our clients with a full range of operations support – from finance and production to general administration. A gym fanatic and shopaholic, Katy’s biggest priority is looking after her young son.

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Achieve
great things

Harleys uses a unique combination of brain power, creativity and robust design to help companies achieve great things. This is possible thanks to the capabilities of our specialist in-house teams that together are able to plan, develop and deliver individual projects, long-term strategies and everything in between.

Our structure

Creatives

Our creatives all have something special in common: the ability to connect with all types of audience. They are writers, editors, art directors, designers, photographers, and illustrators.

Client Services

Our knowledgeable and highly experienced Client Services team is able to quickly identify your needs, ensuring that project objectives are met and high quality is maintained.

Digital and Media

What counts across all digital channels is user experience, and that’s always where we start. Our in-house experts specialise in interactive media, including web, apps, video or animation, bringing stories to life and delivering them through multiple channels.

Operations

As the logistical backbone of Harleys, Operations help manage the flow of projects so that they run smoothly from start to finish. As well as being a friendly and helpful voice at the end of the phone, they are also intuitive and highly organised, ensuring projects arrive both on time and on budget.

Services

Harleys can be a strategic partner for your brand, or support your in-house team with integrated and standalone campaigns. Whatever the requirements, we listen closely to your needs to determine how best to engage and excite your target audience, so they keep coming back for more.

STRATEGY

Tell us where you want to go and we’ll help you get there, through clear objectives and tactical solutions.

  • Strategy development
  • Planning and management
  • Integrated marketing communications
  • Market research
  • Brand strategy
  • B2B/B2C campaigns
  • Tactical marketing

CONTENT

Adverts, websites, videos, presentations – whatever the medium, we develop engaging content and serve it up in different ways.

  • Content strategy
  • Content generation
  • Content distribution
  • Copywriting
  • Scriptwriting
  • Editorial services
  • Internal communications
  • Corporate communications
  • Proofreading
  • Corporate literature
  • PR

CREATIVE SERVICES

We turn ideas into exciting, engaging marketing and communications solutions that let your company stand out in the competitive landscape.

  • Idea generation
  • Creative thinking
  • Channel engagement and marketing
  • Design concepts
  • Photography and imagery
  • Illustration
  • Infographics
  • Advertising

CREATIVE SERVICES

We turn ideas into exciting, engaging marketing and communications solutions that let your company stand out in the competitive landscape.

  • Idea generation
  • Creative thinking
  • Channel engagement and marketing
  • Design concepts
  • Photography and imagery
  • Illustration
  • Infographics
  • Advertising

CAMPAIGNS

We’ll work with you from start to finish to plan, develop and launch a campaign that grabs your audience’s attention and promotes business growth.

  • Planning and management
  • Sales enablement
  • Awareness campaigns
  • Corporate campaigns
  • Product campaigns
  • Direct marketing

DIGITAL AND MEDIA

We’re fluent in interactive media. Our talented digital and video experts can make sure your voice is heard online across multiple channels.

  • Website development and maintenance
  • App development
  • eMarketing
  • Interactive presentations
  • Social media marketing
  • Film production and post-production
  • 3D and animation
  • eBooks
  • Multi-device design
  • Digital content
  • SEO

BRANDING

Whether we're helping a company find its identity, or strengthening an existing one using the tools available – we always make sure your brand shines through.

  • Brand positioning
  • Brand creation
  • Brand management
  • Brand engagement

DIGITAL AND MEDIA

We’re fluent in interactive media. Our talented digital and video experts can make sure your voice is heard online across multiple channels.

  • Website development and maintenance
  • App development
  • eMarketing
  • Interactive presentations
  • Social media marketing
  • Film production and post-production
  • 3D and animation
  • eBooks
  • Multi-device design
  • Digital content
  • SEO

BRANDING

Whether we're helping a company find its identity, or strengthening an existing one using the tools available – we always make sure your brand shines through.

  • Brand positioning
  • Brand creation
  • Brand management
  • Brand engagement

EVENTS

We create unique experiences that engage people before, during and after the event.

  • Strategy and content
  • Creative artwork
  • Campaign collateral
  • Promotional merchandise
  • Presentations
  • Interactive applications
  • Channel marketing
  • Advertising
  • Promotional videos
  • Management and delivery

EVENTS

We create unique experiences that engage people before, during and after the event.

  • Strategy and content
  • Creative artwork
  • Campaign collateral
  • Promotional merchandise
  • Presentations
  • Interactive applications
  • Channel marketing
  • Advertising
  • Promotional videos
  • Management and delivery

Expertise

Harleys’ expertise has given us experience in a broad range of sectors. Listening to client needs and understanding their business environment are key to our approach. Below are some of the industries that we work with:

Telecommunications

Defence and Security

Aerospace

Technology

Financial Services

Construction

Utilities

Oil and Gas

Retail

Healthcare

Enhanced capabilities

We’ve formed a strategic partnership with ChilliMint, a fantastic and innovative consultancy that offers solutions to the retail banking and financial industries. The complementary expertise of our two companies enables us to provide the financial sector with an even greater range of services – from improved communications and messaging to propositions and business optimisation.

Clients

Our clients are leaders in diverse industries. Our relationships are built on foundations of trust and reliability, which provide a stable platform for fresh innovation and creativity.

The confidentiality of our clients is paramount to us. In the interest of our working ethic we do not disclose all projects or clients.

Case studies

We are proud of all our creations and would love to share them with you. We uphold the confidentiality and security of our clients’ businesses and ethics, and therefore only show a small selection of our work.

The examples below demonstrate the care, creativity and commitment we put into every project.



Ericsson
Palm
Nynas
Commtel

Ericsson Mobility Report

When Ericsson, the Swedish Information Communications Technology (ICT) services multinational, wanted to share its insights on the world’s mobile networks, we worked with the company’s Strategic Marketing department to develop a solution that would position it as the industry’s foremost authority on emerging trends.

Our copywriters quickly got to grips with the complex stories that Ericsson wanted to tell, as well as the vast amounts of raw data behind them. We recommended an approach that balanced attractive design against deep data analysis, and provided a tone of voice that was factual and credible, and avoided direct sales.

Today, the Ericsson Mobility Report (EMR) is hotly anticipated by media organisations and industry professionals the world over. It has been internationally recognised, having won the Bronze Award in the Best B2B: Technology and Telecoms category at the International Content Marketing Awards and been named Business Intelligence Project of the Year in Sweden.

The campaign has expanded beyond the twice-yearly release of the main report to include regional editions, a Mobile World Congress special edition, and interim updates. We also provide the EMR team with ongoing creative development and marketing support. This ensures that it continues to communicate its key messages and reaches out to even more of its target  audience.

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+44 (0)1275 340 600

hello@thinkharleys.com

UK Head office

7-8 Westfield Business Park, Barns Ground, Clevedon, Bristol, BS21 6UA

UK STUDIOS

2 St David's Court, Windmill Road, Clevedon, Bristol, BS21 6UP

SWEDEN

House of Stratvise, Box 135, SE-111 73, Stockholm

We have the perfect environment to inspire new ideas and solutions. We’d be happy for you to visit and be a part of the creative process. Our state of the art facilities offer the following benefits:

  • Multiple meeting rooms suitable for a variety of activities – from creating concepts to quiet contemplation
  • HD cinema room that enables viewers to experience the full impact of video
  • The latest technology for supporting presentations
  • Superfast broadband for instant connectivity
  • Easily hosts large groups
  • Large, comfortable hospitality areas for relaxing with a cup of tea or coffee