Lise Colyer is a director-level marketing and
communications specialist, with an exceptional background
in the corporate, government and charity sectors.
What's Your Story? is her vehicle for providing these services
within a three-to-six month engagement to help
organisations prepare for transition and growth spurts.
She also provides ongoing niche support for some clients.
From her central London base, she leads client-media
campaigns in the US, across Europe, the Middle East,
South East Asia and Australia.
She pulls together teams for broader services including
market research, events management, ad buying, web
services, design and print, whenever necessary.
Lise's key strengths are leading complex teams across media
relations, digital and social media, marketing and events functions; reputation management; delivering coherent, powerful strategies; regenerating teams to achieve outstanding business outcomes; crisis communications.
She combines gravitas and a resolute focus on delivery, with accessibility and good humour. Former clients include Julie Meyer (Dragons Den) and Martha Lane Fox.
Alex Penno studied business in Milan and international
relations in the UK, after growing up in the US and
Singapore, so he supports our clients with a solid
grounding in communicating business values to a
global audience. He has a professional background in
business development and business consultancy.
Alex works across a number of key client accounts
providing day to day contact, research, reports and
support, with an emphasis on social media.
If you're looking to convert those followers into
customers and "likes" into sales, Alex will research your
social media impact and help decide what steps to take...
then he'll take them for you.
Elizabeth Thompson develops style guides and
implements them for corporate, charity and public
sector clients. She delivers the right set of rules for each
type of organisation along with guidance and support
to ensure everybody sticks to them across all company
What spelling and grammar suits your company's profile?
Should your corporate copy read like The Telegraph, the
Wall Street Journal, the Guardian or a hybrid? Getting
the editorial style right is all part of putting your corporate
best foot forward.
Elizabeth commissions, writes and edits corporate
collateral: magazines and apps, websites, brochures, and
She manages copywriters, designers and design agencies, printers and distributors, making sure your copy not only reads and looks great, it arrives on time and on budget, and makes its way into the right hands.
Elizabeth leads on readers surveys, checking that audiences are receiving the collateral targeted at them, and enjoying it. She's not even above wearing a silly costume to interview celebrities, if that's what the brief calls for!
Martin McNamara is a former national news journalist.
These days when he's not supporting corporate clients,
he's writing novels, plays and films.
Martin is able to find the angle in corporate news that
works best for intended audiences.
He takes a corporate brief and, applying his news sense,
approaches the subject with engaging questions to
deliver compelling content - across magazines, websites
His sensitivity and genuine interest in your news allows
him to interview whoever is best placed to tell the story,
be they the chairman, doorman, a customer or a critic.
What he uncovers will get to the heart of your corporate
messaging - and convert readers to your cause.
Among the brilliant people we are working with...
Alexi Vasiliou delivers slick designs that sit proudly
alongside the best-known global blue-chip brands.
Our specialist on what fonts and colours might suggest, he
supports client re-brands by carefully translating corporate
values into a suitable look and feel.
When we're working up logos and illustrations, Alexi
tirelessly matches themes, corporate aspirations, and what
looks good on a page or screen, to devise the perfect image.
He produces complete brand packs including fonts, colour
palettes, logo variants and brand guidelines. Also, the
designs and page layouts for new websites and print
publications, working on a retained basis for periodical
Alexi produces posters, fliers, business cards, event
invitations, PowerPoint templates and any other branded collateral a client might need. No two projects are the same. Alexi works closely with us and our clients to ensure a bespoke look and feel delivers precisely to each brief.
Andy Tomkinson works with What’s Your Story? designing
motion graphics, a business he's been in for 20 years.
Andy converts your corporate messages into compelling
visuals for films and presentations.
He sweats the small stuff, making sure every second of
graphic material is working hard to tell your story.
Audiences need to understand your point – and respond to
it warmly – in a flash.
Here’s a recent example of his work for us.
Throughout the brief, creative consultation and execution,
Andy works hard to make sure our clients are delighted
with the way their vision is rendered in motion graphics.
Philip Brown is a veteran newspaper photographer who
lends his considerable skills on behalf of our clients,
capturing news worthy images that will attract valuable
Think pics! is an important PR mantra. The right photo
can dominate a news page – in print, online or social
media – highlighting your story across more column
inches than it might otherwise earn. And brilliant
photography is certainly proven to drive more
Philip’s sensitivity, light touch and good humour allow
him to bring your news to life in an image, in any
situation, be it a media conference, industry
presentation, office visit, or news package.
Here’s just one example.