• Corporate communications, media relations, content and strategy

    CLEARER THINKING,

    BETTER COMMUNICATION

  • ADDING VALUE THROUGH UNDERSTANDING

    As a boutique corporate property and tech specialist, we advise on the market, the political sphere and on navigating the news agenda. We are experts in policy, crisis management, campaigning and can help support your corporate strategy. We believe that the realms of media, politics, regulation and the City cannot be separated, and therefore take an integrated approach to helping our clients communicate. We are wholly independent without any political persuasion.

  • Out of the blue, Into the black

    UNRIVALLED EXPERTISE,

    GLOBAL NETWORKS

  • OUR DIRECTORS

    We're a small team with high level communications experience working in finance, investment, FTSE100 and regulated companies along with broadsheet, broadcast & magazine journalism

    Andrew

    Teacher

     

    Over 13 years in the media ranging from the NME to BAA Airports. An accomplished broadcaster, editor and writer with expert knowledge of finance, property and technology, he's passionate about taking a creative approach to corporate communication, with a history of successful, award-winning lobbying campaigns run for the BPF.

     

    Tabitha

    Aldrich-Smith

     

    An expert in corporate missions, values and identity, Tabitha has led media functions in various FTSE100 and 250 firms including Whitbread, Balfour Beaty and Unite, the student housing developer. A respected strategic thinker, Tabitha holds a degree in Psychology and a Masters in International Business.

     

  • HOW WE ADD VALUE

    We offer bespoke support to businesses keen to help reduce risk and protect their reputation as well as actively engage and build relationships

    Corporate messaging

    Help firms explain what they do

    We help companies define their brand, set out the messages they want to use and consider which audiences they're targetting. The key to this is being able to understand complex and technical issues and be able to break down and digest these for all audiences.

     

    Media & public relations

    Help convey your point of view via the media

    By thinking like a journalist and maintaining strong relationships at every level, we have an enviable track record generating high impact coverage for clients who want to build their public profiles. The key to this is being approachable, having strong news judgment and being able to firmly guide clients in achieving their desired outcome without creating risk but while engaging and entertaining audiences.

     

    Crisis management

    Minimise damage, protect reputations, ensure your voice is heard

    Using our team's experience managing large scale crisis events at Heathrow and other UK airports, as well as Whitbread, we have high level expertise helping board directors understand the challenges of planning for crisis events and communicating effectively. We provide 24/7 support as well as media and broadcast training.

     

    Creative, strategic planning

    Create fresh ideas to help get you where you need to be

    By breaking down a problem and putting it back together by challenging convention and using our technical understanding, we help you identify new and innovative ways to drive business, plan communications or position messages and brands. It's not just about creative thinking but about understanding the marketplace and having a strong degree of empathy for audiences and stakeholders, ensuring that risks are effectively managed but that boundaries can still be pushed back.

     

    Social media management

    Building a message that resonates

    We use our social media expertise to create a message that will engage and build your audience. By deploying an in-depth knowledge of your brand we are able to craft a unique narrative around your company. We will engage with key stakeholders as well as current and potential customers to maxamise online exposure as part of an overall awareness raising campaign.

  • BROADCAST

    We support our clients in public speaking and broadcast opportunities. Blackstock founder Andrew Teacher is a regular broadcast commentator on business, property and retail issues

  • INSIGHT + NEWS

    Latest comments, news and insight from Blackstock's team, clients and friends

  • PRAISE

    John Hitchcox

    Chairman of yoo

    "Andrew is a big thinker, able to constantly deliver not just great media coverage, but great advice. No other PRs boast his specialist knowledge of property or his contact book. The coverage he’s generated across the FT, BBC and Sky. The energy and innovation in Blackstock is quite unique, while its understanding of all things digital is also vital."

    Gregory Mead

    CEO of Musicmetric

    "Blackstock has generated us unprecedented media coverage across every major TV, radio, newspaper and web outlet globally which has permanently increased our web traffic helping us secure investment and  numerous major deals.

    "I have seen first hand how well is respected by very senior journalists, editors and TV presenters, which has continued to generate many opportunities for us."

    Sky News

    Former business planning editor

    "Andrew was a breath of fresh air at BAA. He opened up the sometime overly secret world of life inside the world's busiest airport to the benefit of both his paymasters and the Sky News audience. His direct, honest and "can-do" approach was a refreshing change."

    ITN

    Senior Producer

    "Andrew is very rare in his craft. With knowledge of the property industry superior to many of its chairmen and chief executives, a keen and thorough understanding of what makes a good story and savvy negotiating skills - Andrew is always a pleasure to work with. He seems to have an uncanny knack of leaving everyone happy whenever tackling a story. He is one of the out and out shining stars in his field."

  • EMAIL US

    Send a message below with your phone number and we'll call you straight back

  • COME VISIT US

    We're located in Buzzfeed's former offices on Hatton Garden, between Farringdon and Chancery Lane Tube. We've got an onsite cafe and games room and a great events space.

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