• Corporate communications, media relations, content and strategy




    We are experts in tech and the built environment and advice on all aspects of communications. We can help support your corporate strategy with PR, consumer and financial media relations advice, advising on the political climate at a national and local level. 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




    Andrew Teacher has over 15 years experience in media. Formerly a journalist, Government speech writer and spokesman for the British Property Federation, Andrew worked for BAA at Heathrow as its head of media. Andrew is a regular on Sky News and BBC News and is available for talks and event facilitation. Having begun his career at the NME reporting on and photographing bands, he remains a keen musician and audiophile.


    We don't believe in taking a cookie-cutter approach. We offer bespoke support to businesses and our number one focus is on helping you define where communication and engagement can have a genuine business impact.

    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.


    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


    Latest comments, news and insight from Blackstock's team, clients and friends. You can also find us on LinkedIn and Twitter.


    John Hitchcox

    Chairman of yoo

    "Andrew is a big thinker, able to constantly deliver not just great media coverage, but great business advice. No other PRs boast his specialist knowledge of property or his contact book. Blackstock's energy and innovation is unique."

    Gregory Mead

    CEO of Musicmetric

    "Blackstock created for us a global media presence, directing our strategy and supporting us around investor relations. They played a pivotal role in helping the business get acquired by Apple."

    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."


    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."


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    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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