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Nelson Bostock is an integrated communications agency for innovative brands.

We drive change through powerful storytelling, content and connections.
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Building brand, belief and business. We drive change for our clients through powerful storytelling, content and connections.

Big brands and challengers trust us to make the difference; whether that’s building reputations, creating moments or shifting perception.

As part of the Unlimited Group, Nelson Bostock has access to a full suite of modern marketing services, as well as the in-depth knowledge and scientific expertise of the Human Understanding Lab. Lots of agencies say they understand your audience. We have the hard science to back it up.

As the audience and media environment change, we’re changing too. Authenticity and quality content are becoming ever more important to create trust early in the buying process, and help buyers to complete their mission.

It’s why we’ve joined forces with our sister agency TMW Business to create Unlimited B2B – bringing together earned, owned and paid, connecting brand storytelling and content all the way through the buying journey to conversion and results.


Our work

Sophos
Sophos: Cybersecurity as a service
Keeping cybersecurity news hot on the heels of ransomwa...
Toshiba
Toshiba: the fan park
Can a smart TV take the place of a football stadium exp...
Canon
Canon Europe Content Hub: hybrid working in action
Successful hybrid working requires a lot of tech –...
ThousandEyes
ThousandEyes: making complex tech easily understood
The making of an expert.  In 2017, we started to w...
Twilio
Twilio: the relationship economy
What does modern customer engagement really look like?&...
GoCardless
GoCardless: getting British SMEs talking about money
How can we make money-mute SMEs talk payment terms? &nb...
Apptio
Apptio: Creating a new category
Create air cover for Apptio and the discipline of Techn...
Toshiba
Toshiba: launching quantum
Preparing for a quantum future…  Our objective w...
Zenzic
Taking ownership of the UK’s self-driving story
Launch the “UK Connected and Automated Roadmap to 203...
Ocado
Putting the spotlight on Ocado as a technology pioneer
Grow the profile of Ocado Technology, and Ocado Group, ...

Our sectors

Obsessive about connectivity, megapixels and battery life, we bring the latest tech to market and get people talking about it.

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Consumer tech

Tech empowers, improves and regenerates businesses – we unlock those stories for the biggest names in software, platforms and infrastructure.

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Enterprise Tech

Connected solutions are transforming our worlds. We work with the companies at the forefront of innovation and change.

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Communications & Cloud

High Growth companies bring change and disruption. We build reputations for some of the world’s most exciting and ambitious technology brands.

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High growth

Driving a smarter, safer and more sustainable future, we work with innovators to create, communicate and lobby around key issues

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Mobility

Fintech is driving global change. Amongst the excitement and clamour for attention, we build profiles that lead, and reputations that last.

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Fintech

Some of the world’s leading tech brands trust us to grow and manage their reputations to support brand, product and sales

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Manufacturing

Our services

Planning

Planning is always the starting point – we work with you to challenge the brief, understand audiences and take out the guesswork. As part of UNLIMITED, our approach is rooted in human understanding. We combine input from neuro-scientists, data scientists and software to draw out behaviour-led insights to inform campaigns that move people.

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Creative

Brilliant insight informs stunning creative. Drawing on our human understanding, our team develops the thinking to build out communications platforms, eye-catching angles or campaign executions that will drive action.

We’ve generated buzz around beige, built new categories and created standout moments at launch. All with business goals at the forefront of any creative.

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Content

Creating content that cuts through requires precision and protagonists. Our content designers use data to inform content strategy, topics and formats to ensure that creative builds a connection. Something people truly want to read, watch or listen to. We put people at the heart.

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Media relations

We’re trusted by journalists, analysts and influencers to deliver pitch-perfect stories, so your message gets heard in all the right places. We understand who influences your audiences and build stories or engagements that will get their attention. From running a busy press office for BT & EE to generating C-Suite profile for high growth brands, our connections grow and protect reputations.

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Social & influencer

We reach and inspire a wider audience by connecting your brand with social communities and influencers. From influencer mapping to social content creation, community management to social advertising, we build campaigns that positively grow your audience and influence online.

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Crisis & reputation management

We manage the reputations of some of the biggest brands around. Combining years of reputation management experience with the latest social listening and analysis tools, we predict, mitigate and avoid crisis scenarios. The team handles everything from day-to-day media enquiries through to breaking global issues. We provide triage and response to protect reputation and drive positive sentiment.

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Analyst relations

Analysts can be the difference between success and failure in a market – particularly for B2B brands. We identify, initiate and grow analyst relationships so that your capabilities are clearly relayed to to potential customers.

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Internal communications

People are the beating heart of any business. The first step in any success or transformation program is positive engagement with employees. This doesn’t just happen organically. We help you to bring the best out of the business through our internal communications audit, strategy and support services to embed culture and sustain purpose.

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Events

From product launches to major trade shows, we’re on hand to help you design memorable events and increase engagement. Our team are trusted by some of the largest technology brands in the world to create standout moments that get people talking.

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International

Now and then, you need some extra reach. We help clients spread the word overseas through our network of intelligent agencies. Supported by a clear framework and ways of working, we can scale the support according to your requirements – working with agencies big and small so that you can work with the best match in market for your brief.

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Latest news

By: Emma Brine
13.02.2024

At the end of 2023, we moved our offices back into the centre of Soho, the undisputed heart of London’s LGBTQ+ scene. As February is LGBTQ+ History Month, our DE&I committee thought it was important to pay homage to the space where we are lucky enough to reside – and, in doing so, we discovered…

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By: Faye Hawkins
31.01.2024

As we move past the so-called GenAI ‘debate’, marketers are now tackling the next big question: how to adopt AI. They’re looking to bring AI into their marketing organisations, into their teams, augmented into their processes, and with an ultimate view to moving into AI-assisted effectiveness.  Agencies are a vital partner for brands on this…

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By: NB Team
26.01.2024

Happy new year! We’ve kicked off 2024 with some amazing work from our B2B team. Congratulations to this month’s award winners! PR Minds – Fiona I wanted to nominate Fiona, for her work leading the charge on our LNER deer story outreach. It deserves a big scream and shout! This story ended up going live…

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By: Olivia Harry
25.01.2024

2023 was a year defined by economic uncertainty, ChatGPT and the iconic Barbenheimer.  That was in no small part due to the efforts of marketers. They jumped on the hype in a way we haven’t seen before – I mean, a real life Barbie Dream House – wow?! But even as marketers look to 2024,…

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By: NB Team
17.01.2024

Lucy Mayo, Board Director, Nelson Bostock Group: I was deeply saddened to learn that Roger Nelson, co-founder of Nelson Bostock Communications died on Christmas Eve 2023. I was lucky to start my PR career at Nelson Bostock, joining the ‘family’ in 1996 with Roger Nelson and Martin Bostock at the helm.  As the fourteenth member,…

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By: NB Team
16.01.2024

2023 was a tough year for businesses and consumers.  Economic headwinds and the geopolitical climate gave rise to a lot of uncertainty, but the evolution of new technologies unlocked creativity and inspired innovation.  As we embark on the next year, trends will move at an unprecedented pace and drive change across the workplace, business, technology…

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By: NB Team
11.12.2023

This year, along with the launch of our new B2B Tech division, we relaunched our agency values. Bold, Open, Real – and Give a Damn: our values illustrate our drive to create innovative and fresh work, in an open and supportive environment, surrounded by people who really care. As part of our ‘Give a Damn’…

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By: NB Team
30.11.2023

Another month, another amazing performance from the brilliant B2B team!  This month, we’re celebrating top designers, and PR teams with impact. PR Minds – Kirby, Emily, Sophie and Caroline  “This team has been incredible in such a short space of time. Naturally, given the short timeframes, it was a bit of a scramble to the…

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By: Matthew Johnson
27.11.2023

It’s probably fairly safe to assume that everyone’s heard of the so-called Wagatha Christie case by now. Unless, of course, you’ve been living under a rock. Or you have a far healthier relationship to reality TV than I do.  The 2019 drama, which began when Colleen Rooney outed her fellow-WAG Rebekah Vardy for selling her…

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By: Charlotte Newbury
14.11.2023

The second instalment of our ‘Humans vs. Robots’ event series revealed one clear reality – organisations are on their way to establishing generative AI within their day-to-day work.  And is it any wonder? Generative AI has accelerated far beyond the hype we discussed in our first event. We’ve all heard the claims – it helps…

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By: NB Team
26.10.2023

Another month at Unlimited B2B means another round of Winning Minds awards!  As always our team have been working incredibly hard – read below to see the new awards and our winners! PR Minds – Beth Anderson “Clients are impressed with her ability to get used to their way of working so quickly, her diligence…

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By: Charlotte Newbury
25.10.2023

“Nobody reads advertising. People read what interests them, and sometimes it’s an ad.”  Howard Luck Gossage (an infamous American adman dubbed “The Socrates of San Francisco”) coined this particular phrase in the ‘50s, but you could be forgiven for thinking it comes straight from a 2020s influencer handbook.  Interest, or attention, is – and always…

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By: Hannah Ginno
18.10.2023

When it comes to awareness campaigns, the clue’s in the name – they’re about spreading information to help enlighten people. That means they need to be several things: eye-catching, interesting, and informative. As a designer, that’s the kind of challenge I love.   World Menopause Day  At both Nelson Bostock and TMWB, our agencies have always…

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By: Sam Kent
17.10.2023

Is AI coming for our jobs? Can we trust it? What value can it actually bring?  These were the questions buzzing in everyone’s ears at last week’s webinar from TMW’s team of fervent future-gazers.  What’s Moving the Nation? is our regular temperature check on how the country is feeling and behaving, and the subsequent implications…

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By: Tim Brennan
09.10.2023

In recent months, we’ve heard a lot about the difficulties of applying AI within the creative industries. For every benefit it promises, there’s a counterbalancing drawback. It can summarise complex ideas, but if the data isn’t clean, you’ll end up with a biased result. It can streamline your processes, but it can’t think creatively.  If…

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