A COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY THAT STARTS WITH THE CO.

Co-llaboration
Co-nnections
Co-nversations
Co-operation
Co-mmercially-minded

Specialists in
Food & Drink // Retail // Wellbeing & Lifestyle

What we do

Food

We understand food communication inside out – we’ve worked with large FMCG brands to small artisan producers. Food is our passion as well as our profession. We enjoy long-standing client relationships who benefit from our down-to-earth, intelligent and creative approach.

Drink

Our extensive and award-winning drinks work means we have enviable contacts within the drinks media. We also maintain a comprehensive database of trade contacts including sommeliers, buyers and educators within the drinks world.

Retail

Having backgrounds in retail, we understand how brands can leverage and maximise their retail opportunities. We help build relationships, increase listings and by co-operating within the retail environment, our campaigns support the footfall and sales cycle.

Wellbeing & Lifestyle

Today, we know that it's not enough to promise to add value to consumers’ lives, brands need to visibly demonstrate it. Brands can't passively ask for attention, they need to actively court it. That's why we create campaigns that connect and educate, but above all engage consumers to become passionate advocates.

We make your brand part of the conversation.
We nurture mutually-beneficial relationships built on trust & transparency.
Our results influence audiences and sales.

About Us

We are a small company and we like it that way. We’ve all worked in much bigger agencies with blue chip clients across all sectors. But we have chosen to follow our passions and we now use our deep experience to develop big ideas and exciting campaigns in specialist areas: food & drink, retail, wellbeing and lifestyle.

This means we work with brands we love, whose audiences we truly understand. We know how to reach your different influencers along your brand journey.

And our approach is hard working: we use contacts and insights to get results. We deliver award-winning communications campaigns that deliver for you commercially and more often than not, exceed your expectations. Our low overheads mean you pay for our time, not our offices, so you’ll get as much strategic counsel, creative thinking and on the ground activation as you need, without costing the earth.

Our Approach

Content and Conversations

We use insight and creativity to deliver award-winning communications campaigns: working with planning tools we uncover precision insights that provide strategic direction. This informs our creative process, delivering ideas that are not only incredible but intelligent too. And all of this means we create content that people are itching to engage with, adapt and share. We recognise that the ability to create or join a conversation is now critical to our ability to help clients deliver their message.

Communications Strategy

We collaborate with you to uncover the nitty gritty of your product promise: what you you are; what you want to be and how you want customers to perceive you. We will help you differentiate yourself from others to give you the clear space to grow a brand.

Digital

Technology has completely revolutionised the marketing landscape and how we connect with each other. Content marketing and social media platforms mean your news can be shared exponentially, often bypassing media to speak directly to your target audience online to create conversations.

Brand Events

We’ve got 20 years experience creating compelling events that bring brands to life, generate buzz and ultimately recruit new brand fans via sampling. We also maximise your attendance at conferences and exhibitions to get you more bang for your buck.

Co.co Collaborators

We bring our company ethos to life via the co.co collaborators. For brands requiring consultancy beyond brand communications, we facilitate access and introductions to our hand-picked panel of business experts. Covering all important fields from commercial & retail consultancy, FMCG brokerage, packaging & product design, film production to trade event staging, the co.co collaborators will help you extend your current brand reach to step-change your business and commercial success. We also have contacts across many EU and global territories meaning campaign activation can be easily managed by us but implemented locally via communications toolkits.

Our Work

Bethany Kehdy

When Lebanese cook Bethany Kehdy wrote her first book : ‘The Jewelled Kitchen’ on Lebanese cuisine, she turned to co.co to...

Naifu Knives

We were briefed by Mike Schneideman, the man who originally set up Divertimenti, to drive awareness of this new range of Japanese...

Wine Vision

co.co was drafted in to help drive awareness of the inaugural William Reed wine conference, Wine Vision. Held in November 2013,...

WIRSPA

Short for the West Indies Rum and Spirits Producers’ Association, co.co has recently started working WIRSPA to develop the...

Rocks

Rocks Drinks is a delicious range of organic squashes and cordials. The Devon-based producer prides itself on a traditional...

The Flash Pack

On the back of The Flash Pack co-founder Lee Thompson’s #ultimateselfie stunt, which was picked up by the world’s media,...

Mr Bunbury

Is there a more perfect food client than a chocolate brownie maker? It’s got to be hard to beat. As communications consultants...

Meridian Foods

Our work for Meridian Foods spans all aspects of food communications from media relations, consumer events and brand relaunch...

Cameo Apples

co.co was called in to promote a tasty new apple to hit the UK markets called Cameo. With a fresh new zingy flavour palate, as a...

Bath Good Food Awards

Recognising the best of Bath Food, Bath Restaurants and Local Producers, co.co oversaw a broad range of communications to promote...

Baco

Baco EasyCut Clingfilm Dispenser was an exciting revolution to hit homes: a product which made light work of pulling off a neat...

Wines of Lebanon

For the past four years we have been solely responsible for creating and running the generic trade campaign to promote wines from...

Meet the Co-Founders

20 years brand communications experience including J Sainsbury plc, Sainsbury’s The Magazine, Pommery Champagne, Napa Valley Vintners, Rowse Honey, Sun-Pat peanut butter. Strategic thinker, understands retail and foodservice trade environments, well connected in the wine world with in depth knowledge of how it works.

Too many years to mention spanning in-house and agency roles including 12 years at London agency, Lexis, helping to win many food, drink and retail clients including Guinness, Coca-Cola GB, Boots, Dove, Marks and Spencer, Superdrug, Morrison’s, McVities and New Look. Expert in using audience insight and creativity to help brands connect with audiences.

Has been working in communications for over 16 years experience, devising and implementing B2C and B2B campaigns. A true PR professional with a track record in delivering innovative campaigns for clients that produce exceptional results. Also first class across experiential campaigns: creating, managing and activating consumer and trade events. Also knows the media landscape like the back of her hand.