We turn insights into strategic direction

About us

Welcome to Influential.

An award-winning, full-service marketing communications agency.

Driven by a desire to bring purpose to brands, we take an insight-led approach to tell true and powerful stories that make a difference.   

Passionate about the work we do, we bring together the best blend of ability and experience to deliver inspiration and impact.

Our specialisms lie in brand strategy, research & insights, strategic communications and public relations, creative campaigns, digital marketing and content creation. 

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STORIES

EVERYONE
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Our work

Our purpose

Our purpose is to help brands make a positive difference.

To turn insights into brilliant ideas and a single truth that connects brands to their audience with intelligence and creative flair.

We’re proud to work with a diverse and rich array of public, private and third-sector organisations. From blue-chip companies and market leaders to challenger brands, inspiring start-ups and those leading the way in transforming the lives and places of those around us. 

News & Insights

A headshot of a white man in a circle with copy that reads Are you working your brand's purpose hard enough?

How one brand’s purpose can play many different roles 

Do you know how to work your brand’s purpose harder so it plays many different roles?


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How to turn insights into effective behaviour change in 3 steps 

Here are our secrets to truly unlocking a real shift in public behaviour. 


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Is Threads already unravelling, or should your company join Meta’s latest social media platform? 

Still undecided about joining Threads? Read our latest pros and cons


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Addressing UK real estate’s colonial past

International days themed to sustainability, equality and health are ever popular and routinely feature in the content produced on behalf of real estate brands. UNESCO’s Day for Remembrance of the Slave Trade…


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Campaign proves staying healthy is in our hands

An award-winning campaign promoting hand hygiene in Cheshire and Merseyside has resulted in…


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What to do when the drugs don’t work? Health messaging and the world’s silent pandemic

Fear and shock have a place in public health campaigns seeking to change behaviour – think drink-driving awareness or stop smoking – but otherwise most of us dislike being targeted with scare tactics


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Social Media Mistakes: 5 things you could be doing wrong and how to correct them 

There is no getting around it, social media has massive pulling power when it comes to our purchase decision making. With 4.88 million  and 71% of consumers more likely to purchase based on social media referrals, it is no surprise that businesses continue to turn their hand to the likes of Instagram, Facebook and TikTok to try and draw in new customers and boost sales. 


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What is buzz marketing? Strategies and examples 

Buzz marketing uses the power of word of mouth to generate interest in a business or product launch. Of course, your product or service must be buzz-worthy to begin with if you’re going to get buzz marketing right.


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The difference between branding strategy and marketing strategy

As a business, whether you’re just starting out, you’re looking to rebrand or change your business, or you just want to grow and sustain engagement, there are two parts of your business you need to get right: the branding strategy and the marketing strategy. 


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Building a content marketing strategy to help grow your business 

In a world where everyone is competing for attention, creating a strong content marketing strategy will help you stand out from the crowd, feed the hungry minds of your audience and help to grow your business.


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Why you should use micro influencers in your marketing strategy

With top influencers capable of earning upwards of $25,000 for a social media post, it can leave smaller businesses out the running when it comes to influencer marketing. But partnering with an influencer doesn’t need to be expensive. 


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6 examples of crisis communication and what you can learn 

Unfortunately, crisis situations are very unpredictable. So it’s important for organisations to have a crisis communications strategy in place to help deal with issues in the best – and swiftest – way possible.  


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5 Guerrilla marketing examples to inspire your brand 

Guerrilla marketing is a PR tactic that plays on the element of surprise. In the warfare context, guerrilla connotes ambush, sabotage, raids, but how does that, quite aggressive term, translate into marketing? 


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