Wordsmith Communication, based in Solihull in the West Midlands, is a small strategic communications and PR consultancy supporting a range of growing organisations with their PR and communications needs, providing them with the valuable and flexible resource of an experienced marketing and communications professional on their team, without them having to bear the full time costs of employing one.
Deborah’s exemplary campaign management, crisis management, brand building and writing skills are second to none.
The business was established in 2009, by principal consultant Deborah Smith, to provide leaders of all different kinds of organisations with a focused, intelligent approach to managing one of their most important, yet also most vulnerable, assets: their reputation.
Prior to setting up Wordsmith Communication, Deborah thoroughly enjoyed a seventeen-year career in corporate and public affairs, starting at BAA plc and culminating in a position on the Board of The NEC Group, Birmingham as Marketing and Communications Director. She was also a board member of Tourism West Midlands. During this time, as well as shaping the reputation of some well-known UK brands, she also advised a number of high profile leaders on their personal reputations and profiles.
With a reputation as “a genuine wordsmith and seasoned communicator,” Deborah is a great all-rounder – a confident and experienced pair of hands to support growing businesses. She is at home writing and selling in press releases, creating compelling marketing collateral or web content, managing social media campaigns or writing and editing print publications. Deborah is also an experienced media spokeswoman and strategist, with significant experience of handling media and public interest during high profile incidents and events.
As the business has grown Deborah has developed strategic alliances with a growing team of associates; all equally talented in their fields, to support Wordsmith’s clients. These additional services which include web design, media relations, copy writing, project management, media training, print and production.
Wordsmith’s clients include Solihull Business Improvement District, Ascentia Corporate Coaching, The National Association of Funeral Directors, Marketing Birmingham, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, Birmingham City Council, The NEC Group, the LG Arena, Think Share Create, Aktiv Kapital, Mallory Partners and Horizon Solutions.
On a voluntary basis Wordsmith has also developed the village website (www.dickensheath.net) born of a desire to play a part in the future of the local community. In its first year, Dickens Heath dot Net attracted 36,000 visits to the site and has become a focal point for the village.