With a data and channel-first approach to content marketing that puts the audience right at the centre.
We are an independent, full-service content marketing agency. With decades of experience working for Fortune 500 businesses, we’ve got a killer combination of senior expertise spanning strategy, planning and creative.
This includes channel experts across digital, CRO, PR, social media, influencer engagement, and events, plus, a dedicated in-house production team specialising in design, branding, animation, videography and photography.
Whatever the audience and whatever channel they’re in, we’ve got the expertise to create amazing content to hit them right in the feels.
Far too often agencies focus on the big idea, retro-fitting audience and channel insights afterwards for a prettier picture. Award winning, maybe, but we’re focused on winning hearts, minds and bottom lines.
Never content with just satisfying clients, our mission is to amaze, getting to the heart of your audience and the channels they live in before coming up with the all-singing, all-dancing creative. Why? Because if the creative doesn’t work within channel it loses its meaning, and won’t perform. Time to turn mission failure into mission success.
Did we mention that we’re award winning, too? HDY has recently won prestigious awards from The Drum, PRCA and the City of Birmingham Business Awards within creativity and consultancy of the year categories.
HDY is situated in The Custard Factory, Digbeth, Birmingham’s buzzy creative quarter.
Originally built by Alfie Bird to produce Bird’s Custard in 1906 (yes, really!), today it retains its industrious edge with original Crittall windows, exposed steel and high ceilings – guaranteed to make any budding interior designer drool.
Today, The Custard Factory takes on a different guise altogether, housing an incredibly rich and diverse set of businesses, counting creative entrepreneurs, fanciful freelancers and an achingly cool start-up scene – all surrounded by wall-to-wall entertainment and more street food than you can shake a slice of sourdough at.
Counting an independent cinema, gym, urban golf venue, board game café and retro gaming arcade (not to mention bars galore), it’s no wonder that Digbeth recently appeared in The Sunday Times’ Best Places to Live guide, so why not work there too?! Now undergoing heaps of regeneration it’s the place to be.
We’re proud of our city. We wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.
A huge thanks for the work you’ve all put into the Australia strategy and campaign, it’s incredible what we’ve achieved in two weeks. It’s been a real pleasure to work with you all on this project and I look forward to the next.
Head of Marketing, Capita One
Vivalis chose to work with HDY to manage all elements of its comms and we haven’t looked back! The business is led by the brilliant team, from the strategic build to output, they work at a great pace and are very commercial, really understanding consumers and brands. From day one HDY just ‘got it’. We really enjoy working with HDY and are very excited to be building our brands and business with them.
From the moment that we first the HDY team, they demonstrated such commitment and passion for our business that when underpinned by their creative, insight-led approach to marketing, made it such an easy decision to engage with HDY.
With an agile team of experts, HDY have created a brilliant digital activation strategy. Since taking them on direct-to-consumer sales from our website have increased dramatically, as have engaged audiences across our social networks. HDY are focused on commercial results and have over delivered from the outset.
Managing Director, Bronnley