Meet Midlands' PR specialist James Garrison

Meet Midlands PR specialist James Garrison

Meet 8848’s Managing Director, James Garrison – a specialist PR leading the industry in the Midlands.

James has been with 8848 for the last 10 years and works with a number of local and national clients to amplify key messages and communicate on their behalf.

If you’re searching for a PR specialist, James, with the support of his team should be on your pitch list.

Prior to joining the agency, he was an award-winning journalist for 11 years at the Midlands News Association.

In April 2023, alongside colleague Charlotte Bennett, the pair led a management buyout of 8848. The agency has built an excellent reputation over the last two decades in providing clients with a wide range of marketing services including everything from strategy and planning to creative development and execution.

James specialises in developing and executing communication strategies that help his clients build and maintain a positive public image.

As a PR specialist, James has a wide range of skills and experience, including:

Excellent communicator

James can communicate effectively with a variety of audiences, including the media, investors, employees, and customers. His writing is clear and concise whether he’s writing a press release, blog post, media pitch or feature.


James is able to build and maintain relationships with clients’ key stakeholders, including journalists, media influencers, and decision-makers.

Strategic thinker

A strategic thinker, James develops communication plans that support our clients’ overall business goals. He can identify and analyse key trends and issues and can develop strategies to address them.

Problem solver

With the ability to think on his feet, James can solve problems quickly and effectively. He can deal with unexpected crises and challenges and will always respond quickly and strategically.

Digital media specialist

Today, all PR specialists must have a strong understanding of digital media and how to use it to reach their target audiences. James is responsible for leading the team in creating and managing social media accounts, developing and distributing digital content, and tracking and analysing online results.

UK leader in sports sponsorship

James’ love of sport (although Wolves test that to the absolute limits on many occasions!), as well as the many years he spent working in the industry, has aligned with our work for clients at 8848. James is the sports sponsorship and activation specialist at the agency. In the last decade, he has brokered sponsorship deals and delivered engaging activation campaigns for clients in a variety of sports including darts, cricket, rugby and football.

The 8848 team

Alongside PR, 8848 has a team of experts in a variety of marketing disciplines including:

  • Branding
  • Content marketing
  • Digital marketing
  • Email marketing
  • Search engine optimisation (SEO)
  • Social media marketing
  • Web design and development
  • Dedicated B2B contact centre

Why work with 8848?

So, what can 8848 offer you? Aside from a wicked sense of humour, we can bring:

Expertise: we have a team of experts in a variety of marketing disciplines, which means you can be confident that you’re getting the best possible advice and services.

Convenience: we can handle all your marketing needs under one roof, saving you time and hassle.

Integration: we can help you to integrate your marketing campaigns across all channels, which can lead to better results.

Scalability: as your business grows, we can scale its services to meet your needs.

Get in touch

Email or refreshingly, why not call? Mobile is 07772 443367.