Midlands Enterprise Awards 2022

36 | Midlands Enterprise Awards 2022 decided to take on a Content Assistant, our priority was to find a natural-born writer with bags of enthusiasm,” notes James. “We are committed to delivering comprehensive in-house training, so it made sense to prioritise qualities such as talent and drive over professional experience. Domenica only joined ChattyDuck in July, but she’s already producing great content and we’re delighted to have her on board.” ChattyDuck’s growth strategy seems to be paying off. At the beginning of 2022, it noticed bubbling optimism amongst the Midlands’ business community, which has since translated into growing local requirements for content creation. The company has witnessed higherthan-anticipated demand during its first year of operations, and, thanks to its network of trusted freelancers, it has had no problems meeting the needs of the market. To further attract clients, ChattyDuck has expanded its portfolio with the introduction of photography. To raise awareness of this new service and support its local communities, the Stoke-on-Trent isn’t known for its media sector, but Chatty Duck Creative Ltd is trying to change that. Launched in August 2021, the company provides its clients’ businesses with bespoke content designed to captivate, inspire, and engage. Does your organisation’s messaging need a boost, a revamp, or a little extra sparkle? If so, Chatty Duck Creative Ltd (or ‘ChattyDuck’ for short) has the perfect solution. An innovative start-up based in Stoke-on-Trent, the company’s international experience is helping it to deliver a fresh twist on traditional marcomms services, from copywriting and journalism to content creation and quality assurance. ChattyDuck’s sole purpose is to help its clients tell their stories, their way. Based on the belief that effective messaging should move people and make them think, ChattyDuck is working to empower organisations of all sizes to engage their audiences through original, impactful, and strategic storytelling. James Morgan, Director, explains: “We have produced high-quality written and multimedia content for a diverse selection of companies and organisations, from international news outlets and trade publications to universities and even a world’s fair. ChattyDuck’s modest size, coupled with our broad range of expertise, means we are able to deliver a level of quality and attention to detail that larger agencies sometimes lack.” Although still a young business, having been founded in August 2021, ChattyDuck has established a sizeable and growing footprint across multiple markets in Europe and the Middle East. Its vibrant and diverse team is never short of ideas and always ready to go the extra mile to help clients achieve their goals. Since starting the company from his kitchen table, James has been joined by Creative Director Vikki Morgan (pictured | bottom centre) and Content Assistant Domenica Smithies (pictured | top right). This gradual expansion has enabled ChattyDuck to accommodate more clients without compromising on the quality of its delivery, which is why the team plans to recruit an additional full-time colleague later this year. “When we Best Marketing & Communications Agency - EMEA Jun22391 company is currently offering Staffordshirebased charities and non-profits the opportunity to arrange a free-of-charge photo shoot, with travel expenses and editing included. James adds: “We are already supporting a number of community-driven initiatives, including children’s charities, CICs and educational projects in the Midlands. We hope to increase our involvement in these initiatives – as well as new projects – during the coming months in line with our corporate social responsibility policy.’ ChattyDuck is most deserving of the title Best Marketing & Communications Agency – EMEA, as it is offering businesses the chance to explore marcomms in a contemporary and original way. Contact: James Morgan Company: Chatty Duck Creative Ltd Web Address: www.chattyduck.com