Creating Innovative Marketing and Branding Campaigns 

We are a creative media, branding and marketing social enterprise. Connecting your message to those that matter most.

We pride ourselves on being one of very few not for profit ‘organisations in this sector. We did not start out in 2011 as a marketing agency, but have grown into a creative organisation working both on digital campaigns and traditional marketing campaigns. We have developed and delivered award winning campaigns in the sport and physical activity sector. We started as a sport for good organisation and through a number of evolutions developed and grew the team into a marketing social enterprise.

Having developed the skills to engage the disengaged, we developed strategies to reach people through innovative and creative campaigns. We have adapted the skills to compete in a competitive arena on social media and the wider marketing landscape. Using our expertise we now work with many clients from the public and third sectors to develop their social media presence and online digital campaigns. Profits go into supporting social change projects, which includes projects such as ActiveDads, GirlForce and Active Start. The focus for our projects is making sure everyone has the opportunity to be active and healthy

 

Established in 2011 we pride ourselves to have worked with local, regional and national partners including Barnardos, Bristol City Council, NHS Bristol, University of Gloucestershire, StreetGames, Forestry Commission, NHS Gloucestershire, Active Gloucestershire and organisations from the voluntary and private sectors. 

We offer a range of marketing services that include;

  • Marketing strategies
  • Social media plans
  • Branding
  • Creative content
  • Digital marketing
  • Web design

Our Social Change projects have won the Community project of the Year at Heart of Gloucestershire awards, nominated for Project of the Year at the StreetGames National awards in 2016, received the award for Engaging Women and Girls award at the StreetGames National Awards in 2018.

7

Years in Business

7

Years of Growth

12

Clients

3

Awards

8

Team Members

3

Own Campaigns

O U R    V I S I O N

To become the leading creative and digital campaign organisation supporting the public and third sectors. Helping to change peoples lives everyday, reaching them wherever they may be.

Our Funders and Partners

Our work would not be possible without the support of funders and partners.

Some Firsts

We were not born an agency but we have evolved into one. It has been a process that has allowed us to learn through experience and evaluating the smallest detail. With the experience of working both with clients and beneficiaries daily, we have grown with the knowledge of how to reach the unreachable and engage the unengaged. 

2011

Jan, 2011

Active Connections founded by Mike Squire

June , 2011

First contract awarded with NHS Bristol and Bristol City Council on developing an early years programme

October, 2011

First large grant awarded by Comic Relief for the ActiveDADs project

2012

September, 2012

First consultancy contract awarded with StreetGames UK

June, 2015

First own commercial brand launched. (GlowSports)