One of the UK’s leading and busiest concert halls, Town Hall Symphony Hall, Birmingham (THSH), has appointed elephant communications as its national communications adviser on thought leadership and strategic communications.
The Birmingham venues deliver more than 600 concerts a year, spanning classical, rock, blues, comedy and the arts – and has a robust education and community engagement programme for Birmingham and the surrounding area.
The account will be managed by Guy Bellamy and Jim Follett and will focus on developing the UK and international profile of Symphony Hall as a leading national destination for performance music and the arts.
The appointment follows elephant’s formal move into music and the arts as a practice sector. For the last five years, the consultancy has been the international adviser of record for Elephant Parade, the public art exposition, which has appeared in the UK, Brazil, Hong Kong and France. elephant communications also advises the Philharmonia Orchestra, resident at the Southbank Centre and has started work in the rock genre something that will grow into 2017.
Jim Follett, Account Director at elephant communications comments: “Whilst there has been extensive discussion as to whether London needs a new world-class concert hall, The Symphony Hall is Birmingham is widely regarded as having some of the finest acoustics in the country. It’s geographical location in the middle of the UK places it well to broaden its appeal to new audiences and, in doing so, to re-establish Birmingham as a chosen destination for enjoying concerts by some of the world’s finest performers.”