We have expertise right across the arts, supported by our exceptional network of influencers, opinion formers and the media. All team works cross-culturally and cross-media to gives us a unique perspective on and understanding of the arts agenda. Our fully integrated service includes strategic planning, year-round consultancy, campaign implementation, sponsorship, media relations, crisis management, design & branding, media planning & buying and digital marketing. We specialise in developing prizes and awards for clients and celebrate important anniversaries and cultural moments with high-impact and creative campaigns. Our clients include The Man Booker Prize for Fiction, the Royal Horticultural Society, Oxford Literary Festival, Wales Millennium Centre and award-winning bookshop, Foyles. And it’s the diversity of our work that helps us deliver impactful and intelligent campaigns by people with a genuine passion for the arts
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The team’s passion for our work shines through and has contributed to the growing profile of our festival.
Four Colman Getty has handled PR for the Man Booker Prize – one of the most famous literary prizes in the world – since 1993. We handle every element of the prize cycle from the submission process through to marketing and digital, from generating international media coverage to event and sponsor management. Four Colman Getty handles a major, cross-platform partnership with the BBC which includes live coverage from the winner ceremony, a star-studded dinner for over 500 guests.
The media profile has been great. Four Colman Getty have done a wonderful job for Plymouth University.
They were thoughtful, thorough and ambitious which meant that the media the project got was exactly what we wanted - sensitive, intelligent and high-profile.
Thank you so much for your extraordinary work over the year. I cannot imagine a team that could have done more than you did, or with greater professionalism.
Four was appointed by GameCity to launch of the National Video Game Arcade (NVA) in Nottingham: the world’s first cultural centre for gaming. Our initial news announcement in October 2014 was covered by national media including The Times, The Guardian and BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.
Four handled the publicity campaign for Matt Haig’s new children’s book A Boy Called Christmas, published by Canongate Books and illustrated by Chris Mould. Our objectives were to establish the title as THE Christmas book of the year - an instant classic to be enjoyed for generations to come, and to drive sales in the competitive Christmas trading period.
We handled the PR campaign for a month-long festival establishing the Thames as a cultural quarter secured 800+ pieces of coverage including 47 broadcast and 24 national as well as quality international, lifestyle and online publications. Highlights included:
Four was appointed to handle the media campaign for the re-opening of York Art Gallery in 2015, following an £8 million transformation by international architects Ushida Findlay in partnership with conservation specialists Simpson & Brown. The opening saw the launch of the new Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA), displaying largest collection of British Studio Ceramics in the world.
Four worked with Findmypast in association with The National Archives to launch the 1939 Register. The Register, dubbed ‘The Wartime Domesday Book’ is the most comprehensive survey of the population of England and Wales ever taken. We were delighted to gain the support of writer and broadcaster Andrew Marr for the project, who wrote a piece for the The Sunday Times the day before launch, contextualising the publication and explaining its significance.
They exceeded our ambitious communications objectives. The campaign was approached strategically & with rigour... coverage was high-profile & thoughtful.
We coordinate the winner ceremony for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction winner ceremony in Abu Dhabi. Our event management role includes:
We worked strategically to generate coverage in consumer, national and trade press to drive attendance and enhance the profile of this leading show for graduate design. We liaised closely with exhibiting colleges and show sponsors to develop story ideas and interviews.
You organised it all beautifully, like a well planned military campaign, or a well conducted orchestra!
For more than half a century InterContinental Hotels has been synonymous with glamorous travel and local expertise that enriches guest experiences. To highlight this, Four developed and designed a series of glossy ‘Insider Guides’ which collate insights, tips and recommendations from hotel concierges, F&B managers and industry experts in English and Arabic. Topics range from travelling in style, travelling with kids and hosting the perfect business dinner.
Thank you for the work done on the Sharjah Light Festival...The coverage we received was very good and we enjoyed working with you all.
The media coverage was just amazing, it has certainly been worldwide … and we got the best possible response from the people of the city.