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    89up is a different type of campaigns, content and public affairs agency

    We run campaigns to make the world a more open, pluralistic, and democratic place.

    We work with charities, private clients and not-for-profits to ensure they have as much impact as possible.

    Why 89up? 1989 was the year in which the Berlin Wall came down and the World Wide Web was invented. Up? Well, it’s better than down.

    We love free speech and we want more of it, not less.

    We think the Internet is great.


    Who we’ve worked with
    Who we’ve worked with

    89up Labs uses industry-leading social media tools which allow us to gain deep insights into target audiences, tailor tweets, Facebook posts, YouTube videos and website engagements, to amplify and enhance clients’ strategy and message.

    89up can put you in the media spotlight across a range of traditional and newer media outlets. This capacity stretches from the BBC to Buzzfeed, depending on the type of people you want to engage. Our affiliate Little Atoms, has for a decade been one of the UK’s most highly regarded podcasts, and is now also an online magazine - hosting some of the biggest names in art, science, literature and comedy.

    89up develops/creates campaigns to effectively influence political stakeholders and create a meaningful debate on the issue at hand. Our social media analytic tools allow clients to target their campaign to the right people at the right time and in the right way

    Who we are
    Editorial Affiliates
    Hugo Cox

    Hugo specialises in business and financial themes, writing and/or editing for a number of publications including Asian investor magazine, Global Investor Magazine and Institutional Investor.

    George Bull

    George focuses on land use, planning, urban design, and environment. He has appeared in the Architects' Journal and the Guardian Sustainable Business and Modus.

    Will Hodgkinson

    Will is chief rock and pop critic of The Times and authored the music books Guitar Man, Song Man and The Ballad Of Britain and the memoir The House Is Full Of Yogis. He also writes for Mojo and Vogue and presents the Sky Arts series Songbook.

    Clare Dowdy

    Clare specialises in design and architecture journalism. She has written for Wallpaper, Monocle, Wired and the FT. She is the author of the book One Offs.

    Sophie Arie

    Sophie works mainly for the British Medical Journal covering global health, the pharmaceutical industry, international development and human rights issues.

    Sally Howard

    Sally writes on women's interest and human rights issues for The Telegraph's Stella magazine, Marie Claire (US) and Ms. Magazine. She is the author of a book that looks at Indian sexuality and the Delhi rape uprisings, The Kama Sutra Diaries.

    Ian Lewis

    Ian is a writer and editor, specialising in economics, business, agriculture and energy for various magazines and organizations, including Sasakawa Africa Association, the African Development Bank, Energy Future, Petroleum Economist and Cleantech.

    Paul Melly

    Paul is an Associate Fellow of the Africa programme at Chatham House. He has expertise in French and EU Africa policy, development policy, grassroots development, development finance, and project and trade finance.

    James Gavin

    James is a specialist in Middle East North Africa region, covering politics and economics. He works for organisations including Transparency International, African Development Bank, Sasakawa Africa Association, and Middle East Economic Digest.

    Helen Lang

    Helen provides strategic advice and support to charities. She managed innovation both at Pilotlight and at Cancer Research UK and has also been involved with the creation of social enterprises and charity boards.

    Stephen Armstrong

    Stephen writes on culture and society for the Sunday Times, Evening Standard, Wired and The Guardian and is author of four books on topics as diverse as bohemian Europe, the rise of oligarchs and the private security industry, and poverty in north west England.

    Brendan Maton

    Brendan’s specialises in pension funding and benefits provision in Europe. He writes for the FT and Investments & Pensions Europe among other publications.

    Advocacy Affiliates
    Advocacy Affiliates
    Rohan Jayasekera

    Rohan is a journalist and online producer, developing investigative journalism and creative advocacy projects in conflict zones such as Bosnia, Palestine, Afghanistan & Iraq.

    Julia Farrington

    Julia is a freelance producer, specialising in artistic freedom of expression, such as self-censorship in UK arts and culture.






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