Black pudding escape story goes viral

Corporate news 12 January 2018

Echosix director Jonathan Lee, wearing his freelance journo hat, filed a story about a butcher’s lucky escape on Wednesday, Jan 10th 2018.

Devon butcher Chris McCabe, Jonathan wrote, became trapped inside a walk-in freezer and battered his way to freedom using a black pudding.

The Mirror was the first to pick up on the piece, which has since appeared across all major UK news outlets including BBC News, the BBC’s Today programme (from 2 hrs 55 mins and 46 secs in), The Times, The Telegraph, Daily Mail, Express, Independent, The Sun, Daily Star, The Scotsman, MetroThe RegisterThe Irish Post and The Week.

A Hollywood script is now in the works.

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HMRC + GOV.UK / content design

Corporate news 11 January 2018

Echosix’s Kieran Wyatt has been shaking up HMRC’s content design offering since April 2017.

He’s working on the public-facing tax calculation portal, iterating on the GOV.UK prototyping platform and ensuring all content and designs adhere to GDS principles and standards.

He’s covering all aspects of user experience design, from user research to copy development to page design.

He’s also help set up a series of A/B tests using Optimizely software to test out content variations, analyse metrics and iterate and improve the service.

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Mentoring + training / big push

Corporate news 16 March 2017

Echosix’s mentoring and training practice is steaming ahead.

Over the last few weeks we’ve coached business analysts in London, galvanised Warwick University undergrads in search of a career in publishing and inspired art students in Plymouth.

And today….we’re at Teesside University guiding budding actors on the ins and out of the film, TV and performance industries.

Contact us if you’d like to hear more about our training and coaching courses.

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Film / entrepreneurs needed

Corporate news 12 September 2016

Are you an entrepreneur with an interesting story to tell?

We’ve been commissioned to make a series of short films about successful innovators in the UK – any sector and any subject.

Please get in touch if you think you fit the bill – or you know someone who does.


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Wallpaper* / review

Corporate news 29 June 2016

Wearing his globe-trotting journo hat, Echosix director Jonathan Lee has been out in the field reviewing new openings for Wallpaper* magazine.

His latest piece – on a minimalist concrete beach house in Portugal’s unspoilt Alentejo region – has just been published in the magazine’s online edition.

Read all about it here.


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Ibiza / editorial services

Corporate news 17 June 2016

Echosix director Kieran Wyatt is providing editorial services for Ushuaïa magazine, the glossy title from the open-air Ibiza superclub of the same name.

Kieran is managing the editing of all English copy for the bilingual publication, including proofing, editing and copy wrangling.

Ushuaïa magazine is published for five months every summer and distributed free all over the island and in selected high-end destinations around the world.

Read the magazine online here.


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Echosix / new website

Corporate news 6 March 2016

As we hope you’ve noticed – we have a brand new website.

The site, lovingly built by our very own Jonny Hough and Kieran Wyatt, is designed to showcase our sparkling creative work more effectively than its predecessor.

It will also give you the low-down on our three core services: digital discovery, content creation and project management.

Take a click around and let us know that you think.

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University / lecture

Events 11 February 2016

Echosix director Jonathan Lee took to the lectern in February 2016 — to give art students a first-hand insight into working for a creative agency.

It was Jonathan’s fourth annual lecture at Plymouth College of Art, which runs specialist courses in art, design and media and is renowned for teaching in small groups and its state-of-the-art kit.

Jonathan is available for conference and lecture slots throughout 2016. Contact him here.

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Echosix curator / Wordstock

Events 19 October 2015

Echosix content curator Sarah Farley ran a fantastic event at London’s Free Word Centre on Saturday 17 October.

26 Wordstock is a one-day festival of words, bursting with ideas, language, creative fun and short sharp workshops.
The jam-packed day included storytelling guru, John Yorke; author and publicist, Preethi Nair; and writer and former bookseller Andy Miller.
And there were hands-on workshops to help writers flex their professional skills, including a poet’s guide to killing and how to make money as a freelancer.
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New offices / King’s Cross

Corporate news 1 April 2015

We have packed our up office kit and moved into new digs in King’s Cross — part of the main station building to be precise.

It’s a brand new space powered by a super friendly team, sleek meeting rooms, a co-working space and some very good coffee. The address is East Side, King’s Cross, London N1C 4AX.

Next time you are in the locale call in and see us — just drop us a line first!

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