We're human, are you?

We put people at the heart of everything we do, whether that’s our people, our clients, or your audience. ​

We’re not trying to be clever, it’s simply about the balance of intelligence and courtesy: using our intellect and insight, we make things easier for our clients to engage with their audiences.

As obvious as it may sound – if we’re looking in detail at how we affect a niche audience in a digital world, or applying creativity to inspire a change in behaviour – we’re simply being human.

Yes, we tackle the complex challenges like any other agency worth their salt. But we start with people. Human insight comes first, before the tools and data analysis. Then we work out how best to connect your brand, to your audience.

We get our people, to speak to your people.


Working as an extension of your team, we really get under the skin of your business, and understand your audience. As honorary colleagues, we’re with you every step of the way, to help you not just reach your goals, but exceed them. Then, and only then, do we consider it a job well done..

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Marketing strategy

Competitor intelligence

Audience insight

Brand positioning

Campaign development & activation

Content creation

Media planning and buying

Monitoring, evaluation & reporting


We help businesses use digital to build stronger, more connected, long-term conversations with their customers. As part of an integrated agency we understand the wider marketing landscape and deliver digital solutions that meet the broader business and marketing requirements of our clients.​

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User Experience led website design

WordPress, Drupal & Magento development

Website management & hosting

Email marketing

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

PPC & display advertising

On-site content production


We love getting to know you, uncovering what makes you different and taking inspiration from it.

We always start with a pen, paper and some fearlessly creative brains and we always end with original and impactful ideas that we are proud of – and are confident that you will be too.

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Brand strategy

Brand identity & communications

Brand guardianship

Illustration & animation


Photography & video


We know what makes a good story and more importantly how to get it told. Our connections, paired with our unique storytelling style, will place you where you need to be within the industry and give your media relations some serious oomph.

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PR strategy

Story & feature development

Campaign creation

Crisis communications

Media relations & management

Media events

Media training


We know that everyone does social nowadays, but we value the fundamentals that sit behind it better than many - smart strategies, combined with compelling content, creative flair, and backed up with the insight and understanding that comes from data.

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Social strategy

Social community management

Paid social campaigns

Content creation

Influencer marketing

Influencer positioning & profile raising

Amplifying PR campaigns

Meet the Zest team

Over the years, we’ve come to learn that our stand-out team spirit is our biggest strength. We sit in one big room (the tea round is never ending!). A minor detail, but a major advantage. We work together as one big team through research, strategy, concept and delivery, producing extraordinary integrated creative solutions.

Alex Tai

Helen Banyard

James Easley
Managing Director

Victoria Grigg
Account Manager

Rachel Peat
Digital Project Manager

Hayley Town
Account Manager

Akvile Vanagaite
Account Manager

Gareth Cotter
Digital Marketing Executive

Tom Kelly
Senior Designer

Rob Hoy
Digital Designer

Craig Birch
Senior Digital Developer

Sam Tutt
Digital Developer

Jordan Norris
Technical Developer

Fran Bryan
Junior Designer

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