About us

Delivering award-winning marketing campaigns since 2002.

We’ve been around for a while. Since 2002 in fact. In that time we’ve worked with a whole load of incredible businesses, and a few “interesting” clients. We learnt the most from the shockers.

We’re choosy about who we work with. We only take on clients who we 100% believe in, and those for whom we are confident we can do a great job.

Our team is awesome. We hire great people and help them develop their skills and abilities. Together we’ve won more awards than all other Cornish agencies combined.

Here's what we can do for you...

We’re a team of specialists, with everyone on our team encouraged to develop their individual interests and skill set. Our services stem from a love of all things content.


Strategy

When you’re setting off on a new adventure it helps to have a plan.

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Public relations

Well-considered PR campaigns delivering tangible results.

Award-winning PR

Social media

Strategy, training, content, and paid campaigns.

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Website content

Strategising and creating content that makes your website sing.

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Email marketing

Choose from full service or self-managed with technical support.

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Design

Spanning digital, print, branding, and websites.

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Content marketing

From content strategy to creating copy, photography and video.

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Meet your new marketing team

David Griffen Photography

Jim Michell

Jim Michell

Managing Director

Jim is the founder and MD of Barefoot, leading on strategy, PR and content.

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Jim Michell

Managing Director

Ellie Michell Barefoot director

Ellie Michell

Ellie Michell

Director

Director at Barefoot Media

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Ellie Michell

Director

James Ram/Chetwode Ram Associates LTD 2015

Chris Penfold

Chris Penfold

Account Director | MCIPR, Dip CIPR

Chris specialises in PR, content strategy, and the measurement and evaluation of marketing campaigns.

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Chris Penfold

Account Director | MCIPR, Dip CIPR

Hattie Frisby

Hattie Frisby

Account Manager | MCIPR

Hattie leads on many of our PR accounts. Super-organised, her event planning background is the perfect foil for her interests in tourism, food and drink.

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Hattie Frisby

Account Manager | MCIPR

Sophie Peters

Sophie Peters

Account Manager | MCIPR

With experience on both agency and client-side marketing teams, Sophie is a PR and social media specialist.

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Sophie Peters

Account Manager | MCIPR

Tom Meldrum

Tom Meldrum

Account Executive

Specialising in content creation, Tom is a talented copywriter and photographer.

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Tom Meldrum

Account Executive

Ryan Mcfarlane

Ryan Mcfarlane

Design Associate

Ryan is our brand and design associate, drawing on over 15 years of agency experience.

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Ryan Mcfarlane

Design Associate

James Ram/Chetwode Ram Associates LTD 2015

Sarah Medway

Sarah Medway

Graphic Design

A design specialist, Sarah has a keen interest in product-led marketing, packaging and branding.

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Sarah Medway

Graphic Design

Inspect the trophy cabinet

We’ve won more awards than all other Cornish marketing agencies combined.


2021

CIPR Pride Awards, South of England & Channel Islands
Shortlisted – Outstanding Small Public Relations Consultancy
Shortlisted – Outstanding Young Communicator, Hattie Frisby
Shortlisted – Outstanding Young Communicator, Sophie Peters
Shortlisted – Public Sector Campaign
Shortlisted – Best Use of Digital and Social Media
Shortlisted – Best COVID Response
*Awards announced 6 October 2021.


2019

CIPR Pride Awards, South of England & Channel Islands
Gold – Integrated Campaign
Gold – Travel, Leisure or Tourism Campaign
Finalist – Outstanding PR Consultancy
Finalist – Best Use of Content


2018

CIPR Pride Awards, South of England & Channel Islands
Gold – Outstanding Small Consultancy
Gold – Low Budget Campaign
Silver – Travel, Leisure or Tourism Campaign
Silver – Best Event

PRCA DARE Awards, South West and Wales
Finalist – Event of the Year
Finalist – Media Relations Award
Finalist – Low Budget Campaign Award


2017

CIPR Pride Awards, South of England & Channel Islands
Gold – Regional Campaign of the Year
Silver – Best Use of Media Relations


2015

CIPR Pride Awards, South of England & Channel Islands
Gold – Best Use of Media Relations
Gold – Low Budget Campaign


2014

The Travel Marketing Awards
Silver – Experiential Marketing

CIPR Excellence Awards
Finalist – Outstanding Small Consultancy

CIPR Pride Awards, South of England & Channel Islands
Silver – Outstanding Small Consultancy


2013

CIPR Pride Awards, South West
Gold – Outstanding Small Consultancy
Gold – Integrated Campaign
Gold – Best Use of Research, Planning, Measurement and Evaluation
Gold – Best Use of Media Relations


2012

Media Innovation Awards
Finalist – Branding

CIPR Pride Awards, South West
Silver – Consumer Relations


2011

CIPR Pride Awards, South West
Gold – Best Use of Photography or Design
Gold – Best Website or Microsite

Caterer and Hotelkeeper Web Awards
Finalist – Best Independent Restaurant Website


2010

CIPR Pride Awards, South West
Gold – Low Budget Campaign

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