Comms Creatives: the
social media sister act
At the helm of Comms Creatives is a sister act — Hel and Lesley — based in the South Wales, UK. Our online courses unleash that confident, inspired version of you.
We have helped brands like Macmillan Cancer Support, Scottish Power and Manchester City Council get lots more social media engagement.
And we’ve worked with loads of organisations like NUS, Welsh Government and the NHS, to create unique, pioneering social media strategies.
About Hel Reynolds
The Social Media Marketing Awards-winning, creative trainer who designs unique training and coaching programmes. You may know me from my cartoons, or from Twitter where I chat with my strong community of comms followers.
About Lesley Reynolds
Lesley deals with the business and student support side of things, and bringing fun and learning expertise from her career as a school teacher. Thankfully, she is the one in the family that got the organised genes.
Expert speaker on social media creativity in comms and marketing
Hel is also really happy appearing on TV, radio and podcasts to give her unique take on topical social media, communications and professional creativity issues.
Media commentary, quotes for journalists
Areas of expertise where Hel can contribute insightful, interesting views, comments and advice.
1. How brands are using social media – the good, bad and the hideous
2. Small business and entrepreneurship, from the point of view of the owner of an online business
3. How creativity has become the number one workplace skill – techniques and commentary on the companies that foster innovation and creativity
Conferences and events
Get in touch to request a subject area for Hel to present at your event, or consider suggested talks for 2020 below:
1. Become an unstoppable creative force: five unusual but powerful ways to boost your comms creativity
2. Managing stress and mental health in a busy comms environment: tackling real issues – bad bosses, unrealistic demands, imposter syndrome
3. Grow your brands’s social media engagement: how to change audience reactions from tumbleweed to tremendous
Hel has a strong trophy shelf to take the weight of her comms and digital awards over the years.
Winner at the 2018 UK Social Media Marketing Awards
Winner of the Digital Leaders Awards 2014
Winner of three awards at the SoMeComms Social Media Awards 2011: Best Use Of YouTube + The Innovation Award + Best In-House Team
Highly Commended: CIPR Local Public Services Digital Communications Award 2010
Finalist: CIPR Local Public Services Young Communicator of the Year Award 2010
Hel's corporate comms background
Back in 2007, Hel first started using social media when she was a communications officer in local government, with a MySpace page dedicated to getting people to help a council restore a town hall.
There was no rulebook, and what she learned in those early days was invaluable.
During her time in the public sector, she worked on many creative digital communications projects designed to be shared and talked about, like this campaign about dog poo or this social media response to snowy weather or this ‘learn as you do’ approach to a budget consultation on YouTube.
Then she built a business helping comms teams tackle the problems she had faced as a comms and digital team leader.