Building the case for Yorkshire law firm Gordons


Brand8 PR was initially appointed by Yorkshire law firm Gordons in 2006 to raise awareness of the firm regionally via media relations.

The relationship has evolved over time and now sees us provide strategic communications advice across the firm ranging from sector-specific business development initiatives to the continued building of value in the Gordons brand.


Media relations remains a key element of the service provided to the firm, but this has been augmented with content marketing and social media consultancy.

Particular emphasis has been placed on profile raising of partners within key sectors, such as retail PR, leading to coverage in national trade titles The Grocer and Retail Week, as well as national newspapers including The Independent and The Telegraph.

Content marketing activity has seen third parties contribute blogs for the Gordons website including property consultancy Knight Frank’s chief economist and brand design agency Elmwood’s chairman.

Client results

Gordons is regarded as one of the UK’s most successful law firms, with one of the strongest brands in the legal sector.

In addition, through Gordons’ long-term ‘Our clients state our case’ campaign utilised across professional services PR, content and advertising channels, Brand8 PR has helped continually reinforce the firm’s reputation for client-centric, practical advice that delivers commercial advantage.

Paul Ayre, managing partner, Gordons, said:

“Brand8 PR’s integrated application of PR and content marketing has proven itself to consistently deliver over time.

“The way they manage our reputation and continually enhance awareness of our people and our brand helps underpin the firm’s ongoing business development strategy.

“Brand8 PR has a deep understanding of Gordons and a straight-talking approach which allows the agency to provide us with sound advice focused on achieving our business objectives.”