The four things we hold sacred at DawBell are...

Passionate about the people and projects we work

Being part of an amazing, supportive team

Creating exceptional work

Staying ahead of the shifts in audience engagement


We work in a people business, so getting these four things right helps us to create incredible, innovative, insightful, award winning work, which make our clients very happy!

We have a thirty strong team who sell an experience and a service, and that can only be the very best because we are all motivated, creative and passionate about what we do.



DawBell was first founded in 2009 from a tiny office opposite Charing Cross station in the heart of London.

Our goal was to re-invent the model of the traditional entertainment PR agency, into something bolder and smarter, that also had a much wider business scope.

We started the company during a recession, which gave us a lean start-up mentality built on being smart, creative, efficient and approachable.

This was a time when the media landscape and entertainment industry were going through rapid change as they continue to do so today.

We wanted to stay at the forefront of our business by evolving with these changes; a finger on the pulse while constantly looking ahead.



Whether they are a superstar or a super brand, our clients all want two things: relevance and reputation.

We approach strategy with all our clients keeping these two very important points at the core of every campaign, as they are the key to long term success.

We have always been at the centre of popular culture, giving us a very unique perspective on engagement with every type of audience.

Our work has not gone unnoticed … We made it into the Top 5 Best New Agencies at the 2011 PR Week Awards as well as being nominated every year in our existence at the Music Week Awards - winning twice! We were in the shortlist of the Top 5 Small Agencies in the UK for the PR Week Awards as well as the Top 6 Specialist Agencies in 2016. We won the Music Week Award - PR Campaign of the Year for 2017 for our work with Craig David and were nominated in 2018 for our work on Queens Of The Stone Age’s latest studio album ‘Villains’.

We look after some of the most powerful influencers in popular culture today - Paul McCartney, Elton John,  Gary Barlow/Take That, Rihanna, Pharrell Williams, James Corden, Harry Styles, Beck, Queens Of The Stone Age, Craig David, Shawn Mendes and Big Shaq! - who interact with hundreds of millions of people every single day.

Our brand clients include some of the biggest and most important operators in entertainment: Universal Music, Sony Music, Warner Music, The Isle Of Wight Festival, musical.ly, Amnesty International and Sofar Sounds, Casio Music, The Mercury Prize and The BRIT Awards.

We also enjoy working closely and regularly with a number of charities including: The BRITs Trust, War Child, End The Silence, Nordoff Robbins and Children In Need.



Being experts in the mechanics of engagement

Our influence and connections

Understanding talent

Media Navigation

Crisis Management

8 years experience in communication

Understanding the business of brands

Research and insight

Creativity and innovation



Media, technology, entertainment, products, business and people’s habits are constantly evolving. Our business is built on this principle and is designed to stay agile enough to adapt to continuous change.

We know what works now will not have the same impact in six months time, so we are constantly knitting together these ever evolving key areas of influence, whether they are newspapers, magazines, websites, TV shows, brands, blogs or people, to make bespoke campaigns that have real, measurable impact.

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Rich Dawes

Managing Director

First Album:
Tracy Chapman 'Fast Car

Favourite Work Moment:
Winning the BRITs as a client in 2010 and proceeding to dance around the office in celebration with the rest of the team. It was less than a year into our lifespan and winning the account fundamentally changed our business.

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Stuart Bell

Managing Director

First Album:
WHAM ‘Make It Big’, followed very quickly with Guns n’ Roses ‘Appetite For Destruction’

Favourite Work Moment:
Too many to mention but I’ll always remember our very first day of DawBell. Our tiny little cupboard for an office in Charing Cross with no facilities... or clients! I’m immensely proud of how far we’ve all come.

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Alaina Austick

Financial Controller

First Album:
Alanis Morisette - ‘Jagged Little Pill’

Favourite Work Moment:
The blood, sweat and tears that lead to our amazing office!

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Scarlett Flynn

EA to Rich Dawes & Stuart Bell

First Album:
Lauryn Hill - ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’

Favourite Work Moment:
Winning Best Driver DawBell Award at the Christmas Party for driving the mini bus onto a wall at the Isle Of Wight Festival 2015 at 2am

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Holly Appleton

Head of Digital

First Album:
'Spice’ - Spice Girls

Favourite Work Moment:
Stopping for a minute to see Beyonce perform at the BRITs in 2014 - she was aaaaaaaaaamazing!

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Pippa Evers

Head of TV

First Album:
Purchased with my very own money I'm pretty sure was Michael Jackson 'Bad'.

Favourite Work Moment:
Pulling up to Buckingham palace for a photo call with Gary Barlow a few weeks before the Jubilee concert...and forgetting I had some tour props in the boot of my car - six plastic AK47 guns!

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Kate Etteridge

Head of Music and Entertainment

First Album:
On casette ‘Kylie’ - Kylie Minogue, on CD: ‘Garbage’ - Garbage

Favourite Work Moment:
Watching Blur headline the Saturday night of The Isle of Wight Festival and seeing the 50,000 crowd go absolutely nuts

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Laura Sinclair

Head of Press

First Album:
‘Take That and Party’ in 1992 - I love them just as much now as I did when I was 9!

Favourite Work Moment:
My favourite work memory is standing on the main stage at Glastonbury in 2014 waiting in the wings with Laura Mvula before she smashed it on stage.

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Maria Barham

PR Director

First Album:
Prince 'Purple Rain

Favourite Work Moment:
Watching Take That rehearse their Circus Tour in Sunderland's Stadium of Light and being one of only a handful of people in the entire stadium....stuff of dreams!

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James Windle

PR Director

First Album:
‘And Justice For All’ by Metallica!

Favourite Work Moment:
Seeing Eagles of Death Metal getting back on stage at the Olympia in Paris was truly spine tingling. Such an emotional, uplifting and cathartic moment after the horrors of the previous three months.

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Jordan Shepley

Junior PR Executive

First Album:
Aquarium - Aqua

Favourite Work Moment:
Being able to work at the Hyundai Mercury Music Prize

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Amy Allen

Brands Assistant

First Album:
Atomic Kitten - 'Atomic Kitten'

Favourite Work Moment:
Watching the notorious Dexter (Michael c. Hall) honour David Bowie at the Hyundai Mercury Music awards.

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Kevin Callus

Brands Senior Account Manager

First Album:
Dance Zone ’95 which I still have to this day

Favourite Work Moment:
Cramming 50 people into a campervan to create a world record

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Lauren Webb

Digital Assistant

First Album:
Spice Girls - 'Spice'

Favourite Work Moment:
Watching Queen with everyone at the end IOW Festival 2016

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Dave Palmer

PR Manager

First Album:
Led Zeppelin - III

Favourite Work Moment:
Watching Billy Corgan perform '1979', 'Disarm', 'Today' AND 'Tonight, Tonight' solo, at the RSA, with nothing besides an acoustic guitar

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