Informed, Effective Marketing

for architecture & design and firms in the built environment

Barnes Ross Agency is a specialist
marketing firm that works with businesses in architecture, design and the built environment.

A digital-first marketing agency

Specialising in driving engagement with a digital-first approach, for us it’s all about the 360 campaign: how to best utilise newsletter, social, events and PR to deliver results for your business.

With almost a decade of marketing experience and a portfolio of cross-sector clients, Barnes Ross Agency provides informed, impactful marketing for firms in the built environment.

The Lowdown

Getting it right means combining a variety of elements in your strategy.
Barnes Ross Agency focuses efforts on the following areas.


Planning the most effective use of budget, resource and effort to deliver returns, whether that be growth, engagement or conversions.


Crafting considered copy and designing impactful visual assets to convey meaningful messaging and engage the target audience.


Harnessing creative experience to generate powerful, thought-out design elements that builds on brand image and user experience.


Case Study:
Synergy Creativ

Synergy Creativ approached Barnes Ross Agency seeking to raise brand exposure among the A+D community. We built a program of events to celebrate the launch of their new showroom at Clerkenwell Design Week, attracting architects, designers and specifiers to their new space.

We organised a series of thought leadership sessions throughout CDW22, featuring BDG Architecture Creative Director Colin Macgadie, PENSON founder Lee Penson, Streetsense Director Rosie Haslem, Basha-Franklin Creative Director Nicola Osborn and several other industry-leading figures to attract and engage a targeted audience. 

Barnes Ross Agency provided promotional support, utilising social and newsletter marketing as well as on-site event management.

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Case Study:
Virtual Interiors Event

Barnes Ross Agency were brought on board to manage marketing strategy and implementation for a new, online disruptor event for the commercial interiors industry. Over the project’s lifespan, we forged media partnerships, led social media growth and drove engagement with a targeted audience of architects, designers, specifiers and end users.

As Marketing Director, Alexander Barnes-Ross oversaw the company’s growth, ticket sales and delivery of the industry-leading annual events programme, including the VI:Event and VI:Insights thought leadership festivals.

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Case Study:
Moët & Chandon

Working at the UK’s leading social media agency Spin Brands, Alexander Barnes-Ross worked closely with a number of B2B and B2C clients to develop and deliver social strategy in a number of sectors. As the account lead for Moët & Chandon, he managed and delivered cross-channel engagement and follower growth. 

Case Study:
Hart Miller Design / MARK Product

Prior to establishing the agency, Alexander Barnes-Ross worked as Communications & Events Manager for interiors studio Hart Miller Design and their contract furniture brand MARK Product.

In this role, he developed and executed the B2B marketing & media strategy and engaged existing and prospective clients through a comprehensive events strategy including Clerkenwell Design Week. He was responsible for the development of the comms plan, content calendar and running paid and organic social campaigns.

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BACHMANN worked with Barnes Ross Agency to help with our expansion into the UK market. They helped us on a number of projects; reviewing our website, communication strategy and producing advertorials for Mix Interiors and OnOffice. Barnes Ross Agency also provided event management and marketing support for our London showroom opening.

We can highly recommend Barnes Ross Agency for their consistently fast, reliable and creative delivery and it felt like they were a part of our team from the first day.
Svea Danz
Int Marketing Management, BACHMANN
Very happy to recommend Alexander having worked with him across both our businesses - Hart Miller Design and MARK Product. He was a committed and valued member of our team. His role was incredibly varied across communications and events and he took a creative and diligent approach to all aspects. With a strong set of skills he made a valued contribution to both our businesses during his time with us.
Anna Hart
Director, MARK Product & Hart Miller Design
I am happy to recommend Alexander as a very capable and energetic comms and events person. He brings a great deal of enthusiasm to any task and approaches his work very professionally. Very likeable and an asset to any team.
John Miller
Director, MARK Product & Hart Miller Design
Alex worked with us in the run up to The Virtual Interiors Event in 2021 and we have already retained his services for our interim events and the 2022 event, which is testament to his work. Alex always had great ideas, worked hard and became a very valued member of the team. Alex is very multidisciplinary when it comes to marketing which was invaluable for us. We are pleased to still be working with him.
Sally Rice
Co-Founder, The Virtual Interiors Event
Alex is a great marketer with a really strong strategic mind. Definitely recommend him for digital expertise and brand understanding.
Alex Bodini
CEO, Spin Brands
Alexander has a strong understanding of brand identity, design thinking and customer experience. He is highly focused and achievement driven and has an innate understanding of the creative process. Alexander’s analytical approach to design and business makes his skill sets unique to realise both personal and collective potential.
Chantelle Morton
Design Consultant

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