Amanda Lowe – Managing Director

Amanda is Story Comms. She set it up.

With more than 15 years’ experience in the communications industry, she has built a strong track record of delivering results, both in agency for clients and in-house for leading organisations within the B2B, corporate and consumer landscapes. Bringing big London agency and client side experience together, Amanda has the expertise and insight to add real strategic and creative value while making life that little bit easier for her busy clients.

In her previous role as Head of Communications at Marketing Birmingham she was responsible for devising the organisation’s communications and stakeholder relations strategies, their implementation and evaluation across its three programme areas including inward investment, leisure and business tourism and strategic promotion of the Greater Birmingham area nationally and internationally. She also led on all corporate communications, partner engagement and corporate events. Prior to this Amanda helped management roles at leading global PR firms in London and Scotland.

Amanda has been selected by PR Week as one of 15 future leaders of the industry and is one of 30 to win a place on the Marketing Academy’s prestigious leadership academy.

Sophie Zumbe – Junior Account Manager

Sophie is Story’s media wizard. Driven by a need to shape clients’ stories into content that hijacks and leads the news agenda, she works her magic by focusing on the audience and their influence before aligning them with a brand through exceptional media relations, hard-hitting thought leadership campaigns and cunning copywriting.

Sophie’s sharp eye for a great story and understanding of the media’s needs enables her to build long-term relationships with journalists within the national, trade and regional arenas. Her other specialisms lie in event management, reactive commentary and multi-channel content campaigns and whitepapers.

Previous agency experience saw Sophie deliver for clients across the B2B and corporate landscapes including Vendigital, Menzies, Shakespeare Martineau, Baywater Healthcare, Withers & Rogers, Office Depot, Hitachi Capital Invoice Finance, NFU Mutual and Viking.

Sophie Drake – Senior Account Executive

Sophie is a founding member of the Story Comms team. She is a corporate communications expert with a passion for media and stakeholder relations. Her particular specialisms lie in generating strong media content and utilising social media and influencer comms tactics that see her deliver high-impact multichannel campaigns that maximise budget for her clients.

She was recently appointed as the UK’s first Director for Young People on the Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP board, where she is responsible for engaging and galvanising the large population of 18-30s in the city region. She is also marketing lead for the Infrastructure Committee at Birmingham Future – where she supports the delivery of a range of events and initiatives that showcase the city’s changing landscape.

Sophie was recently recognised as the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce Future Face of Communications 2016.

Arya Chopra – Junior Account Executive

Arya is our data junkie with an analytical mindset and a penchant for excel. She crunches the numbers and scours data sets to find the insights that fuel our strategy and create campaigns that grab journalists’ attention and bring bottom line benefits to our clients.

She delivers across Story’s multiple clients with a focus on data, research, insights, media relations, content creation and reporting.

Arya joined the team after working with destination marketing organisation Marketing Birmingham, where she was responsible for media monitoring, analysis and evaluation for clients across the public and private sector in Greater Birmingham.

Outside of the office she’s either critiquing the latest movies or playing the keyboard – one key at a time!

Our partners

We are communications experts. We are specialists and proud of it. We will never try to be a jack of all trades, master of none. Instead, we work with other experts in related fields that we trust and have a track record of delivering with.

These partners include branding specialists, designers, creatives, illustrators, photographers, filmmakers and animators.