Team

Makesthree is a collective of marketing and press freelancers. We create bespoke marketing campaigns to promote live arts, offering a hands-on, friendly and dedicated approach. We manage all aspects of above and below the line marketing activity from planning to implementation.

Makesthree was formed in 2007 by Mark Slaughter, Sam McAuley and Georgette Purdey; established arts marketing freelancers. Arts marketer Kym Bartlett is also part of the family. We are not an agency, but a collective of experienced individuals who work solo and together, depending upon project size and scale.

Between us we work across many artforms including music, theatre, events & festivals, cabaret, dance and in community, subsidised, commercial and corporate environments. From national tours to multi-arts festivals, producing companies to regional and London-based venues, from long-term to project-based campaign, Makesthree takes a strategic approach to effectively find audiences for your work.

A wealth of knowledge and experience

I’ve enjoyed working with Kym over the last 8 months. Warm and professional, she has a wealth of knowledge and experience. She quickly grasped the culture of Battersea Arts Centre and the organisation’s key values and objectives. Kym’s help shaping our 6 year communications strategy has been invaluable and, as a mentor, she is great at providing practical ideas for every day challenges that are quick and easy to implement.

BAC

2017-02-13T21:18:51+00:00

BAC

I’ve enjoyed working with Kym over the last 8 months. Warm and professional, she has a wealth of knowledge and experience. She quickly grasped the culture of Battersea Arts Centre and the organisation’s key values and objectives. Kym’s help shaping our 6 year communications strategy has been invaluable and, as a mentor, she is great at providing practical ideas for every day challenges that are quick and easy to implement.

They offer a personal and bespoke relationship

Working with Makesthree is always a delight.  They offer a personal and bespoke relationship based on their detailed knowledge of the touring sector. What they don’t know about regional venues is not worth knowing!

English Touring Theatre

2017-02-13T21:31:43+00:00

English Touring Theatre

Working with Makesthree is always a delight.  They offer a personal and bespoke relationship based on their detailed knowledge of the touring sector. What they don’t know about regional venues is not worth knowing!

Fun, fresh and super-knowledgeable

I loved working with makesthree when I was at Kneehigh. Fun, fresh and super-knowledgeable, they have a clever knack of making everything seem easy. Stylish, smart, connected, flexible and engaged, I couldn't recommend them highly enough.

Emma Rice, Artistic Director Shakespeare's Globe

2017-03-01T15:56:53+00:00

Emma Rice, Artistic Director Shakespeare's Globe

I loved working with makesthree when I was at Kneehigh. Fun, fresh and super-knowledgeable, they have a clever knack of making everything seem easy. Stylish, smart, connected, flexible and engaged, I couldn't recommend them highly enough.

A structured, fun and comfortable environment

In 2015 Theatre-Rites worked with Kym on a Communications Consultancy;  she undertook an audit and delivered a strategy that is currently helping us develop a new website and logo. Kym was wonderful to work with, and through a series of meetings she gently guided us through a process of reflection and planning.  She provided a structured, fun and comfortable environment and that rare opportunity to take time out of our normal busy schedules to really focus on who we are as a company, how we see ourselves and how we want to be seen.

Theatre-Rites

2017-02-13T21:31:02+00:00

Theatre-Rites

In 2015 Theatre-Rites worked with Kym on a Communications Consultancy;  she undertook an audit and delivered a strategy that is currently helping us develop a new website and logo. Kym was wonderful to work with, and through a series of meetings she gently guided us through a process of reflection and planning.  She provided a structured, fun and comfortable environment and that rare opportunity to take time out of our normal busy schedules to really focus on who we are as a company, how we see ourselves and how we want to be seen.

She genuinely listened to our aims, grasped our values and background

ACT engaged Kym Bartlett for six months because we believed there were more actor-parents we could reach who needed support.  More? An understatement!  Kym enabled the charity to double its grants to families and forged new and lasting contacts. She genuinely listened to our aims, grasped our values and background, and developed a strategy for ACT that was far-reaching, while being focused and achievable. No jargon, no long meetings. Simply: results.

Robert Ashby, Executive Director, Actors' Children's Trust

2017-11-08T20:03:30+00:00

Robert Ashby, Executive Director, Actors' Children's Trust

ACT engaged Kym Bartlett for six months because we believed there were more actor-parents we could reach who needed support.  More? An understatement!  Kym enabled the charity to double its grants to families and forged new and lasting contacts. She genuinely listened to our aims, grasped our values and background, and developed a strategy for ACT that was far-reaching, while being focused and achievable. No jargon, no long meetings. Simply: results.

They have helped us to grow the profile of the Company

It has been a pleasure working with Makesthree on our Marketing, Social Media and Audience Development. It has been invaluable having a team that is professional and knowledgable in those areas managing this for us. They have helped us to grow the profile of the Company and audiences for our performances. I would definitely recommend them.

BalletBoyz

2017-02-13T21:26:12+00:00

BalletBoyz

It has been a pleasure working with Makesthree on our Marketing, Social Media and Audience Development. It has been invaluable having a team that is professional and knowledgable in those areas managing this for us. They have helped us to grow the profile of the Company and audiences for our performances. I would definitely recommend them.

Georgette has introduced fresh ideas to our marketing and social media strategies

balletLORENT couldn't have achieved our ambitions for audience development strategy and delivery if we hadn't engaged with Georgette Purdey for the Snow White national touring programme or the recent premiere of Rumpelstiltskin. She is extraordinary in how she communicates with venues, maintaining a positive relationship with their marketing teams. Georgette has introduced fresh ideas to our marketing and social media strategies and we have valued her commitment, enthusiasm and effectiveness in developing our diverse audiences. She has been an absolute pleasure.

Christine, balletLORENT

2018-04-15T21:06:02+00:00

Christine, balletLORENT

balletLORENT couldn't have achieved our ambitions for audience development strategy and delivery if we hadn't engaged with Georgette Purdey for the Snow White national touring programme or the recent premiere of Rumpelstiltskin. She is extraordinary in how she communicates with venues, maintaining a positive relationship with their marketing teams. Georgette has introduced fresh ideas to our marketing and social media strategies and we have valued her commitment, enthusiasm and effectiveness in developing our diverse audiences. She has been an absolute pleasure.

We saw tangible results and were really well supported

Working with Georgette on Fuel’s New Theatre in Your Neighbourhood project was a total pleasure. She is committed, enthusiastic and proficient. Her support of and great, proactive communication with the extended team was particularly valuable. She was invested in what we were doing and had a real understanding of the needs of the different partners involved and a great strategic oversight of the project. We saw tangible results and were really well supported - I’d recommend her highly.

Fuel

2017-02-23T16:22:56+00:00

Fuel

Working with Georgette on Fuel’s New Theatre in Your Neighbourhood project was a total pleasure. She is committed, enthusiastic and proficient. Her support of and great, proactive communication with the extended team was particularly valuable. She was invested in what we were doing and had a real understanding of the needs of the different partners involved and a great strategic oversight of the project. We saw tangible results and were really well supported - I’d recommend her highly.