Who we are

Our agency - first established in 1990 as a traditional marketing agency, has transitioned into a fully integrated, digital-first agency with skills across all marketing channels.

Fast forward 30 years and we are still going, and growing, in Solihull - developing our expertise to help our clients thrive in the online world of business. We are very aware that no two clients are affected in the same way by market conditions. So we continue to innovate, develop and maintain our forward thinking, to ensure we are able to provide a complete bespoke marketing solution for each of our clients. 

Below you can meet the team that make up Astute Media.

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Jeremy Bailey

Managing Director

Jeremy has 35 years’ agency experience in Marketing Communications, spending much of his early career in London, working on such accounts as Guinness, Philips, Parker Pen and Unilever. This early experience shaped his thinking on the importance of brand development and brand communications, which remains a central focus for the agency today.

Has he mentioned Parker Pen?


Jeremy Bailey

Paul McMichael

Account Director

Paul is one of the stalwarts of Astute Media and has been here since the very beginning. Ever reliable with years of experience of marketing communications, Paul is the 'go-to' man when thinking of innovative ways to print things!

Favourite things?
BBQs, Truffle Crisps, Old School Rhythm and Blues

Inspirational Quote?
Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams


Bob Mountford

Account Manager

Bob has spent his entire career in sales, marketing and event management roles, working on the client-side for Land Rover, Volkswagen Group and T-Systems and on the agency side for response management and creative agencies.

What do you do at Astute?
Link new clients with our services so they communicate a unified message to their customers that moves them at the moments that matter.

What are you most likely to be/to do?
Enjoying the outdoors whether that be in the garden, travelling to the Arctic Circle or warmer climates


James Ebdon-Muir

Digial Account Director

Working with international clients he has proven himself in the execution of international digital strategies helping one of the biggest tyre manufactures in the world develop their digital footprint. Responsible for a global web project James has a proven track record in SEO, Content Management Systems, Analytics, Campaigns, Social Media, e-Mailer Platforms.

A keen hockey player James also enjoys walking with George (beloved doggo and part-time agency mascot).

Favourite things:
Spending time with Jo and George, track days, eating out.

Most likely to be the one who:
orders the steak or wants a BBQ


James Ebdon-Muir

James Johnson

Senior Creative

James has also amassed over 20 years’ experience in a marketing environment, having discovered a love for creative problem-solving at one of the largest marketing agencies in the Midlands region. He particularly thrives on trying to find the simplest, cleanest way possible to visually express an idea.

Most likely to be:
Found at the Table Football being hyper-competitive

What are you 3 favourite things?
My wife and 2 boys!


Mike Green

Senior Designer

Mike has over twenty years’ experience as a graphic designer since graduating from Coventry University with a degree in design. Before joining the agency 16 years ago, Mike developed considerable skills in exhibition design and brand development. Since then, he has worked with many agency clients.

"I'm a designer who loves branding work (big or small)and thrives on a design challenge."

Favourite Quote: "Never eat the head of a Turbot"



Michael Smith

Social Media Fountain of Knowledge

Having earned his Masters in Multiplatform and Mobile Journalism Michael wanted to apply his new-found knowledge in the world of marketing.

Working closely with our Social Media clients he drives and enhances their social media footprint regularly achieving client's goals and aspirations.

Why do you enjoy working at Astute Media?
I love working at Astute Media as every day brings something new. Its does sound corny but it really is true.

Three favourite things?
Starbucks coffee, Gaming/VR, Creative Storytelling



Michael Smith

Deborah Green

Account Director

In 15 words or less, what do you do at Astute? 

I love managing projects. Give me a problem and I’ll solve it!

Why do you love working here? 

Being at a smaller agency gives me the opportunity to really get my teeth into things and really make a difference. Plus I get to see my hubby every day - bonus!

What are your 3 favourite things? 

This is so hard! I have so many things I love! The sun, red wine, squashies (sweets!) - but it would have to be my better half, my kiddos and my sausage dog (okay that’s 4 lol)

What are you most likely to do/be out of everyone in the team? 

Most likely to be taking the mick and laughing! 


Deborah Green

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