Our Services


The advertising world is changing, it has been changing for the last 100 years. In fact the one constant in this industry is change. Fortunately Stuart Hirst has always been in the vanguard when it comes to new media, new creative approaches and reaching your audience in the most efficient and effective way. And we’ve being doing it for nearly a century.

Whether you are operating in a specialist technical market or looking to talk to the shopper on the high street, we can provide outstanding concepts that will build your identity and put your name on the lips of customers or clients. Central to our approach is superb design, original in concept and detailed in execution. Creativity that transcends media and communicates ideas, emotions, benefits and brand.

Asked about his recipe for success, our founder Mr Stuart Hirst put it succinctly…

“Early to bed, Early to rise, Work like hell, and Advertise!”


Combining the latest HD video with professional graphics and audio, we deliver superb video that is engaging, dynamic and ensures your message remains clear throughout. All the user has to do is click on the video window, sit back and watch the movie. If you are new to video we can guide through how and where to use it on your site to achieve maximum impact for minimum cost. Our experience and background in advertising means we stick to what is important, delivering the perfect message for your brand.

Business Web TV is our dedicated video production division based in Leeds, visit the Video Production page to find out more information.


The identity of an organisation should be more than the sum of its parts. In developing a brand for an organisation it is important to understand the markets it serves, the achievements and history, the products and services it provides, its people and the brand values it espouses. Digital technology and the development of the Internet provide new and exciting platforms for brands, but too often they dilute and distort at the hands of well meaning amateurs. The loss of purity and clarity of design can result in a perceived lack of direction for a business.

At Stuart Hirst we develop ideas, attitudes, aptitudes and emotions – we develop organisations, we develop people. For us it’s never been just about logos.

Social Media

Social Media

Social Media has become a pivotal, game-changing platform for brands and businesses across the board. It has not only impacted the relationship between brands and consumers but has also adjusted the way people communicate every day. At Stuart Hirst we not only stay ahead of every new trend, technology and platform, but we also have a deep-rooted understanding of the fundamental foundations of being social online.

Social Media is here to stay; we are here to produce real, tangible, visible results from your online campaign.

Graphic Design

Graphic Design

We continually deliver the very best graphic design solutions for all of our clients. Creativity underpins all of our projects but where we really make a difference is out uncanny ability to interpret a brief exactly how you imagined it! We work on a huge variety of projects for a wide variety of clients. Briefs can include anything from corporate identity design, stationary, brochures, point of sale to name a few.

At Stuart Hirst we understand the importance of great design – it underpins everything we do.

Online Marketing

Stuart Hirst can help you generate more business online. So whether you talking your first steps into SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) or you’re planning an international PPC (Pay Per Click) campaign, Stuart Hirst can help you to deliver clear, engaging messages that your customers can relate to. Successful digital campaigns are founded in a combination of an in-depth knowledge of online audience behaviour and a detailed understanding of the communities and platforms they frequent. We use the latest techniques to help you understand your audience’s media consumption.

This knowledge helps us deliver powerful, successful online marketing campaigns.

Web Design

Website Design

Stuart Hirst provide a website design and development service that unifies our knowledge of advertising, design and corporate strategy with an unrivalled technical proficiency and a deep understanding of user experience. We also understand the importance of aligning online and offline strategies to create a brand that develops clear, long-lasting relationships with your customers.

Whatever your industry, be it consumer focused, business-to-business, large or small, we create exciting websites that always deliver results.

Recruitment Advertising

Recruitment Advertising

More than half of all recruitment advertising is last minute, a grudge purchase, unexpected and often unbudgeted. Squeezed between publication deadlines and commercial imperatives, mistakes are made, time and money are wasted. It doesn’t have to be that way….

Stuart Hirst provide a comprehensive one-stop-shop for HR and recruitment professionals wishing to place vacancies on-line or in print quickly and painlessly. We currently work with over 100 organisations ranging from one-man companies, to charities, government agencies and global businesses. Placing advertisements in national newspapers, trade & technical press, on-line and international titles. No vacancy is too small, no opportunity too big. With access to 13,000 publications and over 1,000 websites, no organisation knows more about finding the right media at the right price. Most of our recruitment services are free of charge and include: Media research – online & print, Copy writing, Design & artwork, Space booking, Postbox service, Voucher/tracking service and SMS service.

Learn more here

Media Planning & Buying

Media Buying

“A magazine is simply a device to induce people to read advertising.” – James Collins (1907)

As a recognised media buying agency, Stuart Hirst Ltd is able to negotiate the very best rates with all media owners, in print, broadcast or on-line. This part of our service is commission only paid direct by the media owners, with free research and planning, any discounts negotiated are passed on in full to our clients.

We develop tailored media strategies for clients that target their customers through the most appropriate media and include detailed schedules, regular reviews and on-line monitoring.

Our extensive and ever expanding media database holds information on all the major UK and international media that can be accessed to provide instant information to our clients. Because of the volumes of media we buy, we are often the first to hear about special deals, free space or discounts – which means you’ll be the second to hear!

Direct Marketing

Direct Mail and Direct Marketing

At Stuart Hirst we employ tailored and carefully targeted direct marketing techniques on behalf of our clients to move their existing and prospective customers through the various stages of the buying process eg to get buyers to visit an exhibition, call into a showroom for a test drive, simply to establish contact, or at any stage to secure a sale.

Services include:

  • List Brokers
  • List Conversion
  • Database Audit & Development
  • Database Management
  • Direct Mail
  • Telemarketing

Promotional Gifts

Promotional gifts and business incentives

Promo Gifts Direct (a division of Stuart Hirst) is one of the leading independent distributors of promotional merchandise in the UK.
Our online catalogue provides you with a choice of 1000’s of gift ideas all of which can feature your company name, message or logo. If you can’t see what you’re looking for tell us and we will find it for you. Choose from our wide selection including promotional mugs, glasses, pads, USB sticks, pens, mouse mats, stress items, caps, T-shirts, clothing, clocks, calculators, green & recycled.

We also have a specialist promotional gifts site that only supplies promotional pads – Paddy Pads and a trade only promotional cosmetics and skincare site Cosmiko.

All our promotional gifts include FREE design and artwork.