We believe that remarkable ideas don’t require remarkable budgets. We focus on SME’s who are ready to take the next step up with their advertising initiatives. We want to hear about your cause, the ‘why’ to your business. We help some of the UKs most promising startups save costs, convert customers and evolve their advertising from online to TV, radio and outdoor. It doesn’t matter where you are in the world. We’re actively looking to work with businesses focused on solving environmental and mental health issues.

What do you look for in a film company?

We produce films to evoke emotion and form a connection between a customer’s problem and a brand’s solution. By combining creative and production under one roof we help SMEs save on costs. We work very closely with brands to develop a creative approach that’s right for them and one that tells the most engaging story. There’s likely more than one of you, so it’s our job to make you stand out.

Is it time to refresh your online presence? We start by understanding where your audience are and how they behave. We can then develop a way to reach out to them. As you grow it’s even more important to make sure your communication comes from the same voice; from your website to social campaigns and tweets. We’ll help you develop your brand identity to create consistency across your messaging and tailor it to the right audience.

You’ve just been funded and want to produce an outdoor advertising campaign. Where do you start? OOH tends to be the natural progression from digital marketing. It’s a great space to be disruptive, but it’s also harder to monitor conversions. Industry publications and direct mail campaigns can also help get your foot in the door. By knowing when and where your audience will see the ad provides a big advantage. We help startups take the leap and develop campaigns to cut through the noise of the morning commute.

Your Secret Weapon

For recently funded startups, paying for a creative agency can be very expensive. On the other hand, freelancers can’t always deliver the quality or consistency needed, especially when scaling. We sit somewhere in-between as we don’t have the usual agency overheads. We have our own talent platform, which allows us to work with the brightest minds, as and when we need, so your budget goes on great thinking, not office bills.

As Albert Einstein once said “I have no special talents, I am only passionately curious”. It doesn’t sound like much of a qualification, and we’re certainly not Einstein, however we will always look at your business from a different perspective. We’ve worked with many startups over the years and even launched our own, so we are committed to uncovering what makes each business unique. We’ve learnt a lot of valuable tricks along the way.

“Working with Sidekick has been dreamy, they’re as entrepreneurial and dynamic as our members are and as we are at Tide. We’ve presented more and more shocking production deadlines to Sidekick but they keep taking on the challenge with a smile.”


George Schmidt, Tide’s CMO

Establishing a brand requires soul searching. In our experience, the key to gaining trust and recognition lies in pin-pointing the ‘why’ to your business. Ask yourself what defines you. Is it your product or the way you think? Making complex ideas beautifully simple is the challenge. It’s well worth the time and effort as it allows customers to know what you do instantly, and more importantly, why you do it.


To have a great idea,

have a lot of them.


Thomas Edison