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About Us


McAinsh is a London based communications consultancy with a global reach and a strong focus on publicity and marketing management in film, TV and luxury products.


The company provides 360 degree publicity and marketing support for projects and the companies behind them looking to raise the profile of their products and protect their position in the industry.

With 25+ years experience in the film and television business, owner Ian Thomson has a handpicked client list including J.K. Rowling’s Brontë Film & TV and Snowed-In Productions, Miramax, Ridley Scott's Scott Free, Eleven (Netflix's Sex Education) Yellow Film (Finland) and Tracey Scoffield & Andrew Eaton's Turbine Studios amongst others.  



Film and television projects include:


  • Joan starring Sophie Turner for ITV, All3Media and The CW

  • Ten Pound Poms for the BBC, Stan and Sony Pictures Television

  • Stonehouse for ITV, Banijay and Snowed-In Productions

  • Strike - Troubled Blood for BBC, HBO and Warner Bros.

  • You Don't Know Me for BBC One and Netflix starring Samuel Adewunmi and Sophie Wilde, produced by Snowed-In Productions

  • The Midwich Cuckoos for Sky One starring Keeley Hawes and Max Beelsey, produced by Route 24 and Snowed-In Productions

  • Steve McQueen's Small Axe for BBC and Amazon, produced by Turbine Studios

  • Too Close for Snowed-In Productions and ITV

  • You Don't Know Me for Snowed-In Productions and BBC One

  • Guy Ritchie's The Gentlemen for Miramax starring Hugh Grant, Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Colin Farrell, Henry Golding, Eddie Marsan and Michele Dockery

  • Gareth Evans' Gangs of London for Pulse Films/Sky Atlantic and HBO starring Joe Cole and Sopé Dirisu

  • Tonke Dragt's The Letter for the King for FilmWave/Netflix

  • Mrs Wilson, starring Ruth Wilson and produced by Snowed-In Productions

  • J.K. Rowling's The Strike Series for BBC One/HBO Cinemax/Warner Bros.

  • Sex Education for Eleven/Netflix starring Asa Butterfield and Gillian Anderson

Previous projects include: 

  • Mike Newell's The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society for BluePrint Pictures and StudioCanal starring Lily James and Michiel Huisman

  • The Frankenstein Chronicles - Seasons One and Two for ITV, Endemol

  • John Carney’s Sing Street for Filmwave, The Weinstein Company and FilmNation

  • Taboo starring Tom Hardy for Hardy, Son & Baker, Scott Free London, BBC, FX and Sonar

  • Pablo Larrain's Jackie starring Natalie Portman for LD Entertainment and Protazoa

  • Luke Scott's sci-fi thriller Morgan for Twentieth Century Fox starring Kate Mara, Paul Giamatti, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michelle Yeoh and Toby Jones

  • Rob Budreau's Born To Be Blue starring Ethan Hawke

  • Sarah Gavron’s Suffragette for Pathé starring Carey Mullligan, Helena Bonham Carter and Meryl Streep

  • Kevin Macdonald’s Black Sea starring Jude Law, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn and Michael Smiley for Focus/Universal

  • J.K. Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy for the BBC, HBO and Warner Bros. starring Michael Gambon


Brand projects include:





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