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) and Tracey Scoffield & Andrew Eaton's Turbine Studios amongst others.  



You Don't Know Me
You Don't Know Me

Samuel Adewunmi and Sophie Wilde star in You Don't Know Me for BBC One and Netflix. Dec 21.

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Small Axe (Lovers Rock)
Small Axe (Lovers Rock)

Michael Ward and Amarah-Jae St Aubyn in Steve McQueen's Small Axe film Lovers Rock

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Multi-Oscar®-winning film starring Dev Patel and Freida Pinto became a world-wide box office smash hit.

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You Don't Know Me
You Don't Know Me

Samuel Adewunmi and Sophie Wilde star in You Don't Know Me for BBC One and Netflix. Dec 21.

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Film and television projects include:


  • 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:


  • Thomson & Scott Skinny Champagne and Skinny Prosecco - launched in 2012, the company has gone from strength to strength, with Thomson & Scott Skinny Prosecco becoming the most talked about wine online.  Now Noughty, the most talked about alcohol-free sparkling wine on the market is garnering huge critical acclaim and column inches from The New York Times and The Washington Post to The London Times and Cosmopolitan

  • Yoni.care - game-changing femcare brand led by entrepreneur Mariah Mansvelt Beck offering the first 100% organic femcare products in beautiful packaging

  • Locanda al colle, Tuscany - a beautiful 12 room guesthouse in the Apulan Alps, Italy

  • Aston Martin - working to bring the film and TV industry closer to the legendary car brand

  • Ridley Scott's Mas des Infirmières - delicious red wine from Luberon, France