Hi there, and thanks for stopping by.

We're really not too big on talking about ourselves - we'd much rather talk about you, but in the interest of giving you a little background, here's just a few words about us...

Velvet Creative Marketing was founded in London in 2005 by Creative Director Karen Birch and PR ninja, Cheryl Gillies-Dunbar. Before meeting in 1999, Karen had spent many years in various marketing and creative roles at senior management and board level in the UK for The Alders Group, Debenhams, The Arcadia Group, and independent national retail menswear chain, Fosters Trading Company. Rather more glamorously, Cheryl had been living the glitzy PR life in New York City. After working together for 5 years in London to revitalise the Kangol brand and prepare the company for exit (as Marketing & Creative Director and PR Controller respectively), the partners established Velvet.

Six years later, Karen re-located to Sydney and set about establishing a collective of experts to continue the Marketing and Creative side of the business here in Australia and now works with a variety of Australian and international brands.

We like : Brainstorming, shops, English cheddar [sorry!], brand love, beautiful typography, chips on a stick [Australian guilty pleasure], daydreaming, people, working hard and dancing on a Friday lunch time.

The significance of the Elephant? More about that later...

We love to collaborate and offer additional value for our clients and we're proud to mention a few of our trusted partners.


Cheryl continues to run Velvet PR in London and though we are now separate, we would recommend our 'sister' agency all day long, for any Australian brands looking for representation in the uk - just give us a call or drop us a line if we can help connect you.



Experts in all things Google, the mustards are the best in the business when it comes to getting your business seen online. These guys look after clients all over the globe and will be delighted to give you more info - contact us and we'll put you in touch.



Being in the retail and fashion game, we've known and worked with the BDA team for around 20 years. You will not find a better resource than these guys for trend and colour forecasting, product strategy and range building. They are creating the trends and colour stories for Pantone and View magazine around two years ahead of the market. They distill all this information, combined with catwalk and street fashion reports into seasonal trend presentations, tailored specifically to each of their clients. Uniquely, they have over 15 years southern hemisphere experience and their total immersion in the London fashion scene combines with their international view to offer a distinct advantage to their global clients.

Again, we look after their Australian clients in-market and coordinate activity between here and London.

Contact us for more information and to explore how we can assist with your product strategy.



Based here in Sydney, the talented Thomas Dalhoff is undoubtedly one of the best photographers around, specialising in architecture, interior design, corporate portraiture and product photography. Our go-to expert for all product shoots. Take a look at our photography work, where you'll frequently find Thomas behind the lens.

Need an introduction? Just let us know and we'll get you connected.



Sydney based independent business coaching, helping many Australian companies to build their ideal business.

Please contact us in the first instance and we'll connect you.