Enough about you*

Who or what is a Touchpaper?

We’re about positive change to your business, inside and out

*kidding. This is all about you.

Simon Bates

Simon is the co-founder of Touchpaper.

He began his career in large WPP brand communications agencies working on corporate accounts in London and Sydney. He spent six years directing international campaigns for blue chip technology and media organisations. 

Simon has been a media spokesman, marketing director, even Hollywood screenwriter. His passion is B2B marketing. Especially where brand, content and culture collide.

Touchpaper

Created in 2015, we’ve worked with more than 25 clients on a range of brand, content & communication campaigns.

Our sweetspot is B2B technology, especially where it converges with consultancy and other professional services.

We’ve worked with founders and commercial directors who appreciate our commercial nous and respect for the bottom line. 

We’ve helped marketing & PR teams who value our reliability and good grace in the face of hard deadlines and ‘one more set of amends’.

We’re friendly, experienced and very good at what we do. 

What clients say

"Simon did an exceptional job for Caxton. He understood the challenges we faced, built and delivered an amazing plan that entailed branding, copywriting, design, research and full go to market execution. I highly recommend Simon and he will deliver you results!"
Curt Brooker
Head of Business Marketing
"I had some reservations over how creative writing could benefit us, but the impact that it had on our brand, and the ability it has given us to position our business and help make our services more relatable, has been incredible. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Simon."
Dan Cholerton
Founder
"It was always clear that Simon knew how to create, position and amplify the pieces to maximise their potential. Simon not only did a great job delivering on a brief, he helped build out the content strategy with a creative element. I hope to work with him again."
Paul Foster
Head of Customer Marketing