60 seconds with Brilliant Media

Jo Francis
Monday, December 8, 2014

Brilliant Media was established by Simon Tabelin 14 years ago and has grown year-on-year ever since. This has primarily been a result of Simon’s obsession with making sure that whatever the firm does “it has to be brilliant”.

Initially more focused on digital and wide-format production the company’s range of media services has grown, as has the business, on the basis of never wanting to say no to its clients.

Where are you based?

Brilliant Media moved to Kentish Town, the trendy part of London between Hampstead and Camden Town, at the beginning of 2014. It’s a great atmosphere as we are surrounded
by more than 60 different creative companies

How many staff do you have?  

18 months ago there were just six of us. Now there are 18 

What does your firm do?

We are a cross-media production company so our clients get all the benefits of a creative agency, but with the costs of a production house. We frequently produce one job in several different media – our record is nine different formats. That included an AR (augmented reality) element, translation into five different languages, a personalised thin screen video card (TV in a card wallet cut on our new Esko die-less cutter) as well as a 3D-printed key ring and a personalised promotional gift 

What’s your typical customer?   

Corporate clients

Which geographic areas do you serve, local, national international?  

Mostly London but we do service multi-location clients that are national and international 

What’s your company motto?  

‘ithastobebrilliant.com’

What’s been your proudest achievement in the past few years? 

Doubling the size of the business

Where do you see your business in five years’ time?     

Double the size again

What’s your team’s favourite biscuit?

Marks & Spencer’s extremely chocolatey biscuit selection

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