about media co-op
what we do
media co-op helps you communicate through film and video production, animation, digital and social media, branding and graphic design, photography, media training, broadcast television and cinema.
We’re a team of multi-award-winning professionals with a huge range of media skills, and our hearts set on social change. We’ve chosen to work exclusively with the public sector, charities and social enterprises, harnessing the power of effective communication for social good.
We specialise in participation and co-production, supporting people to create their own media.
As a not-for-profit workers’ co-operative and a social enterprise, we are ethical, sustainable and collaborative.
We’ll combine your expertise with ours, working together to get your message across in a fresh, clear, and compelling way.
With an open and honest approach and regular, friendly communication we’ll make it happen together, and the results will be powerful.
media co-op’s speciality is participatory media with service users taking an active role in producing their own films or graphics.
media co-op delivers creativity, commitment and quality, on time and on budget.
media co-op is a workers’ co-operative and a social enterprise. Unlike most digital agencies, we’re driven by ethics, not profit.
We’re a democratic business, owned by the workers, true to the values of the co-operative movement. Our belief in social justice shines through in everything we do.
People we work with often comment on our shared values, our level of engagement, and our respect for the individuals involved in every project.
We cycle, we re-cycle, we buy from ethical suppliers.
Our prices are fair, with no outside shareholders raking off profit.
“When I think of everything we managed to achieve with our budget – we got such great value for money with your commitment and involvement.”NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
“Working with media co-op is just easy. Not only do they ‘get’ us as a charity and believe whole heartedly in our cause but they offer something completely unique; a truly collaborative process. The end result was genuinely better than we ever imagined.”Girlguiding Scotland
“We found it very easy to work with media co-op and ended up with exactly the product we wanted in the timescale we needed. media co-op demonstrated a real understanding of our clients and had an emphasis on the end user, which fitted very well with our way of working.”Advice Renfrewshire
“Your commitment to social justice, and professionalism is the reason I keep coming back to media co-op.”NHS Lanarkshire
“It highlighted to me that with media co-op, we have a meeting of minds, we agree on human rights, equality and diversity. I don’t have to explain these things to media co-op and that’s one of their huge strengths.”Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance
Royal Television Society Scotland Award for Best Short Form Content and for Best Animation
ECHO Human Rights Award
Winner at The Herald Society Awards
Torc Award for Best Educational Film at Celtic Media Festival
Two BAFTA Scotland nominations
Royal Television Society Scotland Best Editor nomination
Two Public Service Communications Award nominations
Two Gold Plaque awards at Chicago International Film Festival
Oxfam/Amnesty/NUJ Positive Images of Asylum Award
Jackie Forster Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Media
Award of Merit from Accolade (USA)
Achievement Award at Superfest International Disability Film Festival
Scottish Design Award
Commendation from the British Medical Council
Silver at CHINH Kids Film Festival in India
Silver at Worldfest Festival in Houston
Inspirational Co-operative of the year nomination
Two Herald Digital Business Awards (winner of both Charity and Public Sector categories)
Best Film Award at the Haelo Film Festival
SCVO Charity Awards ‘Cracking Campaign’ finalist
Safer Communities Award (Innovative Media)
Director & Executive Producer
Video Director and Editor
Producer & General Manager
UX Designer and Frontend Developer
Digital Development Partners