About Us

Hello. We're Boomerang – an independent PR and digital consultancy in Manchester, established since 2009. Headed up by its founders, Katy and Tom Cowan, we're passionate about communications and helping brands to maximise their presence.



Who We Are

We're a small yet experienced team of PR and communications consultants, digital marketers and software developers, passionate about helping brands of all shapes and sizes to raise their reputations, build their audiences and grow their businesses.

We act as a strategic partner for SMEs looking to scale, and with internal marketing teams at larger companies and organisations seeking to fill an essential skills gap.

How We Help

We specialise in the creative, innovation and cultural sectors, but can apply our expertise to any brand looking to benefit from a stronger profile and presence.

Focused on strategy and results, we have helped to turn fledging firms into multi-million pound success stories. Don't believe us? Ask any of our clients who have stayed with us since they found us – one of which we've supported for over 13 years.


Meet our Founders

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Katy Cowan

A Journalism graduate and PR professional, Katy launched her own business in 2007 and has spent the past decade building an impressive portfolio of clients, including BBC, TATA Group and Adobe. With over 15 years' experience in communications, Katy helps brands to become more visible, connected and successful.

During her spare time, she runs an online magazine called Creative Boom that specialises in the creative industries, and now attracts half a million monthly readers. She also writes for The Guardian and travels the world to speak at industry events, host workshops and consult with some of the world's leading creative brands.

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Tom Cowan

After graduating with a degree in Computer Science and enjoying a brief stint at a software development agency, Tom went freelance in 2003 to provide web and software solutions to clients across the UK. Specialising in Python, Ruby, PHP and Javascript – he's a full stack developer comfortable working with both back-end and front-end technologies. People he's supported include BBC and Tesco.

Tom is especially passionate about helping SMEs to successfully develop their product or offering, and unlock their growth potential. Particularly those firms who have existing assets that require further development where others might be unwilling to step in and help. 

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Creative Boom


Aside from Boomerang, we also run a successful online magazine for the creative industries. What began as a side project for Boomerang's founder Katy in 2009, now attracts half a million monthly readers and has become a leading resource, attracting advertisers such as BBC, Adobe, Yahoo and Samsung. Just one article generated over 261,000 shares.


Ready to chat?


If you'd like to make a tangible difference to your business but don't want to work with a large agency – preferring instead to enjoy the benefits of working with a small, experienced team of consultants – Boomerang is the right fit for you.