It began in Kensington in 1996 when Rob Marshall went part time in his role as media adviser to the Archbishop of York and an array of clients including Fairlink Christian Travel and the Girl’s Friendly Society were first on the books.
From there the company moved to its base in the north of England. It was based first in Knaresborough and moved to Brough in 2005.
33rpm assisted archbishops, bishops, dioceses, cathedrals, churches and charities – not to mention travel companies, schools, universities and other companies to get their message across.
It coincided with the advent of social media and was at the forefront of developing a web presence for the Christina Gospel in certain parts of the UK.
33rpm was always regarded by some as slightly maverick in nature because it quietly got on with the job and had an excellent reputation for proactive media handling. Relationships with national and local journalists were generally excellent. 24 hour cover was part of the cover – someone was always on call 365 days per year.
33rpm did not want to be the story. We assisted others to get their message across.
In 2013 – after 17 excellent years – the Director of 33rpm, Rob Marshall, decided to return to full time parish ministry as Team Rector of East Ham in east London. He was in the process of completing a PhD in the future of faith-based public service broadcasting in a digital age.
Rob has set up an online blog type site www.believeincomms.com and hopes to develop a teaching ministry in theological communication as part of his parish based ministry.