What's it all about?


We do the things your B2B marketing agency should. Digital-first, of course. With devotion, emotion and that little bit of something.

Don’t be Shy creates award-winning, 
results-driven marketing for 
ambitious businesses.

We devise and implement content-led, digital marketing strategies that engage at every stage of the journey, and deliver measurable returns too.

Global Agency of the Year

The Drum

Best use of Martech for ABM - Silver

B2B Martech Awards

Content Campaign of the Year

Prolific North

Dev Agency of the Year

Northern Dev Awards

What we do

Different. Relevant. Focused.

No more scatter-gun tactics. No more ‘me-too’. Can’t see the wood for the trees? We’ll illuminate what’s most important. Irresistible B2B marketing needs intelligence, insight and imagination. It’s a delicate balance, but we’ve got you covered.

Insight & Strategy

Your audience is more knowledgeable and demanding than ever before. That’s why understanding your customers and marketplace deeply, then creating a focused strategy grounded in sound logic are the critical first steps in B2B brand and marketing success.

Websites, UX & UI

A killer website is the nucleus of your brand - where first impressions are made, leads generated and customers captivated. We know a thing or two about great B2B websites - combining beautiful, intuitive design with flawless technical build is our modus operandi.

Marketing automation

Done right, automation is the driving force behind marketing ops, bringing greater relevance and efficiency to your efforts. We’ve been in it since the early days, and we know exactly how to make marketing automation work for your business.

Brand & Creative

Creative thinking sets brands apart. Stunning design is great (we do that too), but it’s the thinking behind it that turns words and pictures into something meaningful to your audience. Make it work seamlessly across the channels and you’ve cracked the code.

Content & Campaigns

Content marketing is what takes your potential buyers on a journey from ‘crikey, how do I solve this problem?’ to ‘these are the guys to help me!’. It’s not a secret well kept, so it’s our job to make sure your content stands out from a sea of sameness.


If you’re into inbound marketing, chances are you already know about HubSpot. We do too, in fact we’re a HubSpot Platinum Partner. So whether you’re just starting out, or want to take it to the next level, we’ve got the skills to help you get the most from your investment.

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Our work

Progressive marketers with stories to tell

We're proud to work with some of the best in B2B.

Uber for Business

Uber for Business

A global giant's first
UK content marketing

  • Content strategy
  • Lead generation
  • Marketing automation
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Our clients

Kind words

Say hello

Drop us a message and we'll get in touch at a time that suits you.

Meeting up?

Manchester. London. Anywhere. We work where our clients do, we're not picky and we've got passports to boot. But, if you're stopping by our HQ, the address you need is: Don't be Shy, 1 Stevenson Square, Manchester, M1 1DN.

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