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1854 Media
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1854 Media is an award-winning digital media business with a fast-growing global audience of millions. Following five consecutive record-breaking quarters, 1854 is ready to accelerate growth of its core business and scale its rapidly growing content agency, increasing its share of this $200bn market.

  • Owners of British Journal of Photography, in print since 1854
  • 3.5M+ monthly audience; Portrait of Britain™ seen by 10 million Brits
  • £400k Crowdcube raise in 8 days in 2016, agency revenues up 234% since
  • Content marketing industry worth $200bn, by 2021 growing to $412bn
Information The minimum investment in this pitch is £100.


Content marketing is a $200bn industry and visual content – particularly photography – is playing a huge role in this marketing revolution.

1854 Media exists to:

>Curate photography for millions of arts & culture lovers and creators

>Provide platforms to help photographers succeed

>Create standout visual content for brands

With overall revenue of over £1m in 2017 (£66k EBITDA loss), our complementary revenue streams are:


An authority since 1854, British Journal of Photography is beautifully crafted and thriving, with overseas print subscriptions having doubled, while our digital community of millions includes many of the world’s most influential institutions and creators.


Portrait of Britain™, the world’s most viewed photographic exhibition, joined our profitable awards programme after the last raise. Quadrupling income last year to £94k, we’re preparing to launch internationally – our most ambitious project yet.

Studio 1854

Our visual content agency, creating PR-able content by commissioning our audience and winning an international client base. Our pioneering plans include building a commissions platform linking brands to talent. With 2017 revenue +234% to £243k and largest deal size (£70k) 10x 2016, we believe we are ready to scale fast.

Our world-class team, backed by the world’s leading visual creatives, are ready to build a digital media business of the future.

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