Revolutionary copy for bold businesses.

Revolutionary copy for bold businesses.

Copy is the engine of your business. The words you use have the power to inspire, transform and tell the world who you are.

Copynik delivers sharp, brand-driven copy that works. Specialising in creative and cultural businesses, Copynik makes words work harder for you.

Copynik is Holly Bain - a copywriter who has been writing for arts organisations for the last ten years. Find out more.

So, what do you want to do?



Target the right people and make your message go further


Present to the board, raise money, and deliver a killer pitch



Get the press you want in the places that matter


Master the rankings and convert the masses with sparkling web content


Articulate your identity and tell the world what you stand for



Dazzling, meaningful content that connects with arts audiences



What is Copynik?

Copynik is Holly Bain – a copywriter who has worked with creative and cultural organisations for the past ten years.

You might have already seen Holly’s work. Before going freelance, she worked for Colston Hall, Mayfest, Arnolfini, the Royal West of England Academy and Welsh National Opera. In that time, Holly wrote copy and delivered marketing campaigns for major arts and culture projects in the south west.

With loads of experience in selling shows, building audiences and boosting brands, Holly loves working with brave, bold companies with something big to say.


Holly is a real talent. She has creative and imaginative flair in spades but is able to channel that creativity into the job at hand, creating stylish and exciting copy that does its job. We have used her across wildly differing projects and she is great at adapting her style to suit the brief. Holly is flexible, personable and always hits deadline. She is a great communicator and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending her.
— Sarah Robertson, Communications and Special Projects Director, Colston Hall
Holly completely embraced the brief, creating a relaxed and friendly voice which very successfully projects the right image for each venue in an engaging and informative way. She was a pleasure to work with and provided a first class service. Both our websites are greatly improved thanks to her excellent copywriting skills.
— David Pyne, Marketing Manager, Tobacco Factory
Holly brings her attention to detail to every project. Her copywriting skills significantly enhanced Arnolfini’s reputation for high quality programme and cultural provision. Notably for complex partnered projects such as ‘Seeds of Change’, schools and community groups as well as high visibility campaigns such as artist Richard Long. I would highly recommend Holly without reservation.
— Helen Davies, Interim CEO, Arnolfini
We found Holly to be one of the most proactive and easy staff members to deal with (...) She was reliable, passionate and had good attention to detail.
— Emma Ponsford General Manager, Sadlers Wells
Reliable, enthusiastic and highly organised it was Holly’s engagement with the festival and effective way she handled issues quickly and professionally that really helped the smooth running of our three major events.
— Chris Daniels, Director, Bristol Slapstick Festival

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