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Creative and media

Comprehensive insurance cover designed for the unique challenges faced by professional firms.

The risks facing media organisations are challenging. The sector has evolved rapidly with the expansion of digital and social media marketing and publishing, which has changed how content is distributed and paid for. Markel UK has been a specialist insurer of companies operating in the creative and media space for over 30 years. We cover organisations from media agencies and production companies to publishers. We have a remit that extends from digital agencies and event organisers, through to freelance journalists and broadcasters.

Coverages designed to support creative and media companies

Markel UK offers a wide variety of coverages for professional risks such as those faced by creative and media companies.

The types of companies we support with our solutions include:

Media professionals / agencies

  • Marketing and advertising consultancy
  • Graphic design, PR and corporate branding
  • Digital marketing and web design

Production services

  • Event organisers
  • Photography and filming
  • Corporate film production

Traditional media

  • Publishing services – print and online
  • Broadcasters
  • Freelance journalists, authors, copywriters, etc

Professional indemnity policies have traditionally been arranged on a standalone basis, but we provide a menu offering that allows other types of business protection to be arranged, often under the same policy – resulting in a robust insurance solution designed to minimise gaps in cover. Our menu of covers includes:

Responsibilities to third parties

Public and products liability, professional liability, management risks

Business continuity

Entity defence, business interruption, money and personal assault, fidelity, cyber and data risks, PR crisis management

Protection of assets

Property damage, damage to portable property

Responsibility as an employer

Employers' liability, employment law protection

Key products sold on a standalone basis to this industry:

Professional indemnity combined

Cover designed for firms operating in specialist sectors offering high-value or complex advice.

Legal expenses insurance

LEI that’s delivered by trusted legal experts. In addition to our advice services, our in-house law firm provides specialist expertise when the unexpected happens.


Cyber risks cover designed to protect against both liabilities and the policyholder’s own losses, including legal, IT security and regulatory costs.

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Additional services*

Clients also have access to additional services to help policyholders navigate everyday challenges. Depending on your coverage, you can opt in or add services you need for an additional cost.

Business and legal helpline

Markel’s in-house team of lawyers offers advice on everyday legal and employment matters such as GDPR and disclosure, contractual queries and employment disciplinary.

Business Hub

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Debt recovery service

Get access to legal advice and assistance to recover outstanding debt and combat professional negligence counter claims. Legal representation is also provided if the case goes to court.

*Please refer to your policy for exact services included. Learn more.

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