A different type of Creative Team

Different. Teams always say that, we know. So different, how? An atypical style. Very varied backgrounds and experiences. Digital, integrated and ATL agencies. Social and PR ones, too. Even a dash of client-side. A lot of strategy, data and UX, as well.

We can concept, create and execute campaigns, whatever the channel. Or do strategic, big platform ideas. Plus brand development and positioning. Always with an original approach to tackling briefs. Which is why we’re confident saying ‘a different type of creative team’.

Who do we think we are?

Experience

A Senior / ACD team, with 16 years' experience each - including eleven years together.

Our experience includes senior creative roles at ISOBAR, Edelman, HAVAS / BETC Paris, VML, Chemistry, Nitro, Rapp, Agency.com, Proximity, MRM and syzygy.

... and ...

Proud of being a team who've championed digital from day one. Often the first, alien, ‘digital bods' in agencies where we were the only digital team. Meaning we’ve developed a more collaborative, open, strategic and technology-minded approach to our work, across a range of agencies: Pure Play, ATL, 'Integrated', Social and PR.

And always, behind everything we do, there a strong concept.

Awards

Along the way we've picked up two Cannes Lions shortlists, two for BIMA and one from DMA Echo. Twice Finalists in LIA, plus once in One Show. Then a 2nd Place for Caples International, 1st Runner Up in Creative Showcase, Merit for One Show, an FWA and a Bronze World Medal, New York Festivals.

"Mark and Stuart collaborate with strategy like no other team I've met."Dave Jackson Strategy Director


Talking about ourselves... yet again.

Team Member

Mark Hillman

Mark is Banksy. Maybe. The Banksy too, not just some clown who works in a bank.

How? asked no one, ever. Well, many (many) moons ago he was 3D’s body double in a Massive Attack music video . That’s the same 3D outed as Banksy. Just coincidence? You do the math…

The case against him being a world famous conceptual artist? World’s End Waste, the Near East College Cyprus, Cambridge School Lisbon, and Home Bar, Shoreditch. Not agencies anyone’s heard of. Because they’re not agencies. Previously, Builder, Teacher, Bar Manager were Mark’s job titles. He’s co-written short films; coached youth football teams (think Pep / Jose / Conte combo. But better) and co-established a dance music label (the Gifted Musician, the Business One, and Mark). All before becoming a 29 year-old, bald advertising intern. Yep, a 29-year-old intern.



Team Member

Stuart McLuskie

An Art Director with an unhealthy interest in streetwear - and in particular Nikes (a collection, at one time, numbering 400+). He has played an active role in London's online footwear communities, which has led him to work on Nike and Adidas ominchannel retail launches, and creatively lead Reebok.co.uk.

He has collaborated with London independent fashion label Goodhood and has contributed t-shirts from his collection to publications and exhibitions. And a winning Umbro Specali football boot design got his name in sneaker ‘bible’ - Sneaker Freaker.



"The guys always surprise me with how they think."Matt Watts,Creative Director



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