Strategists for consideration for Freelance Pool and current openings
(Updated 18/09/18 at 17.10 adding Sam Peskin Profile)
Sam Peskin - Strategy Director. Youth content to Brand Creation and Entertainment properties for brands such as: Desparados, LuluLemon, The North Face and Napapijri, Now TV, The People’s Vote and more.
Sam has spent most of his career figuring out new and interesting ways to understand and leverage audience behaviour on new media platforms. He managed to get a Gen Y/Z audience to carry on watching TV, flew 1000 influencers to an island for a Bacardi party; and more recently he helped grow a successful ad agency out of a media business (Virtue at Vice), by creating smart tools and ways of thinking about how Gen Y/Z feel about brands. Further highlights include his work for Desparados and Lululemon (Vice) + brand invention and positioning leading to the birth of NOW TV for Sky (Venture3). Passions for Sport, Music and Fashion
Day Rate £600
Jamie Inman - Strategy Director/Lead - Awarded modern thinker, ex BMB working with LinkedIn, New Balance, KA, CALM, Yorkshire Tea.
A marketing expert specialising in brand and communications strategy. Most recently spent two years as Head of Strategy at BMB as part of a team that reinvigorated BMB's creative output, shifting it from a TV first agency to a progressive idea led agency, with a great emphasis on digital behaviour and PR. Combined traditional brand planning skills with quietly radical instincts. Much of their collective work in planning at BMB focused on wide and varied cultural investigation, a collaborative approach and with a larger, informal network of experts.
Day Rate: £600
Claire Coady - Strategy Director, proven innovator, big brand rigour with Award winning work across Publicis, Razorfish and BBH.
Claire believes the best brand ideas transcend channels, and looks for restless, creatively ambitious agencies to work with. She has been behind some of the most innovative work in London in the past 5 years. Her work creating the All Things Hair Platform was described by the Unilever CMO as 'The Future of marketing' ( https://vimeo.com/96954626 ), her work (as part of a bigger team) at BBH for Domestic violence with Lauren Luke was one of the early successful benchmarks for brands collaborating with influencers. Claire is smart, innovate in thinking while having the rigour of working with global FMCGers, most recently with Team P&G at Publicis.
Day Rate: £450
Finn Evans - Senior Strategist/Strategy Director - A strategic and creative thinker with a proven track record of delivering successful projects for brands suck as Mango, Spotify, Google, Adidas and Netflix.
Finn has experience and skills in brand and creative strategy, qualitative research, and creative production. He is a confident and personable presenter and has pitched, won and developed business with Google, Adidas, Netflix, Intel, Diageo and many more. Finn excels in Brand Strategy, Qualitative Research Cultural Insight, Creative Strategy and Content Strategy. Most recently he has been working with Luxury Agency Wednesday to reposition the Mango brand in Europe. He also works regularly and closely with Spotify delivering Cultural Strategy which impact Spotify’s product offering as they work hard to stay up to date with trends in Music.
Day Rate: £450
David Burns - Cutlurally attuned, solves big client problems in creative and innovate ways for the likes of Adidas, Mini A/D/O, Absolute and more.
David is a proven change maker who solves big client and agency problems through creative planning – fast. A career built upon numerous, frequent and proven results, which grow businesses and win awards. Unique breadth across all types of planning from brand development and portfolio strategy, to the detail of digital, social media and development of entertainment properties. David is also a fashion enthusiast (with a growing bespoke collection of rare pieces) and very culturally attuned.
Recent clients include:
Sub-brand repositioning, advertising and comms strategy for adidas
Brand, comms, trend and cultural development for Mini A/D/O ( The future of the Mini brand away from automotive).