THE BRIEF: 

Common Industry are looking for a partner to Liam - who can ensure the smooth running of the agency so that it is well set up for growth. Salary tbc, open to an equity arrangement for the right person.


Proposed ideas:

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Matt FiELD - GlobAL Marketing Director KoDAK

Matt Field is a Marketer and comms expert. 15 years+ brand-side and agency-side experience most recently leading Marketing at Kodak launching the Super8, Creating Kodak One, a world first Blockchain service from a consumer brand and concepting and launching the Kodak Collective, Kodak's creative agency to with 3rd party brands. Matt set up the Kodak Collective as a way of monetising Kodak’s connections to influencers and creators. Have included their creds below which will give you a flavour of how he positioned the offering in market.

Prior to this Matt has 10+ years experience working in account management in some of the world's best agencies, including Fallon, Anomaly and Adam&EveDDB, and on clients including Diageo, Sony, Converse and the BBC have served him really well. He led one of the best, most talked about campaigns for Sky Sports.

He also consulted for a few years in different roles with experience across these sectors:
- PR/ earned media (W Communications, mainly doing business development both in the UK and globally. Learning the power and importance of earned and editorial media within the modern media landscape, and learning how to drive ROI in this area vs bought media)
- Experiential/ event production (at Innovision, incl producing a £1m digital mapping projection show and working on the successful bid to the GLA to produce the London NYE '13/'14 event)
- Music (as Head of Sponsorship at Ministry of Sound reporting directly to the senior management team, and as music consultant to Independent Talent Group, the biggest film talent agency outside of the US - helping to build their music division globally)

Matt is brilliant and he would love to meet you. Salary expectations are the £100k mark. He is interested in genuine partnership this role could offer and could most definitely help you run the agency.

CV is here. Bio is here. Kodak Collective case study.


AMY GARRETT - ex-GEneral manager at droga5

Amy Garrett, was General Manager at Droga5 London. She helped set the London agency up. From pitching, winning and running the FarFetch business, winning the Impulse business, to getting 3 million views for the collaboration film between Rudimental and Beats by Dre, to launching a new channel for the BBC called Brit, to name but a few of her achievements. She has not only led every new business pitch, with a successful track history of success, she has operationally helped set up the agency here in London. Amy gets stuff done and knows how to make it happen. What she loves most is genuine creative partnership. She was very close to Nik Studzinski (ECD of Droga now at Karmarama) and he brought her over to Droga5 when they first opened.

Droga5 has been a turbulent journey and Amy had invested lots of time, energy and belief in the most recent senior management team, however this year has been a tough one financially and they could not justify a large salary on their P+L so parted ways only very recently.

Prior to Droga5, Amy was leading Boots and ran InBev Becks Green Box project at Mother, an award winning creative platform which featured an augmented reality networked art gallery.

Amy’s salary ballpark has been around the £130-140k figure, however she is open to different ways of slicing the cake, so would consider a lower salary with a greater share in the success of what she was building.

CV is here.


ANNABEL HUNT - ex-CSD at Adjust your set

As a seasoned Client Services Director Annabel has taken on a client leadership role in several high profile agencies, being accountable for the financial health of the business, whilst leading, and growing client business worth in excess of £5m revenue and recruited/managed the team required to deliver this. With a solid New Business background she is also a tenacious business development professional.

She is a team player who thrives on building and mentoring a strong, effective, happy team focused on delivering results and profit. Being versatile, quick to react, a self starter and also believing the devil is in the detail she believes in doing things right, transparency and delivering the absolute best for clients, agencies and media owners alike. She is a hand’s on Client Services Director who isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty whilst overseeing and/or managing all levels of productions.

In recent years her focus has been on audience first communication offerings, including building content strategies and frameworks for multiple brands, as well as delivering the production and distribution of digital and social content.

Most relevantly as Client Services Director of Adjust Your Set she was responsible for delivering complex content campaigns and social partnerships across all media channels (owned, earned and paid) for high profile brands such as Marks & Spencer, Bacardi Group, Baileys, Foster’s, Debenhams, Facebook and Barclaycard, to name a few. She has focused on this type of work since her time at Cake (back in 2003) creating content through events and experiences for PR coverage, through RedBee Media and Naked Communications. Activations have included bringing back Alan Partridge for Foster’s, content creation for and at a Bacardi event in the Bermuda Triangle, M&S: Food Love Stories, a series of Celebrity partnerships for ‘In The Moment’, an event called ‘The Table’, bringing chefs together for some epic food adventures, launching Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's makeup and perfume range, and many more. 

Salary expectations are between the £90-100k mark. She would love to talk to you Liam.

CV is here.

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David ANSON - MD at 81Agency

David Anson spent 4 years at W+K Amsterdam, where he notably led Nike's multi-awarded “write the future”. He then worked at a content agency called Kameleon which took him out of traditional campaign delivery and into the world of content that audiences genuinely want to spend time with. Saatchi’s then came knocking and asked him to bring his sporting knowledge to the HSBC sponsorship business. Most recently David has been running 81agency which is an agency he founded and now runs, which specialises in affluent audiences and luxury brands.

We have suggested David as a wild card. He isn’t looking to leave 81agency, but would be open to a freelance arrangement whilst they wait for some longer term projects to be confirmed for 2019. We thought that perhaps it would be worth you knowing each other should there be some mutually beneficial relationships you could both share.

Salary expectations are around the £100k-120k or a day rate of £400-500 p/d.

CV is here.