Karmarama Boosts Creative with New Deputy ECD and Six New Hires
Karmarama is further bolstering its creative department with the appointment of six new creatives and the promotion of Creative Director Dickie Connell to the new role of Deputy Executive Creative Director.
The new creative joiners include Imogen Jones and James Rooke, a creative team from McCann. Jones and Rooke were previously Creative Leads at McCann working on Subway, Premier Foods, and MasterCard. They most recently made Joey Essex the face of Batchelors Cup a Soup.
Creatives Meigan Brown and Tobias Owen join Karmarama from Antidote London where they have been working for the past two years on brands including Travel Republic, Blinkbox and Team Sky.
Creative team Duke Safo and Mads Nielsen join Karamarama from Grey London. They received a Cream award for having one of the top 20 emerging portfolios worldwide and did placements at Saatchi & Saatchi and Wieden & Kennedy, where they created the “Rumour Crunch” campaign for the Three network.
The teams will report into Karmarama’s Chief Creative Officer Nik Studzinski and will work across a wide range of clients.
Karmarama’s new Deputy Executive Creative Director Dickie Connell joined the agency five years ago from VCCP where he was one half of the team that created the “CompareTheMeerkat” campaign. Since joining Karmarama he has been responsible for work including the Plusnet ‘We’ll do you proud’ advertising and the Pilgrim’s Choice ‘Choose a Choon’ multi-channel campaign.
Connell will now be Deputy Executive Creative Director on brands including Plusnet and Just Eat. He will work alongside Executive Creative Director Adam Kean and report into Nik Studzinski.
Nik Studzinski said: “We are continuing to grow our creative strength at Karmarama with external hires and an internal promotion. We're lucky to have three brilliant new creative teams joining us and I’m absolutely delighted to be bringing some of our existing talent to the fore by promoting Dickie Connell to Deputy ECD.”
Karmarama is the most successful independent UK creative agency and is among the top agency to work at in the Sunday Times Top 100 Companies to Work For. The company is made up of 260 specialists in advertising, direct, data, digital, content, social media, mobile and public relations. Karmarama works with clients including Honda, BT and Confused.com.