Adapting and evolving to change is crucial to any business. For many creative agencies, 2020 was a tough and challenging year, one that saw more change than ever before. So much so that it has forced an appraisal of many of the ways of doing business, from client meetings and communication to team thinking and flexible working.
Here at Stuff, we are always looking at ways to improve our offering and enable our team to deliver for our clients. Which is why we are announcing a few changes.
Owner and former Managing Director, Jonnie Galvin-Wright will now take on an evolving role, becoming CEO with a focus on agency direction, profile and consultancy whilst continuing to work alongside Founder and Creative Director Richard Spruce.
A talented senior management team will take on the day-to-day operational reins led by Joe Baker as Production Director and Senior Designer alongside Tara Fletcher who, will not only be heading up client relationships, but also, and most importantly, will oversee all new digital projects to ensure integration of this most critical discipline across the agency.
Over the last few months, we have also been lucky enough to be joined by some great new talent. Nina Green has joined as Account Manager (previously at M&C Saatchi, Carat and Publicis) and we have also welcomed Emily Amesbury as Social Media Executive who is already taking our client’s social feeds to a new level. We are also strengthening our studio with the appointment of a new mid weight designer. Check out the job on the Bristol Creative Industries job board at https://bristolcreativeindustries.com/job/stuff-advertising-midweight-designer/
Unsurprisingly, we have also been considering our working environment. The fact our current office lease comes to a natural end this Summer, has afforded us an opportunity to really think about what we want as a team. The consensus was that while we all wanted to retain an element of flexible working, we still wanted some sort of office for much of the week, all be it one that is much more of a hub. This will allow us and clients to come together when needed, to enable co-working on demand, for team creative development or for when coaching just can’t be done on the end of a phone or video call. We hope this will enable better work life balances for all. As our set up materialises we look forward to sharing more news.
Thank you to clients old and new
Finally, we wanted to say thanks to our clients for their continued support and commitment to us. As an agile agency, we quickly learnt to live with lockdown and as well as producing some great work for existing clients, we’ve also welcomed a number of new clients over the last year. These include YTL Developments UK who have tasked us with launching and managing their groundbreaking Brabazon development in Bristol, Plymouth City Council who have become another Destination Marketing sector client for us, and lastly Cheltenham & Gloucester Hospitals Charity where we will be using our NHS sector appeals experience to help guide a new path for their fundraising activities.
In summary, Stuff will continue to adapt and keep moving. It’s something we have been doing as an agency since 2005 and now, over fifteen years later, it’s not something we anticipate stopping anytime soon. #keepmoving
Owner & CEO