Stuff Advertising, one of Bristol’s longest established and independent creative communication agencies has announced the appointment of Joe Baker as Managing Director having previously been Production and Design Director at Stuff. This is also part of wider changes in Director’s responsibilities and better shapes the business for the future.
Jonnie Galvin-Wright, CEO, will now take on the role of Chairman with executive responsibility for strategy. Richard Spruce, Founder and Creative Director will continue with overall responsibility for creative output. Tara Fletcher remains as Client Services Director but also joins the management team.
Jonnie says, “These changes much better reflect the day to day running of the business. 2022 will also bring a re-brand and a fresh focus on how we solve creative challenges and deliver for our clients. Joe and the team will be instrumental in driving that.
“Joe has, for some time, been leading on the operational activities for clients despite also delivering as a Designer and Producer so it is a natural progression to look after the business. He is also very much part of Stuff’s future and as such I am delighted that he has also joined the Board as a Company Director. This is testament to all his hard work over the years. Clients especially have come to rely on him. I’m also really pleased that we have been able to promote from within.
“Since her arrival, Tara has brought new energy and leadership to some of the agency’s key accounts in Bristol, Devon and Cornwall where we now see an opportunity to again grow our South West business further. With her day-to-day office in Exeter and flexible working, she is perfectly placed to deliver across our client base.”
Joe said,” I’d like to thank Richard & Jonnie. It has been a fantastic 5 years working alongside both of them. I am thrilled and excited to take the next step on the Stuff journey and 2022 is set up to be another exciting year. Stuff is a great team and one that I am now proud to lead. Tara, myself and the team will continue to deliver results for our fantastic clients and I’m looking forward to continuing to grow the agency across the South West.”
Stuff Advertising is an independent creative communications agency based in Bristol, UK. Its portfolio of clients includes brands such as YTL Developments UK, Miss Millies, Mars, Wollens, National Grid, Escape to St Ives and more. It was founded in 2005 and is owned by Richard Spruce and Jonnie Galvin-Wright who had both previously worked together at Saatchi and Saatchi agency Hall Harrison Cowley and others.