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Founded by: 
Ben Walker + Sean Thompson + Matt Gooden

Three ECDS who have spent their
careers changing the fortunes of
companies with famous ideas.

 We have created
rule breaking and business changing
ideas for Honda, Lurpak, Adidas.

Our awards include:
Cannes Grand Prix, Cannes Titanium,
8 Cannes Golds, 2 D&AD Black Pencils,
20 Yellow Pencils, 2 Grandy's,
AdWeek's ad of the decade,
2 One Show 'Best of Shows',
The One Show 'Best Car Ad of last 25 years',
The Clio's Hall of Fame,
The Gunn Report's top ad of the 21st Century,
plus many more besides.

-Photography by Matt Holyoak-

 
 

WHO'S WHO

 

 

  WHO? SEAN THOMPSON    WOT? FOUNDER AND ECD    WHY? I'VE BEEN ASKING "WHY?" ALL MY LIFE

WHO? SEAN THOMPSON

WOT? FOUNDER AND ECD

WHY? I'VE BEEN ASKING "WHY?" ALL MY LIFE

  WHO? BEN WALKER    WOT? FOUNDER AND ECD    WHY? BECAUSE GREAT ADVERTISING IS ABOUT HAVING A GOOD ARGUMENT. AND I LOVE A GOOD ARGUMENT

WHO? BEN WALKER

WOT? FOUNDER AND ECD

WHY? BECAUSE GREAT ADVERTISING IS ABOUT HAVING A GOOD ARGUMENT. AND I LOVE A GOOD ARGUMENT

  WHO? MATT GOODEN    WOT? FOUNDER AND ECD    WHY? THINKING UP RULE BREAKING IDEAS GIVES ME A REAL BUZZ. SIMILAR TO A HIGH, AS ADDICTIVE AS CRACK

WHO? MATT GOODEN

WOT? FOUNDER AND ECD

WHY? THINKING UP RULE BREAKING IDEAS GIVES ME A REAL BUZZ. SIMILAR TO A HIGH, AS ADDICTIVE AS CRACK

  WHO? KATIE SAVELLI    WOT? ACCOUNT DIRECTOR    WHY? I'M A POWERPOINT PRO

WHO? KATIE SAVELLI

WOT? ACCOUNT DIRECTOR

WHY? I'M A POWERPOINT PRO

  WHO? CHARLES FAIRCLOTH    WOT? CLIENT PARTNER    WHY? IT'S STILL THE THING THAT MAKES ME JUMP OUT OF BED IN THE MORNINGS, EVEN AFTER 24 YEARS IN THE INDUSTRY

WHO? CHARLES FAIRCLOTH

WOT? CLIENT PARTNER

WHY? IT'S STILL THE THING THAT MAKES ME JUMP OUT OF BED IN THE MORNINGS, EVEN AFTER 24 YEARS IN THE INDUSTRY

  WHO? MARISSA JENNINGS    WOT? OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

WHO? MARISSA JENNINGS

WOT? OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

  WHO? MATT BUTTERFIELD    WOT? CREATIVE    WHY? I HAVE 4 EX WIVES AND 12 KIDS TO SUPPORT

WHO? MATT BUTTERFIELD

WOT? CREATIVE

WHY? I HAVE 4 EX WIVES AND 12 KIDS TO SUPPORT

  WHO? BEN MILLS    WOT? CREATIVE    WHY? GOOD AT THIS AD MALARKEY. DREADFUL AT EVERYTHING ELSE

WHO? BEN MILLS

WOT? CREATIVE

WHY? GOOD AT THIS AD MALARKEY. DREADFUL AT EVERYTHING ELSE

  WHO? TESSA BRIDGE    WOT? DESIGNER    WHY? I STARTED TO DREAM IN COLOUR SEPARATIONS

WHO? TESSA BRIDGE

WOT? DESIGNER

WHY? I STARTED TO DREAM IN COLOUR SEPARATIONS

  WHO? ANNA ALLGROVE    WOT? PR    WHY? I COULD TELL YOU ANYTHING AND YOU'D BUY IT

WHO? ANNA ALLGROVE

WOT? PR

WHY? I COULD TELL YOU ANYTHING AND YOU'D BUY IT

  WHO? SCOTT SMITH    WOT? FINANCE DIRECTOR    WHY? THE COUNT WOULD'NT STEP DOWN FROM THE NUMBERS ON SESAME STREET

WHO? SCOTT SMITH

WOT? FINANCE DIRECTOR

WHY? THE COUNT WOULD'NT STEP DOWN FROM THE NUMBERS ON SESAME STREET

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We took part in the Goodstuff Media Celebration of Independent Agencies, with all of the companies who control their own destiny. We believe it’s important for the creative future of the industry that likeminded agencies thrive. We gratefully thank Goodstuff for supporting the independents. We were asked to create a layout for their book. Also, being rule breakers, we made a film using WWE avatars.

Created by Matts son, Donny Gooden. Donny also provided the commentary

 
 

TRUSTED PARTNERS

We're friends with some of
the most inspiring people in the
business and can cherry pick
a bespoke team for any project.

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INSTITUTE OF PRACTITIONERS IN ADVERTISING

MEMBERSHIP

IPA.COM

 

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BOUNTIFUL COW
Founded by Henry Daglish and Graeme Douglas.
Bountiful Cow is an independent media agency
backed by the 7 stars.
We work closely with them on our
Sky Bet account, which means the creative
and media approach is joined-up and makes
the most of our client's budget.
It's like the good old days when
media and creative actually
talked to each other.

BOUNTIFULCOW.COM

 
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DARK ENERGY FILMS
As well as doing all things
Who Wot Why, Sean directs out
of Dark Energy Films.
Founded by Matt Brown, Dark Energy
provide high end streamlined
production services enabling a roster
of directing talent to collaborate
seamlessly with agencies and
clients to create award-winning films.
Stills and original content
for global brands.

DARKENERGYFILMS.COM

 
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FREE THE BID
In an ideal world there would be no
need for free the bid.
But this is far from an ideal world.
We're proud to pledge
to have a woman director
option when triple-bidding
a production.

FREETHEBID.COM