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Our Story

There are endless ways to reach people today. But, connecting with them on a deeper level, for the long term, demands more. More ambitious creativity. More focused innovation. A more compelling story. Something we’ve been giving our clients for 25 years. As an agile creative agency we partner with world-leading brands, businesses, organisations and governments to engage the world’s most demanding audiences.

Creative Solutions

In a world crammed with content it’s tough to get your message out – it takes a serious creativity. Inquisitive by nature, fast-moving and light on our feet, we combine inspiration, insight and intelligence to drive lasting engagement. We tune in and get to the heart of it, tapping into our expertise to tell irresistible stories and create moments that people don’t forget. 

We’re proud of what we do.

Campaigns

 

We create campaigns that cut it. Campaigns that hit the message home. That are bold, brave and demand attention. We do it by digging deep to understand who you are, what you want to say and why you want to say it. We experience it with you. Then we find the best way to get the message out.

 

Here are just some of the types of campaigns we create:

 

- B2C

- B2B

- Employee engagement

- Integrated

- Social media

- Digital

 

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Employee Engagement

 

There’s power in people. We connect and inspire employees so your business is aligned, productive, and thriving. We find out where the gaps are and where improvements need to be made. Then we craft strategies and campaigns that cut to the chase, effect the change you want to see and get your business to where you want to be.

 

Here are just some of the ways we engage employees:

 

- Cyber awareness

- Diversity and inclusion

- Brand activation and alignment

- Global town halls

- Rewards and recognition

 

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Digital

 

Everything’s connected. Web, mobile, social – it’s all digital. But we don’t reduce the world to algorithms – we make it about people. Strategy, content, experience design – we come up with the smartest ways to connect you to the people you want to reach. We create integrated experiences using content – films, articles, images – to amplify your message.

 

Here are some of the ways we help our clients with their digital needs:

 

- Strategy

- Content

- VR, AR and other technology

- Immersive experiences

- Analytics and measurement

- Platforms

- Design and user experience

 

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Film

 

Film is immersive, intimate and inspirational. It changes behaviour, sways opinion and gets a reaction. We’ve crafted award-winning films, animation and documentaries that raise brand awareness, launch new products and engage employees.  

 

Here are some of the types of films we produce:

 

- Documentary

- Drama

- Animation

- Multicamera

- User-generated

 

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Events

 

Our events are experiences. We stage summits, exhibitions, conferences and galas all over the world. We plan, design and deliver everything, including the content. We bring people and remote audiences together using live broadcasting and streaming. We connect you with your audience, wherever they are.

 

Here are just some of the event experiences we create:

 

- Brand engagement

- Employee engagement

- Investor relations

- Media events

- Hospitality

- Global summits

- Gala dinners

 

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Social

 

Want to be heard? We cut through the chatter to help you get connected and create real conversations. We come up with plans that get you where you want to be. We make interesting content – videos, news, images, articles, infographics. Then we share it. We create an experience. We get a crowd behind it and turn your audience into your greatest advocates. It’s that simple.

 

Here are just some of the social experiences we craft:

 

- Campaigns

- Content creation

- Influencer engagement

- Insights

- Analytics

- Live streaming

 

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Broadcasting

 

Broadcasting is in our blood. Live streaming, video news release, satellite feeds, the first ever simultaneous live link-up – we’ve been breaking vital new ground and sending out important messages to global audiences for years. We’ve got the capability and know-how and there’s never a glitch on our watch.

 

Here are just some of the ways we broadcast your message:

 

- Webcasting

- Satellite

- Outside broadcast

- Mobile streaming

- Video news release

 

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Our People

We are passionate. About creativity. About relationships. About outcomes. We have the insight and experience to shape and share your story – and create the kind of lasting impact your competitors can only dream of. Our world-class team is made up of communication experts, award winning directors and producers, event managers and digital dynamos; all at the very top of their game.

Nick Ashley

Technical Project and Production Management

"I strive to be versatile and efficient. I love a role which offers a variety of challenges in and around our business."

Nick is a versatile project and production manager with many years’ experience working with high profile clients in a busy video production environment.

Nick has active involvement in infrastructure planning and development, facility management, IT support, technical production management, crew supervision, studio lighting, video camera operation, and live vision mixing and directing. Nick also has more than 10 years’ experience as an Avid video editor working with in-house and freelance producers and directors on various short form videos and presentation material.

Nick was overall technical manager for the Time for Change event at the Shard working with key production partners, has worked on literally hundreds of training workshops in a management and technical capacity, and manages all external technical partners and suppliers.

Matt Birtles

Editor & Director

"Success is understanding a client’s message and turning it into something visceral, memorable, and inspirational for their audience."

Matt is one of our in-house editors and self-shooting directors. Having studied both literature and the technicalities of filmmaking he is well placed, not only to know how to tell your story, but how to make it a reality. With experience at the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 his work is of broadcast-quality standard and he continues to strive towards perfection for his clients.

Matt works alongside the producers to interpret your brief, translating your message so that it will work effectively on the screen and win the attention of your audience. He is involved at every stage of the filmmaking process, from directing and filming your content, to shaping it in the edit. He’s also a massive typeface geek, so your films will always be on-brand!

Matt recently edited films for the Foreign Office’s Counter Terrorism campaign and has directed and edited countless films for all our main clients over the years, including: BP, Royal Navy, Tetra Pak, Unilever and the GEMS Varkey Foundation. He’s filmed Samuel L Jackson and likes to bring it up in conversation whenever possible.

Danny Braunstein

Senior Producer

"I thrive on delivering exciting and engaging content for clients. I believe in creating high impact, memorable films that connect emotionally with viewers."

Danny in an award-winning producer who has worked across TV, documentary, advertising and brand communications for 15 years. He has produced work for some of the world’s biggest companies and organisations which has taken him to 25 countries.

In 2011, Danny produced an award winning viral campaign for the Ministry of Defence. Bringing together the Army, the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force to create a darkly comic video campaign that warned those serving in the armed forces and their families of the operational and personal risks associated with using social media.

Recently Danny executive produced a series of films for the $1,000,000 Global Teacher Prize and was in Dubai covering the extraordinary event itself. The films told the stories of the world’s most inspirational teachers in remote corners of the world.

Annabel Crowther

Event Assistant

"If creativity is the process of having original ideas that have value, creativity in events, is the process of delivering successful experiences of lasting impression."

Annabel is an enthusiastic events professional, with extensive events experience within the luxury industry.

Brilliantly creative and superbly organised, Annabel is involved in creating the unique bespoke guest experiences from initial preparation and planning through event delivery.

Having joined Embolden from in-house events at Cartier, Annabel has managed a varied spectrum of events from the Cartier Queen’s Polo Cup to a 500 person ‘unconference’ event at Chelsea Football Ground. Now that’s versatile.

Seb Delecroix

Designer

"I thrive on bringing excellent, multi-disciplinary and insightful ideas to life."

Seb is an in-house designer with a background in web development and graphic design. As a self-confessed ‘techie’, he’s always ahead of the game when it comes to future trends in design and technology.

Seb is involved in all our accounts from concept to design to development, creating experiences that bring a new level of interaction and engagement. Website, mobile, intranets, social and print – there is nothing he can’t do.

Seb designed our first app, Co-Creator; launched a campaign portal for the UK government, UK Helps and created a new internal channel for Unilever.

Rebecca Denholm

Head of Film

"Film is the perfect medium for sharing stories in a creative, emotional and memorable way. It takes passion and skill to bring our clients’ messages to life through film and live video, and I’m proud to head up a team that does this with utter conviction and class."

With more than a decade as a broadcast journalist for ITN and Channel 4 News, Rebecca joined as a Producer in 1998 and is now Embolden's Head of Film.

Communicator, filmmaker, journalist, writer, creator and producer. Arch organiser and mobiliser!

From name-dropping shoots with people like Mikhail Gorbachev, the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu, to filming with school kids in the slums of Mumbai to factory workers in China, on oil rigs in the North Sea to battleships in the Atlantic, she’s been given privileged insights into the worlds of commerce, technology, education and manufacturing. She’s filmed and produced live events in more than 45 countries, and worked with some of the world’s best film and video practitioners.

Sheena Dunne

Operations Director

"AKA ‘chief cook and bottle washer’."

Sheena combines her knowledge of business operations and challenges, with strategy and execution to find the best creative communications solutions to meet business objectives.

Project management, marketing, campaigns, production, ops. Sheena does lots of stuff and has been doing it for almost 20 years’, all over the world, both client and agency side.

Sheena project managed a global event for 2000 employees including multi location simultaneous live events, webcasts & live TV Studio Broadcasts.

Christopher Hogan

Producer

"I enjoy what I do. I do it in my spare time."

Always eclectic. Chris’s career experience spans writing, producing, directing, camera and editing. His background is in broadcast, starting with the BBC and moving to other broadcasters as well as branching into advertising along the way.

His role at the FCO scales itself from producing features in support of foreign policy, to supporting communications across a global network of 250 posts, to creating public service films aiding safety of travellers and tourists abroad.

Emily

Creative Producer

"A left-handed, symmetry-loving, art exhibition devotee with strong track record of appearing in the background of shots."

Emily is responsible for balancing a creative eye with a practical head. She works with the team to come up with the big ideas and then uses her experience to make sure these can be delivered on time and on budget.

Emily works with clients to find out what they want to achieve – sometimes it’s a clear goal, but sometimes it’s not and that’s all part of the process and the fun. She then sources the best team for the project, and brainstorms, scripts, directs and juggles logistics along the way to create films that people want to watch, and that her clients can be proud of.

Over the past five years Emily has worked on everything from G8 summits to Royal Navy destroyers and organised shoots across the world; from the balmy tropics of Jamaica to the blizzards of the Arctic Circle. She’s donned wetsuits, powdered too many noses, bargained for props and written countless scripts about pretty much every topic you can imagine, all in the name of FILM. She also moonlights as the in-house voice over artist when budgets just won’t stretch.

Tatjana Jovanovski

Finance Manager

"I love working in a fast paced environment where every day brings new challenges and forces you to learn something new."

Experienced accountant with strange eastern European sense of humour trying to explain to creative people that timesheets are a necessary evil and expenses equal money in their bank account. Not always successful. Whoever said that behind every good business is a great accountant? It’s true!

After more than 30 years of experience and 10 years in the company, Tatjana has done it all and wants to do much more.

Carol Lamb

Production Accountant

"It’s all in the detail, getting all aspects right to deliver a commercially outstanding product."

Carol works with our production team to help them deliver a commercially profitable product and complements our small but agile finance team. She is responsible for the management of our staff’s environment and enjoys that no two days are the same.

Carol gets to work on all our projects and enjoys working alongside all our team.

Stewart Milton

Director & Creative Editor

"You can’t expect an audience to be excited about a film if you’re not."

Stew’s role is to be part of the team that comes up with an idea. The person to direct a film; shoot the footage for a film or edit the final outcome and in most instances he will do all of those roles for one job.

Stew is multi-skilled and dynamic in approach. An accomplished filmmaker with 20 years’ experience who self-shoots, directs, edits and writes treatments and scripts. He is passionate about being creative, whether that is with a visual concept for documentary style shoots or coming up with the perfect idea for a drama.

Stew has worked on a vast array of award winning projects for many of our clients but in his own words ‘you’re only as good as your last project’ and is very proud to have been part of the team involved in the recent Global Teacher Prize films for the Varkey Foundation and Embolden’s ongoing work for the Royal Navy.

Mário Patrão

Web Developer

"In a digital world that keeps evolving you need someone that can keep providing reliable products that our clients are used to."

Mário works within the digital team to create and establish the clients’ voice, visibility and direction on the web.

From webcasting to content management systems, Mário uses a vast array of web technologies and platforms to create the best possible solutions.

Mário is also responsible for maintaining the cloud infrastructure at Embolden.

For the past few years Mário has created products for companies like Marks & Spencer, Unilever, GlaxoSmithKline, RSA, Allianz, Templeton.

Mário is also the go to person and everybody’s best friend when they need a new website.

Ho-Yun Raven

Head of Digital

"Remarkable happens when digital, creative and technology collide. I believe that something truly remarkable happens when it can cut through and meet clients’ most demanding business challenges."

Ho works with Embolden’s clients to explore ways in which digital and new technology can bring their products and services to life. Ho ensures that the client’s business objectives are met through the digital capabilities that Embolden can offer.

Ho has a wide-ranging background in digital, from strategy, and experience planning, to consulting. Her experience includes, enterprise level web platform builds, e-commerce through to marketing campaigns, corporate comms, mobile app technology, data analytics and search strategy.

Ho gained her experience at a number of London’s leading marketing and communications agencies, leading projects and solving complex marketing and digital communications briefs for famous brands such as Marks & Spencer, Microsoft, Canon, HSBC, Royal Mail and most recently KPMG.

Hubert Rodrigues

Finance Director

"Finance is not an island, can be a beautiful thing, should be understood and effected by all, and is only as good as the sum of its parts."

Hubert oversees the financial well-being of the company and its employees.

Financial stability is key to cultivating fertile ground for ambitious and creative solutions for our clients.

Jay Short

Strategy Director

"I believe that the value of conversation has never been more important. We receive so much information digitally these days that we can forget that there are people behind the decisions that impact us on a daily basis."

Jay works closely with Embolden’s clients to investigate the best ways for them to maximise the value of their communications strategies. As an ambassador for Embolden, Jay also speaks at events around the world spreading our message.

Jay acts a primary point of contact for Embolden’s clients, ensuring that their needs are effectively understood before bringing our internal team into discussions. With a background in technology, Jay is also helping Embolden’s clients to stay ahead of the curve and to understand the opportunities and threats that this may bring.

Jay has worked with the some of the world’s largest businesses – from Facebook and Google to the likes of RBS and Cancer Research. He has worked on a number of cutting edge technology projects with clients helping them to not only produce world firsts in virtual and augmented reality, but also to plan how to effectively integrate these into their wider business strategies. 

Stephen Watson

Chief Executive Officer

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Stephen has a background in media and politics and has spent his career advising on communications and reputation.

He’s a former BBC News and Current Affairs producer. He founded ctn group and established The Leadership Agency. He works predominantly with individual leaders and their leadership teams, advising on communications strategy and coaching personal impact skills. He’s a frequent public speaker and retains an interest in political campaigning and international relations. He’s chairman of the British-German Association and serves as an Honorary Officer and advisor to the Royal Navy.

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