IPA Agency / Wavemaker London

An award winning media agency, MEC offers a range of specialist services beyond media planning and buying. We constantly look to the future to actively engage our clients' consumers using our unique understanding of the purchase journey. Our exceptional results are borne from our inspirational people. In the last 18 months we have been named Campaign Media Awards’ Agency of the Year and won 24 Golds, at some of the UK’s most prestigious ceremonies. These include IPA Effectiveness, Media Week and Campaign Media. We were the first media agency to win a D&AD Pencil and we also won a Webby Award. Even though we are proud of our achievements, it is our culture and our insatiable desire for continuous improvement to deliver outstanding marketing communications for our clients that really sets us apart.

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Wavemaker London  
Sea Containers
18 Upper Ground
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www.wavemakerglobal.com/ Tel: 020 7803 2000
Fax: 020 7803 2026

What we do / Product Experience

  • Charities
  • Clothing/Accessories
  • Cosmetics/Toiletries
  • Home improvements/DIY goods
  • Drink
  • Education
  • Entertainment/Leisure
  • Financial services
  • Gardening products
  • Government departments
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Business/Industrial
  • Telecoms
  • Automotive
  • Office Equipment
  • Media
  • Retail
  • Travel/Transport
  • Pet care

Who we do it for / Clients

    Vodafone; Compare the Market; Netflix; W/M Morrisons; Kingfisher; Danone; Colgate Palmolive; Beiersdorf; Henkel; United Biscuits; Energizer Wilkinson Sword; Freeview; MBNA; HomeServe; PHE; Butlin’s; Marriot; Royal Navy; RAF; Electoral Commission; Paramount; Nationwide; Fidelity; Pfizer.


MEC is one of the world's leading media agency networks. With over 4,400 highly talented and motivated people working across 84 countries, we manage more international assignments than any other network. We have a raft of services from communications, media and digital planning and buying to services such as Analytics and Insight, Social Media, Partnership and Sponsorship marketing. We are committed to communicating our offer simply and effectively in order to ensure clarity with our clients as to what we do and how we do it. MEC is a founding partner of GroupM, WPP’s media investment management group. GroupM combines the billings of all WPP-owned media agencies into one negotiating point, with the goal of delivering lower costs and improved quality of exposure for all our clients. With estimated gross billings of £2.9 billion, GroupM is the biggest buyer of media in the UK.


Tim Irwin

Tim Irwin


Jason Dormieux

Jason Dormieux

Global Chief Transformation Officer

Sarah Hennessy

Sarah Hennessy

Managing Director

Ben Gordon

Ben Gordon

Head of New Business and Marketing
Committees :
New Business and Marketing

Anna Hickey

Anna Hickey

Committees :
IPA Commercial Leadership Group

Key facts

Companies House:
Jan 1 2002
Joined IPA:


Other Accreditation

Sarbanes Oxley
Investors in People



DMA: Gold

Client :
Bupa strikes Gold with Olympic winning formula
Category :
Best Use of Door Drops

Effie's: Silver

Client :
Electoral Commission - Loss Aversion Trumps Voter Apathy
Category :
Government, Institutional & Recruitment

IPA Effectiveness Awards

Client :
PHE - Stoptober
Category :

Media Week: Gold

Client :
PHE - Sugar Smart
Category :
Media Idea Launch

D&AD: Wood Pencil

Client :
PHE - World's First Sugar Accumulator
Category :
Innovative Product Design
More awards >

IPA Effectiveness Case Studies


Tobacco Control - A new approach to an old problem

Client :
Department Of Health / COI

Getting your hands dirty with Morrisons

Client :
Wm Morrison Supermarkets

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