At its quarterly Council meeting (5th December 2006), the IPA elected five new agencies into membership including a full service advertising agency, a creative digital agency, a modern communications agency and two integrated communications agencies.
The new members are:
Jelly Communications Kitcatt Nohr Alexander Shaw Lean Mean Fighting Machine Michaelides and Bednash WARL Group
Jelly Communications: Jelly Communications is a full service advertising agency based in Belfast with 17 employees. Keith Murray and Sandra Beatty are the directors. Their clients include Musgrave Supervalue Centra, Ford Motor Company and Northern Ireland Electricity.
Said Sandra Beatty, Managing Director, “Jelly Communication's ethos is simple...Our people are key to the success of the Company. Becoming an IPA Agency member will open up a world of opportunity for staff development, with the assistance of the IPA training service, we will be able to offer staff a CPD programme specifically relevant to the advertising industry, developing staff to their full potential. Gaining IPA status will give us professional recognition, and the many other services offered by the IPA such as legal and research will assist us in maintaining the highest standard of professional practice.”
Kitcatt Nohr Alexander Shaw: Founded in 2002, Kitcatt Nohr Alexander Shaw is an integrated agency based in London, founded by Paul Kitcatt, Marc Nohr, Vonnie Alexander and Jeremy Shaw. Their clients include Norwich Union, Virgin Holidays and Waitrose.
Said Marc Nohr, Managing Partner, “It has always been our intention to join the IPA, and after an extraordinary year of growth for the agency, this is the right time. We're impressed by the IPA's capacity to both anticipate and keep abreast of key industry issues, from the changing face of media to the role of procurement; and its ability to act as a voice for the industry, and a platform for the development of agency staff.”
Lean Mean Fighting Machine: Founded in 2004, Lean Mean Fighting Machine is a creative digital agency based in London with 10 employees. Sam Ball, Tom Bazeley, Dave Bedwood and David Cox are the directors. Their clients include Emirates, International Herald Tribune and Virgin Games.
Said Tom Bazeley, Director, “As any modern definition of 'advertising' will encompass the world of digital, the IPA is the natural place for Lean Mean Fighting Machine to share, learn and shout.”
Michaelides and Bednash: Founded in 1995, Michaelides and Bednash is a modern communications agency based in London. Graham Bednash and George Michaelides are the directors. Their clients include Channel Four, Unilever and Penguin.
Said Graham Bednash, Managing Partner, “Every industry needs an organisation like the IPA. They're important. They support. They coach. And they fly the flag for the business. I've been involved with the IPA since I started my career in advertising. Now I have my own company, they've never been more vital.”
WARL Group: Founded in 1998 WARL is an integrated communications agency based in London with 34 employees. Marcus Willox, Christopher Ambler, Keith Fowler and Kerry Bateman are the directors. Their clients include Tesco, Procter & Gamble and Leaf & Co.
Said Chris Ambler, Group Director, "WARL has had a truly integrated offer from the outset and, as the IPA broadens its remit, it makes good commercial sense for us to join, both to benefit from the Association's services and to support the industry, which is as much under siege as ever.”
Through membership of the IPA these agencies will benefit from an array of IPA services including; legal advice and guidance, professional development and an information and intelligence service. They will also gain the opportunity to showcase their work at IPA awards, network with their peers at IPA events and keep abreast with all the latest industry news.
Last updated 21/05/2008