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IPA elects six new members – December 2016

Brothers and Sisters, Cubo, December 19, StudioTri, Smithfield Agency and Ubiquity Group were elected into IPA membership at its quarterly council meeting yesterday (1 December). This brings the total number of agencies in IPA membership to 326.


Brothers and Sisters

Founded in 2007, Brothers and Sisters is an independent creative agency based in London. Its clients include Sky, Carphone Warehouse and Center Parcs.

Says Matthew Charlton, CEO, Brothers and Sisters, “We are delighted to become members of the IPA so that we have access to and can be part of industry leading best practice and debate.”


Founded in 1995, Cubo is an independent creative agency based in London. Its clients include Pernod Ricard, De Montfort University and Bang & Olufsen. 

Says Kerry Simpson, CEO, Cubo, “We are thrilled to become members of the IPA as we see it as the preeminent body for our industry. We will be making use of the range of IPA services, information and events.”

December 19

Founded in 2010, December 19 is an independent media planning and buying agency based in London. Its clients include Monarch, Ligne Roset & Barking Heads.

Says David Barnett, Co-founder and Director, December19, “We are extremely excited about the opportunities that IPA membership will unlock for December 19, reinforcing our focus on efficiency and best practice and supporting our next stage of growth as an agency”


Founded in 2011, StudioTri T/A S3 Advertising is a 360-agency based in Cardiff. Its clients include Trade Centre Wales, Hosta Meltis and National Farmers Union.

Matt Jones, CEO of S3 Advertising, said: “IPA member agencies are widely viewed as the industry ‘elite’, so we are thrilled to be able to bring this esteemed seal of approval to the Welsh creative sector.

“S3 fully champions the talent working within Wales’ creative industries, and believes in the sector’s power to add value to the Welsh economy as a whole. Welsh advertising is going from strength to strength, and this accreditation only spells further good news for our country’s ability to attract business from outside the border in what is perceived as a very London-centric industry.”

Smithfield Agency

Founded in 2010, Smithfield is an independent media planning and buying agency based in London. Its clients include Free Postcode Lottery, Care UK & Hollywood Bowl Group.

Says Adam Shoefield, Founder, Smithfield, “Membership of the IPA is a sign of professionalism to which the agency has always aimed for.  Entry is a mark of achievement as well as a statement of our future ambitions.”

Ubiquity Group

Founded in 2014, Ubiquity Group is made up of four specialist marketing agencies based in Cardiff. Its clients include Under Armour Teamsports, Welsh Government and Gaucho restaurants.

Says Byron Lloyd, CEO, Ubiquity Group, “Joining the IPA will further endorse our strong values and culture.”

Last updated 02/12/2016

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