Different Advertising is a creative marketing services agency at the intersection of creativity, insight and digital marketing.

We believe that if you always do the same things, you usually get the same results; whereas we look for new solutions to life’s trickiest problems.

We are an agency brimming with talent, enthusiasm and optimism. Creativity is at the core of our DNA and we operate with passion, integrity and civility. We cherish our people and our clients. We place incredible value on our strong and enduring client relationships because these create the conditions for us to get results from work that makes a difference to our clients’ businesses. It’s been 20 years since we opened our doors and we’ve had success along the way.

But we are a forward-looking agency. We’ve invested heavily in new capabilities across our offices in Newcastle and London and are excited by the new ways we can connect with audiences. Everything we do, however, stems from powerful brand platforms that yield creative ideas that can move effortlessly across channels and Touchpoints. We have scale as an agency but enjoy great intimacy with our clients, who like us, dare to be different.

Sector Experience

  • Charities
  • Clothing/Accessories
  • Cosmetics/Toiletries
  • Home improvements/DIY goods
  • Drink
  • Education
  • Entertainment/Leisure
  • Financial services
  • Food
  • Government departments
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Household
  • Telecoms
  • Automotive
  • Office Equipment
  • Property
  • Media
  • Retail
  • Travel/Transport
  • Utilities

Our Clients

  • ATOL
  • Barker & Stonehouse
  • Barbour
  • Carpetright plc
  • Capital Shopping Centres PLC
  • Civil Aviation Authority
  • DFDS Seaways UK Ltd
  • German National Tourist Office
  • Government Procurement Service
  • Gulf Bank
  • Land Securities PLC
  • Lancome
  • L'Oreal UK & Ireland
  • National Trading Standards eCrime Unit
  • Newcastle NE1 Ltd
  • NewcastleGateshead Initiative
  • Newcastle University
  • NHS
  • Nuby Baby
  • Port of Tyne
  • Procter & Gamble UK & Europe
  • Redrow Homes PLC
  • University of Sunderland
  • World Travel and Tourism Council



Ben Quigley


Yousaf Khalid

Group MD

Ian Millen

Design Director


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