Liam is a founding Director of The Think Tank and has worked in marketing for more than 25 years. Starting his career as an Account Executive in one of the UK’s leading Sales Promotion Agencies, Liam has worked in above-the-line and research agencies before setting up The Think Tank with his business partner, Shaun Madle, in 1993.
Gaining a wide range of experience across many marketing disciplines, Liam has worked with a variety of leading brands including Kodak, British Midland, WorldPay, Hertz, Woolworths, Kwik Save, Castlemaine XXXX, Formica, OKI Printing Solutions, Nespresso, Asendia and AkzoNobel.
Liam heads up the Client Services team at The Think Tank delivering the strategic direction for our clients and managing the development of existing and new business.
Email Liam : firstname.lastname@example.org
Shaun Madle founded The Think Tank in 1993 with Liam Bateman and is the Creative Director of the agency. He began his career as a designer/typographer and went on to lead creative teams in several large London advertising agencies. He has worked in the creative industry for almost 35 years, across a diverse range of sectors.
Previous clients have included the Orient Express, DAKS, Russell & Bromley, Perpetual Unit Trusts, Alitalia Airways, Data General, Alderwick Peachell, Simpsons of Piccadilly and Robert Walters.
Leading the Think Tank’s creative team, Shaun has a hands-on role shaping and developing campaigns across a range of media, and relishes a challenge.
Email Shaun: email@example.com
Jo is a media relations specialist with extensive B2B and consumer experience. Having worked with a number of large retail clients and global multinationals, as well as advertising and media agencies, Jo now leads The Think Tank PR team.
When she's not on the phone to various publications around the world, you'll find Jo honing her Fine Art skills and exhibiting paintings across London, Europe and the US.
Head of PR
Dragana is an Account Director at The Think Tank, witnessing many Christmas parties along the way.
Her skills and knowledge are rooted in business to business communications and she has extensive experience in delivering complex integrated marketing campaigns. Supporting the marketing needs of a wide range of clients, Dragana has planned and implemented many online and offline strategies both in the UK and across the EMEA region.
Kelly-Anne started as a Senior Account Manager at The Think Tank in 2005 and has since taken on the role of Account Director, managing major B2B accounts and offering bright ideas and pearls of wisdom to clients and colleagues alike.
Away from her desk, Kelly-Anne's two little ones keep her busy - but she still finds time to make the office's favourite banana cake every now and then.
With a MediaLab Arts BSc, Paul is responsible for growing the digital side of the business. He initially designed and developed Flash websites and CD-ROMs in the early years, before becoming the Digital Director and overseeing all the digital projects The Think Tank produces from Parallax websites to After Effects Video Production.
Paul has two beautiful young children so his spare time is mostly consumed by them. However if he does get a minute to himself, he loves to play football (well) and golf (badly).
Magda is responsible for the day-to-day operation and management of the office. Her main responsibilities within The Think Tank cover basic HR and financial management functions, including invoicing, supplier controlling and space and facilities management, along with providing administrative leadership to the Directors.
She has more than 15 years of professional experience in administration with an emphasis on sales support, finance, and facility management.
In the past Magda has studied Accountancy and Financial Advisory, and has a Master’s Degree in Marketing and Management from Koszalin University of Technology.
Office Manager and Finance
Sarah is an experienced account handler with a passion for creating strategies that go beyond the initial brief to deliver something truly unique for brands and their customers. Sarah works across a range of clients at The Think Tank and enjoys using innovative marketing solutions to meet her clients’ needs.
With experience in the luxury, B2B, and publishing sectors, Sarah adores the variety that this brings to her role. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys baking and is a part of SheSays, a group that runs events and talks for women in the creative and marketing industry.
Senior Account Manager
Despite dabbling in Judo and a fledgling football career across the pond, Callum settled on marketing and has found his niche in both agency and freelance work across the B2B, tech, energy, financial and sports sectors.
When he's not busy working, Callum attends and runs campaigns for a variety of musical events (did someone say free rum tasting?) and laments his decision to support the Chicago Bears in the NFL.
After moving to London from Derby with a Digital Marketing Apprenticeship under her belt, Ailish joined The Think Tank team. Twitter-loving Ailish manages social media for a range of clients across multiple platforms as well as running digital advertising campaigns.
When not at work, you'll either find Ailish in her local Wetherspoon’s developing her new-found love of gin or, if she's at home, she'll be following all things ice hockey and binging the latest series on Netflix.
Digital Account Executive
A creative graphic designer, Lee’s responsibilities include client pitches, concept generation from initial ideas through to final solutions and art-working for both print and online. Lee has over 10 years design industry experience with a BA(Hons) in Graphic Design and Marketing.
Outside of work, Lee's interests include design, art and photography, and he has diverse freelance clientele.
Karen brings over 10 years' experience as an ideas led, award-winning creative in Art Direction and Graphic Design.
From concept to creation, Karen has worked on fully integrated ad campaigns, photo shoots (in both Art Director and photographer roles), branding and identities, direct marketing, branding communications and corporate literature, digital online ads, film editing for TV ads and short films, and direction of VOs and sound dubs.
Previous clients include Ford Direct, Citi Bank, BBC Motion Gallery, MSN and Hewlett Packard to name but a few.
As a PR Senior Account Manager, Yasmina’s day-to-day work is very fast paced and diverse, managing national and international PR campaigns across several industries, including architecture, interior design, and hospitality.
Before joining The Think Tank, Yasmina worked for a marketing company in the Food & Drink industry. She has a degree in Communications & Media Studies and started out as a journalist back home in Switzerland – the country of watches, mountains, and chocolate.
PR Senior Account Manager
Henry works across B2B accounts in the manufacturing and construction industry, with a focus on associations and trade bodies. From his background in hospitality and events PR, Henry introduced The Think Tank’s first ever craft brewing client.
A University of Leeds graduate, Henry's previous experience includes working for the Conservative Party, under the formidable presence of the Rt. Hon. Eric Pickles MP, and a publishing house. A native Londoner, Henry enjoys the finer things in life, in particular good food, fine wine and Havana cigars.
PR Account Manager
Chris has over 5 years of PR and Comms experience in the B2B and B2C sectors.
Before joining The Think Tank, his previous roles included: working as a journalist for a financial news group, being an account executive for a PR firm specialising in alternative assets, and planning and executing the PR and marketing strategies for a luxury brand where he operated in-house.
This experience has enabled him to exercise and hone his copywriting skills, research ability and capacity to gain industry insight into a broad variety of sectors, ranging from construction and finance to interiors and leisure.
He has strong opinions on ‘Tube etiquette’ and claims to throw a mean Aerobie. He also enjoys writing about himself in the third person.
PR Account Manager
Katharina is a PR Senior Account Executive at The Think Tank and has excellent media relations skills and knowledge, especially in the B2B arena. She spent four years studying International Communication Management at the University Inholland, Amsterdam/Diemen before deciding to pursue a career in Public Relations.
Katharina’s previous experience includes interning at a boutique beauty, fashion and lifestyle PR agency, while studying for a PR certificate at the Chartered Institute for Public Relations (CIPR), and as a Consultant working on four major accounts ranging from manufacturers in the packaging industry to product inspection, automotive and printing manufacturers.
PR Senior Account Executive
Stephen is a Junior Digital Designer, specialising in digital design and video creation.
Bringing a host of other skills to The Think Tank, including graphic design and artworking, Stephen also has a BSc in Multimedia Computing and Animation.
Outside of work, Stephen is a football fan and enjoys video games and live music - he can also be found at the pool table.
Junior Digital Designer
Having left a 6-year career in the entertainment industry, Shirley joined The Think Tank as a designer following her graduation from Kingston University. She now helps the creative team bring campaigns to life across both digital and print.
In her free time, Shirley is usually found at her local climbing centre clinging on for dear life but, if she's not there, she'll be daydreaming about owning an urban farm filled with friendly alpacas, sloths, otters and bears.
Jonathan joined The Think Tank after dabbling in freelancing and flitting around a few London agencies following his graduation from the University of Greenwich. Now, he’s using his flair for all things digital to help the creative team dream up amazing designs, artwork and videos.
When he’s not in the studio, Jonathan can be found playing basketball and football and practising the cello. He dreams of one day owning his own fish and chip shop and harbours a secret penchant for flowery shirts.
Having studied, travelled, taught refugees and organised fundraisers all over the world from Nigeria to Amsterdam, Will finally settled in London and joined The Think Tank as an intern. With plenty of knowledge about unrecognised countries and an MSc in International Development Studies, Will quickly moved up the ranks to become a Junior Account Executive for the PR team.
Outside of work, Will enjoys playing sports badly (on both the pitch and his PS4), getting regrettable cheap haircuts and continuing his charity work with fundraising events. He's also the proud owner of a fabulous winter coat, which nabs him plenty of compliments around the office.
PR Junior Account Executive
Born in France and raised in Oman, Paula was better travelled than most of the team by the time she came to The Think Tank after 3 years at Bournemouth Uni. Since then, Paula's been busy learning the PR ropes with the team, working with some of our biggest clients and providing delicious French cake for the office.
A huge basketball fan, Paula's spent 10 years shooting hoops on courts around the world, but she's just as likely to be found bingeing on Netflix eating biscuits and drinking tea.
Becky joined The Think Tank after moving to London to seek fame and fortune in the big smoke, bringing 4 years of experience in all things advertising, marketing and social - and some alarming fashion choices - to the team.
When she’s not at work, you can find Becky exploring London, discussing the finer points of fried chicken (usually with Stephen) or perusing the classier rum joints of SE15.
After six years teaching English and Maths, Emi left the classroom to try her hand at copywriting. Joining The Think Tank as an intern, Emi brings a love of language, oodles of writing experience and strong feelings about comma usage to the team.
Outside the office, Emi enjoys open mic poetry nights, studying Japanese and thinking of new ways to push herself outside of her comfort zone.
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