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The first chapter involves getting under the skin of your brand…

  • A launch that was #nojoke. (Especially as we quadrupled footfall to phone shops.)
  • We know how to get people to stop and engage with brands.
    We know how to get people to participate, rather than just
    throw a wrapper away.
    We know how to instantly change opinions.
    We know how to get consumers to re-evaluate a brand.
    And we know that patience brings its own reward.

A great story generates buzz.

Buzz comes via word of mouth and participation, ultimately driving sales and all important brand loyalty. People’s ears become alive to your brand. It’s recognised and becomes meaningful. And, of course, this is what leads to results.

A great story generates buzz.

The Characters

Everyone who works at The Big Kick has the passion to do something brilliant. And everyone has their individual areas of expertise and excellence. It's what keeps our clients hooked.

  • recruiting Alistair MitchellCEO  

    Alistair Mitchell started life in marketing as a Brand Manager at United Biscuits and KP. After a stint at Clarke Hooper, he went on to found The Marketing Store in January 1986 with Graham Kemp, building it into one of the biggest sales promotion agencies in Europe. When he sold it 12 years later it was billing over £30 million, employed 200 staff and boasted such heavyweight clients as McDonald's, Pepsi and Asda. In the interim years he owned a sales promotion company in the States and made a foray into the world of music, before acquiring The Big Kick in 2009. Under his guidance, The Big Kick has continued to create innovative and ground-breaking marketing communications campaigns and boosted the client portfolio to include SCA Hygiene, ABInBev and Camelot to name but a few.

  • recruiting Barbara Holgate Managing Partner  

    Barbara’s career spans over 25 years and her experience covers a full range of clients and disciplines, including FMCG, Retail, Financial and Leisure. Early experience was gained at TA&A before joining Triangle, rising to Board Director, and launching Triangle’s sister agency Storm, a specialist retail agency working with Safeway and Lloyds TSB. Barbara then worked with Ally Mitchell at The Marketing Store on some truly ground breaking campaigns for Walkers in the UK and Europe, before joining The Big Kick in 2003 as Managing Director. In 2009 she renewed her partnership with Ally, when they acquired The Big Kick along with fellow director, Shelley Davies. Barbara remains actively involved with clients and has worked closely with many including PepsiCo, Unilever, ABInBev, Camelot, Heinz and Universal Pictures. Her expertise lies in getting to the heart of the client challenges and ensuring a simple and single-minded approach to their solutions. She regularly chairs MAA and ISP award panels.

  • recruiting Shelley Davies Director  

    I get really excited being part of a team which creates industry ‘firsts’ such as Kit Kat’s 'We Will Find You' GPS campaign. Not creativity for creativity’s sake, but truly original ideas which get results by driving consumers to act.

  • recruiting Paul Aggarwal Retail Director  

    It’s absolutely fantastic to work with the UK’s most successful retailer and its 15m+ weekly customers. Working on such a household brand gives us great customer insight which in turn benefits our other clients.

  • recruiting Tony O'Brien Creative Director  

    With 20 years' experience in the industry Tony loves intelligent, creative thinking in all its manifestations. As passionate about the big idea as he is about the detail, Tony has worked across a broad range of sectors including FMCG, drinks, retail, travel and automotive, delivering ideas-driven consumer journeys that always engage and inspire. Tony has won numerous national and international awards for innovative and ground-breaking marketing communications campaigns.

  • recruiting Cal Graham Group Account Director  

    We took Stella Artois’ sponsorship of the Cannes Film Festival and made it relevant to their shoppers with the DVD campaign. With redemptions at over 10% and sales at a record high without the need to price discount, it was great to know that we had absolutely engaged with the shopper; enough to change their purchase behaviour.

  • recruiting Mel Wall PA  

    I started out as a temp at The Big Kick over 10 years ago. In that time I have seen the agency grow and achieve great things. I feel my own professional journey has mirrored that success!

  • recruiting David Ryan Deputy Creative Director  

    I have had the opportunity to be part of a campaign that moved a whole nation, creating buzz, mystery and talkability for Britain’s favourite crisp brand, Walkers. Scooping two IPM awards in the process was the icing on the cake!

  • recruiting Kiki Kyriacou Receptionist  

    Being part of The Big Kick means every day brings new challenges!
    It is a privilege to be part of a team so full of energy and creative talent, working together to achieve the high standards that The Big Kick believes in!

  • recruiting Lee Tridini Design Group Head  

    Working on a pitch with our team is always fun and challenging, but when you get to the end you can stand back and go ‘wow’! The hard work and nights spent in my campervan outside the studio were worth it.

  • recruiting Caroline Shortt Senior Account Manager  

    Bringing together client aspirations and the creative talents of The Big Kick to create fantastic ideas is so rewarding.
    I always get a buzz from seeing the work live and every time a consumer interacts with a campaign we’ve created- it’s exciting!

  • recruiting Carl Porter Studio Manager  

    Having the chance to work with some really passionate and exceptional people within the industry has helped me gain a great wealth of knowledge, which has played a huge part in my career progression.

  • recruiting Ed Seymour Senior Designer  

    Being a graphic designer at The Big Kick means having the chance to work with a variety of great clients, producing creative design solutions in this challenging, but ultimately rewarding role.

  • recruiting Claire Cummings Account Executive  

    Beginning my career in marketing at TBK has been an incredible experience so far. Working on the ABInBev account has proved to be a fast pace, exciting and rewarding one. I feel privileged to say that I am never at my desk working on something that I am not enjoying.

  • recruiting Suzanne Grason- Leach Group Account Director  

    Working with some fantastic brands means that we are faced with fresh challenges every day to help our clients actively shift consumer behaviour. There isn’t a one-size fits all solution to moving people in a truly positive way, and that’s what makes our role so interesting and rewarding.

  • recruiting Becky Lane Account Director  

    Being part of the team that developed a One Stop convenience store pop-up shop. Shortlisted for the Tesco Innovation Awards, it was a first for the brand and plugged the revenue black hole when stores were closed for refurb, plus provided a strong community focused solution.

  • recruiting Katie Kennedy Events
    Co-Ordinator
     

    Joining The Big Kick as a marketing graduate has been a fantastic opportunity. Working alongside and learning from the industry’s most experienced and passionate individuals, is fantastic. Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.

  • recruiting Grace Donnelly Account Executive  

    Working on multiple campaigns for the UK’s largest supermarket, across dot.com, local and food marketing – no two days are the same!

  • recruiting Beth Taylor PR & Marketing Manager  

    It’s exciting to be part of an agency that produces such innovative, creative and effective work for such high profile brands. The ‘can-do’ attitude is woven through the agency – we move mountains to get the job done – an inspiring place to work.

  • recruiting Neil Survilla Head of Experiential  

    After 15 years at the sharp end of experiential, I’m still moved by a difficult challenge. Whether it be activating 2 million consumer trials for the launch of Nintendo Wii Fit, or delivering 4.5 million perfectly chilled Diet Coke samples in 4 days. You know it’s going to work, but it never stops the adrenalin…

  • recruiting Alex Hawke Business Director  

    Here at The Big Kick
    I was part of a campaign that moved Scotland, creating buzz, talkability and active engagement around the weather for IRN-BRU.
    I am proud that BRU-SKIES changed the way IRN-BRU do promotions forever.

  • recruiting Isabelle Taylor Account Manager  

    We delivered 200% more Facebook fans for The New York Bagel Company; all loyal and looking for inspiration – a career highlight so far. Start the Spreading revolution!

  • recruiting Sally Griffith Group Account Director  

    Being part of a truly innovative campaign that got people smiling when it rained.
    I loved working with the MET office on WALKERS WIN £10 EVERY DAY IT RAINS to develop a ground breaking technological promotion that engaged the nation in a brand truth, potatoes
    love rain!

  • recruiting Ollie Williams Experiential Account Director  

    Being employed to be part of a team who conceive, design, develop and implement campaigns that not only move consumers but get them to re-consider their choices is not really a job, it’s a hobby.

  • recruiting Preeya Modessa Financial Controller  

    Having recently moved to the world of marketing, working with a creative, enthusiastic and innovative team I get the chance to showcase my love of numbers in an inspiring working environment.

  • recruiting Renata Giles Accounts Administrator  

    Having recently joined the agency in the accounts department I am always inspired by the buzz in the building.
    It’s fun and fast-moving and we all work together to get things done.

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If you have a specific business objective, or just want to know more, we’d love to hear from you:
Email shelley@thebigkick.com
Telephone +44(0)208 090 6800
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