Mr B & Friends has welcomed two new faces to the team this month. Gareth Atkinson joins as Senior Strategic Planner while Joe Baptiste has joined the Pod team as Senior Account Manager.
Gareth brings over a decade’s experience in brand and marketing strategy to the expanding strategy and planning team. He started his career in digital brand communications and campaign measurement before working as part of an SME-focused consultancy, helping ambitious brands to achieve rapid and sustainable growth.
Gareth’s past career also includes a four-year interlude where he co-founded the UK’s first premium meatball brand. High points included opening restaurants in Yorkshire and getting a range of gourmet products stocked in over 300 supermarkets nationwide. Low points included a run in with the ‘Dragons’ in the ‘Den’… the less said about that the better!
Joe will leap into action in the newly-created Pod, working with clients such as Principality Building Society. Joe has a solid agency background having worked for Six and Tribe prior to taking the new role. At Six he looked after client accounts from a range of sectors including financial services, education and not-for-profit.
Welcome to the team guys!