About Us

We are a consumer communications agency and The Home of Influential Communications. We realise the power of influence. The agency has the capacity to effect the character, development and behaviour of those we communicate to and bring a relevance and presence to the work we create.

Our expertise includes influencer marketing, social media, public relations, content creation, digital, design, experiential and sponsorship. If you’re interested in discovering how Brandnation can bring influence to your brand, please get in touch.

Testimonials

  • "Working with Brandnation is an absolute pleasure. They have been fundamental to launching Nike Swim successfully into the UK market, acting as an extension of the brand with their level of commitment and passion. They provide an invaluable service; their energy, creativity and collaborative approach is a dream to work with."

    Brand Manager, Nike Swim

  • "We have just opened The Telegraph and couldn’t be happier, the feature is AMAZING!! We would go as far to say it is certainly one of the best pieces of coverage we have had in over 25 years, with great content and just the right tone of voice."

    Creative Director, Charles Worthington

  • "Brandnation are very good at what they do. Right from day one the team hit the ground running, were well organised and quickly secured key coverage via their extensive contact list and knowledge base. We are very happy to be working with them."

    Marketing Manager, Merrell

TEAM

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Mary Killingworth

Managing Director

Strategic and fun-loving MD known for her forthright approach, creative pitch and sales driven KPIs.

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Mark Peacock

Creative Director

An agency veteran with 25 years’ director level experience working on some of the world’s biggest brands and most successful campaigns.

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Eva Frankel

Deputy Managing Director

Brandnation lifer with a relatively healthy beauty obsession. Thrives under pressure and strives for strong features. Resident office dog carer with a penchant for musicals.

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Nikki Dunbar

Finance Manager

Born and bred Londoner who enjoys chasing debts and being in charge of petty cash. Loves any form of reality TV – the trashier the better.

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Jessie Wales

Associate Director

Skills: trouble shooting and delivering. No brief too big or too small, just do-able! 19 years of talent running through her blood. Creative, natural leader and style influencer.

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Charlotte Bishop

Senior Account Director

Fitness fanatic and ballerina in training. Lover of yoga, lipstick, shoes, vitamins and supplements. A big believer in positivity.

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Joe Murgatroyd

Account Director

A Yorkshireman becoming increasingly self-conscious he’s losing his accent. Eats briefs for breakfast (not the clothing kind) and loves nothing more than when a plan comes together.

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George Kowalewski

Digital Director

Knowledge thirsty technologist by day and a dancing Pole by night. Heavyweight in digital project delivery with proven track record of successful consultancy for some of the world’s biggest brands.

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Debbie Mendonca

Senior Designer

15 years’ experience of continuously knocking out beautiful designs for clients. A keen gym goer and mum of two with an avid appreciation of all aspects of the art and design world.

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Annie Hicks

Senior Account Director Social Media

A true digital native, can talk anything social, data, Formula 1, Excel, corgis… Travels the world while making the online world a great place to be.

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Harriet Geoghegan

Senior Account Manager

The Wing Commander General of the fashion team, supporting her peers with impeccable organisational skills. All influencers love her and VIPs are always sliding into her DMs.

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Paris Wood

Influencer Co-ordinator

A Norfolk girl attempting to fit into the London lifestyle. Always looking for new places to try out and explore. You’ll find her permanently stuck to her phone on the lookout for Influencers all day, every day.

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Alex Mills

Junior Account Manager

When you love running as much as he does, it can be hard to focus on anything else. Especially during marathon season. Luckily PR is enough to turn his attention. At least until 5:30 anyway.

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Lucy Hewson

Junior Account Manager

Keen runner and fitness fanatic constantly trying to offset a chocolate obsession. Lover of sketching, puns and language jokes.

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Shaunagh Brennan

Designer

A designer and caffeine fiend who enjoys baking up a treat or five. Spends her free time creating quirky illustrations whilst making her way through the biscuit tin.

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Charley Paton

Senior Account Executive

A creative genius, what this girl can’t turn into a lyrical rap ain’t worth rapping about. Opportunity seeker and all round go-getter with an infectious laugh to boot.

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Aisling McGuinness

Social Media & Content Senior Executive

Starts the day on at least two cups of coffee and spends most her of day stalking Insta accounts for inspiration. Give her any social account and she will do her best to conquer it.

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Liv Tompkinson

Senior Account Executive

A basic beauty PR gal in London attempting to adult. Many a blonde moment with only the occasional tan mishap. Living her best life talking all things health and beauty.

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Amelia Parkes

Account Executive

Collector of overpriced eyeshadow palettes, period cups and puns. The most northern southerner the nation has ever had.

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Grace Ranson

Account Executive

A northerner in London. As a Mackem no one can understand anything she says, but she doesn’t let that get in the way of a good pitch.

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George Horton

Social Media Executive

Social media wiz by day, squash and cycling nutter by night. If you need help building a brand, he’s your guy.

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Georgia Porter

Account Executive

An Essex lass who needs a strong coffee to start the day right. Takes no prisoners on the road to success and enjoys a Friday night swim.

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Ollie Rumbold

Account Executive

Bilingual and park-run extraordinaire with a passion for paella and press coverage. Football crazy and chocolate mad.

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Michelle Pang

Content Producer

A video-shooting, story-telling, pigeon-avoiding content creator whipping up visuals at Brandnation. Enjoys documenting slices of life through analogue photography and illustration.

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Lola

What can we say, other than she’s the smallest, cutest office dog – ever.

JOIN THE TEAM

We’re always on the lookout for amazing talent. If you think you’ve got what it takes to join our creative team and want to work within a progressive integrated agency, take a look at the current vacancies listed or simply get in touch.

All recruitment enquiries and applications should be made via: recruitment@brandnation.co.uk

PR Account Executive - Sport & Lifestyle

Brandnation is looking for a PR Account Executive to join their dynamic sport and lifestyle division. An opportunity to work on some of the most disruptive and respected brands in the industry including Zwift, Nike Swim, Merrell, Football Index, Columbia and Saucony.

The successful candidate will have at least one year’s experience in PR and will be able to demonstrate delivering high-quality coverage for clients. Ideally the candidate will have developed an impressive list of media and influencer contacts in the sport and lifestyle industry across traditional, digital and social media.

Role requirements:

  • Ability to effectively pitch stories, press releases and features by phone, face-to-face meetings and email to national, regional and specialist journalists across print, broadcast, online and influencers
  • Strong media contacts across national, lifestyle and specialist media in the relevant sectors
  • Strong creative writing skills - writing quickly and creatively to draft engaging copy for press releases, media mailers and media pitches 
  • A solutions-focused and positive attitude with a hunger to develop and progress
  • Clear understanding of PR and influencer marketing and a desire to develop a career in this field
  • Time management - ability to work under pressure on multiple projects at one time whilst ensuring all deadlines are met
  • Strong organisational skills and an attention to detail

Role overview:

  • Day-to-day pitching on phone, email and in person to media - selling in news stories, features and product placement
  • Build a network of media and influencer contacts
  • Write press materials including press releases and media mailers
  • Daily monitoring of news agenda - flagging relevant opportunities and acting upon them
  • Monitoring and reporting on all client coverage
  • Follow all agency processes including sample management and updating press lists 
  • Support organisation of attend client events across the department
  • Participate in agency brainstorms to support generation of creative ideas for clients

Competitive salary with a great package of benefits

To apply, email your CV and covering letter to recruitment@brandnation.co.uk

Senior Account Manager - Fashion and Lifestyle

brandnation is a contemporary communications agency with a modern approach to brand boosting. As industry trail blazers we provide full service, brand-led campaigns that cut through the noise and deliver commercial success for our clients.

As an integrated agency, our expertise spans across public relations, influencer marketing, social media, performance marketing, content creation, digital, design, experiential and sponsorship.

This is an important role within the agency and will suit a creative soul who can also deliver on the details. The ideal candidate for this role will need to have previous PR agency experience as well as a proven track record of delivering campaigns with fashion, retail and lifestyle brands.

Responsibilities will include:

  • The delivery of day-to-day campaigns and projects to budget and in-line with the plan
  • Working closely with the wider team to help deliver innovative / creative integrated campaigns, media relations, influencer activity, launches and events
  • Media relations; developing media lists, liaising with press at a national and international level. You need to be confident in picking up the phone and selling in to press as part of the team to gain maximum coverage
  • A proven track record of delivering multi-channel campaigns
  • Executing influencer campaigns and an understanding of the influencer marketing landscape
  • Understanding clients’ and competitors’ marketplaces
  • Support in Identifying new business opportunities

Key skills and experience:

  • A strong book of contacts/ relationships across media and influencer networks – 70% press / 30 % influencer
  • Excellent written skills and a love for creating content
  • Proven experience in working with media at different levels and a desire to grow relationships that are lasting
  • Proven track record and a creative flair for executing events- big or small 
  • Proven experience in executing influencer campaigns and an understanding of the influencer marketing landscape and reporting
  • An excellent communicator who can liaise with people at different levels internally and externally to the agency
  • A passion for PR and a team player
  • Strong organisation skills and able to multi-task

Agency Benefits: Free gym membership, additional holidays, weekly drinks, quarterly agency socials, monthly free lunch, birthday gift voucher, flexible working, early finish on Fridays. Fun and supportive working environment.

If you are looking for a fast paced, fast tracked career and to work with great brands, please send your CV and a short covering letter explaining why you are interested in the position to: recruitment@brandnation.co.uk, confirming your current salary.

FASHION ACCOUNT EXEC/SENIOR ACCOUNT EXEC

We are brandnation, a contemporary communications agency with a modern approach to brand boosting. As industry trail blazers we provide full service, brand led campaigns that cut through the noise and deliver commercial success. 

The Home of Influential Communications, we realise the power of influence. The agency has the capacity to affect the character, development and behaviour of those we communicate to and bring a relevance and presence to the work we create.

Our expertise includes public relations, influencer marketing, social media, content creation, digital, design, experiential and sponsorship.

We’re on the hunt for an ambitious and enthusiastic work placement to join our fashion team and show us their real PR & marketing talent, working on brands including Shoeaholics, Deichmann, Nike Swim and Chi Chi London. 

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Working as part of the press office team
  • Media liaison
  • Influencer programmes 
  • Campaign activation
  • Media experiential
  • Drafting press releases/media communication
  • Ambassador activation
  • Assisting on events

Placements are from 6-12 months for graduates or sandwich year students.

If you think you’ve got something to offer and would thrive in our ‘fast track’ but fun environment, please get in touch: recruitment brandnation.co.uk / @brandnation

Internships

Our highly successful internship programme has been running for over 12 years and is accredited with major UK and overseas educational establishments. We have also employed over 50% of our interns . We aim to immerse our interns in every aspect of agency-life. Working on live accounts, high profile brands and events with very little tea making duties either.

Internships are for a minimum of 3 - 6 months and up to 1 year. This might be post-degree or taken in conjunction with a relevant sandwich course. Limited places available so If you want a job in PR, marketing, social or content and believe you have what it takes to make it please get in touch.