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Brad Fairhead Joins 18 Feet & Rising as Partner



Fairhead was most recently Managing Director of Hypernaked

Brad Fairhead Joins 18 Feet & Rising as Partner

Creative agency 18 Feet & Rising bolsters its management line up by bringing in Brad Fairhead with a remit to further build 18 Feet & Rising’s work in the more progressive areas of communications.

Fairhead has 20 years experience in the industry, having worked within the media, creative and digital agency environment. Most recently he was Managing Director of Hypernaked, the business formed out of a merger between Naked Communications and the digital agency Hyper that Fairhead founded in 2007. Previously, Fairhead worked within various WPP Agencies and latterly within a number of tech start-ups where he focussed on bringing digital products to market.

Fairhead joins 18 Feet & Rising as a Partner. He will take a roving role in the business, looking to expand the product and service offering within the Agency whilst supporting the current growth being enjoyed by the newly expanded management team. He joins alongside Jonathan Trimble, CEO, Matt Keon, Executive Creative Director, Rob Ward, Strategy Partner, Paul Spriggs COO and Anna Carpen, Creative Director.

Fairhead’s hire is a direct response to the success of recent campaigns at 18 Feet & Rising.

Brad Fairhead comments, “There are very few agencies that could tempt me back into the comms world and 18 Feet & Rising is one of them. I’ve worked with Jonathan and Matt before and I’m stoked about being able to do so again. They do the sort of work I love and have the ambition that our market needs.”

Starting out at Grey London before moving to Y&R, Fairhead boasts a much-decorated career winning multiple awards from Cannes Lions and Effies to Campaign Big and Media Week awards across clients including; Accenture, P&G, Nokia, Cadbury and Mars Petcare. 
In 2011, Fairhead merged Hyper - a business he built from 2 people in a room to over 50 people in Clerkenwell - into the parent business Naked to form Hypernaked, a new £7m agency with clients including Foster’s, Coca Cola, Symantec & Rank Leisure.

Jonathan Trimble, Chief Executive Officer says, "By any standard, Brad is one of the industry's greatest practitioners. I'm excited to see where he takes our platform."

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Genres: People, Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:03:26 GMT