6 months ago
Merman’s Advertising and Branded Division announce the arrival of Spencer Dodd as managing director / EP alongside Siobhan Murphy. Spencer joins Merman after an 8 ½ year spell at The Sweetshop adding weight to an already dynamic team.
Previously, Spencer cut his teeth working alongside industry heavyweights including Dave Trott, Geoffrey Seymour, Chris Palmer, Frank Budgen, Paul Rothwell and Helen Kenny going on to produce some of the UK’s biggest and most loved TV commercials for brands such as HSBC, Sony, BBC, Hovis, HSBC, Nike, Guinness, Sky and VW amongst others for production companies Gorgeous Enterprises and The Sweetshop.
Spencer says: "The opportunity to join one of the most interesting, exciting and future facing companies out there was impossible to ignore. Merman are perfectly positioned to navigate the evolving landscape. At a time when agency and client briefs are diversifying and the ways in which people are looking to advertise vary wildly I think that Merman is well placed to cater for all those needs. Especially so given their exciting new partnership with Independent Talent Group which gives them access to the most established and emerging talent from the worlds of entertainment.”
Spencer will be partnering with Siobhan Murphy who has been leading Merman’s advertising and branded entertainment sector as business development director over the past two years. Siobhan’s wealth of experience spanning 2 decades has led to a meteoric rise at Merman where she has helped establish the brand whilst signing award- winning directorial talent such as MJ Delaney.
Siobhan and Spencer are also joined by Clara Bennett, head of production who previously worked with production companies including Somesuch, Biscuit, Bullion, Bold and 76 Ltd.
Siobhan Murphy says: “I couldn’t be more elated to welcome Spencer Dodd to the Merman team in London. He brings such a wealth of production experience and is hugely respected amongst the advertising community. It will be an honour and a privilege to take the company to the next level with him by my side”.
Following on from the joint venture with ITG, Dodd and Murphy will be at the forefront of Merman driving the company forward as one of the most exciting, creative and robust advertising/branded production companies in the UK and globally.
Jeremy Rainbird, managing partner comments: ‘Merman continues to build its global offering, with some of the best people in the business. We are incredibly proud to be able to welcome Spencer to the Merman family. Siobhan and Spencer will be a formidable team running the Advertising & Branded offering in the UK, side by side as Joint MD’s.Merman UK, 5 months ago