Leading UK Integrated agency The Marketing Store London has named Simon Diss as its new creative head, part of a number of senior creative appointments at the agency as it continues to grow.
Simon joins from Billington Cartmell, where he was creative head. He has previously worked as art director at Wunderman, where he was part of the team on the award-winning Help the Oversharers campaign for Pringles.
The Marketing Store has also appointed a new creative team: Ben Drummond, who takes the title senior art director, and Tristan Hyatt-Williams, who becomes a senior copywriter. The pair join from Publicis Chemistry and have previously held roles at agencies including WCRS, Leo Burnett and Iris.
Ben and Tristan came up with the concept of the Blood Relations campaign – winner of the Impossible Brief launched by Saatchi & Saatchi Israel at the 2010 Cannes Advertising Festival.
The new appointments will help bolster The Marketing Store growing conceptual creative team and reflect the change of emphasis in the work away from pure communications into development of content on behalf of their clients.
Over the last 12 months, the Marketing Store has won a number of leading creative accolades including IPM’s, Marketing Week Engage, Best Awards and IMC Europeans.
At The Marketing Store, the creative team will work across a broad mix of existing client business including Dunlop, Britvic and Heineken International and also on a number of new business initiatives.
Graham Wall, Executive Creative Director: “The future of our creative output is about engaging with people directly in relevant and meaningful ways, and Simon, Ben and Tristan are great additions who will help us deliver this.”