Us

AWARDS

Award-winning

We constantly strive for excellence, aim for perfection and exceed expectations. It's why we've been recognised for our data, digital, direct and CRM skills repeatedly over the last few years, as well as for our creativity. View our latest awards here.

EXPERTISE

Expert

Each member of the BURN team is a 'discipline specialist', which means best practice expertise is only ever a few steps away. Our reputation attracts the best talent and our fortnightly training sessions keep staff on top of their games. 

 

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Results-focused

BURN delivers bright ideas you can bank on. We're media and channel agnostic, preferring to base our recommendations on what will work and exceed your targets. When you win, we win.

COLLABORATION

Collaborative

We work best as business partners because by nature, we’re collaborative. We believe in the power, creativity and fun of the collective – after all, we’re in this together.

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Innovative

We're curious. Explorers. Constantly on the look out for new ideas, ways of thinking and means of communicating. When 89% of marketing is ignored, engagement, innovation and stand-out are paramount.

COMMITTED

Committed

We get the job done. On time, on budget, without fuss. All the time. It's in our DNA. This commitment and trust towards you and your business is the least you can expect of an agency partner and it's something that we're happy to guarantee.

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The Senior Team

Julie Cheetham

Founder and Joint MD

As a previous director at Black Cat and RMG Connect, she was instrumental in building brands such as Motorola, Moët & Chandon, Avis and COI. When Julie is not changing the status quo for her clients, she if off with her SCUBA gear, exploring the world: Particularly locations only accessible by seaplane. 

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Guy McConnell

Founder and Joint MD

Guy has run his own marketing consultancy and was formerly a director at Black Cat. A groundbreaking marketing strategist by day, by night, Guy is a live music fan. A regular attender of gigs, you'll often find him standing by the bar, drink in hand, pretending to be an aging A&R man. 

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Tony May

Head of Digital

Tony is a pragmatic and open-minded head of digital who loves a technical challenge. Prior to joining BURN he ran his own digital agency which provided technical services to a wide range of clients - from corporates to start-ups, and before this was Head of Technology and CTO at various companies including the first peer-to-peer lender, Zopa. When not knee-deep in data, he is happiest with a racket of any shape or size in his hand.

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Chris Goodson

Head of Business Development

Chris is both a creative and strategic thinker, with a diverse range of experience. Having worked on both the agency and client side in his career - largely in CRM roles, Chris has a rare understanding of the challenges of both parties. He also dabbles in the art of LEGO sculpture: There is currently a to-scale Millennium Falcon resting proudly on his mantlepiece.

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Juliet Sparkes

Head of Data

Jules is our Head of Data Planning. Previously, she was a director at RMG Connect, Black Cat and GGT. Jules was part of the team that created the First Direct brand and helped to build their award-winning CRM strategy. Jules is a highly intelligent academic, and we believe that she may have actually read every book ever written. She's also been known to utter the odd profanity on occasions too. 

Jon Watts

Head of Creative

With over twenty-five years in the industry, it is difficult to find someone with more creative intuition and skill. Having led creative teams at Black Cat and Dynamo Marketing, Jon is an ace problem solver and art director. He often takes his creativity into the kitchen, where his family frequently sample fare only Heston Blumenthal would attempt... Think, inflated chicken balloons. 

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Our Clients

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