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.



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. 




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.



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.



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.



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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2016 awards
marketing awards 2015
marketing awards 2014
marketing awards 2013

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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Dave Rolfe

Client Services Director

David is an industry leader, with over fifteen years of experience working alongside customer-focused brands such as American Express, Aston Martin and British Airways. As Client Services Director, he has a passion for excellence and creating behaviour-changing strategies based on true customer insight. Outside the office, David also has a slight addiction to sport, and to our surprise continues to compete in multiple marathons and brutal Tough Mudder events.

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Chris Goodson

Head of Planning and Innovation

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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