Rob Hunter

Founder & CEO

Rob Hunter

Founder & CEO

Rob has always been thrilled by advertising and was lucky enough to join a local design and print company at the age of 16 (having decided a move to Cumbria with his family was...

Rob has always been thrilled by advertising and was lucky enough to join a local design and print company at the age of 16 (having decided a move to Cumbria with his family was not one of his career goals). At 19, he was poached by their largest client, Blitz, a then subsidiary of Holmes and Marchant. After spending two years there, Rob felt he could deliver a much more effective marketing and advertising service and founded Hunterlodge Advertising in 1987.

Rob has significantly grown the company over the years and is rated as Platinum by the IPA sharing the enviable position with only 24 other agencies across the UK. We are also hugely proud to be the only integrated agency to hold 11 back-to-back IPA Golds. He sits as Co-Chair on the IPA’s Professional Development Group leading the industry in helping set and achieve its new vision – to turn advertising into a profession over the next ten years.  Rob was also granted an IPA Fellowship in April 2016.

Rob’s obsession for effectiveness has kept him on track to make Hunterlodge the most effective agency in the UK by 2024.  This has been possible by ensuring all his team share his unquenchable thirst for knowledge, ensuring even his most knowledgeable and highly skilled people are pushed to unique levels of excellence. The company has a simple purpose – to make effective advertising accessible to all clients.

Sarah Artis

Senior Account Director

Sarah Artis

Senior Account Director

Sarah is an experienced Client Services Professional and has worked in creative, communication and marketing agencies for nearly 20 years. Across her career, she has worked with...

Sarah is an experienced Client Services Professional and has worked in creative, communication and marketing agencies for nearly 20 years. Across her career, she has worked with clients within the UK and internationally including Volkswagen Group Leasing, 3M, Jaguar Land Rover, Sony, Dixons Retail and Southern Rail.

With a high stress ceiling, she flourishes under the most challenging of projects and has an exceptional ability to see ways of putting the skills of other to best use. Sarah is commercially aware, can prioritise objectives and is constantly looking for improvements. Her key strength is to understand clients’ needs and develop strong relationships based on trust and confidence in Hunterlodge’s ability to deliver.

Kim McLellan

Managing Director

Kim McLellan

Managing Director

Kim started his career as a Geologist and worked his way around the world searching for riches, until he found it in the most obscure place - the world of advertising. Having been...

Kim started his career as a Geologist and worked his way around the world searching for riches, until he found it in the most obscure place – the world of advertising. Having been at Hunterlodge Advertising for over 20 years and a member of the Board, his strengths lie in insight generation and strategic planning.

He’s overseen an impressive portfolio of campaigns for a wide range of public and private sector clients including Higher Education Institutes, the NHS, NFL, Mercedes Benz, Trevor Sorbie and Cats Protection. He believes that the success of these campaigns is due to the right combination of customer insight, understanding of media touch points, careful management of channels to market and commitment to Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

Sarah Irish

Head of Account Management

Sarah Irish

Head of Account Management

Sarah started her career in PR working at Consolidated Communications Management where she promoted clients including Polygram Video and Disney. She joined Proximity London in...

Sarah started her career in PR working at Consolidated Communications Management where she promoted clients including Polygram Video and Disney.

She joined Proximity London in 1995 and developed her skills on creating direct response campaigns for a range of clients including Barclaycard, Elida Faberge, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. Whilst Group Account Director for Yellow Pages, the business to business prospect campaign was recognised with a Silver at the DMA International ECHO Awards.

In 2008, Sarah joined Hunterlodge Advertising to head up the Thames Valley University account. She had a successful start winning Silver in the Heist Awards 2009 for the ‘Little Book of Selfishness’.

Sarah now heads up the account management team and is a key part of ensuring quality and consistency across all areas of the business.

Jason Baker

Strategic Director

Jason Baker

Strategic Director

Jason grew up on a beef cattle farm in midwest America, which he claims developed his pursuit of simplicity. After gaining a Postgraduate degree in Business Studies, he became...

Jason grew up on a beef cattle farm in midwest America, which he claims developed his pursuit of simplicity. After gaining a Postgraduate degree in Business Studies, he became an Avionics Technician in the U.S. Navy but then took an interesting dive into agency life as a Web Development Manager. He then joined Hunterlodge as Head of New Media before embarking on new adventures client side as Deputy Marketing Director at IKEA UK and Group Marketing Controller at Bestway Wholesale.

Throughout his career he has worked in a wide variety of industries including automotive, education, pharmaceutical, retail and technology with brands such as AstraZeneca, Carphone Warehouse, Citrix, O2, Orange, Sony Ericsson and Novo Nordisk.

With a passion for the Blues, Bourbon and BBQ, Jason rejoined Hunterlodge in 2013 as Strategy Director and now heads up our strategic and business consultancy arm – Red Line.

Coming from a digital background, Jason’s specialities lie within integrated marketing, digital strategy and marketing technology integration that generates tangible outcomes and results.

Sarah Miles

Head of Content

Sarah Miles

Head of Content

Dan Grossman

Head of Media

Dan Grossman

Head of Media

From an analytical marketing background, Dan brings 20 years of experience with a record of high achievement on both agency & client-side. Having worked in Camelot’s marketing...

From an analytical marketing background, Dan brings 20 years of experience with a record of high achievement on both agency & client-side. Having worked in Camelot’s marketing team early in his career, he moved agency side and has worked in independent & multinational network agencies for the last 18 years.

With knowledge and expertise in media creativity & innovation, Dan has a wealth of experience in the planning, buying and measurement of integrated campaigns across Offline & Digital media within paid, owned & earned channels. Accustomed to working with strategy, creative, media & digital teams, Dan shares our passion for advertising effectiveness. Familiar with proving effectiveness across multiple consumer touchpoints throughout the conversion funnel, Dan is well versed in building performance plans to assess KPIs and success measures. Using different approaches to balance campaigns to achieve different business metrics, from short-term ROMI to long-term customer LTV and brand growth, he has vast experience of analysing the entire customer journey and path to conversion.

He has a proven track record of managing successful multichannel media strategies and activations across brand & direct response campaigns, for clients within a variety of industry sectors, including higher education, retail, e-commerce, financial services and insurance.

Martin Irish

Head of Art

Martin Irish

Head of Art

Martin’s story has been likened to Billy Elliott (without the dancing) having come down from the frozen wastes of the North East. He originally planned to only stay a year and...

Martin’s story has been likened to Billy Elliott (without the dancing) having come down from the frozen wastes of the North East. He originally planned to only stay a year and get some ‘London experience’, fortunately he decided to stay and settle with his family in the centre of the universe – Rickmansworth!

His creative journey started as a junior visualiser at BMP before moving to WWAV Rapp Collins , BHWG and Proximity London where he developed his creative and managerial skills. He has worked across global brands in the automotive, charity, B2B and FMCG sectors. The plethora of global brands he has worked on is way too long (and laborious ) to list here but the biggest mailing he’s ever produced was sent to over 9 million Nectar members to launch their new brand  – thankfully with no typos!

Martin’s passion for advertising echoes his passion for his beloved Newcastle United being described by a client as “definitely more Shearer than Asprilla”.

He will however admit (reluctantly) he’s been far more successful than the ‘Toon’ of late, producing some highly successful multi-media campaigns and picking up the odd bit of silverware over the years. But don’t remind him about  ‘The Player Who Most Runs Like A Girl”  award from The Advertising Softball League.

Reshana De Silva

Digital Performance Manager

Reshana De Silva

Digital Performance Manager

I’m Reshana, a Digital Performance Manager at Hunterlodge. I work within our Media team to help ensure that our digital campaigns are producing the most effective results possible....

I’m Reshana, a Digital Performance Manager at Hunterlodge. I work within our Media team to help ensure that our digital campaigns are producing the most effective results possible. This includes tracking clients’ websites to allow for KPI measurement, optimising campaigns based on real-time performance and providing clients with ongoing recommendations of how to maximise their results.

Jiknesh Patel

Senior Marketing Technology Specialist

Jiknesh Patel

Senior Marketing Technology Specialist

I’m an experienced Technical Consultant with over 15 years’ experience in varied industries helping client’s setup automations, integrations and streamlining processes.Throughout...

I’m an experienced Technical Consultant with over 15 years’ experience in varied industries helping client’s setup automations, integrations and streamlining processes.

Throughout my career I have worked both agency and client side. Some of the brands and agencies I have worked with include Elsevier, Net-A-Porter, Havas Helia, MRM Meterorite, easyJet and loveholidays. I have joined Hunterlodge as the Senior Marketing Technology Specialist, here I’m the resident centre of expertise on all marketing technology for the agency.

Jared Gifford

Digital Performance Manager

Jared Gifford

Digital Performance Manager

I’m Jared, a Digital Performance Manager at Hunterlodge. I work within the Media team, using digital platforms to develop sophisticated and data-driven campaigns. I’ve worked...

I’m Jared, a Digital Performance Manager at Hunterlodge. I work within the Media team, using digital platforms to develop sophisticated and data-driven campaigns. I’ve worked across the key channels for over 6 years and understand how to adapt to changes in regulation, privacy and new technology. My day-to-day involves the management, setup and reporting of campaigns to deliver and communicate effective results for our clients.

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