Who are Magnet?

History

Over the last thirty years we have perfected a highly efficient and systematic yet dynamic approach to creating effective marketing solutions.  This dedication to innovation has meant that we have remained at the cutting edge of performance.

An Agency Within An Agency

As an agency within an agency we have the senior expertise and involvement of a boutique agency with the scale, clout and multi-disciplinary skill-set of a £70m turnover, 250 staff network agency. This means we can remain flexible to our clients' needs and, when necessary scale up to provide the optimal solution.  As such we are one of the few genuine, independent full service agencies in the UK.

Our Awards

Although we’re focussed on campaign results rather than awards, it’s nice to be recognised for the great work we do.

  • Dadi Award Winner 2012
  • Marketing Excellence Awards 2012
  • New Media Age Awards 2012
  • RAD Awards Winner 2015 - Best Print Advertisement
  • Marketing Week Engage Awards 2012

“Being recognised by industry peers for doing great work really is the cherry on the cake”

Matt Buckle

A Selection of Our Staff

We are a dedicated team from a range of backgrounds including digital and tech agencies, search engine marketing, media planning, content marketing, direct marketing, market research, PR and advertising; we are united in our passion to deliver great campaigns. Our different skill sets, combined with our common vision, give us unique view points and a powerful set of tools with which to create standout projects and campaigns. Being an agency within an agency, below we have a selection of some of our key members of staff.

Kit Cox

Client Director

Kit Cox, Client Director

Kit's role at Magnet

Kit is the client lead on a number of clients including Autoglass, The AA and Aviva

About Kit

Kit joined TMP Magnet as a graduate straight from University in 2011 and has progressed rapidly throughout his time at the agency to become the client lead on some of our biggest clients, drawing on his experience across both print & digital advertising. When he’s not at work Kit spends the majority of his time attempting to restore his derelict house.

Philip Wright

Head of Technology

Philip Wright, Head of Technology

Philip's role at Magnet

As Head of Technology, Pip is responsible for the in-house design and delivery teams that look after all of our web projects. Providing industry leading insight and thinking, Pip ensures that TMP Magnet stay at the forefront of the industry.

About Philip

Pip never shies away from a challenge. He’s a firm believer that everything is possible and relishes in solving the digital challenges our clients face. Pip leads his team from the front whether that’s providing a client with a cutting edge technical website solution or riding his bicycle through the mountain tops of Europe.

Heather DeLand

Head of Creative

Heather DeLand, Head of Creative

Heather's role at Magnet

Heather heads up the creative team with her creative partner Al Wotton. As a natural born copywriter, Heather is responsible for our twenty strong team of writers and designers.

About Heather

A highly creative individual, Heather excels in collaborating across disciplines to build enthusiasm and create a uniquely powerful solution. Whether it’s answering client briefs or getting absorbed in to her latest quest in World of Warcraft, Heather throws herself in to each new challenge head on.

Alistair Wotton

Head of Creative

Alistair Wotton, Head of Creative

Alistair's role at Magnet

Al heads up the creative team with his creative partner Heather DeLand. A gifted craftsman and art director, Al has enjoyed 3 successful years at TMP Magnet.

About Alistair

Alistair has 20 years experience in senior creative roles at leading digital agencies. Alistair receives each new brief with the same enthusiasm as his very first, and each client relationship is guarded as crucial to the creative process. Alistair is constantly pushing and refining his work to ensure every answer is as effective as possible and every creative opportunity is exploited to elevate the client’s brand.

David Spivac

Digital Marketing Director

David Spivac, Digital Marketing Director

David's role at Magnet

David is our Digital Marketing Director with over 16 years of experience. He heads up the digital team here at TMP Magnet and works on a variety of clients.

About David

David Spivac, our Digital Director has a rich portfolio built on Search success stories and over 16 years experience. David has worked with a diverse set of clients from startups to Fortune 500s including VW, SEAT, Natwest, Barclays, HSBC, Santander, Bose, Symantec, Burger King, Autodesk, Allianz insurance, Jupiter investments, Partnership Insurance, Britishland, Rathbones and Nutmeg Investment to name a few, giving us the kind of experience necessary to tackle your Search problems effectively.

Phil Appleby

Client Director

Phil Appleby, Client Director

Phil's role at Magnet

Phil is the client lead on a number of accounts including Anglian, Rentokill & RAC

About Phil

Phil has been with TMP for over 20 years, during his years he has seen many changes with offices, technology and colleagues. Phil has great experience working on advertising campaigns with many clients from the Insurance, Automotive, Home improvement, Government and Emergency sectors (amongst others). He is experienced with planning campaigns, budgeting, liaising with publishers & clients and reporting. Outside of work Phil likes sport and is a keen darts player.

Rupen Shah

Client Partner

Rupen Shah, Client Partner

Rupen's role at Magnet

Rupen is the client lead on a number of clients including British Gas and Lovespace

About Rupen

Despite his deceptively youthful looks, Rupen has worked in media agencies for almost two decades, chalking up national and international experience on numerous iconic brands such as Tate Modern, Penguin Books, BP, British Gas and American Express. Since his premature retirement from basketball and football (ruptured Achilles!), he enjoys cycling with his sons and has a passion for photography.

Julie Vertanness

Operations Manager

Julie Vertanness, Operations Manager

Julie's role at Magnet

In her role as Operations Manager, Julie ensures the smooth day to day running of the agency.

About Julie

As a keen gardener, Julie enjoys nothing more than to see something grow from a small seed to a full plant in bloom. Her horticultural prowess enables her to nurture single thoughts with the right nutrients to grow them in to healthy assets that help the team work efficiently and ultimately perform better for our clients.

Join our team

As part of our dedication to continuous improvement, we’re always looking for the best talent. If you feel you have what it takes to make a real difference and would like to join us, get in touch today.