Core disciplines: Brand Activation, Events, Experiential marketing, Integrated marketing

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Key people

Jonathan Emmins
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Founder | Creative Partner

Jonathan founded Amplify as a home for creative people and clients, with a firm commitment to pioneering the untraditional with the rigour and measurement of the traditional.

Jonathan holds a firm belief in ‘passing the baton on’ to fresh talent. He supports and mentors young talent including influencer agency Urban Nerds and student specialists Seed. Jonathan also leads Amplify’s ongoing research and film series ‘Young Blood’ - exploring the hopes, fear and realties of 13-25 year olds growing up in today’s Britain.

Anton Mercier
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Anton spent seven years client side in commercial management and marketing for both Marks & Spencer and Boots.

In 1993 he founded the integrated communications agency Mercier Gray. Anton co-founded Amplify with Jonathan and Neal in 2007 and operates as CEO.

Marcus Childs
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Development Partner

With experience that has spanned creating and running a nightclub in South Africa, international music tours and a stint at Omnicom, Marcus has had an untraditional career.

As Development Partner, Marcus is instrumental in securing and growing clients, including Airbnb and Sonos.

Dan Minty
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Strategy Partner

Dan has worked in PR and communications for over 11 years, planning and implementing strategic campaigns for brands both in the UK and across the globe.

Dan is Strategy Director at Amplify having joined the agency from Freud Communications in 2010.

Lee Avery
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Managing Partner

Beginning life as the events manager of a 1000 capacity licensed venue open 5 nights a week Lee quickly realised the value of his audience to brands eager to reach out and communicate.

Armed with the information on what makes people tick he headed to the world of creative agencies where he now sits 17 years later as Managing Director of Amplify – putting both common sense and creativity together to deliver outstanding experiences on and offline.

Neal Southwell
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Neal has spent most of his career in advertising including a long stint as FD at the Top 10 media agency, PHD.

Neal was key in the set up of Amplify with Anton and Jonathan and operates as Finance Director, as well as overseeing Amplify's other agency interests.

Jeavon Smith
Jeavon Smith
Executive Creative Director

Following 10 years at Jack Morton, Jeavon is now at the the helm of Amplify's Creative department, bringing his ideas-led thinking to all our clients' work.

He's created global product launches for Samsung Mobile, designed immersive digital catwalk experiences for fashion brands and has a portfolio that even includes creating a life-size version of the iconic 80s Fisher Price toy garage for Honda.

He’s passionate about architecture and design, powered by curiosity and never leaves the house with socks.

Vikesh Bhatt
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Creative Director

With experience over 13 years, Vikesh has worked across digital creative projects including social content, film, websites, apps and in-store installations for brands including Chivas Regal, Plymouth Gin and HSBC. 

Having graduated in 2003 from Ravensbourne College with a degree in Interaction Design, he began his career with a brief but typographically rewarding stint as a print designer, before entering the agency world. He’s since worked at Imagination London, Glue and LBI London.

His work has been recognised by D&AD, New Designers, New York Art Directors Club and the Drum Content Awards. During the 2017 UK election he made creative headlines with AnalogFolk's '10 Downing Tweet'. And co-wrote an article with his brothers on 'Diversity' for Campaign Magazine.


Ben  Peckett
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Creative Director

A copywriter by trade, Ben is a creative director with a passion for a good story, beautifully told. With over 10 years’ experience working in advertising and experiential marketing for brands including Evian, Gillette, Microsoft and Stella Artois, Ben has worked across projects covering everything from film to social media, immersive installations to branding.

After stints in the UK and Finland for agencies including Luxus, Possible, Kameleon, and Momentum Worldwide, Ben has an increased drive to produce campaigns that not only tap into culture and capture people’s attention, but also continue to evolve the power of brand experience.

Richie Gage
Richie Gage
Executive Producer

With nearly 15 years industry experience both client and agency side, Richie is our Executive Producer here at Amplify having first joined the ranks 5 years ago.

Never shy in throwing on his high vis and the steel toes, he leads the large scale productions whilst also helping to nurture and support the wider production team and driving the standards expected across all projects.

 Christophe Brumby
Christophe Brumby
Creative Strategist

After heading up the marketing, PR and creative teams at Orlebar Brown, oki-ni and Penfield, creative strategist Christophe now calls Amplify home. He brings insatiable curiosity and passion for fashion, contemporary culture, arts and all things digital to the team. Outside the office, you’ll find him lurking around London with a camera in hand, grinding ledges, or crashing a new show opening.

Bexy Cameron
Bexy Cameron
Head of Insight + Content

Bexy is a creative director, filmmaker and academic who also joins us as the Head of Insight + Content at Amplify.

Bexy’s career highlights include writing and conceptualising a Channel 4 TV series, being Head of Creative Strategy of MySpace during its heyday and producing and directing our FanCulture film. She directed Amplify’s new documentary, Young Blood: Exploring British Youth Culture.

Krupali Cescau
Krupali Cescau
Head of Planning

Prior to heading up planning at Amplify, Krupali’s 15 year career has spanned Commercial Law, Business Consultancy and Advertising.

She has provided strategic guidance for brands spanning luxury to FMCG, both in the UK and globally.

Jodie McCormac
Jodie McCormac
Head of Production

Jodie has over 15 years of global and local production experience working on a range of large-scale high-profile sporting, music, fashion, festival, award and product launch events. Over the years, she has worked on campaigns for Sony Playstation, Converse, Sony Electronics, Reebok, Nike, Coca-Cola and Ray Ban.  

Jodie is now Head of Production after joining 18 months ago from RPM.

Tosh Ohta
Tosh Ohta
Head of Client Development

Amplify’s Head of Client Development Tosh is B2B and B2C marketing strategy expert, helping clients find the answer to their brand and business problems.

Before Amplify, he racked up 20 years of experience in the information, computing and tech space, managing campaigns for Cisco, Samsung, Microsoft and EE.

When not in the office, you'll find him DJing at clubs / festivals in the UK and across Europe.

Harriett Chalk
Harriett Chalk
Head of Creative Services

Harriett has spent the past 8 years in the creative industry, with her experience spanning across global retail and interior design to packaging and experiential design.

Starting at Amplify in 2012, she now manages the internal creative department alongside Amplify’s ever growing pool of creative partners.

Zoe John
Zoe John
Group Project Director

Zoe has over 10 years’ event and marketing experience, working with high profile brands at a global and local level, with a particular love for delivering large scale live events.

Starting at Amplify in 2014, she is now a Group Account Director leading a number of key accounts such as Google, YouTube and Lexus.

Lucy Montgomery
Lucy Montgomery
Group Account Director

Lucy boasts over 14 years of experience in integrated marketing. With a second-to-none understanding of FMCG and entertainment brands, she's recently worked on constructing a crazy golf course for Southern Comfort and creating and managing an international breakdancing tournament for Burn.

When she’s not orchestrating large scale productions, you’ll find her with her surfboard under her arm, eyes on the next big wave.

Nico Daude
Nico Daude
Group Account Director

With years of international marketing experience under his belt, Group Account Director Nico understands what it takes to make audiences tick. Working with brands like PlayStation, adidas, GAP + Red Bull, he’s our go-to guy for making sure big builds are expertly executed.

Nico has been DJing for over 20 years (he still owns his pair of Technic 1200s that he bought in ’97), spinning a multitude of genres, from 90s hip Hop, to funk, soul and house.

Kate Lancaster
Kate Lancaster
Group Account Director

A stint promoting a certain energy drinks brand at university gave Kate the marketing bug. She ditched her planned legal career and pursued all things experiential instead.

10 years down the line, she’s now leading campaigns and events for clients like PlayStation, Sonos and Pernod Ricard. Career highlights include delivering the world’s biggest Gin based cocktail competition, launching the Nissan GTR by breaking a car into Goodwood, and helping to create the Global experiential launch strategy for PlayStation VR.

Claire Morel
Claire Morel
Senior Account Director

After a few years in advertising in Paris, Claire crossed the channel to join Amplify in 2013. Having worked on a wide variety of clients (from FMCG brands to video-games), she makes the most of her 360 experiences to deliver global activation initiatives.

Claire is a Senior Account Director at Amplify, working on global projects/brands, but when she’s not in the office you’ll find her embracing all things DIY, brandishing knitting needles and sewing up a storm.

Mark McDermott
Mark McDermott
Account Director

Mark’s unorthodox career started on the trading floor of London’s investment banks. After six years of watching stocks, Mark followed his passion and moved into the world of music. There his drive for joining brands and music together pushed him to work with the likes of Channel 4, MTV, Samsung and Hugo Boss.

Working closer with brands Mark transitioned more into the experiential and cultural world. His career has seen him work on best-in-class activations for brands such as Nike, Converse, Red Bull and Airbnb.

Emma Ullah
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Brand Editor

Emma has a background in TV, digital and print journalism, specialising in popular culture. With 4 years experience, she is NCTJ qualified and has worked for the BBC, Stylist on Screen, MSN, and Cannes Lions. 

Emma self shoots her own photography, voices her own podcasts and scripts/ edits her own video to a news based standard, rooting out a strory in everything she does. 

Jodie  Dobinson
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Talent Manager

Jodie is the talent manager at Amplify. She studied Film and TV at Portsmouth University, where she worked for Rough Hill and various event companies. After graduating Jodie gained valuable experience at a string of recruitment agencies before working at Momentum.

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