Core disciplines: Brand Activation, Digital, Experiential marketing

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Stephanie Whitaker
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Managing Director

Whether it be the ever changing communications arena, brand positioning and launches or key corporate strategy, I continue to lead my team through some of the most complex brand and comms challenges out there.  My vision is simple: long-lasting client relationships and highly effective work that sparks devoted brand connections. 

Outside of ignis I can usually be found either on (exhaustingly long) walks with our much loved 'office dog', at The National Theatre or discovering new cities the world over. 

Nick Peters
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Executive Creative Director

Over the last 20+ years i have spread award winning creativity across experiential, brand activation and shopper campaigns for brands such as Martell, Jameson, London Pride, Lanson, Camel, Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, Gala Bingo, Betfair, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts and Cuticura to name but a few. Away from managing ignis's creative talent, i can often be found shouting at the England rugby team, challenging the opinion of the nation's film critics and revisiting the guilty pleasure of Goth rock.

Andy Hinsliff
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Group Account Director

I have spent the past 20 years working in the brand activation space, delivering shopper, experiential and sponsorship campaigns for the likes of Nestlé Cereals, Nescafé, SC Johnson, Pernod Ricard and GSK. When not spending time with my family, I have become a fully-fledged member of the MAMIL subset of society.


Carl Shand
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Creative Director

Formerly founder and manager of central London creative consultancy Comfy Sofa, my experience covers digital, branding, FMCG, integrated, shopper and activation channels. I have globally and locally developed campaigns for brands including Toyota, Citroen, British Airways, Pizza Hut, Glenlivet, Cocoa Via Chocolate, Virgin Cars, BT, SKY, Benson & Hedges and Winston. This experience has been rewarded with a series of internationally recognised awards.

Orla Ryan
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Head of Experiential

I started my career client side with Whyte and Mackay and my links to the drinks industry continued in the agency world working on Pernod Ricard and Global Brands. As a psychology graduate, an underlying interest in human motivators - and the effect of our ever-evolving surroundings on behaviour - underpin my work. Festivals, hockey and a love of cooking keep me busy away from the office.

Nick Redmond
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Group Account Director

I started my career, within the marketing department of Marriott International, and have now brought my experience agency side.

Since arriving in London over 5 years ago, I've worked with creative design and digital agencies to deliver innovative digital and branding campaigns for Camelot Global, Rio Tinto, Thomson Reuters, Savills, and JLL.

Now at ignis, my role is to bring a fresh, digital perspective to our work and to lead and nurture innovation, internally and externally.

Paul Stook
Paul Stook
Event Director

Having muddied my boots for over 15 years, I am a seasoned veteran of the event scene. From the giants that are Glastonbury, Leeds, Reading and Creamfields to the fully immersive events such as Secret Garden Party and Boomtown, many valuable lessons have been learned along the way. Leading a year round team, activating at more than 20 festivals and events every year, I’ve garnered close relationships with key industry figures and gained a wealth of knowledge covering everything from creative conceptualisation and contract negotiation, through to production management and on-site troubleshooting.

When not in a festival field, I try to enjoy the more simple things in life, good food, good wines, good holidays and most important of all, good company!

Asha Kanhai
Asha Kanhai
Business Development Manager

For the last 15+ years I have worked on integrated, experiential and shopper campaigns for brands which include 7UP, Mars, Mattessons Fridge Raiders, Gala Bingo, Pernod Ricard and Bordeaux. 

Having worked at ignis previously, my role sees me continuing to nurture new business connections across a familiar client portfolio as well as developing new client relationships.

Outside of the office you can find me cooking up a storm in the kitchen or spinning at the gym. Well, if you can’t stand the heat! 

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