Southpaw

Tunbridge Wells www.southpawagency.com

Disciplines

  • Advertising/Creative
  • Brand strategy
  • Integrated marketing

About

We are a strategic creative agency that uses the science of emotion to build brands. We use neuroscience, behavioural economics and effectiveness research methods in order to drive sales and deliver creativity that will have high emotional impact on behalf of our clients. We do this for brands such as Honda, Diageo, Molson Coors, Eurotunnel le Shuttle, ghd and Ahmad Tea.

Our parent company is the globally recognised and awarded agency network, Hakuhodo Inc, giving us the ability to operate with global scale, delivering best in class technology as well as building revenue generating IP for clients.



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Ownership
Group owned
Established
1970
Number of Staff
51-100
Turnover
Not Disclosed

Ethos

We are a strategic creative agency that uses the science of emotion to build brands. We use neuroscience, behavioural economics and effectiveness research methods in order to drive sales and deliver creativity that will have high emotional impact on behalf of our clients. We do this for brands such as Honda, Diageo, Molson Coors, Eurotunnel le Shuttle, ghd and Ahmad Tea.

Our parent company is the globally recognised and awarded agency network, Hakuhodo Inc, giving us the ability to operate with global scale, delivering best in class technology as well as building revenue generating IP for clients.


Culture

We put an enormous value on the power of relationships, which to us means commitment, clear business growth objectives and a sense of fun, bringing an average client tenure of 8 years. We live by our 6 BOB values, which means bringing an unorthodox and challenger mentality to the way we approach a brief.

BOB #1 Make It Fun
Undertakers - they have to be pretty serious. Luckily, we generally don't. For a creative atmosphere to thrive you need to laugh, play, experiment and sometimes even be a little bit silly. So have fun. We insist on it

BOB #2 Difficult Is Worth Doing
If it's easy you're looking for, you've come to the wrong place. To get to the kind of conclusions we're after you have to sweat a little, scare yourself a bit, go the extra round and face your demons. We don't expect 'right first time' or a 'hole in one' but we do expect you to fight for what you believe in, embrace your failures and never give up. Or in other words: grab the bear by its balls and keep going until you want its babies.

BOB #3 Do Unorthodox
If you always stick to the script and do things the same way you'll always get the same results. Break away from the norm, step out of your comfort zone, go bananas and try something new. Imagine if Mick Jagger hadn't pursed his lips and invented his silly strut, if Steve Jobs had been satisfied with his Atari video game or Logie Baird had been satisfied with his radio - where would we be today?

BOB #4 Run With The Pack
We love people. Our people are our best assets (uuurgh, pass the sick bucket!). But it's true, without them we are nothing. They have opinions, they have skills, they have a point of view and some of them have crazy hairdos. But the big thing we have in common is our passion, our commitment and the will to stand shoulder to shoulder in doing what's right for the cause.

BOB#5 Be Furiously Curious
Southpaws are hungry. We're always striving to learn, to question everything, to unearth new insights, to inspire peers and clients with new ideas and new technologies, to go to weird and wonderful places and gain new experiences. Curiosity may have killed the cat, but we're big grizzly animals and we won't go down without a fight. Bring it on!

BOB#6 Give A Shit
People are relying on you. They trust you. They believe in what you do. Clients and agency alike. You are in a position to influence major brands, millions of people and create world famous work (yes you!). All we ask you to do is give a shit and give what you are doing the love and care it deserves.

Diversity

Based on terminology used in the IPA diversity survey 2016


Gender

Male

Female

0%

Executive Management

0%
Male
0%
Female
56%

Heads of Departments

56%
Male
44%
Female
42%

All Employees

42%
Male
58%
Female

Ethnicity

White

BAME

0%

Executive Management

0%
White
0%
BAME
0%

Heads of Departments

0%
White
0%
BAME
0%

All Employees

0%
White
0%
BAME