FRIDAY 12 MAR 2021 12:30 PM
NICOLAS ROOPE JOINS GIVEN AS CREATIVE LEADER
Creative brand agency, Given, has appointed Nicolas Roope, founder of Poke/Antirom & Plumen co-founder, to its board as an advisor and non-exec creative leader.
Nicolas has been hired to help foster the agency’s creative talent, ensure its creative offer is a driver for continued growth, and build its international reputation amongst marketing leaders.
Nicolas’ board position started this March under non-executive chair, Jan Gooding, joining co-founders, executive team members and non-exec advisor Nigel Salter. His appointment follows the agency’s consistent, double digit yearly growth and a 20 percent increase in its headcount last year, despite challenging market conditions.
Speaking of his appointment, Nicolas Roope says, "Given pioneered brand purpose, long before it became an industry trend. It means, as well as having a ferocious commitment to driving positive change in organisations, they already have a long legacy of meaningful success stories under their belts. They’re a highly effective team, but when I was asked by the board to further augment their impressive strategic and consulting capability, by enhancing their creative philosophy and approach, I jumped at the chance. So here I am."
Nicolas’ recent appointment follows shortly after six other new appointments made since the pandemic began in March 2020.
"We are incredibly excited to be welcoming Nicolas to the Given board. He combines tremendous skills and experience which really go above and beyond what we were looking for in the original brief. Not only is he a real ‘grand fromage’ in the creative world, he has direct experience in founding and growing a brilliant agency (Poke) and has tackled complex sustainability issues in an ingenious way," says Becky Willan co-founder and CEO of Given.
Outside of lockdown, Given Agency is based in London’s Shoreditch.