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Alex Myers
Founder + Group CEO

Founder and Group CEO, Alex has been the creative strategy lead at the agency since its inception in 2009.

Alex Myers

Founder + Group CEO

Ali Maynard
Managing Partner, UK & Ireland

Ali is our longest standing member of the team. She’s in charge of building Manifest’s global network and running global campaigns.

Ali Maynard James

Managing Partner, UK & Ireland

Jessica Becker
Managing Partner, US & Canada

Jess moved to New York to head up our American operation in 2017 – leading the agency from the front as our strategic lead in the region.

Jessica Becker

Managing Partner, US & Canada

Anna Karlsson
Managing Partner, Nordics

Anna is a co-founder of the Manifest Stockholm office, driving the agency’s operational performance and leading our Frame brand strategy team there.

Anna Karlsson

Managing Partner, Nordics

Josefine Hedlund
Creative Production Director & Partner

A founding member of Manifest Stockholm, Josefine has a sharp eye for details, creativity and the visual aspect of our brand and campaign work in the Nordics.

Josefine Hedlund

Creative Production Director & Partner

Bec Chelin
Managing Director

Bec heads up our Manchester team, bringing a decade of top notch client service experience and leading on strategic internal comms projects. She’s also responsible for bringing all the Mancunian creative industries have to offer to the party.

Bec Chelin

Managing Director, Manchester

Isabel Thomson-Officer
Managing Director, Melbourne

A Melbourne OG, Isabel first joined us in NYC before heading back to her hometown to open Manifest’s first Australian office. Having worked as a journalist and a publicist with early-stage startups through to $billion valuation companies in virtually every industry, Isabel is our jack of all comms trades.

Isabel Thomson-Officer

Managing Director, Melbourne

Jessie Bowers Jr
Creative Director, Melbourne

Melbourne’s resident New Yorker, Jessie oversees all things creative Down Under. An original graffiti kid turned painter, when he’s not busy designing and dreaming up big campaign ideas, you can find him tattooing himself, literally.

Jessie Bowers Jr

Creative Director, Melbourne

Martin Farrar-Smith
Chief Design Officer

Martin oversees brand creation within our Branding & Design team, but also ensures we use design thinking processes across the entire business.

Martin Farrar-Smith

Chief Design Officer

Kostas Karanikolas
Executive Creative Director

Kostas is a proven creative, marketing and brand leader with a diverse background and experience of twenty years in the industry. He is a seasoned creative leader who has held global leadership roles at top agencies in the USA and the UK, such as WPP, Saatchi & Saatchi, BBDO & others.

Kostas Karanikolas

Executive Creative Director

Helen Kenny
Group Special Operations Director

Helen’s bold and daring approach is the driving force behind Manifest’s Global team. A strong team leader; she knows how to make just about any idea happen.

Helen Kenny

Group Special Operations Director

Tom Winterton
Director

D&AD Pencil winner and Cannes Lions speaker, Tom is partial to any brand that sends us a brief asking for big, creative ideas. Fun Fact: Tom used to be a client and liked Manifest so much he came to work here.

Tom Winterton

Director

Julian Obubo
Brand Strategy Director

One of the Manifest originals, and part of PR Week’s Top 30 Under 30. Jules knows how to make an idea fly. And with a voice like velvet, he also runs and records our Fresh Meet podcast.

Julian Obubo

Brand Strategy Director

Anna Kuoljok
Associate Director

Manifest Stockholm wouldn’t work without our PR queen and Associate Director Anna.

Anna Kuoljok

Associate Director

Kellie Smith
Chief of Staff

A global citizen and former resident of the Big Apple, Kels is our gatekeeper across each of our studios. Our no-nonsense WPP alum has a strong moral compass, knows her rabble-rousers from her apathetic anarchists and she’s a dab hand in the kitchen to boot.

Kellie Smith

Chief of Staff

Emma Seddon
Associate Director

With her unparalleled tech know-how, Emma runs the show across some of our brands who are using data to shape the world. She is ruthless in delivering exceptional service, constantly driving new process to better serve clients and the team.

Emma Seddon

Associate Director

Claudia Davies
Associate Director

Claudia is a top-notch PR and integrated communications expert with 15 year’s PR and Ad agency experience under her belt. Applying creativity, passion and unified strategy to high profile UK and global consumer brands, helping them to tell powerfully crafted stories that resonate in wider culture.

Claudia Davies

Associate Director

Daisy Phillips
Associate Creative Director

Passionate about people and wordplay, Daisy is part of our crack team of creatives and has delivered award-winning creative campaigns for some of the world’s leading brands. With a background in consumer PR, she builds ideas that earn attention.

Daisy Phillips

Associate Creative Director

Lauren Preece
Associate Director

Lauren Preece

Associate Director

Lucy Peacock
People and Operations Director

Custodian of culture in our London studio, Lucy makes sure Manifest is one of London’s best places to work. Her second in command, Mabel the mini Jack Russell, also keeps the office topped up with cuddles and the occasional lick.

Lucy Peacock

People and Operations Director

Mark Swainson
Financial Director

Our FD is on a mission to prove that numbers are big and clever and that spreadsheets have a place in the real world after all. Long-suffering QPR supporter; he knows his sh*t.

Mark Swainson

Financial Director

Lee Benecke
Digital Content Strategy Director

A Yorkshireman in the Manchester ranks. Lee heads up our content division – AKA the O Collective – across the group and brings a decade of content, social and digital expertise across publisher, brand, and agency.

Lee Benecke

Digital Content Strategy Director

Annie Gordon
Happiness & Operations Officer

Annie hails from Canada and brings the cheerfulness the True White North is known for. She got her start in the London office and now resides in NYC. She is always there for a hug, life advice, work advice and most importantly a glass of wine.

Annie Gordon

Happiness & Operations Officer

Neil Carr
Account Director

A true Mancunian, Neil brings a wealth of earned experience to the Manifest team. From international airlines to fast-food chains, he’s worked on it all. And, he always aims to deliver creative campaigns that capture the media’s attention.

Neil Carr

Account Director

Rosanna Bhanji
Associate Creative Director

Rosanna is taking Manifest Stockholm to another creative level by being 100% limitless and allergic to the words “that won’t work”, always on point to the brand and KPI´s ofc.

Rosanna Bhanji

Associate Creative Director

Shaun Beaumont
VP of Brand

Shaun is in charge of all things brand across the Manifest Group. His northern British accent has been known to save the day more than once.

Shaun Beaumont

VP of Brand

Victoria Newlands
Director of Growth

Vic is our driving force for creative unification and business growth, ensuring we continue to evolve, innovate and deliver truly integrated campaigns that change the world.

Victoria Newlands

Director of Growth

James Thomson
Head of Production

Original skater boy and second Aussie in residence, James heads up NYC’s O Collective, making awesome content for anyone who will allow him near a camera.

James Thomson

Head of Production

Danni Blakeslee
Senior Account Manager

Danni Blakeslee

Senior Account Manager

Myfanwy Kramer
Senior Campaign Manager

Having first cut her teeth working fashion PR, Myfanwy has a wealth of experience in luxury lifestyle, having worked in Paris, London and now Manchester. A media hound with an impressive little black book, she enjoys storytelling, creating campaigns and collaborative thinking.

Myfanwy Kramer

Senior Campaign Manager

Aaron Maughan
Insights Manager

Manifest’s global heart-throb, Aaron is a font of knowledge working across clients to bring them the 411. With a passion for gaming, he’s run some of our most exciting events for the likes of Playstation and Kaspersky.

Aaron Maughan

Insights Manager

Mariana Montes
Project Manager

Mariana Montes

Project Manager

Elsa Druiett
Senior Account Manager

Ambitious and enthusiastic, Elsa is a driving force behind press office. She knows the media landscape like the back of her hand and secures the most coveted coverage spots.

Elsa Druiett

Senior Account Manager

Martha Moore
Campaign Manager

Martha Moore

Campaign Manager

Lauren Kaufman
Senior Account Executive

Lauren mingles with media and noses around for new business. She is the queen of calm and never breaks a sweat, not matter what is hurled at her.

Lauren Kaufman

Senior Account Executive

Hass Tagiuri
Senior Creative

Hass Tagiuri

Senior Creative

Holly Atterton
Senior Campaign Executive

Full of creative energy, Holly is the driving force behind keeping our accounts running like clockwork. Her background in performing arts brings stories to life in new and imaginative ways, ensuring she is the first to spot clever newsjacking opportunities for her clients.

Holly Atterton

Senior Campaign Executive

Thom Myers
Content Editor

Thom turns raw footage into works of art. A proud Yorkshireman and key member of our content division, The O Collective, he is our go-to guy for all things video editing, digital animation and tea making.

Thom Myers

Content Editor

Jessica Jarrett
Junior Strategist

JJ is a MI transplant and proudly suffocates NYC with her unsolicited politeness. She dabbles in press office, branding and digital strategy. She has strong moral obligations to living a pro-gluten lifestyle and will never be caught without some form of caffeine on her person.

Jessica Jarrett

Junior Strategist

Kim Lewis
Senior PR Manager

Kim Lewis

Senior PR Manager

Daryl Ho
Senior Account Executive

Hailing from sunny Singapore, Daryl brings the heat from across the world to secure shit-hot coverage spots for his clients. With a keen eye for compelling narratives, he harnesses the power of insight to drive bold, beautiful and brilliant storytelling.

Daryl Ho

Senior Account Executive

Ayesha Hamilton in front of a graffiti wall

Ayesha Hamilton
Senior Account Executive

Originally from Sydney, Ayesha brings knowledge and enthusiasm surrounding client relations, as well as a strong passion for all things food, beverage and lifestyle.

Ayesha Hamilton

Senior Account Executive

Ida Lepenica
Junior Campaign Manager

Ida Lepenica

Junior Campaign Manager

Beck Dawson
Campaign Executive

Beck Dawson

Campaign Executive

Ebba Åkerlund
Social Media Strategist

Ebba is our Digital wizard who’s not just keeping all of our social media accounts running like clockwork, but also has a crazy eye for detail and is absolutely fearless when it comes to new challenges.

Ebba Åkerlund

Social Media Strategist

Oli Kirk
Senior Campaign Executive

The first Mancunian of the Manifam and now an NYC resident, Oli brings a wealth of strategic expertise to the team after launching startups in the UK, US and China. A sports fanatic, he’s most likely counting down the days to the next ‘Olimpics’.

Oli Kirk

Senior Campaign Executive

Zac Sienna
Campaign Executive

Born in Chicago and brought up in London, Zac has definitely kept his American twang but can speak a whopping five other languages. He smashes coverage across the board, and as a gaming guru is always on hand to answer all our tricky tech questions.

Zac Sienna

Campaign Executive

Son Pham
Campaign Executive

Hailing all the way from Vietnam with a Distinction in MA PR and Strategic Comms in the UK, Son prides himself on his intercultural insights. Son not only keeps up with the Kardashians but also with Sir David Attenborough so he understands what makes it tick, tick, boom.

Son Pham

Campaign Executive

Samantha Gabriel
Finance Assistant

Samantha is our finance assistant who is more than happy to extend a helping hand when it comes to all things finance. Outside of work you will most definitely see her in the cinemas watching anything Marvel.

Samantha Gabriel

Finance Assistant

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