Hive is a real alternative
to traditional agencies.
We set out to earn the biggest place in your market’s hearts and minds.
And we do so without the overheads of full-service agencies, while providing a comprehensive strategic and creative service as you need it.
See who we’ve worked for:
BOEING COMMERCIAL AIRPLANES
AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE & FOOD
BAYER CROP SCIENCE
BRITISH OLYMPIC ASSOCIATION
TWENTIETH CENTURY SOCIETY
CHEMICALS & GASES
ICI PERSONAL CARE NETWORK
THALES INFORMATION SECURITY
BIG PICTURE TECHNOLOGY
BANK OF IRELAND
DE LA RUE
FIRST RATE EXCHANGE SERVICES
SERVICES & SKILLS
Our core team can provide:
Our job is to be audacious for you.
How we work
We’ll analyse your business problems as deeply as you allow.
The earlier you involve us, the better we can contribute to creating intelligent, informed work
Who’s Hive for?
Our ‘ideal’ client wants an agency that:
• Is skilled at strategic planning
• Thrives on solving business problems
• Works as part of your team
We charge less
You can always buy cheaper.
But a more effective, value-for-money model is hard to find.
We're quite a team. Come and meet us.
Ian founded Hive after pressure from clients made it clear they wanted a new alternative, bringing top talent without the costs attached to traditional agencies. Having previously headed the largest account group at Ogilvy’s top B2B agency, Ian knows the importance of integrating skills from different areas to create perfect teams. And, knows the people to make it happen.
John has won many awards for art direction. He is a Member of the Chartered Society of Designers; his experience includes several large business-focused agencies. He has worked on many diverse accounts, from animal health to telecoms. As a skilled photographer, John believes in a ‘hands on’ approach to creative work.
Head of Digital
Joe specialises in digital design and production. Trained as a storyboard artist, Joe is still actively involved in video production.
Head of Design
Deborah designed our own visual identity along with distinctive, practical design solutions for several clients. Deborah specialises in visual identities to create or relaunch brands that attune themselves to market need.
Head of PR
Jonathan founded his PR company after a senior role in one of London’s largest, in order to get back to what he enjoys doing – devising PR strategies and writing work that gets published. He routinely doubles the interactions between clients and their core media.
Head of Telemarketing
Sandra believes passionately that good selling makes the crucial difference for a company’s greater success. Heading up SalesNet, she transmits her beliefs to staff and clients alike, moving them into good sales practice in order to produce excellent results.
Jonathan has won numerous creative awards throughout his career and has worked across a wide range of sectors. As a senior copywriter at one of Europe’s leading specialist B2B agencies, he helped develop and integrate its interactive capability. He also has consumer-agency experience, as well as a background in marketing and product management for major US multinationals.
Head of Media
Sheena runs her own media agency (our media department) with firm, objective planning and buying, whilst building strong relationships with the media our clients so often depend upon. Sheena has experience across all key business markets in the UK and internationally.
Clive set up the first in-house studio for a top five London agency, turning a cost into a profit centre. Unlike many studio professionals, Clive originally trained as a typographer. Equally at home with large brochures or ‘image’ advertising, Clive’s work secured a D&AD mention.
Head of Research
Having chaired the UK’s largest independent research company, Dave is our market research guru, either for helping create new brands or tracking the progress of existing ones. Dave helps establish what clients’ markets think, feel and want – and helps us ensure we engineer the closest fit.
Head of Culture Change
Belinda’s experience in business psychology allows us to bring a fresh perspective to internal communications and corporate change programmes. She also runs her own HR consultancy that specialises in the advertising & marketing business and has been a judge in the Personnel Today awards.
As company secretary, Louise keeps the admin running smoothly, so it doesn’t interfere with what we’re here to think about – promoting our clients’ businesses.