69 awards so far in 2016!

  • Most Creative PR Agency in the World - Holmes Report Global Creative Index 2016
  • Consultancy of the Year - PR Week Awards 2016
  • Campaign of the Year - PR Week Awards 2016
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Unity Culture Club – On Your Radar 02.12.16

At Unity we’re big on curiosity. Asking questions, finding out the unknown, daring to imagine – that sort of thing. As we discuss with Claire Bridges in her book ‘In Your Creative Element’; “we’re driven by this relentless curiosity – which is the inventor instinct, the entrepreneur instinct, and what I believe is also the […]

December 2nd, 2016
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Unity Culture Club – On Your Radar 25.11.16

We live in an era where online media rules, where subjective information is readily available over and above the facts – and it can be hard to know who to trust. Yes, we watched Hypernormalisation a few weeks ago too. But on a serious note – we are living in a post facts society. Here at On […]

November 25th, 2016
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Unity Culture Club – On Your Radar 11.11.16

This week, as we write this newsletter there’s a Donald-shaped elephant in the room. Not knowing whether to laugh or cry, we’re going to switch our attention elsewhere. As we mourn the sad departure of the incredible Leonard Cohen, as famous for his gravel-like voice as his ability to straddle artistic borderlines as poet, musician […]

November 11th, 2016

Unity is a London based PR and creative agency that connects brands with people by turning them in to fans – we call it People Media. Yes we’re creative, but our creativity is applied to earning people’s trust, interest and love rather than buying it.

WHY?

Because money can’t buy you love. John Lennon said that. We think getting millions of eyeballs is completely useless if you don’t get millions of hearts as well. It’s only natural that we do more for our friends than we do for strangers. What if your brand could make friends with people? It stands to reason, they would do more for you. When we like something we want to share it, and today we can share as never before… in fact, we think people are the most powerful media channel on earth.

BUT HOW CAN BrANDS MAKE FrIENDS?

It’s simple. Friends don’t just talk about how much they like you: they do things to show they care, that they get you, and value you. They listen, they share, they inspire, and above all they act in ways that make you feel loved…and when people feel loved, they love you back in ways that are very good for your brand. If you want to find out more, please get in touch – we love to make new friends.

SPECIALISMS

PR & Influencer Marketing, Real-time Marketing (Social/Mobile), Content Creation, Brand Activation, Sponsorship & Partnerships, Community Insight & Planning, Community Management, Strategic Consulting, Integrated Marketing

Our People

Gerry Hopkinson Gerry Hopkinson

Gerry Hopkinson

Following a successful career working for and running a number of leading London agencies, Gerry set up Unity in 2005 with Nik Govier. He is an industry veteran with more than 25 years’ experience working agency side and in-house across more than 200 major brand campaigns. He and Nik set up Unity because of a shared passion in creating the UK’s first humanist marketing agency – putting people at the heart of brand thinking.

Gerry’s renowned for his creativity and strategic brain – a very powerful combination. After a while in the game, he’s pretty good at it now and motivates his curious, hungry team on a daily basis.

Nik Govier Nik Govier

Nik Govier

Nik cut her marketing teeth at both small and large agencies before doing what really made her happy: feeding her entrepreneurial spirit and going into business with Gerry.  Nik (then a board director at Band & Brown) and Gerry shared a vision of how to run an agency by really putting people at its centre.  And Nik is all about people – she’s an inspirational tour de force who still loves to get her hands dirty on the front line to deliver award-winning campaigns for clients (and she does love an award!).

Nik knows how to really get under the skin of a brief and provides invaluable counsel to all Unity’s clients – which is why she’s the most powerful woman in brand PR (PR Week’s Powerbook 2015).

Davnet Doran Davnet Doran

Davnet Doran

As managing director, Davnet likes to think of herself as steering the good ship Unity. She jointly shares responsibility for all client accounts with the rest of the board and has a passion for increasing human happiness – inside and outside of Unity.

Davnet is gifted in integrated thinking (a project manager at heart) and is experienced in creating campaigns running across multiple consumer channels. Prior to Unity, which she joined in 2012, Davnet was a Board Director at a global integrated brand entertainment agency, heading up their experiential division (delivering groundbreaking work for EE, Coca Cola, Nintendo and Motorola). Just before joining Unity, Davnet delivered the Olympic Torch Relay for Samsung, working closely with LOCOG in the planning and delivery of the 70-day tour.

Ella Dorley-Brown Ella Dorley-Brown

Ella Dorley-Brown

Ella joined Unity as an account manager and was promoted to board director in 2014. With twelve years’ industry experience she’s delivered campaigns for clients including M&S, Diageo, Pernod Ricard, PizzaExpress and Cancer Research UK. Ella is highly skilled in campaign delivery and ensures the best of Unity is brought to client work every time.

She jointly heads up the client partnerships team and loves understanding what brands want to achieve to shape truly effective integrated campaigns. Her mantra that nothing is impossible has led to many brave, bold and award-winning campaigns and happy outcomes over the years for many of Unity’s clients.

Katy Stolliday Katy Stolliday

Katy Stolliday

Katy joined Unity’s board in 2013, and has taken a key role in developing strong, friendly client relationships, built on trust and understanding. Her degree in sociology reflects her passion for really understanding and relating to people, and she has an expert eye for spotting just what a client wants. For the past 12 years, Katy has worked in creative environments delivering award-winning integrated brand campaigns for the likes of Nestle and Heineken; as well as spearheading targeted influencer campaigns for lifestyle brands such as Soho House, W Hotels, Hendricks and MeatLiquor. She thrives in creative, entrepreneurial and fast-paced team environments where people want to take risks and challenge the status quo – which is exactly why she joined Unity!