84 awards in 2016 and 2017!

  • Gold, UK & Ireland (Large Budget Campaign) - EMEA SABRE Awards 2017
  • Mobile Lions - Cannes Lions 2017
  • Creative Consultancy of the Year - EMEA SABRE Awards 2017

Unity: Innovators in Communications in EMEA, by the Holmes Report

Our co-founder Gerry Hopkinson has just been given the incredible honour of being named one of 25 leading Innovators in Communications in EMEA by the Holmes Report.  To mark this wonderful moment, we thought it would be a good idea to share our philosophy on innovation and how it guides our work.  Innovation is doing […]

November 15th, 2017

“The great thing about Unity is they’ve got one foot in the board room and one foot on the street” Paul Holmes of the Holmes Report

We understand people and profit in equal measure: culture & commerce, audiences and assets, brands and business.

We’re an independent communications agency with a passion for delivering progressive work that rises to the challenges businesses face today.

Yes we know how to reach consumers, shareholders, businesses, governments and a range of other stakeholders. But increasingly, the right answer isn’t B2C or B2B. Today, all campaigns need to reach a much more important audience – human beings. 

Which is why our approach puts people first and at the heart of everything we do. We get people; we know what floats their boat, and how to turn them into fans.  We create campaigns that speak to people’s deepest needs and that drive passionate engagement. 

We believe people are the most powerful media channel on earth, and when properly engaged can deliver incredible things for brands and business. Which is why we’re proud to call ourselves a People Media business. They can shift product, swing opinion, create a movement, land a message and even turn around a crisis. 

They can make the difference, and so can we.

We are Unity.  Where consumer campaigns meet brand reputation.

Practice areas: Consumer, Corporate, B2B, Digital

Specialisms: PR, Influencer Marketing, Real-time Marketing, Social Media, Experiential and Events, Content Creation, Brand Activation, Insight and Planning, Strategic Consulting, Integrated Marketing, CSR

Products: Brandcestry – a brand planning tool that uses the best of a brand’s past to inform its future, CommUnity – a CSR planning, definition and launch product

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 placed joint fifth with Gerry in PR Week’s Hot Shots Listing (Powerbook 2017).

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!