Rob Hunter, recognised for his exceptional contribution to the IPA

Creativity, People

Rob Hunter, the Founder and Managing Director of Hunterlodge Advertising, has been granted a Fellowship from the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA) in recognition of his exceptional and prolonged contribution to the IPA.

Hunter was presented with the Fellowship at the recent IPA Members Lunch held earlier this month.

He has been an integral member of the IPA Professional Development Group since 2009 and a co-chair of it since 2014. During this time, he has supported the IPA’s Continuous Professional Development (CPD) programme, regularly spoken at the Training Forum and contributed to videos promoting the IPA’s qualifications. Hunter also actively encourages clients to participate in IPA qualifications to promote better working relationships with their agencies.


Hunterlodge Advertising was also awarded its eighth consecutive Gold and third Platinum accreditation for their continued excellence in professional development at the event.

The agency has received this top accolade every year since the award was launched in 2008 – making it one of the few agencies to be Platinum accredited, a category for member agencies who have shown sustained commitment to outstanding professional development and who have achieved Gold accreditation for at least four consecutive years.

Commenting on the agency’s submission, the IPA judges said:

Hunterlodge’s content and presentation were both exemplary. They showed the best example of building an approach to CPD that reflects the vision and values of the organisation. This included a stunning rebrand and ‘Red thread of effectiveness’ evidently taken through Hunterlodge’s own business and CPD.


The IPA is widely recognized as the world’s most influential professional body for practitioners in advertising and marketing communications. It has a well-earned reputation for thought leadership, best practice and continuous professional development and also provides core support and advisory services for its corporate and individual members. Based in the United Kingdom for nearly 100 years, IPA programmes can be found in more than 60 countries worldwide

Hunterlodge Advertising specialises in creating the perfect blend of strategy, media, digital and creative to produce the most effective advertising possible for each individual client. Key clients include Canon UK & IE, Cats Protection, London Fire Brigade, NFL, Post Office and LV=