Pablo appoints Tim Doust as Chair, promotes Kirstin Ross MacLeod and Dave Day, recruits from Ogilvy and Grey

Advertising, Business, People

Pablo continues to gather momentum with the recruitment of Harriet Knight, from Ogilvy as Head of Account Management; and Marcus Eley, from Grey as Head of Production. Tim Doust, founding Partner of FCB Inferno, also joins as Non-executive Chair.

Kirstin Ross-Macleod, former Head of Account Management, will be promoted to Client Services Director, whilst Harriett Knight will become the new Head of Account Management. Knight will join from Ogilvy where she has been running Dove as Global Business Director for 3 and a half years. Previously she spent 3 years at Karmarama and JWT.

Kirsten has been heading up Account Management at Pablo. Before this she led account management at Fallon for two years. Her direct client responsibilities mainly revolved around Cadburys. Previously to that she was at Clemenger BBDO in Sydney where she was a Group Account Director running Toshiba, Virgin Australia, Mars, Pfizer and Smiths.

Dave Day has been promoted to joint ECD with Tim Snape. He Joined the agency from W+K just over a year ago where he had run 3 and Arla. He will be made a partner and will work with Tim to develop the creative department over the coming months.  Dave started his career at Saatchi & Saatchi in Singapore before moving to companies such as Interbrand, Exposure and Jason Bruges Studios before turning is hand to advertising. David has worked with London’s top advertising agencies including Fallon, WCRS, Mother and Wieden & Kennedy, making award-winning work for Sony, Orange, BBC, Weetabix, Acer, Arla and Three mobile.

L to R: Kirstin Ross-Macleod, Tim Doust, Harriet Knight, Marcus Eley, Dave Day
L to R: Kirstin Ross-Macleod, Tim Doust, Harriet Knight, Marcus Eley, Dave Day

Tim Doust has joined Pablo in a newly created role. Tim will work with Pablo CEO, Gareth Mercer, to drive business growth and provide general counsel.

In an advertising career that spans over 30 years, Tim founded Inferno in 2000, which was acquired by Interpublic Group at the end of 2013 and subsequently rebranded FCB Inferno. Under Tim’s leadership the agency achieved many notable new business successes, including being named lead agency to create a Nokia brand campaign in 2011, global lead agency for BMW in 2014 and repeatedly appointed to the government roster.

Tim Doust:

Pablo has built the most fantastic platform from which to build on. Outstanding work, an excellent new business record and a humble ethos make this an incredibly attractive agency to be part of and I look forward to working with Gareth and the team to propel the agency into its next chapter of growth.

Marcus Eley will join as Head of Production reporting into Peter Moulton, Pablo’s MD. Marcus joins from Grey London where he spent 5 years as a Senior Producer overseeing production on key pieces of business including Vodafone UK, Volvo and M&S. He produced last years ‘Spend it Well’ re-launch for M&S and most recently the 60sec animated film for McVities ‘Sweeter Together’ launch campaign.

Pablo CEO, Gareth Mercer:

These are significant appointments for Pablo. Tim doesn’t just bring a wealth of experience and his incredible network to Pablo, he brings his infectious enthusiasm and boundless energy that proved so potent for Inferno. Harriet and Marcus feel like real finds; bright, smart and ambitious with a real commitment to crafting great work and looking after their teams. Even more important than all that however, has been the progress of Dave and Kirstin. I can’t wait to see what they do next. They are super talents and we are lucky to have them as part of our team. We hope to share a few more big announcements towards the end of the year and are excited by the caliber of talented people attracted to and growing within Pablo, it’s a bit mind blowing to be honest!

Pablo is an independent, brand-led creative advertising agency based in Shoreditch. The ego-free home of the ‘humble radicals’, Pablo is helmed by well-respected industry figureheads with a versatile array of specialisms and is uniquely structured to support continual changes in the increasingly pressurized marketing landscape. Using bespoke sector-tailored insight tools – such as ‘The Panel’, a sports insights team led by Pablo’s co-owner and former England rugby star, Ben Kay – Pablo is able to bring clients into the heart of its of process, so building richer creative through early strategic collaboration.

By combining a brand-led focus with in-house channel planning, Pablo works through-the-line to helps clients like Adidas, Carlsberg and Nutella enliven big brand ideas across the most effective touch points. In May 2016, Pablo was awarded The Drum Marketing Awards Grand Prix for its work on NHS Blood and Transplant ‘Give Blood’.