Publicis•Poke hires Noel Bunting as Chief Creative Officer

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Noel (Hamilton) Bunting joins Publicis•Poke as Chief Creative Officer. Bunting will start in January and report to Charlie Rudd, Group CEO of Publicis•Poke, Leo Burnett and Fallon.

In her new role as CCO, Bunting will be responsible for supercharging Publicis•Poke’s creative output for the UK and globally. She will be working across Publicis•Poke’s wide variety of clients, including Essity, Renault and Tourism Ireland.

Photo: Matt Crossick

Bunting joins from Neverland following three years leading the creative department as Executive Creative Director, on clients including Rightmove and giffgaff, leading pitch wins including Kopparberg, Tetley, Ladbrokes and Innocent.

Bunting previously worked at Ogilvy UK as Global Creative Director leading Dove and Unilever’s global campaigns. Bunting’s first Creative Director role in the UK was at Adam&EveDDB. Prior to this, Bunting was based in New York where she held senior creative roles at Grey and FCB. At the latter, she picked up a Cannes Grand Prix for the Oreo Daily Twist campaign. 

Noel Bunting said:

 “In our industry, it’s the people working alongside you that make all the difference. I’m beyond excited to join the team at Publicis•Poke, working with, and learning from some of the best in the business as we start a new chapter for the agency. I can’t wait to dig into the work.”

Charlie Rudd, Group CEO at Publicis•Poke, Leo Burnett and Fallon, said:

 “I couldn’t be more excited to be working with Noel. I’ve admired her work for some time and there is nobody better to help us lead Publicis•Poke into a new age while strengthening our global creative output.”

The appointment comes after the agency promoted Managing Director Trent Patterson to COO in July, and shortly after the agency received an IPA Effectiveness Accreditation in September. Recent work from Publicis•Poke includes Buxton ‘Sweat and Tears’ and Tourism Ireland ‘What fills my heart?’, and earlier this year, the agency won a Silver Lion at Cannes for its JOBST ‘Unsynchronized’ campaign.

Publicis•Poke is passionate about Sharp Commercial Creativity – the power of creativity to solve today’s commercial challenges. It’s an agency born in the digital age, combining Communication, Brand Experience and Commerce specialisms. Publicis•Poke’s clients include BT/EE, L’Oréal, Essity, Nestlé, Heineken and Renault/Dacia. Publicis•Poke is part of Publicis Groupe UK.

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