Karmarama ECD Nik Studzinski, late of Droga5, is providing a boost to the fortunes of sundry creatives across London as the agency busily hires talent following a number of big wins including Just Eat and Confused.com.
The new creatives are Imogen Jones and James Rooke, a creative team from McCann; Meigan Brown and Tobias Owen from Antidote London where they have been working for the past two years on brands including Travel Republic, Blinkbox and Team Sky and Duke Safo and Mads Nielsen from Grey London.
Dickie Connell has been promoted from creative director to deputy ECD. Connell currently works on Plusnet and Pilgrim’s Choice.
Studzinski says: “We are continuing to grow our creative strength at Karmarama with external hires and an internal promotion. We’re lucky to have three brilliant new creative teams joining us and I’m absolutely delighted to be bringing some of our existing talent to the fore by promoting Dickie Connell to deputy ECD.”
Private equity backed Karmarama has had a yo-yo time in recent years, overreaching itself as it strove to be a fully-fledged marcoms company. But under executive chairman Jon Wilkins, a founder of Naked, and Studzinski it seems to have decided on an adam&eve-style approach with creative firepower at the heart of the agency.