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Stuff expands with Cornwall office & new PR division

Published on Wednesday, 4th July 2018, contributed by Stuff Advertising
Creative agency’s growth reflects increased client demand for integrated, business driven campaigns
One of the South West’s most established independent creative agencies has expanded its service with the launch of a presence in Cornwall and a new public relations division.

Stuff was first formed in Bristol in 2005 and is run by founding creative director Richard Spruce and managing director Jonnie Galvin-Wright. It is HQ'd near the SS Great Britain on Bristol’s harbourside.

The agency works across a range of sectors with clients such as Mars (Royal Canin), the NHS, Destination Bristol and The National Maritime Museum, Cornwall. 

Its Cornwall base is currently in Perranporth, near St Agnes, and is led by newly-appointed media and account director Louise Wigmore, supported by designer and art Director Chris Wigmore, who was one of the original founding members of Stuff in 2005.

The PR offer is headed up by Sarah Rice who takes on the role of PR director, through a joint venture with Bristol-based consultancy Rice PR.

Jonnie, Stuff managing director, said: “South West clients are increasingly looking for clear, integrated thinking from independent creative agencies on their doorstep. We can be more agile and offer better value than bigger, less personal agencies.

“Our Cornwall expansion is central to this as it allows us to be closer to clients and use our specialist sector experience such as destination marketing and marine engineering. 

“Creating a PR offer is equally important. It integrates strategy and content and drives our campaigning approach, which is what businesses increasingly need.

“It’s the right time for us and for the people we work with as powerful marketing campaigns help not just build stronger individual businesses but also support stronger economic growth across the region.”

Richard has been creative director of Stuff since it opened 13 years ago. He said: “We’ve always been firm believers in simple yet powerful creative ideas and passionate about creating campaigns that cut through. This is something that’s shared by Sarah and the Cornwall team.

“From the client perspective, there’s often a lot of jargon and confusion when it comes to marketing, so we aim to simplify and clarify what makes a great campaign. Our new structure and brand is designed with that in mind.

“We champion straight talking, but it feels that more than ever the marketing world is in need of clear direction, so we’re looking forward to getting stuck in with this enhanced service offer across the South West.” 

The company also recently made changes to the management and shareholder team as Jonnie and Richard became sole shareholders following the stepping down of production director Ewen Collis in 2017.