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We are part of McCann Worldgroup, the world's largest advertising and communications network. You will find us in over 200 cities in 130 countries, and err, in Tower Wharf on Cheese Lane. The best connected local, global agency in town.

Nowadays, a one-size-fits-all mentality no longer works. Nor is simple communications integration. The industry needs to embrace genuine channel neutrality. That’s why we offer a complete 360 service – delivered by award-winning specialists, all under one roof and united by our central Transformation Way planning process.

Our team includes our clients and our hardworking staff…

Key People

Andy Reid Managing Director

With a wealth of experience across many marketing disciplines, Andy has been instrumental in helping sustain category leaders such as Google, Shell, Budweiser, Stella Artois and the BBC. At McCann Bristol, Andy’s primary focus is to ensure that our clients succeed in their sector so that they can continue to drive their businesses forward with engaging, award-winning work. Andy is also known for his impressively large collection of trainers, and when he gets a new pair, he likes distracting everyone in the office with the squeaky sound they make.

Rob Wescott Client Services Director

At Saatchi & Saatchi and RKCR/Y&R Rob ‘BabyFace’ Wescott helped lead award-winning campaigns for many of the world’s superbrands, like Virgin, the BBC, Sony Europe, Lego, News International, Visit London, P&G, Powergen and E.ON. He then launched an investor-backed digital platform that won numerous Webby, content marketing and industry accolades. He brings this mix of brand and digital thinking to all of his projects at McCann Bristol. Rob plays jazz piano, which is admirable but unhelpful in a busy agency environment.

Jon Elsom Group Creative Director

Jon has created and curated oodles of well-known, award-winning integrated campaigns. He worked at several top London gaffs, including 12 years at DLKW Lowe where he was Creative Director. After a year’s sabbatical in Cornwall writing fiction and running on beaches alongside astonished seals, Jon moved to Bath and became ECD of Bray Leino for three years, covering their London, Bristol and Devon offices in sparkly things. Jon’s been with McCann since early 2015 and has a Group CD role across the Bristol, Birmingham and Milton Keynes offices while being Creative Director in the waterside idyll that is our Bristol office.

Claire Banks Digital Planning Director

Claire has played a pivotal role at McCann Bristol since 2005 when she was brought in to lead our digital sector, which is now the fastest growing group in the network across the UK and Ireland. Her experience in digital marketing spans almost 20 years working on junior brands, automotive, financial services, health, utilities, retail, pharmaceuticals, FMCG and government accounts. Claire is great in any situation except precipitation, which wreaks havoc with her hair (#frizzy).

Sue Hendry Media Director

Sue is one of those lovely people who is both well known and well respected around the region, so naturally she’s not all that popular at work. Her expertise in planning, and negotiating effective media for large-scale national and regional brands is enviable and includes Specsavers Optical Group, The Army, Clipper Teas and Mitsubishi Motors. Sue is also well known for enjoying outdoor pursuits, such as running away from the office.

Patrick Southwell Head of PR

Pat’s been in PR for over 16 years having worked for a diverse range of businesses. This comprises everything from consumer giants such as Lego and Disney to public sector organisations including the NHS and government departments. He’s also worked with tech firms from Adobe to Zendesk and just about everyone else in between. Despite this, his mum still has no idea what his job involves. He tries to counter this by saying he’s a storyteller. And the stories he tells for his clients have a purpose – to increase sales, change perceptions or drive action. She still doesn’t know what he’s banging on about.

Key Skills

  • full service agency
  • media planning and buying
  • direct marketing
  • digital
  • brand
  • pr

Key Clients

  • Cathay Pacific
  • Essilor
  • Oasis Dental
  • Westons Cider
  • Kodak
  • Goodyear
  • Dunlop
  • Hiq
  • The Mall at Cribs
  • Bank of Ireland
  • House of Bath


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