A team of 15 talented, smart and funny people in the UK and US. We don’t white label, we won’t ever white-wash. A new type of structure, favouring the effectiveness of influential connections, mutuality and true diversity. Our thinking is fresh because of who we know as well as what we know.
Consumers who create. Those who take content & help it grow, adding their own unique touches, turning it from nothing to something, from news into a story into a trend into change.
Combining the role of account management & strategy makes sense & saves clients money in both the short & long term. A brand plan without strategic thinking is as much use as a chocolate tea pot.
Creatives whipped by reality so clients ask ‘should we?’ not ‘can we?’. New hands from Goldsmiths University, that ask for forgiveness not permission, mix with old dawgs that steer a true and steady course.
An award winning creative director, Steve Strickland is one of PR's most experienced creative leaders.
Before starting Talker Tailor Trouble Maker alongside partner and long term colleague, Gary Wheeldon, Steve held three creative director roles at agencies; Weber Shandwick, freuds and most recently M&C Saatchi PR. Whilst at M&C, Steve was tasked with safe-guarding the quality of creative product globally across its 8 offices. Steve is a mentor at the London School Communications Arts and a contributor to men's lifestyle magazine, Fellow Resident.
With almost 20 years in the industry, Gary Wheeldon is considered one of the most accomplished PR professionals in London. His expertise lies in strategic account management, big creative thinking and an unrivalled knowledge of the retail comms scene in the UK. Having cut his teeth at Consolidated and Launch PR, Gary moved to freuds (formally freud communications) where he took stewardship of the UK's biggest consumer PR account; Asda Walmart. During his six years at the agency, Gary also ran the Mars business and took charge of the agency's Luxury & Lifestyle team, running media relations and planning for brands including Rosewood London and Chiltern Firehouse. Gary is currently a judge of The Creative Shootout and a member of the Content Marketing Association.