The Smithfield difference
Most businesses start with a set of core values and a mission.
Our mission was simple; to become the best independent agency in town.
Getting there took diligence, passion, focus and rigour – coupled with an in-depth understanding of each of our clients’ businesses.
Employing extremely smart people helped, from as diverse a pool as possible, all prepared to think strategically and with a passion for discovery.
We were determined to retain our intimate feel, so we’ve grown to a size that suits. Our clients know each one of us personally.
Seeing as everything has gone to plan so far, these must be our values: a tight focus on planned performance, an entrepreneurial ethos and a commitment to strong client relationships that mature over time.
And since over 95% of our business comes through referral, we’re sticking to them.
Our global network
As part of the world’s largest independent network, we have eyes everywhere.
While our London base retains the boutique feel valued by long-term clients from start-ups to multinationals, Smithfield is also part of the world’s largest network of independent agencies – so scale is no issue.
With 1200 accredited partners covering 116 countries, we have reliable access to the right people in each market.
Our international service covers creative, media, PR, media planning, media buying and all forms of digital communications.
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A human-first ethos
Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence may be evolving fast, but success is still driven by the humans at the controls.
We’re a team of enthusiastic people, trained in the art and science of media planning and buying. Everyone here has a broad skill base and a grasp of every element that goes to make up a successful campaign. A rigorous policy of continuous improvement, delivered via ongoing training and CPD both in-house and with external industry bodies, means our staff turnover is unusually low.
Our agency culture celebrates diversity and actively champions inclusivity. We value contributions from people with all levels of experience, and actively welcome the perspectives of neurodiverse team members. Our culture empowers all our people to grow and develop through agency membership of IAB, IPA and DMA.
Our staff make us who we are, so we’ve created a culture that motivates our people to be the best they can be.
Meet the team
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Adam lends his experience and expertise to ensuring our media planning and buying have a strong commercial focus on delivery and effectiveness. Adam also manages to balance the love of a good lunch with cross training and going to the gym.
Head of Innovation and Digital Strategy
Sarah navigates the complexities of ad tech, learning new ways to leverage online media. While Sarah enjoys the cultural highlights of London life, she also likes to slow down the pace with dog walks across the marshes of East London.
Chief Operating Officer
Tim oversees the operational elements of the business, along with helping clients to make the most out of their media investments. If he’s not ‘strategising’ over lunch, he may well be indulging in his other passions of running, rugby, and Cornish pasties.
Garett heads up the planning team at Smithfield, helping develop unique media strategies for each client to help them realise their business goals. Outside of work Garett is an avid Leinster Rugby supporter, petrol head and loves going for long walks with his family and their border collie Merlin!
With a passion for driving efficiency, and an eye for the detail Pamela loves collaborating with the Team and Clients to ensure our finances are in tip top shape! But she’s more than a numbers ninja, off duty Pamela can be found cooking up a storm in the kitchen or walking somewhere in the countryside!
Head of Broadcast
David takes his fiduciary responsibilities for the agency’s TV deployment, with all the current changes, very seriously – unlike when he is gliding or watching the Arsenal.
Elton uses 25 years’ worth of experience in performance media to spot key performance trends to ensure his campaigns are highly successful. When Elton is not diving into data, he can be found at his BBQ trying out new recipes.
Having worked at Smithfield for over a decade, Katie enjoys delving into the data, helping clients understand the potential insights within. Katie juggles work with running around after a one-year-old, cooking for friends or sweating it out at the gym.
Business Director Client Services
Sharyn ensures that clients receive the highest standard of service by building strong relationships and working with her team to deliver effective media planning and buying. When not at work Sharyn is either online clothes shopping, doing yoga or busy being mum of two.
International Account Director
April is an experienced client services director who looks after all international media as well leading new business. When she is not planning or pitching, April can be found acting, dancing, or running a 5k!
Charlotte is an experienced Account Director, supporting with Smithfield’s digital media planning and buying. Charlotte excels in client services with a strong background in digital implementation and performance management, and enjoys unwinding with many a rose at the pub.
Despina helps brands strategise the best route to market whilst overseeing the planning team and nurturing relationships with clients. Coming from a big Greek family food is the way to her heart just don’t ask her to cook…
Senior Digital Performance Manager
Sean specialises in driving digital performance and has a deep understanding of paid search with a proven track record of delivering outstanding results for clients. When he’s not optimising campaigns, Sean can often be found on the squash court.
Senior Account Manager
Jamie uses his broad digital marketing experience to manage and deliver digital media campaigns that are optimised towards achieving their objectives. When Jamie isn’t watching Arsenal, he is either playing golf or taking his 5-a-side football league way too seriously.
Digital Account Manager
Rebecca supports clients across digital-first campaigns, from initial planning through to deployment – focusing particularly on the leisure sector. Outside of work, Rebecca enjoys keeping active, taking part in the occasional 10k or spending time with her 3 golden cocker spaniels.
Ellie works on the planning team as Media Manager, specialising in offline channels. Outside of work, you can find her at the cinema, theatre or out playing a round of golf.
Digital Media Executive
Sian supports digital media campaigns in its planning, set up, and reporting. Outside of the agency, she enjoys going to watch a play or visiting her family in Wales.
Senior Account Executive
James supports the performance team with the day-to-day planning and analysis of campaigns for clients, with a strong head for figures and numbers. When not fiddling with excel formulas, his other three loves are food, beer, and Newcastle United.
Digital Media Executive
Jamie is a digital media executive, supporting clients across digital channels. When Jamie isn’t hard at work, he’ll be reminding you of his degree in engineering and telling you about his hockey related injuries that occur concerningly often.
Working on the planning team, Nick helps with planning offline campaigns which help connect brands with their audiences. If he’s not in the office, you can find him on the golf course or following Spurs up and down the country.