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Alex Myers
CEO + Group Founder

Founder and Group CEO, Alex has been the creative strategy lead at the agency since its inception in 2009.

Alex Myers

CEO + Group Founder

Ali Maynard
Managing Partner, UK & Ireland

Ali is our longest standing member of the team. She’s in charge of building Manifest’s global network and running global campaigns.

Ali Maynard

Managing Partner, UK & Ireland

Jessica Becker
Managing Partner, US & Canada

Jess moved to New York to head up our American operation in 2017 – leading the agency from the front as our strategic lead in the region.

Jessica Becker

Managing Partner, US & Canada

Anna Karlsson
Managing Partner, Nordics

Anna is a co-founder of the Manifest Stockholm office, driving the agency’s operational performance and leading our Frame brand strategy team there.

Anna Karlsson

Managing Partner, Nordics

Josefine Hedlund
Creative Director, Nordics

A founding member of Manifest Stockholm, Josefine is the creative genius behind our brand and campaign work in the Nordics.

Josefine Hedlund

Creative Director, Nordics

Bec Chelin
Managing Director

Bec heads up our Manchester team, bringing a decade of top notch client service experience and leading on strategic internal comms projects. She’s also responsible for bringing all the Mancunian creative industries have to offer to the party.

Bec Chelin

Managing Director, Manchester

Martin Farrar-Smith
Chief Design Officer

Martin oversees brand creation within our Frame team, but also ensures we use design thinking processes across the entire business.

Martin Farrar-Smith

Chief Design Officer

Chomoi Picho-Owiny
Creative Director

Bringing his creative experience of working with some of the world’s best brands, Chomoi is responsible for Manifest’s multichannel creative output, leading the creative strategy team and building global creative processes across the group.

Chomoi Picho-Owiny

Creative Director

Helen Kenny
Senior Account Director

Helen’s bold and daring approach is the driving force on all of her accounts. A strong team leader; she knows how to make just about any idea happen.

Helen Kenny

Senior Account Director

Julian Obubo
Brand Strategy Director

One of the Manifest originals, and part of PR Week’s Top 30 Under 30. Jules knows how to make an idea fly. And with a voice like velvet, he also runs and records our Fresh Meet podcast.

Julian Obubo

Brand Strategy Director

Emma Seddon
Account Director

With her unparalleled tech know-how, Emma runs the show across some of our brands who are using data to shape the world. She is ruthless in delivering exceptional service, constantly driving new process to better serve clients and the team.

Emma Seddon

Account Director

Ambika Makin
Account Director

New York socialite sports furs as big as per personality and that’s why we love her. Ambika was heading up influencer campaigns before it was even a thing and can be found running Manifest’s biggest accounts when she’s not feeding everyone.

Ambika Makin

Account Director

Emma Corbett
Account Director

Emma leads our ‘Creative Series’ programme – bringing creativity out of the team. Moonlighting as an artist, she’ll jump at the chance to get lost in a creative brief & won’t surface until a stunning campaign has been delivered. If Manifest had a pet creative cat, she’d be it.

Emma Corbett

Campaign Director

Lucy Peacock
Happiness Officer

Custodian of culture in our London office, Lucy makes sure Manifest is one of London’s best places to work. Her second in command, Mabel the mini Jack Russell, also keeps the office topped up with cuddles and the occasional lick.

Lucy Peacock

Happiness Officer

Mark Swainson
Financial Director

Our FD is on a mission to prove that numbers are big and clever and that spreadsheets have a place in the real world after all. Long-suffering QPR supporter; he knows his sh*t.

Mark Swainson

Financial Director

Simon Minton
Chief Technical Officer

Working across all of Manifest’s offices, Simon adds a host of new services to the group’s offering, including native app build, Blockchain development and digital transformation consultancy. He’s super posh too.

Simon Minton

Chief Technical Officer

Annie Griffin
Happiness & Operations Officer

Annie hails from Canada and brings the cheerfulness the True White North is known for. She got her start in the London office and now resides in NYC. She is always there for a hug, life advice, work advice and most importantly a glass of wine.

Annie Griffin

Happiness & Operations Officer

Shaun Beaumont
VP of Design – New York

Shaun is in charge of all things brand in our New York office. His northern British accent has been known to save the day more than once.

Shaun Beaumont

VP of Design – New York

Victoria Newlands
Director of Growth

Vic is our driving force for creative unification and business growth, ensuring we continue to evolve, innovate and deliver truly integrated campaigns that change the world.

Victoria Newlands

Director of Growth

Niamh Spence
Senior Account Manager

Niamh brings her journalism, digital PR and influencer skills to the party. Always pushing for a news hook and excellent story to tell, she likes to be sure everything is working as hard as it can to get the job done with that busy ‘worker bee’ Manchester attitude.

Niamh Spence

Senior Account Manager

Karel Kumar
Senior Creative Strategist

Karel’s brilliantly creative fashion choices match his brilliant mind. He runs influencer relations within Frame and ensures strategic and creative excellence across all accounts.

Karel Kumar

Senior Creative Strategist

James Thomson
Head of Production

Original skater boy and second Aussie in residence, James heads up NYC’s O Collective, making awesome content for anyone who will allow him near a camera.

James Thomson

Head of Production

Anna Karlström
Account Director

Manifest Stockholm wouldn’t work without our PR queen and Account Director Anna. She is also holding down the job as Happiness Manager in the Stockholm office, making sure that everybody keep their spirit up.

Anna Kuoljok

Account Director

Charlotte Philpotts
Senior Account Manager

Often referred to as the person with the brain behind the ideas, Charlotte makes sure all of her accounts are in check and running smoothly. Her dedicated approach and bubbly personality allow her to make any account a shining example of creativity.

Charlotte Philpotts

Senior Account Manager

Jordan Mulvaney
Digital Manager

Social media-obsessed and lover of all things digital, Jordan is the creative brain behind our clients’ social content. He is sometimes indifferent to most things in the world, like when people call him a Social Media Guru. He doesn’t correct them.

Jordan Mulvaney

Digital Manager

Emily Huyton
Senior Account Manager

Emily joined us from the north and is a driving force for best in class client service. With a no nonsense approach, she brings teams together to deliver projects on time, on budget and on strategy!

Emily Huyton

Senior Account Manager

Aaron Maughan
Account Manager

Manifest’s global heart-throb, Aaron keeps things running across clients and continents. With a passion for gaming, he’s run some of our most exciting events for the likes of Playstation and Kaspersky.

Aaron Maughan

Account Manager

Tori Halman
Account Manager

Originally a journalist, Tori is a self-confessed media addict and die-hard publicist. When she’s not making journalists her best mate, (or shamelessly sliding into their DMs) she’s ensuring her accounts are all shit-hot – thanks to a borderline OCD approach to deadlines.

Tori Halman

Account Manager

Liana Maher
Campaign Manager

With a penchant for puns, Liana is one of our pitching golden girls. She drives coverage, conversations and brilliant creative across all of her accounts.

Liana Maher

Campaign Manager

Dana Leigh
Campaign Manager

A born and bred Londoner, Dana gets her kicks from all things creative. Regularly found wading through PR week, shouting ideas in brainstorms and thinking of new ways to pitch stories to journos.

Dana Leigh

Campaign Manager

Lauren Kaufman
Senior Account Executive

Lauren mingles with media and noses around for new business. She is the queen of calm and never breaks a sweat, not matter what is hurled at her.

Lauren Kaufman

Senior Account Executive

Natalie DiBona
Account Coordinator

Natalie is our resident Boston sports fan who hopped over to NYC to join as an Account Coordinator. She doubles as a design whizz and can most likely be found obsessing over Insta aesthetics and matcha tea on a regular basis.

Natalie DiBona

Account Coordinator

Rosanna Bhanji
Creative Campaign Manager

Rosanna is taking Manifest Stockholm to another creative level by being 100% limitless and allergic to the words “that won’t work”, always on point to the brand and KPI´s ofc.

Rosanna Bhanji

Creative Campaign Manager

Petra Wartmark
Digital Campaign Manager

Petra is the digital mastermind in our Stockholm office. If someone needs help with anything or everything digital – this is your girl!

Petra Wartmark

Digital Campaign Manager

Elsa Druiett
Account Manager

Ambitious and enthusiastic, Elsa is a driving force behind press office. She knows the media landscape like the back of her hand and secures the most coveted coverage spots.

Elsa Druiett

Account Manager

Holly Atterton
Project Manager

Full of creative energy, Holly is the driving force behind keeping our accounts running like clockwork. Her background in performing arts brings stories to life in new and imaginative ways, ensuring she is the first to spot clever newsjacking opportunities for her clients.

Holly Atterton

Project Manager

Thom Myers
Content Editor

Thom turns raw footage into works of art. A proud Yorkshireman and key member of our content division, The O Collective, he is our go-to guy for all things video editing, digital animation and tea making.

Thom Myers

Content Editor

Iwi has overall responsibility for the controllership and financial reporting, planning and budgeting activities for Manifest. After office hours she is an absolute adrenaline junkie – so car racing, skydiving and bungee jumping suit her alter ego.

Iwona Pelczarska

Financial Controller

Isabel Thomson-Officer
Account Manager

By night, you can find our Australian Queen Izzy moonlighting as a celebrity reporter or tearing it up to techno on the dance floor. By day, she’s either schmoozing with media or overseeing photoshoots.

Isabel Thomson-Officer

Account Manager

Mel Mathewes
Campaign Executive

Bringing her boundless energy from across the pond, Mel sprinkles her media magic on every account she works on. She’s our go-to gal for pitching and boasts hoards of coverage to her name. Journalists love Mel. Manifest loves Mel. We’re not letting her back to the States anytime soon…

Mel Mathewes

Campaign Executive

Jessica Jarrett
Account Executive

JJ is a MI transplant and proudly suffocates NYC with her unsolicited politeness. She dabbles in press office, branding and digital strategy. She has strong moral obligations to living a pro-gluten lifestyle and will never be caught without some form of caffeine on her person.

Jessica Jarrett

Account Executive

Dineo Mabena
Campaign Executive

With many years experience in the film industry and as the mother of a book-mad four-year-old, Dineo lives and breathes to create stories. Finding resonance in each brief, Dineo makes each campaign relatable to everyone who comes across it – shattering race, gender and class lines.

Dineo Mabena

Campaign Executive

Daryl Ho
Campaign Executive

Hailing from sunny Singapore, Daryl brings the heat from across the world to secure shit-hot coverage spots for his clients. With a keen eye for compelling narratives, he harnesses the power of insight to drive bold, beautiful and brilliant storytelling.

Daryl Ho

Campaign Executive

Caitlin Marsh
Campaign Executive

A top-notch media hound and integral to the office bants, Caitlin is the latest addition to the Manifest team. With a keen eye for the hottest coverage spots and a black book of journo pals, we’re not sure what we did before her.

Caitlin Marsh

Campaign Executive

Rosie Humphrey
Spark Intern

One of our Spark interns, Rosie “definitely from the north” Humphrey is already a media master. Never without a smile on her face, she makes getting amazing coverage for 6 different clients at the same time look easy.

Rosie Humphrey

Spark Intern

Zac Sienna
Spark Intern

Born in Chicago and brought up in London, Zac has definitely kept his American twang but can speak a whopping five other languages. He smashes coverage across the board, and as a gaming guru is always on hand to answer all our tricky tech questions.

Zac Sienna

Spark Intern

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