Tom leads Tribal DDB London as Managing Director and is a member of the DDB UK Executive Board. He oversees client partners, the work and the long term business strategy of the agency.
Tom’s journey in digital began a decade ago at Billco Interactive. He joined Tribal DDB London in 2002 where he has worked on a large portfolio of local and international clients including Sony, Exxon and Barclaycard. His experience ranges from managing the delivery of an early online dating website through to award-winning interactive TV ads for Volkswagen. In 2009 Tom worked closely with Hasbro, directing the business development of key projects including Monopoly City Streets.
As Business Director on Tribal’s flagship Volkswagen account, Tom oversaw the work and long term digital strategy for Volkswagen UK, heading the team that delivered the best in class Volkswagen UK platform in 2008.
Prior to joining Tribal DDB London Tom was the founding partner of a London based record label and music publishing company. Gaining an early insight in to the potential of digital, Tom developed the business strategy which led these companies successfully into the digital space.
Tom’s experience of business management combined with his digital marketing expertise make him ideally placed to lead the talented team at Tribal DDB London.
14 July 2011
Tom Roberts Managing Director of Tribal DDB
Jeremy has been helping clients to deliver digital communications since the late ‘90s. He joined DDB in late 2011 after being at McCann Worldgroup for 7 years, where he was Head of Project Management at its digital arm MRM. He had originally started out in the McCann network at Zentropy Partners, which was twice-named Digital Agency of the Year in the UK. Progressing to Program Director on the Intel account, he oversaw the delivery of the global ITM3 interactive platform which won numerous awards including Intel’s first global digital innovation award. Other clients have included the BBC, NatWest, Microsoft, J&J, Vodafone, Vauxhall and the United Nations. Jeremy’s university degree was in Information Systems, and he is PRINCE2 practitioner certified. He originally hails from Cape Town, but has been in London for the last 12 years as he prefers the weather of course. And he would say his favourite hobby is without a doubt his son Jake.
13 December 2011
Jeremy Flax Head of Digital Delivery
Rachael’s background is truly media neutral; she started out in ATL 14 years ago and has covered off Direct Marketing and Digital in the years since - working with agencies such as TBWA, GGT and Claydon Heeley.
Initially joining Tribal DDB back in 2008 as a Business Director on the Guinness Global and Guardian and Observer digital accounts, Rachael now works on a mixture of both digital and non-digital clients, is a key member of the digital Operations Team and is Deputy Head of Account Handling across DDB UK.
She’s an amateur science geek, and currently studying for a physics degree in her spare time.
13 December 2011
Rachael Ford Deputy Head of Account Handling
Chris is Head of User Experience at Tribal DDB London. He introduced usability and user-centred design principles to Tribal over 12 years ago and remains one of its strongest supporters. Having trained in classical graphic design and interaction design as well as being a proficient self-taught programmer, Chris has spent many years designing and refining Tribal’s working practices and bridging the designer - developer gap.
Chris has been working with Flex since the launch of Flex 2 in 2006 and has developed a number of Flex applications including the multi-award winning Volkswagen.co.uk website in 2008. He leads the Flex development and User Experience teams responsible for a vast range of UK and global accounts including Volkswagen, Guinness, Philips and Hasbro.
Chris is a great believer in solid development standards, design patterns (both as a designer and developer) and in never being satisfied with your work. He is currently entering the world of iPhone development.
13 December 2011
Chris Jenkins Head of User Experience
Matt has recently moved from being Technical Director of Tribal DDB London to head up the new Creative Technology department across DDB UK, further enabling the combination of Technology and Creativity.
Matt began his digital career as a developer at DDB way back in 1998, since then he has worked on local and international clients including Volkswagen, Virgin Media, Hasbro, Philips, Guinness, Unilever and Exxon. Matt is proud of his team and their multi award-winning work and ideas, most note worthy of late are Bud Ice Cold Index, Monopoly City Streets, Guinness RFID and the Volkswagen UK website.
Matt has a huge amount of energy to give to work and learning the latest technologies, outside of work that energy is directed at a wide range of sports and a passion for cooking.
13 July 2011
Matt Oxley Head of Creative Technology
Allan has been with DDB/Tribal DDB since the beginning of 2010 and leads all the social media programmes, consumer PR integration and word of mouth campaigns for a wide variety of clients including Volkswagen, Virgin Media, Diageo, Nestle and Mars.
Allan joined DDB/Tribal DDB from News Corp where he was International Consumer Communications Director for Fox Interactive Media (MySpace, IGN, Rotten Tomatoes) and has over 12 years experience of working in comms and PR roles both in house and agency side for brands including Motorola, Philips and BlackBerry.
In addition to his role at DDB, Allan can be found listening to weird noisy music, geeking out over comics and skateboards and editing www.slamxhype.com, one of the original and most influential global street fashion and art blogs.
13 July 2011
Allan Blair Head Of Social Media
Simon has over eleven years of creative industry experience. Before joining Tribal permanently in 2007, he operated as a freelance consultant, working with brands including KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Sensodyne, Star Alliance and Getty Images.
At Tribal he has created digital campaigns for Volkswagen, Philips, The Guardian and Hasbro. In 2009 he was awarded DDB’s Webster Award for ‘outstanding creative contribution’, and in 2010 his online game Monopoly City Streets received major awards in almost every single industry forum. 2011 saw Simon promoted to the dual role of Head of Creative for Tribal DDB and Digital Creative Director for DDB UK.
Coming from a print graphic design background, he has no idea how he ended up a digital copywriter, game-designer and art director. He's not complaining.
9 July 2011