The Beautiful Meme said Wednesday that Justin Bickle was name its first non-executive Chairman. Bickle is an MD with Oaktree Capital Management and Chairman of the English National Ballet. London-based The Beautiful Meme is a creative ad agency.
London (PRWEB UK) 18 March 2015
Growing creative agency The Beautiful Meme has appointed Justin Bickle as their first non-executive Chairman.
Justin Bickle is the Chairman of English National Ballet (ENB) and works in private equity at Oaktree. He is also a Founder Supporter and Board member of the Creative Industries Federation and is an Executive Fellow in Finance at London Business School. Justin will take up the role in a personal capacity.
The Beautiful Meme is creating work for clients such as the V&A, Design Museum and insurance giant AXA PPP. Founded four years ago they have won major awards for both brand creation and advertising campaigns. Most recently they were shortlisted in the Campaign Big Awards for their Design Museum ‘Designs of the Year’ advertising.
The Beautiful Meme and Justin Bickle first worked together when the agency won the pitch to re-brand ENB. They created a high profile and award winning advertising campaign with leading photographer Guy Farrow and in association with fashion designer Vivienne Westwood. The re-brand was a key element of ENB’s turnaround in the past few years, which Justin has led with ENB’s Artistic Director Tamara Rojo.
Tom Sharp, founder and Creative Director, says ‘our vision is to be the world’s most exciting creative studio. At its best our work is tricksterish and challenging, and from the first moment we met Justin he got what we were about. He’s rare in his ability to understand and navigate the traditional corporate, finance and legal worlds, as well as the creative space where original ideas are valued. My creative partner, Ben Haworth, and I are furiously ambitious for TBM, and joining forces with Justin gives us another edge.’
Justin Bickle says ‘I’ve worked with Tom and Ben in a personal and professional capacity for over three years now and am consistently impressed by the level of ingenuity, wit, soul and innovation they bring to creative projects. They are both natural disrupters and I’m relishing working further with Tom and Ben to help them achieve their vision.’
As well as client projects, the agency is currently developing a swarm of robots and producing a short film about Englishness. At the end of 2014, The Beautiful Meme relocated from York to London in order to grow the business.