WRG engages audiences through the creation and delivery of live experiences, communications and digitalwrglive.com
The Creative Engagement Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of Huntsworth PLC, the healthcare communications and public relations group.
The Creative Engagement Group was built from a unique DNA. Unlike other agencies, we are a culture of creators and makers - each agency has origins in delivery, creativity and user centricity. When ‘story telling’ has been replaced by ‘story doing’, our agencies work with clients across a range of sectors, from automotive to tech to media, with a particular strength in healthcare. A key focus of our work is in employee engagement.
WRG engages audiences through the creation and delivery of live experiences, communications and digitalwrglive.com
The Moment engages audiences through the creation and delivery of video, brand communications, interactive and immersive contentwearethemoment.com
Just Communicate creates and delivers engaging live healthcare events and exhibitions, including interactive, design and video contentjustcommunicate.co.uk
Axiom creates life sciences training solutions that change behaviours and improve performance through live and digital learning experiencesaxiomhh.com
Having started his career at Coca-Cola, Russ has held strategy and leadership roles at advertising agencies, including McCann, BDDH, HHCL, Lowe, JWT and Havas Worldwide. He became CEO of Havas Worldwide in 2009 and spent six years successfully evolving its integrated proposition and doubling the size of the business. The agency was named Media Employer of the Year in 2013 at the same time as winning an agency record number of creative awards, including Cannes gold.
Russ has featured as a Campaign magazine ‘Top 10 CEO’ and ‘Top 10 Strategist’, plus been voted one of the UK’s ‘Inspirational Creative Leaders’. Russ is a member of the Marketing Group of Great Britain, a mentor for The Marketing Academy; a Fellow of the RSA; EMBA & MBA entrepreneurial projects evaluator for Said Business School; lead advisor to UWL and former non-executive director of Basketball England. Russ is Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Creative Mentor Network.
Having trained as a chartered accountant, David spent a number of years as a management consultant working with blue chip clients to improve their financial performance. He then spent 10 years at the Guardian Media Group where he held various finance and leadership roles before moving to Trinity Mirror as part of the sale of GMG Regional Media which he led.
David joined WRG at the end of 2012 as CFO moving to COO in 2013.
David is also a non-executive Director of Sharp Futures, a social enterprise working to grow the Creative and Digital talent pool in Manchester.
Having spent over twenty years in advertising, creating international campaigns for the likes of Nivea as an Executive Creative Director at TBWA, he now sits comfortably at the evolving intersection where brand and experiential meet.
An advocate of our ‘Create Unforgettable’ ethos, he helps the team to deliver impactful and engaging experiences for the likes of Nokia, adidas, HP and Shell, right across the globe.
Passionate and dedicated, with a wide experience of the pharmaceutical industry, Maddy excels in communication engagement and maximising impact and value of client investment. She leads global accounts and works with discipline leads across all of our offices, and oversees everything from small intimate brand forums, to large international congresses, to on-going communications campaigns. Few know that she’s also a qualified ski instructor.
With a strong focus on immersive engagement, Andy links key clients with the value add of effective audience led communications and training solutions. He has built strong client relationships at the C-Suite level and his team work around the world with major clients such as; Carnival Corporation, BBC, Partners in Leadership. Prioritising client satisfaction, via the excellence of service delivery, his teams work alongside industry professionals and SMEs to design and deliver contemporary learning experiences that inspire learner engagement and deliver demonstrable ROI.
Lauren works across all of our brands, overseeing our growing client service offering and helping to deliver outstanding brand thinking and creative solutions for clients.
Lauren has held several senior roles in advertising, including Global Business Director on Unilever at Mullen Lowe, Group Account Director at WCRS, European MD of Arnold Worldwide and Head of Account Management at VCCP. Most recently, she was the Managing Director at film content agency, Evidently.
Mike brings 15+ years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry to include sales, marketing, commercial and medical affairs training to his role of Axiom CEO. His team leads the design, development and execution of our modernised learning strategies and solutions for our pharma and biotech clients, whilst leveraging the strength of our Group for client efficiencies and innovation.
He has executed numerous initiatives to engage sales training and medical affairs audiences with a focus on high science, oncology, competitive selling, digital strategy, and creating interactivity to facilitate peer-to-peer active learning.
Mike is recognised as a global industry leader and speaker in leadership development and sales force effectiveness. Clients appreciate his client-centric focus, which comes from his background in training departments of large pharmaceutical companies to include Merck and Novartis Oncology.
Rose is a future focused marketer with a brilliant rounded background in the brand and commercial side of business. Based in North America, she is responsible for the management and growth of The Creative Engagement Group, building on the momentum of our US business both in, and outside of, healthcare.
Rose joined us from AstraZeneca where she worked for 19 years, most recently as its Global Engagement Director. She Was also a global marketing manager at AstraZeneca, specialising in strategic planning in cardiovascular and pain management. In 2014 she was awarded the AstraZeneca Jefferson Award for Public Service.
Sam is responsible for leading our team of filmmakers and animators delivering creative work. He’s first and foremost, a craftsman and a collaborator – with a real passion for filmmaking and a truly innovative mindset and integrated philosophy.
Formerly Deputy Head of Film at Havas and with a background in film production for advertising agencies, Sam successfully ran his own production company for a number of years, most recently producing a high profile advertising campaign for Lexus.
Jill heads up the HR team across The Creative Engagement Group, overseeing our HR approach in all areas of the business – including the US.
Since she joined us in January 2002, Jill has moved up through various people-focused roles. She’s inspired by the fast-paced environment and unique culture we have at TCEG.
Responsible for all things HR within the agency, she ensures that we attract, retain and develop the best people in the sector.
A trained Industrial Designer, Mark spent three years designing commercial interiors before joining TCEG.
Having designed and delivered many of our largest international projects for clients such as adidas, Ricoh, Nokia and Orange, he’s now heading up a talented and expanding team.
Under his stewardship, it’s seen a period of rapid growth globally, particularly in North America.
A graduate of the Event Management degree program, Tim has over fifteen years’ experience in the live events industry, including over 11 years at Jack Morton as an Executive Producer.
Tim has led the creation and delivery of brand experiences across many industry sectors, and has operated around the world; from product launches, to roadshows, conferences, and meetings.
In addition to his work in the corporate events arena, Tim has been instrumental in the coordination of some of the UK’s largest public events and spectacles.
Jo brings 20 years experience in writing, marketing and technology to her role as Marketing Manager. With daily oversight of our external and internal communications channels, she works with teams across all areas of the agency to promote our work and incredible talent.
With a strong background in tech, Jo has held a number of marketing, account and business analyst roles for software development and e-commerce agencies.
With almost 20 years’ experience as a digital creative, Spencer looks after our digital team who provide a range of creative, design and development services. He is tasked with the creative direction of all our mobile, web, VR and interactive outputs and is passionate about making beautifully crafted user experiences that entertain and engage.
Spen first started out as a designer for Coley Porter Bell and has worked with some great brands along the way – BBC, Dulux, HBO, Chanel, British Gas, Wrigleys, Toyota, British Airways, Ballantines and Danepak.
Including events of 3000+ attendees, Chi’s worked on some of our biggest projects across a wide breadth of suppliers and venues.
Chi is used to working with and managing big teams and achieving a seamless result… whether managing and instructing coachloads of priests during papal visits, and handling meetings amid the buzz of the London 2012 Olympics.
Lucy’s biggest achievements include the execution of a large-scale incentive event in Tokyo 2016, and a high-end C-suite programme for one of our finance clients in China and the US.
Her approach to project management is led by innovation – finding opportunities to create fresh ways of delivering comms, catering, badging, apps, and our own internal processes.
The Creative Engagement Group (TCEG) has hired Richard Burton to lead its growing employee engagement offering. Burton will lead the strategic offering, which will tap into TCEG’s in-house creative and executional capabilities in live events, environments, film, digital and immersive technologies.
At TCEG, Lauren will work across its four brands, WRG, The Moment, Axiom, and Just Communicate, to help manage its growing client service offering and help deliver outstanding brand thinking and creative solutions for clients. She will report to Russ Lidstone, Group CEO TCEG.
We feature in the digital engagement edition and contribute our knowledge and insight of the creative and tech industries.
It is harder than ever to communicate and engage with customers, employees and delegates using traditional means. We talked to Great British Business about how as an unusually shaped business, we have the ability to come at business and brand challenges from a completely different perspective.
Paul Warwick is joining The Creative Engagement Group (TCEG) as Head of Strategy, a new role at the company. He joins from Saatchi Pro, where he was Planning Partner.
Axiom Together with Bristol-Myers Squibb Oncology Training Team win the 2018 LTEN Excellence Award for Industry Partnership.
Based on insight on today’s workforce, our CEO Russ Lidstone talks to Raconteur on The Times about the synergies between consumer and internal communications.
The role of face to face is becoming more and more relevant to brands as the level of engagement with the customer is so much greater. We talked to The Times Raconteur about how the events industry would look in the future and identified 6 keys trends.
Huntsworth plc, the healthcare communications and public relations group ("Huntsworth" or "the Group"), today announces the acquisition of the entire share capital of The Creative Engagement Group ("TCEG") from funds managed by LDC (Managers) Limited ("LDC") and certain members of TCEG's management for total consideration of £24.7m.