Who We Are
Kemosabe gains commercial success through insight fuelled solutions.
We take our clients on an ‘Inch-wide, mile-deep’ journey. One that’s launched Cisco’s first global advocacy platform The Gateway, hitting 12-month targets in just three. Increased All Nippon Airways European passenger numbers since 2018 by 8.2% (pandemic notwithstanding). Increase year on year sales by 129% for Revive Active.
Being ‘Inch-wide, mile-deep’ beats your competitors. It makes how you market, sharper and more effective. It keeps the focus on success.It works.
Whether you need transformative brand insight and strategy, communications, branding, social media or live events, we’re ready to take you ‘inch-wide, mile-deep’.
Faithful Friend, Trusty Scout
Our bond as an agency – faithful to one another and to our clients, working with honesty and openness to deliver our award-winning ‘Inch-wide, Mile-deep’ work.
Our collective promise – trusted to know every square inch of terrain out there, to unearth and analyse the data to within an inch of its life, and to blaze a trail to the best results.
Creative Director & Owner
Phill has been in the creative industry for over 25 years, having set up and managed several award-winning creative agencies and a TV production house over the years. Today, as Founder and Creative Director of Kemosabe, Phill oversees all creative output and strategic direction.
Phill has been Creative Director on brands that include ANA, BT, American Express, Cisco, Nokia, Halifax, Southern Comfort, Hyundai, Royal Mail, The History Channel, The Biography Channel, Rolls-Royce and Gourmet Burger Kitchen. He has also worked for the international groups Ogilvy & Mather and Bates.
Following his work for Save The Children, Phill was appointed to an advisory board for the charity. He also has one campaign for The History Channel on permanent exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum.
Client Services Director & Owner
Rebecca is Co-Founder, Managing Partner and Client Services Director at Kemosabe. She has been instrumental in the exponential growth that we’ve experienced since beginning in 2016.
Rebecca has also been developing the agency’s credentials in the social impact space, with Kemosabe now working with U.S. based Thankful Organization and Social Enterprise UK – the UK’s biggest network of social enterprises in the UK, strategically aligned with 6 government departments, leading public policy on social enterprise for over 15 years.
Rebecca studied Drama Therapy and the rehabilitation of women offenders through drama, working in a women’s prison for six months.
Head of Strategy & Owner
John has been growing brands across America, the UK and Australia for over 20 years. He has developed business in nearly every industry sector, translating complex problems into marketing solutions that are inspiring and easily understood.
With deep global experience and unquenchable curiosity, John cuts through and humanises all the data, developing marketing plans, strategy, communication and content across all channels integrated by a sustainable brand purpose. John strategically directs creative and digital innovation, driving engagement metrics through multi-disciplined teams across creative, technology, eCRM, social media, publisher, content and influencer channels.
Combining a right and left brain skillset, John joins the dots between data, departments and disciplines – improving efficiency and effectiveness of spend. He also pulls off a mean Trikonasana, apparently.
Head of Social Media
Kate has over 20 years of strategic marketing experience working for some of the worlds largest and most admired blue chip brands including Vodafone, Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard. Kate is an accredited Social Media and Paid Social strategist and has a proven track record of planning and delivering social media campaigns that provide demonstrable ROI for clients.
A compendium of sustainable initiatives and tangible outcomes from industry-leaders, designed to inspire action, commitment and bold ideas for good. Published by Kemosabe.
Spreading examples of positive action – not-for-profit and free to all.
Put directly into the hands of those with the power to change the future.
"Our Deliveroo Garden event was all about extending the reach of the activity into the social space. Kemosabe helped us to achieve this, simply but extremely effectively."
Social Media Content Manager, Deliveroo
"Thank you all for being such a great partner! I was so impressed with your passion and energy before, during and after the show. I am one of your advocates without a doubt! I look forward to working with you all more in the future, Kemosabe lived up to its name."
Senior Director Marketing & Comms, CISCO
"Thanks to all at Kemosabe for doing such a fantastic job… Following the controversy, we were overwhelmed by the support we received from the public and this award gives a further stamp of approval from the advertising industry to our campaign.”
“Yesterday I took my Tokyo HQ Leaders through We Are Japan. They LOVED it. I was so happy. I realise it is because of you. For so many years you have tirelessly helped me establish this concept and made it come alive literally in everything we do. So I wanted to thank you for helping me without even being here. I owe it to to you.”
EMEA Marketing & PR Manager, All Nippon Airways
"It was clear from the very first meeting with Kemosabe that they understood our culture and purpose on a very different level to anyone else we had spoken to, which is a hard task with us. The understanding of where our brand was, had been and where we saw it being taken was captured perfectly… we achieved the unimaginable; a brand that everyone company and client-wide agreed beautifully grasped who we now are as a company"
Creative Director, Thirdway
"Thank you for adding the vibrancy and the creative talent of what we're trying to build and achieve. Lovely to meet you in person and thanks for taking the time to come along to the Houses of Parliament and for your investment in helping us to achieve our goals."
Chief Executive, Social Enterprise UK