Greg Vallance, founder of Embrace Brands and former executive creative director of Vibrandt, has joined Holmes & Marchant as managing partner.
In the role, Vallance will work alongside managing director Simon Gore, who joined in August, reporting to CEO John Mathers, while working closely with deputy creative director Richard Hunt in running the creative team.
“I’m eager to get started in my new role at Holmes & Marchant,” said Vallance. “The agency has a real vibrancy about it – there’s a sense of energy and growth there which will make it a really exciting place to work. The team there has won a number of fantastic projects lately which I can’t wait to get cracking with.”
John Mathers, added: “In hiring Greg, we’re reuniting a very effective management team, with a proven track record of helping clients grow and develop their brands. And with Simon and Greg working together, we’ve got all the pieces in place to take the agency to the next level.
“As Greg says, we have been winning some great new business lately and we are going into Q4 in a fantastic position for growth, and producing some brilliant creative work," added Mathers.