Nina Taylor and Amelia Blashill join The Elephant Room leadership team under lockdown to help drive creativity and client growth for an agency that prides itself on being different.
Nina Taylor takes on the role of executive creative director, joining from Ogilvy where she spent the past three years as creative director. Nina brings with her 20 years of experience working at agencies such as Iris and EuroRSCG. Katy Sumption who was creative director has moved to a freelancer role. “Advertising has talked about embracing diversity and inclusion for far too long. Being part of an agency that doesn’t just pay lip service to that idea but is built on it at its very core is a truly exciting prospect that I wanted to be part of.”
Amelia Blashill joins as client partner, leaving Agency of the Decade adam&eveDDB as business director, to head up The Elephant Room’s growing client roster including Converse, Prince’s Trust and Uber. This is a new appointment for The Elephant Room and the result of new client wins. “Being small and independent allows us to be nimble, responsive and actively build tailored solutions and teams around each and every client challenge. And with our unique approach and diverse pool of young talent, I’m excited about the work we’re going to create.”
Dan Saxby, founder and managing director says: “After building a successful new agency founded on an inclusive creative process, The Elephant Room is now ready to scale. Nina is world class – the best Creative talent I have ever worked with. She will bring exceptional creative leadership to the agency…Amelia has a wonderful consultative approach with senior clients and her experience across many sectors will be invaluable as we grow. The impact of her drive and ability has been immediate and I can’t wait to celebrate her achievements still to come.”