A collective of specialist creative, communications and technology companies
One star burns bright. A group of stars shines even brighter.
We are a collection of independent companies.
Each with a tech, digital or innovation specialism.
Individually or collectively we come together.
That is how we create future solutions.
We have no anchor to the past.
Each of us is a star in its own right.
Together we are The Constellation Collective.
Co-founder Adrian started at Saatchi & Saatchi in 1994 under Paul Arden, before spending over a decade at BBH. He later joined Isobar and then oversaw AMV:BBDO’s creative department, helping them become the second most awarded agency in the world at Cannes. Most recently, he was creative chairman at Grey London. The architect of some of the most awarded and inspiring work globally, Adrian has won every honour at every major awards show. He’s also had two ads discussed in The House of Commons, another idea talked about in the UN and one idea put on the permanent display in The Design Museum.
Emily’s career spans both agency- and client-side. Five years at Lowe Howard-Spink and AMV:BBDO were followed by eight at BBC/Red Bee Media and the launch of BBC4 and rebranding of BBC1. Senior roles followed at Leo Burnett – running the McDonald's account, and Havas London – as managing director. Under her stewardship as VP Marketing and Food Development, McDonald’s scooped a record haul of creative and effectiveness awards. And as CMO of Domino’s Pizza, the brand successfully launched a new cross-platform campaign that delivered record Christmas period sales.
David has more than a quarter of a century’s experience leading high-performance marketing, commercial, creative and strategically oriented teams. He’s an astute, globally focused brand marketing executive, who spent more than a decade with Microsoft and BuzzFeed. David has produced award-winning, multi-market integrated and digital transformative experiences for the likes of Intel, Microsoft, ASUS, Xbox, Nissan, BMW, Acer, Nike, Paramount, Puma, Canon and HP. He also supports and advises the global advertising industry as a board member of the International Advertising Association.
Richard is an accomplished financial director and advisor with a track record of enhancing revenue growth, delivering significant cost savings, enhancing operational efficiency and maximising human capital. He’s been involved in more than 30 business acquisitions that produced cumulative revenue growth of £60m in the last 2 decades. Richard also has considerable expertise in turnaround, restructures and growth via acquisition. Recently, he was appointed to oversee the creation of a new, single family office for an entrepreneurial family seeking to formalise and restructure their existing holdings.
A twinkle in Simon's eye whilst in Dubai in 2018, The Constellation Collective is now a reality. With more than 20 years in marketing, business development and content creation to his name, he's operated both agency- and client-side in Europe and the Middle East. He's worked across 15 different industries and one of his last hurrahs in ad land was with Dubai’s Impact BBDO, where he helped deliver increased awareness and engagement for Dubai Tourism across 10 global markets. Simon is also the author of two books: ‘The Death of Traditional Marketing’ and ‘Punch Above Your Weight.
Former Grey London creative chairman Adrian Rossi and ex-Domino’s chief marketer Emily Somers have joined a start-up independent network called The Constellation Collective.Read more...
The new company offers digital, tech, data, marketing and communications, creative production and media services to national and international clients.Read more...
The Constellation Collective, a digital micro-network set up by Adrian Rossi, a long-time creative leader at AMV BBDO who did a very brief stint as creative chairman at Grey London, with ex-Domino’s CMO Emily Somers.Read more...
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