Phill Lane appointed MD of ThirtyThree's Bristol office

Phill Lane appointed MD of ThirtyThree's Bristol office


Formerly Head of Brand & Insight at ThirtyThree, Phill Lane has been appointed Managing Director of the company’s Bristol office with effect from 3rd September 2018.

An existing member of the Executive Team, and responsible for the agency’s Employer Brand output globally, this most recent appointment supports the agency’s earlier move in March of this year when Gavin Anderson stepped up from Chief Creative Officer to Group MD; putting creativity and insight at the heart of the agency, and the leadership team.

Taking over from David Thompson, Phill will retain his role as Principal Consultant, bringing strategic thinking to clients, strengthening the agency offer, and reinforcing relationships both locally, and across the international network.

Phill said: “David has done a great job in building the agency in Bristol, developing colleagues and a client list we can be proud of; clients such as AXA, The National Trust and Bath University.

"With the National Trust winning Best Use of Social, and the University of Bath landing Best Art Direction at the most recent RMAs, it’s a strong foundation which allows us the opportunity to take the agency in an exciting new direction whilst also providing continuity for clients and staff alike.

It’s rare that you get to implement a three month handover but succession planning of this kind really does allow us to grow and to invest for the long term.”

Phill has been with ThirtyThree for seven years, spending the first of them in China before returning to build an industry-leading B&I function, integrating it into the broader agency and spearheading a number of key clients, such as A&O and Huawei.

He is looking forward to building an even stronger agency through the latest move.

Phill continues: “From a top team point of view, the right approach has to be to deploy our strongest talent where they can do the most good, for clients and for the agency itself. I’ve often thought about moving to Bristol, and not just because I’m a big fan of Bath Rugby. It’s a creative city with a great atmosphere, some brilliant people and an exciting set of clients. I'm excited about making the move full time.”

At the same time, Ally Potter has made her move Stateside, embedding Brand & Insight in the New York agency too and continuing the trend of deploying their best people to the greatest effect. Ally joined the Bristol team three years ago and has built strong links across the Atlantic working on key international accounts and paving the way for a permanent move.

Nicole Dorskind, MD of New York couldn’t be more excited, saying: “It’s rare that you get to work with someone like Ally who brings such clarity and passion to client projects. She is genuinely interested in helping clients achieve their goals. It’s infectious and she is a joy to work with.”

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

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laura price Date: Sep 19, 2018

Phill, you probably shouldn't mention Bristol and Bath Rugby in the same sentence! Could result in some 'friendly banter' But welcome to the fabulous South West.

Alastair McKenzie Date: Sep 22, 2018

All the best in the South West Phill