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Making Media

more accountable

MEERKAT is an independent media agency using an innovative blend of fresh thinking, research, creativity and measurement to achieve outstanding results for businesses of all sizes.

How MEERKATworks, works

To be effective advertising must build a meaningful conversation between a brand and its audience. For MEERKAT to understand which media mix and message are most appropriate to target your audience, we closely examine your brand’s key objectives. If experienced media planning and buying is all you require, MEERKAT can supply it. But it might be you’d like to tap into our other strategic and creative services.

PRINT

TV

RADIO

OUTDOOR

DIGITAL

CREATIVE

We are recognised experts at planning, negotiating and buying advertising campaigns across all media channels and we excel at examining the changing media landscape and digging deeper than our competitors. How? Through our unique partnerships we’re able to offer additional expertise in qualitative research, gathering market intelligence, developing big, bold creative ideas and then measuring their effectiveness. Because MEERKAT guide you on a journey that is tailored to your individual needs, we’re able to deliver a campaign that will precisely meet your strategic objectives. Making media more accountable in other words.

An enviable track record

Name virtually any sector or media channel and MEERKAT will have relevant experience and case studies that evidence success. Our work is most famous in the fields of Education, Events, Food & Drink and Travel. From the following case studies for either direct or agency clients, you’ll discover the difference our agile and cost effective methodology makes for our clients.

MEERKAT have been a fantastic support to us and our clients. We've benefited enormously from their experience and knowledge across different media channels and their understanding of working with clients that are new to advertising. Wonderful partners!

Steve Curzon
Director of Curzon Marketing

MEERKAT have been like an extension of our marketing team. They have worked closely with us on every campaign to ensure we drive audiences to events and grow our brand awareness. They have been fundamental in developing our relationships with media owners to ensure we always get the best value for money and the most effective partnerships. We look forward to working with MEERKAT on future campaigns!

Emily Foulkes
Head of Marketing, Fitz All Media

We have enjoyed a happy working relationship with the team at MEERKAT. They understand our sensitive brand and how best to target our audiences in prime locations. They also understand how to make limited budgets work hard, giving the biggest return on investment which is key for us as an independent family business.

Emily Hendin
Director, C.P.J. Field

MEERKAT provide carefully thought out, bespoke proposals every time. You scour the land, never leaving a stone unturned, even when I ask the impossible, and want it yesterday, with a limited budget! You negotiate excellent rates, you’re versatile and solution focused. In short - you get it, you’re pleasant to work with and you deliver.

Melissa Saunders
Event Marketing Specialist

In the first instance I must point out that I don’t view MEERKATworks as an external company but as an extension of the Novasol marketing team. Working with the MEERKAT team has been a real pleasure from day one and not only do we value the input and recommendations that come our way from the team at MEERKAT, their knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm has been a real pleasure to behold and has been a big part of our success here in the UK. The MEERKATs truly are experts in their field, and I would recommend them without hesitation.

Alex Stuart
General Manager, Novasol

I really enjoy working with the MEERKATs. They have worked with us as part our team to develop media plans that precisely target our key audiences at crucial points in the decision making process. Coupled with a really strong creative, MEERKAT have helped us to stand out from other universities and reach potential students who have a desire to make a difference.

Maxine Angel
Marketing Manager, University of Sussex

Working with MEERKAT has been fun and productive… Thank you!

Jonny Bealby
Founder, Wild Frontiers

We chose the MEERKATs as our partner agency not only because they came highly recommended, they also had a wealth of experience and specialist associates. They were able to support all aspects of the project from media buying to creative and we felt confident that we were getting the best advice on how to execute our campaign strategy. They are a friendly, experienced team and always prepared to go the extra mile and, once the brand project was complete, we continued to work on a number of local initiatives. I’d be very happy to recommend the MEERKATs.

Vicky Thompson
Brand Manager, 1st CENTRAL Insurance

So what's new?

There’s always something happening with this industrious and sociable team of MEERKATs. Read on and find out what’s keeping us busy and who we’ve been building connections with.

Meet the MEERKATs

MEERKATs burrow deep in their search for food. They work effectively as a team; constantly keeping a look out for those around them and alert to any changes in the surrounding landscape. We pride ourselves on being a highly approachable, alert and hardworking team that “digs deep” and tackles every challenge with integrity and innovative thinking. We put clients’ objectives first and remain fully accountable for our recommendations.
Sam

Sam

Account Manager
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Janet

Data Director
julieanne

Julieanne

Managing Director
heidi

Heidi

Founder
cece

Cecelia

Campaign Manager
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Akiko

Financial Controller
sue

Sue

Office Administrator
alice

Alice

Head of Insight and Photography
becca

Rebecca

Marketing Executive
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Myrtle

Office Eyes & Ears

Want to join the MEERKAT mob?

We are a fun, fresh and alert team of media specialists working together to provide our clients and prospects with the expertise that inspires and creates long term relationships. We carefully scan the media landscape and burrow deep, to deliver optimum campaign results and innovative solutions for our clients. Sound like you? Send us an email on [email protected]

Alert and ready when you are

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I’m Sam and I’m an Account Manager at MEERKATworks. My responsibilities lie in the planning and execution of campaigns across the agency portfolio. This includes working strategically with clients to ensure that their campaign specific goals meet their overall objectives and deliver on KPIs. Prior to joining MEERKAT, I worked in the education industry within campaign marketing and website development, and in professional recruitment. I have recently returned to studying and am currently working feverishly towards my CIM Diploma in Professional Marketing, due to be completed in 2018. Outside of work I enjoy dog spotting along Brighton Beach, gin tasting at Brighton’s best bars and watching horror films from behind a pillow.

Hi, I’m Janet, Director of Measurement at MEERKAT. With 17 years’ experience in media and marketing, my background is in digital, data and CRM with brands such as The Telegraph and Hastings Direct Insurance. My role at MEERKAT is to help customers unlock the power of their data, using this to plan more effective campaigns and providing valuable insights for their future marketing campaigns. I find it very rewarding helping our customers understand the true impact of their marketing. Outside work my passions are my beautiful dachshund Darcy, going for long walks in the country and finding the best restaurants in Brighton.

Julieanne

Hi, I’m Julieanne aka Jules the MEERKAT MD. My extensive management experience developing and leading award-winning commercial teams has helped establish a positive, creative environment where the talented MEERKAT team can thrive and deliver results. With 15 years’ experience at Director level in media across broadcast, press and digital, my ability to create successful strategic campaigns for clients has been further enhanced by recent studies for an MSc in Marketing. I particularly enjoy securing long standing client relationships and developing new marketing solutions. When I’m not out hunting for Art Deco, I enjoy running beside the sea on Hove lawns and spending time with my large family.


I’m Heidi and I was the first MEERKAT. Following a decade in media sales and new to Brighton, I launched MEERKATworks 12 years ago from my spare room. My original aims for the agency hold as true today as they did back then – to build a fun, fresh and alert team of MEERKATs working together to provide up-to-date market knowledge, with complete integrity and inspiring creativity. My 22 years’ experience in media has honed my skills in the field of planning, negotiating and buying media campaigns across all channels, and set solid foundations for the growth and success of MEERKAT. Outside of the business, I thrive on adventure, enjoy spending time in the great outdoors (walking, camping and dancing) and I love to entertain and cook – roast chicken being my speciality.

Cecelia

My name is Cecelia and I’m the Campaign Manager at MEERKATworks. I graduated with a degree in Media and Communications at the University of Sussex and wanted to apply the skills I had gained during my study into practice in a creative & challenging role. I previously worked in a customer advisor role and apply the communication skills I developed into my role now as I support clients with their campaigns. As a MEERKAT Campaign Manager, I support the team by conducting research; developing presentations and campaign schedules; liaising with clients and media owners and generally supporting the account managers with ongoing campaigns. When I’m not in the MEERKAT office I’m probably in a Thai restaurant or moseying around Jubilee Library to find my next good read.

Akiko

I’m Akiko and I’m Financial Controller at MEERKAT. I previously I worked as an Assistant Manager at a language school and as a database programmer at an IT company in Japan. Since 2007 I have been working in Accounting in the Middle East and here in the UK. I have gained AAT and Sage Line 50 accounting qualifications in the UK, for those of you interested in the numerical side of things. Outside of work, I enjoy catching up on Japanese drama and news, which helps me feel closer to my own country as I’m exactly 5,976 miles from home. Like many Japanese people I’m sensitive about having my photograph taken, but if you are visiting our office, please say “Kon’nichiwa”.

Sue

I’m Sue, Office Administrator at MEERKATworks since 2009. I’m responsible for the smooth running of the business from filing to fridge monitoring, and generally ensuring that all media we have bought on behalf of our clients is in fact running correctly. I have worked in the catering, accountancy and advertising industries over the years which has given me a wealth of experience to draw on. Outside of work I enjoy the outdoors, cinema and ballet, and spending time with my precious grandson Jimi.

Alice

I’m Alice, Head of Insight and in-house photographer. With a Business Studies degree and a PhD in Children’s Experience of Advertising, I’m the qualitative research and photographic expert in MEERKAT. Whilst working as a consumer insight specialist at an ad agency in Edinburgh, I reignited my interest in photography. A qualification in Digital Imaging was followed by five years’ working as a professional photographer in the whisky industry. Now I’m delighted to combine my love of teasing out consumer insights with photography for MEERKAT. Outside of the business, I enjoy walking and exploring the world with my camera, catching strange and unusual films through my BAFTA membership and searching the auctions for inspiring artworks.

Rebecca

I’m Becca, the MEERKAT Marketing Executive. After working in a variety of customer facing roles and completing my English Literature degree at the University of Brighton, I decided to go into marketing, as the creativity and communications skills needed within the industry appealed to me. My role involves business development and supporting the rest of the team with planning and reporting on our advertising campaigns. I’ve been getting to grips with radio and out of home formats over the past few months, and I’m excited to continue my steep learning curve with digital! Outside of work you’ll find me window shopping in the North Laine, on the beach or in one of Brighton’s many independent coffee shops.

Myrtle

Hi, I’m Myrtle. I work for MEERKAT as their eyes and ears, and I love a bit of media mischief… My key responsibility is to check out what’s happening for my mob so I am often scuttling about meeting media owners and scanning the landscape for what’s new and innovative in the world of media. Outside of work, and in truth in work too, I love to play, eat good food and travel to exciting places. I usually come out to play early in the morning but sometimes I enjoy late nights and scampering about in the moonlight. So check me out in the BLOG for alarm calls and midnight squeaks…