We take
a different
approach

We solve business issues with world-class creativity.

We are built for the fast-moving world of our clients: a unique mix of thinkers, designers, developers and filmmakers.

We offer expert advice and award-winning creativity across Brand, Investor Communications, Employee Engagement and Sustainability.

Brand

Brand positioning Visual identity Brand architecture Messaging & tone of voice Analytics & measurement

Investor
Communications

Transactions Corporate reporting Financial results Interviews & films Webcasting

Employee
Engagement

Internal campaigns Change management Vision & values Intranets & apps Film & animation

Sustainability

Benchmarking Integrated reporting Materiality consulting Purpose campaigns Change management

We bring a global, creative perspective
to communications challenges.

Some people to know

Patrick Eastwood

Patrick Eastwood

Partner, Hong Kong

Patrick heads MerchantCantos’ Asian operations from our Hong Kong office. He is client lead and adviser to many of the region’s biggest businesses.

Barnaby Logan

Barnaby Logan

Executive Producer

Barnaby leads both standalone film projects and the film element of integrated campaigns, providing senior leadership at every stage.

James Williamson

James Williamson

Senior Producer & Client Adviser

James is a highly experienced Senior Producer who specialises in the delivery of executive interviews as well as rich media solutions and creating programming for banks and professional service firms.

Anna Tugetam

Anna Tugetam

Brand Adviser

As Brand Adviser, Anna's expertise lies in brand strategy development, brand architecture, brand employee engagement, and service proposition development.

Mae Hillawi

Mae Hillawi

Senior Account Manager, Dubai

Mae is client services professional. Her particular expertise covers corporate communication (internal & external) and a diverse range of projects including employee engagement campaigns, branding, corporate reporting and digital.

Annie Bisset

Annie Bisset

Director, Annual Reports/IR

Annie has over 20 years experience in advising companies on their communications programmes – internally and externally. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant and financial reporting specialist.

Mark McKenna

Mark McKenna

Executive Producer, New York

Mark heads up our Film offer in the US. He has been working in corporate film production for over 12 years and prides himself on making films that are creatively challenging and effective.

Philipp Gutmann

Philipp Gutmann

Director, Berlin

Philipp heads up our new office in Berlin. An advertising and communications specialist, he brings over 10 years of integrated client-side and agency, advertising and marketing experience and has worked across both Europe and Asia.

Jarrad Comley

Jarrad Comley

Partner

Jarrad leads MerchantCantos’ creative studio and is responsible for our creative output. He focuses particularly on our work in print, digital design and brand.

Keelin MacGreevy

Keelin MacGreevy

Partner

Keelin has stewarded almost every part of MerchantCantos since joining in 1989 and is now responsible for keeping MerchantCantos a well-oiled machine, overseeing operations, HR, project management and print production.

Bill Krarup

Bill Krarup

Director, Investor Communications

Bill brings over 25 years’ experience to his role as Director, Investor Communications at MerchantCantos, where he oversees complex projects, both in print and online, and advises on best practice in corporate reporting.

Richard Carpenter

Richard Carpenter

Chief Executive Officer

Richard leads MerchantCantos as well as working with blue-chip clients on communications challenges across the spectrum from investor communications to branding and employee engagement. A business journalist by training, Richard is a published authority on corporate communications.

Leonie Dixon

Leonie Dixon

Director, Projects & Planning, New York

Leonie is experienced in the management of complex communications projects and campaigns. Her expertise covers employee engagement, digital, branding, advertising, corporate reporting, and sustainability. She is also responsible for the development and management of the Account Management team in New York.

Tim May

Tim May

Partner

Tim oversees the film team’s creative output. His work has picked up more than 40 industry awards. Specialisms include employee engagement, brand films and executive interviews.

Kay Kayachith

Kay Kayachith

Client Adviser

Kay helps clients tell their stories in print and online through strategic thinking, in-depth research and tailored advice.

Matt Shepherd-Smith

Matt Shepherd-Smith

Chairman

Matt works with Brunswick and MerchantCantos to ensure we maximize the opportunity to provide integrated strategic and creative solutions for our clients. With more than 25 years experience within advertising agencies, Matt brings a consumer communications perspective to predominantly corporate communications challenges, and believes passionately in the importance of creativity in business.

Wendy Choy

Wendy Choy

Account Director, Hong Kong

Wendy advises on global and Asian-regional communications for corporate, financial services and consumer brands. Her work around brand, digital as well as IPO & M&A communications has helped clients connect and engage with their critical audiences effectively.

Hannah Griffiths

Hannah Griffiths

Sustainability Adviser

Hannah has over a decade’s experience in sustainability communications. She advises clients on a variety of needs, including strategy, engagement and materiality, and reporting; and works hand-in-hand with the creative team to produce insight-led solutions for the issues that matter most.

Akim Carter

Akim Carter

Client Adviser & Senior Producer

Akim is an expert in financial communications, executive interviews, deals and IPOs. He has advised on, and produced, a wide range of projects from investor documentaries to animation.

James McCobb

James McCobb

Partner

MerchantCantos’ digital team is headed by James McCobb. James has over 20 years’ global communications experience on both agency and client-side advising on digital transformation and communication.

Allison Gabrys

Allison Gabrys

Director, San Francisco

Allison leads creative teams from the West Coast, advising some of the world’s leading brands and organizations on a wide range of communication issues, from IPOs & M&A to longer-term brand, reputation and employee campaigns.

Hannah Mably

Hannah Mably

Executive Producer

Hannah has extensive experience in developing and producing original creative film content and integrated campaigns for global brands, corporates, charities, government and media agencies. Her work has won 50+ industry awards for creativity and effectiveness.

Ian Roe

Ian Roe

Director, Sustainability

Ian heads our Sustainability offer, advising a wide range of clients across different sectors.  He has extensive experience delivering, reporting and advising on sustainable change and reputation management issues for global businesses.

Toby Low

Toby Low

Partner

Toby runs the film and webcasting side of the business and is involved with the general management and strategic direction of the firm. Toby joined as Managing Director in September 2011.

Phil Morley

Phil Morley

Director, Employee Engagement

Phil helps clients develop and deliver compelling and effective employee engagement communications and campaigns. Phil has worked in creative communication roles for nearly 30 years, holding senior roles on both client and agency sides in the UK, Italy and Hong Kong.

Rick Sellers

Rick Sellers

Director, Digital Strategy

Rick develops creative digital strategies for a wide range of clients. Recent work includes award-winning corporate websites, intranets, crisis apps and deal sites.

Sonal R. Patel

Sonal R. Patel

Executive Producer

As Executive Producer, Sonal leads film projects, and the film element of integrated campaigns, providing senior leadership at every stage.

Steve Hickson

Steve Hickson

Creative Director

Steve directs our team of designers in London, providing inspiration and creative oversight. He helps clients cut through the noise and maximise the impact of their business messaging using engaging, beautifully simple design.

Jeff Sindone

Jeff Sindone

Partner, New York

Jeff has led MerchantCantos’ North American operations and our New York office since joining MerchantCantos in 2013. Jeff has been working with global companies to address their complex communications and business challenges for over 20 years.

Kate Stark

Kate Stark

Director, Brand Strategy

Kate has been advising leading global brands for over 9 years. Working closely with our Design, Digital and Film teams, she applies strategic rigour and creativity to help clients solve complex brand issues.

Dan Budgen

Dan Budgen

Client Services Director

Dan is a client services professional with over 15 years’ experience in corporate communications. His clients have varied from global corporations to small-caps and charities and his expertise covers corporate reporting, brand, employee engagement and digital. He is also responsible for the development and management of the Account Management team in London.