One of many spectator sports activities of the pandemic (for these of a cold disposition anyway) was seeing who survived and who didn’t.
Paul Hammersley’s Harbour was launched in 2017 as an “impartial communications company” collective by which shoppers “solely paid for what they eat,” ie no AOR charges and the like. Made prefect logical sense in a quickly altering company panorama however, like something comparatively untried, tougher to tug off in apply.
However Hammersley is a seasoned swimsuit – at The Purple Brick Highway, Lowe, Cheil and DDB amongst others – and Harbour continues to be with us, now the spider on the centre of an internet of 18 “impartial” companies, a couple of of that are owned by different teams. Senior Ogilvy execs Mick Mahoney and Kevin Chesters joined pre-pandemic as Ogilvy went by way of a slightly pointless interval of re-imagining itself.
Now Harbour has signed Katie Bayley (left) from Cheil as head of challenge administration & manufacturing, which suggests, if nothing else, that there’s a good quantity of labor going by way of.
Bayley says: “I really like what the staff right here are attempting to do, and I really like their dedication to creating new and higher methods to ship excellence to shoppers while not compromising on how they deal with individuals while doing so.
“My job is to make sure that the standard of output stays world class and I’m wanting ahead to creating that occur for shoppers each right here, and with our Collective companions.”
Inventive associate Mahoney says: “As Harbour grows, our output is quickly increasing in many various instructions. Katie will guarantee that every little thing occurs superbly and on time. She is ultra-calm, and extremely good at discovering options for even probably the most difficult productions.
“The standard of our artistic product, whatever the type it takes, is the only most essential factor to me, so having somebody of Katie’s calibre to depend on is invaluable.”