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Ellie Grant

Faces to Watch 2013: Ellie Grant, Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R
Faces to Watch 2013: Ellie Grant, Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R

Senior planner, Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R

Famed for her karaoke skills at Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R, Grant, 28, has been at the agency for two-and-a-half years, working on accounts including Danone, Revlon and Lloyds TSB, for which she picked up a 2012 Marketing Excellence Award.

She picks out communication as her key skill: "Planners can sometimes hide themselves away and then appear with ‘the answer’. That’s not the way I like to work – I like to bring people along with my thinking."

"Ellie’s a superstar," RKCR/Y&R’s chief executive, Ben Kay, says. "She’s got gravitas, intuition and a passion for planning that not only produces great work but also builds strong relationships across both clients and the rest of the agency."

Grant’s goals include working her way up to planning director level and helping to train people up on accounts she has worked on.

She started at M&C Saatchi, where she worked on campaigns such as the launch of NatWest’s "helpful banking" positioning. She’s getting married in the summer – and, yes, there will be karaoke at the wedding.

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