The agency hired Hope from Leith. As client partner she will be responsible for strategic direction on the Standard Life account.
Hope has over 16 years' experience including working on Aegon and Standard Life Bank accounts. Prior to her time at Leith she worked at Tequila and has held a number of senior client side roles.
Nykeeta Barakakoti has also joined as group account director from Iris and will be responsible for the Costa Coffee account. Prior to her position at Iris she worked on Boots and the Boots loyalty card at Redwood.
The agency has also hired Kate Ward as account director on the Homebase account, joining from Tidalwave where she worked on Samsung. Ward has also worked at both Rapier and OgilvyOne across numerous clients including The AA and BT.
Ben Cook also joins as senior account manager to work on the Standard Life account. Cook joins from Wunderman where he worked on both the Land Rover and Jaguar accounts specialising in CRM and data segmentation.