Nik Upton leaves Joint

Nik Upton, the Joint co-founder, has left the independent agency, whose clients include TSB.

Nik Upton: Joint co-founder leaves the agency
Nik Upton: Joint co-founder leaves the agency

Damon Collins and Richard Exon, the former chief executive and executive creative director at Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R, brought in Upton and Lori Meakin as co-founders and minority shareholders when the agency launched in May 2012.

Prior to co-founding Joint, Upton worked at Mother from 2004. He worked at Bartle Bogle Hegarty from 1998 to 2004.

Collins and Exon said: "It’s been great working with Nik, we thank him for everything he's done for Joint and we wish him every success in the future."

This year Joint has picked up new business including spots on the UKTV and Amazon ad rosters and the creative advertising account for the Hall & Woodhouse ale brand Badger.

Upton said: "I am very proud of Joint and what we have achieved. But I wish to pursue new ventures and would like to thank my partners for all their support in letting me do this."

Meakin, a former joint head of planning at RKCR/Y&R, continues to lead strategy at Joint.


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