Boutique creative agency Collective has recruited D & AD award winner Danny Blackman, adding fresh emerging talent to its 20 strong team. The appointment marks a period of strong growth within the agency, which expects to double in size over the next two years.

The D & AD Student award, internationally recognised as the most respected and prestigious creative honour for design and advertising creatives, was given to Blackman in 2006. Highly sought after, the recent Leeds University Graduate chose a role at Collective over a wide number of positions with other boutique and above-the-line agencies.

Collective, which specialises in flash and 3D motion graphics to create award-winning digital campaigns, has seen zero staff turnover in its creative team since forming three years ago. Despite increased industry-wide demand for creative executives, small agencies such as Collective have continued to draw talent through their flat structures, dedicated creative focus and opportunities for fast growth.

“The relaxed vibe at Collective really appealed to me. I’m looking forward to developing my creative expertise alongside some of the best in the industry”, says Blackman.

“Danny brings an amazing array of interactive digital expertise for someone of his age, alongside an inherent passion for creativity which is a must for our agency. We find people are drawn to Collective because of our challenging yet easy-going creative working environment. We spend a long time making sure we find the right people, and once we find them, they stick around”, says Greg Doone, managing director of Collective London.


Press Contact:

Angela Graham
immediate future
T: 0845 408 2031

Editors notes:

About Collective

Collective is a UK-based digital creative agency that specialises in brand microsites and online advertising. Renowned for its collaborative approach and innovative use of rich media, Collective creates engaging brand-driven digital campaigns for the likes of Codemasters, Honda UK and Honda Motor Europe. Recent award-winning digital work includes ‘Hate Something, Change Something’ and ‘Civic Choir’.

Formed in 2003, Collective’s team is currently 20 strong.

Published on: 12:00AM on 5th September 2007