Please allow us to introduce the members of Team Open…a hard working, dedicated group with a proclivity for wig-wearing karaoke. Each member has been hand-picked to bring their own set of skills to the table and ensure we continue to provide the best service for our clients.
At Open, we’re very much a family and like to let our hair/wigs down at any given opportunity – as the saying goes, we work hard, we play hard (but mostly we work hard).
Imagine if The Avengers worked in out-of-home and you’d be along the right lines – this supergroup comes together when called upon by our clients and so without further ado, Team Open…ASSEMBLE!!!
Here is a man, I mean the Man, the sensational, the incomparable, the dynamic Kelly Man! Our leader who likes nothing more than getting his hands dirty with the rest of the team. When he is not leading from the front and sharing his vast out of home knowledge, he can often be found championing Outdoor in some of London’s most stylish eateries with the world and his wife!
With nearly 20 years Out of Home experience there is little Get-Rich, as we call him, does not know about the industry and what is best for his clients. As our MD, Marc acts as the moral compass of Open and his dulcet tones float through the office and beyond as he handles the phone like a pro. When not chasing the best deals in the market he can be found watching football, taking his 3 sons to football, or attempting to play football.
A board director at Open well known for his chilled out nature. When Handsome Ransome isn’t planning and buying great campaigns he can be found playing catch with his “adopted” son, Matt Bond. A knowledgeable man, it’s often the case that when Google doesn’t know the answer, we just ask Tom Ransome. With his seemingly mystic ability to recall impacts, reach and frequency off the top of his head, what can’t this man do???
Hey Boy, Hey Girl, Superstar DJ here Lee goes…if he’s not spinning discs, he’s turning around briefs and waxing lyrical about the history of OOH. Lee is the Northern Soul of the office, always ready with some wise words or fast quips. Quick on his feet, this cat will get you the best deals and the best sites from Land’s End to John O’Groats without barely breaking a sweat. Just don’t call him Bagpuss…
“Let them eat cake” may be a phrase made famous by Marie Antoinette, but it’s certainly been appropriated by Lindsay as she maintains a one-woman campaign to clog the arteries of her colleagues through a constant supply of various baking goods. Mary Berry eat your heart out, we’ve got Moore-o and she’s our star baker as well as a key pillar of the team, having virtually been with Open since its inception. With a no-nonsense attitude born of being a mother to two young boys, Lindsay strives to provide value for her clients, using her experience to get to the crux of what a campaign really needs to succeed.
I don’t know who you are. I don’t know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don’t have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills, skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my CALCULATOR go now, that’ll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don’t, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you. As anyone that has tried to negotiate will find out, you don’t F with the Fung…
Annie Abbott nee Savage
Contrary to what her maiden name suggested, Annie can be quite civilised when she chooses to, though when provoked her primal nature will come out in defence of her clients. Confident and not afraid to speak her mind, Annie will always strive to get the best deals and brings a fresh approach to the team. Having recently entered motherhood, she’s either got a bottle of milk in one hand or a bottle of vino for herself in the other.
Ravaged by 10 years at Open, James now looks old enough to cross the road on his own. However, he doesn’t let that stop him from ruling the roost as King of the Open Youth Team and he keeps Open relevant via an active use of social media. As head of Corporate Social Responsibility, he champions every righteous cause and ensures equal opportunity for all…just as long as it doesn’t benefit any Norwich City fans.
Sarah brings a wealth of out-of-home experience to the Open team, having spent many years working at several high profile media owners, she finally saw the light and joined Open Outdoor in late 2013. Returning home to her 2 young daughters ensures that she is always on best behaviour on a night out, unless of course someone else is looking after them that evening…!
5,000 miles from home, our girl from Malawi brings a unique blend of mispronounced song lyrics, Cockney impressions, and level of hyphenation that was otherwise lacking to the team. Bright and animated, Jules is the bubbling hub of positivity in the office, always looking on the bright side of life and, for the Scrabble aficionado’s out there, she has an impressive surname that would be sure to score big.
Forget about 007, the only Bond you need to know is Matt Bond. With his razor sharp dress sense, hareem of ladies, love of pints and his ultra-cool Ford Fiesta, he is the Bondy of Outdoor. He may not know who JFK is, but he knows how to find your 48 sheet on the corner of that road that has a KFC and a kebab shop quicker than old James, and he’ll get you a great rate at the same time. No outdoor campaign is complete unless Bondy is on the case…
Thatch a.k.a Tom Hatch is our super cool, smooth OOH operator. A cool, calm and collected film guru who’s knowledge stems from 21 Jump Street to searching for 48 Sheets. Tom’s love for holidays means he is regularly jet setting and his all year tan causes envy around the office. Thatch is a hardworking and reliable member of Open meaning no campaign goes unmissed with this wise bearded man on the case.
How do you solve the problem of having two Tom’s in the office? You bring in a third of course to complete the hat-trick! “Tommy” is a youthful presence in the office and keeps the older generation of Open young at heart; to put things into perspective, here are a few things that are older than Tommy:
- Jumanji (the original)
- Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal career
- Mmmbop by Hanson
A tennis champ, who has OOH in his blood, Tommy is an invaluable member of the Open family.