London, Thursday 28th May 2015: Nik Studzinski, the Droga5 creative chief, is to join Karmarama as Chief Creative Officer this August. He will be an equity partner.
Studzinkski replaces the previous CCO, and a founder, Dave Buonaguidi who left the agency in July 2014 and marks an increasing investment by the agency in creativity. Caitlin Ryan will continue as Group Executive Creative Director of the agency along with Sam Walker and Joe DeSouza.
Jon Wilkins, Executive Chairman at Karmarama, says: “Nik is one of the most progressive leaders in the creative world and a respected craftsman, he’s also a genuinely great guy and will help us bring more creative firepower across the entire breadth of our offer. His international experience will also come in handy as we’re getting an ever increasing volume of international briefs.”
Studinski has been at Droga5 for the last five years, both in New York and London, he was one of the founders of the European office. While at the agency he was responsible for highly influential campaigns for PUMA, Mondelez International and The Coca-Cola Company. Prior to joining Droga5, Studzinski was a Creative Director at Mother London, Executive Creative Director at Publicis London and Head of Art at Saatchi & Saatchi London, where he became the youngest board member in the agency's history. Studzinski's career highlights include many award-winning campaigns for Monster, Lexus, Schweppes, P&G, Renault, Cadbury, the British Army and Boots.
Studzinski adds: "I've enjoyed an incredible journey with Droga5 and it took something exceptional to make me even think about leaving. Karmarama is a dynamic independent agency with a unique spirit, incredible talent across all the disciplines, and a great offering from advertising and content through to mobile and data. I love its ambition to become the most progressive creative agency."
Karmarama is one of the largest independent marketing communications companies in the UK. It recently was named the top agency to work at in the Sunday Times Top 100 Companies to Work For. It was named as the No.1 Independent Agency in The Drum Independent Elite Agency census in 2014. The company is made up of 300 specialists in advertising, direct, data, digital, content, social media, mobile and public relations. Karmarama works with global clients such as Honda, Nintendo and Costa Coffee internationally – and in the UK its clients include BT, Cobra, Iceland and Plusnet.