Miles and miles of Smiles

Monday, December 1st, 2014


I’m delighted to announce that Open Fundraising, in partnership with the Medialab Group, have been appointed to provide direct marketing strategy and data services for Smile Train UK.


It’s tremendously exciting to be able to work on a cause that is so simple, clear and important – giving free surgery for children born with a cleft lip and/or palate.


It is estimated that over 170,000 children are born each year with a cleft lip and /or palate in the developing world – and without life-changing and lifesaving surgery they would face a life of shame and isolation.


But that can all change with a simple surgery that can cost just £150 and can take as little as 45 minutes.


It’s all so brilliantly straightforward.


But the process of being appointed has also been an eye opening and joyful experience on a personal level.


I’ve learned how cleft palate surgery has changed the life of the niece of a colleague and discovered that another colleague is (in her words) “a lifelong Smile Train supporter” who has kept every smile the charity has ever sent her.


So we’re all smiles here – and looking forward to spreading smiles around the world in the coming months.




We’re hiring!

Friday, November 21st, 2014



Back in the day, we hired people constantly. Every week or so a shiny new desk would appear, closely followed by a shiny new laptop and a shiny new person. But since we hit ‘just right’ a year or so ago, it just doesn’t happen like that.


So if you’re an Account Manager or a Junior Writer with a hankering to change the world with the best ideas, clients and colleagues, this is a rare chance.


You’ll get to work in Shoreditch (almost). The beer is free (most of the time). And the opportunity to be part of big, scary, game-changing charity campaigns comes as standard.


So if you know the difference between advertising and fundraising, can identify a full-bleed DL at 20 paces and get all excited about what charities can do with mobile phones, email your CV to and we’ll send you a full job description.