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WCRS is a creative agency combining over 30 years of brand building expertise with the ability to execute ideas in any channel.

Our focus is to create work people care about. In a digital age people avoid what they don’t like and amplify what they do. So our aim is to create engagement in whatever form it takes. From TV to Twitter, online to mobile, games to music downloads – our work is as varied as people’s interests.


Matt Edwards

Your roleI run WCRS. We have an eclectic bunch of talent and my job is to build a culture where creativity matters more than anything else.

What you were doing before WCRSWorking with and learning from some great brands - Toyota, P+G, Stella Artois, Nestlé - before three years learning all about other disciplines as Managing Director of Engine.

My best day at WCRS so farThe day we moved into our new home on Great Portland Street. Working alongside all our sister Engine companies under one roof has been transformational. So either that or hosting 'Engine's Got Talent' in a sparkly jacket.

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Julian Hough

Your roleChairman – doing my best to make sure we all do our best.

What you were doing before WCRSI worked at some great agencies – CDP, TBWA, Saatchi & Saatchi. Joined WCRS 19 years ago and realised this was the best of them all. I liked the agency and my colleagues so much we did a management buy out.

My best day at WCRS so farTomorrow.

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Leon Jaume

Your roleI am the Executive Creative Director at WCRS and the joint Executive Creative Director of Engine. In the limited time that remains after telling people my title, I applaud the brilliant ideas that flow from our building.

What you were doing before WCRSMy career was a bleak wasteland.

My best day at WCRS so farWas when I had to interview Ian Botham and Nasser Hussain at the Kensington Oval in Barbados as part of a Sky commercial promoting coverage of the forthcoming Ashes (which we went on to win). That ticked just about every box.

Simon Peck

Your roleManaging Director of WCRS.

What you were doing before WCRSNot working with the talented, funny, decent and down to earth people I do now.

My best day at WCRS so farBeing part of the team to win the BMW integrated account, and helping them make everything from iMags to ads, from Documentaries to CRM programmes.

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Matt Willifer

Your roleI head up WCRS's strategic offering.

What you were doing before WCRSHead of Planning at M&C Saatchi, and after that CEO of a games company.

My best day at WCRS so farSeptember 26th 2011: my very first day, when I realized that the people I interviewed with were not just pretending to be nice.

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Emma Marsland

Your roleI'm a Managing Partner with a dual role. I'm in charge of New Business and I run some pieces of client business which I feel is the best of both worlds.

What you were doing before WCRSAnything and everything to do with advertising. I've been in the industry all my (really quite long) career and worked at some very fine agencies, latterly at Wieden + Kennedy for almost eight years.

My best day at WCRS so farThis year, winning the Notonthehighstreet.com business in February. Not only was it a pitch we felt very passionately about but the way they welcomed us to their team that day was pretty memorable.

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Tom Crossley

Your roleManaging Partner, running accounts and developing our fantastic digital / innovation offering.

What you were doing before WCRS15 years in agencies, primarily integrated and digital.

My best day at WCRS so far Seeing the smiles on faces in Jan (a dark month) after winning B&Q and NOTHS and King Games. Nice.

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Billy Faithfull & Ross Neil

Your roleWe're the Creative Directors of WCRS. We're responsible for all the creative work leaving the agency. It's our job to make sure it's meeting our creative standards, asking the same question of everything we do. Who's going to care that a brand has done this?

What you were doing before WCRSPreviously we were honoured enough to grace the hallowed halls of HHCL (RIP), working with Sky, Captain Birds Eye, and the FSA amongst others before joining the cohorts here at WCRS.

My best day at WCRS so farThus far, probably winning Safestore. Pitches are amazing, they're a microcosm of agency culture, creativity and thinking. Everything happening at the same time, at a hundred miles an hour. There's nothing like winning a pitch, but just taking part is also a real buzz.

Olenka Lawrenson

Your roleAs Head of Marketing I work to make WCRS as compelling as possible. To our clients, the people who work for us and those we hope to work with in the future.

What you were doing before WCRSI've been at Engine, WCRS's parent company, since the very start. And what a journey it's been.

My best day at WCRS so farBest day so far would have to have been when Professor Brian Cox came to educate us in particle physics. If only all science lessons could have been so mind bogglingly inspirational. Coming a close second was getting to meet Al Gore (sorry Al, not the first time you've come second).

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