We have the usual mix of in-house and agency experience, and an unusually heavy weighting towards senior consultants. However, in addition to this, team members have also founded their own tech companies, sold agencies, mentored at incubators, and spoken at numerous events.
Neil heads up the mobile and tech side of the business at FieldHouse, managing clients in spaces such as mobile marketing and advertising technology, Internet of Things, mobile commerce, payments and data.
Neil started his career in PR with a six month in house placement at Rentokil Initial, working in a small team across manned guarding, package delivery, hospital services and airport security sectors within the group. In March 2006 Neil joined financial technology PR specialists Metia (formerly Write Image/660°) working across clients like Fidessa, Temenos, ClusterSeven and Tenfore, learning all about delivering real-time market data, trading platforms, core banking systems and it was here that Neil was first bitten by the tech PR bug.
After two years at Metia, Neil had the opportunity to help start IF Communications, a specialist PR agency focusing on mobile start-ups and venture capital and it’s something he grasped with both hands. Over the next three years, Neil helped IF Communications expand its client base, managing the PR for some of the most exciting mobile companies around, including launching Inmobi to the European market, Flirtomatic, Golden Gekko, Smaato, Fjord, Trutap and many more, forging excellent relationships in the industry. It’s at IF Communications that Neil first met and worked with Cordelia and vowed they’d work together again in the future.
Having spent three years at IF Communications, Neil took an Account Director role at the award-winning Speed Communications, which is where he first met Nicky, working on the fast-growth team and responsible for helping to enhance the company’s relations and profile across the mobile space. During his time at Speed, Neil worked with his team across accounts like Somo, Handmade Mobile, Velti, Mobile Money Network, LoveThis and Notion Capital. In November 2012, Neil’s work in his sector for his clients was recognised by the industry, as Speed was voted Best PR Agency by Mobile Entertainment
In January 2013 Neil was reunited with Cordelia at FieldHouse Associates, who often refers to him as ‘the first nut’, working across the technology and fast-growth business side of the agency, continuing his love of disruptive companies, technology and innovation and helping to grow the agency.