Young and hungry, we started out in 2005. There were four of us then and we specialised in customer magazines. Now there are lots of us and we’re a content marketing agency working for world-class clients across print and digital channels – from magazines to brand videos; content strategy to measurement. We’re Marketing magazine’s Content Marketing Agency of the Year 2012/13. We love what we do.
I’m responsible for creating the best possible conditions at Sunday so that we attract, motivate and develop the greatest people, wow the most challenging and passionate clients, and deliver the widest read and talked-about content marketing in the UK. I am also the agency stationery monitor. I love both roles equally.
True or false? I am named after a restaurant carvery chain.
Favourite cake: Coffee and walnut
I’m a design-obsessive former editor and founding partner of Sunday. In past lives, I’ve edited customer magazines for Toyota, Orange, RAC and ITV Digital. Now, I run a team of brilliantly talented editors and designers, oversee new launches, art direct the odd photo shoot and aim to ensure that all our multichannel content marketing is creatively outstanding.
Most proud of: My keepy uppy record is 513.
Favourite cake: Apple crumble – my mum’s second-finest creation
I’ll always be grateful to Matt, Toby and Steph for rescuing me from normal employment. As COO of an Interpublic business, my will to live was being drained away until they rode in on their Sunday chargers. I am trained to cope with monotony, so my role is to do the things that those with more active brains find too dull.
Perfect Sunday: Sun, walk to pub, lovely children (must find some), beer.
Favourite cake: Oat and raisin cookie
In addition to keeping Toby, Matt and Chris in check, I work with our clients on the strategic direction and design of their content marketing, managing the project teams and ensuring we understand the impact of what we create by designing ongoing research and measurement plans.
Perfect Sunday: My children lying in until sometime after 6.30am (please!), then breakfast at our favourite café, followed by wellies and wading at the local woodland gardens, with a red wine stop on the way home.
Favourite cake: Banoffee pie
I’m a self-obsessed, gadget-head, sci-fi geek and lover of anything with four wheels and a rather large engine. I’m also a whizz in the kitchen. True story.
As with quite a few sales people, I imagine, I spent my early years as an aspiring photographer. While I still love being behind the lens, I find the buzz of sales irresistible and – many, many years later – here I am, still loving what I do.
True or false? I once built an Ikea cabinet inside out. I think I’ll stick to making cakes not cabinets.
Favourite Cake: I have too many to focus on just one, but honey chocolate cake is up there
After realising I enjoyed coining terrible puns, obsessing over typefaces and pointing out other people’s mistakes more than I did reviewing gigs, I left God’s own county to seek fame and fortune as a subeditor in that there London. Until that happens, I do my best to sprinkle a bit of magic over Modus, the magazine for RICS.
True or false: I once clean-bowled England’s Joe Root for a duck.
Favourite cake: Carrot cake – but I liked it before Michael did
From politics, public services and marketing to sci-fi and shopping, I’ve worked on a diverse range of titles. I currently edit Ethos, for which we won Best Public Sector/Government Title at the 2011 APA and 2012 CMA awards. Before this, I was editor of The Marketer for CIM for five years. I’ve been shortlisted for BSME Editor of the Year three times.
Little known fact: I can do a one-handed cartwheel.
Favourite cake: Tea cake
Love fashion, love creating awesome content ideas, love Cake Wednesdays (yes, it’s a thing). And if my outfit choices don’t make my work buddies either exclaim ‘what the hell are you wearing’, or at least raise an eyebrow, then I know I’ve failed in my getting-dressed mission.
Little known fact: I can recite Room on the Broom in its entirety.
Favourite cake: Anything, as long as it’s not baked by me (zero skills in that department)
After a stint organising kids’ parties, I’ll be delighted if I never hear a Now That’s What I Call Music CD ever again. I recently graduated in graphic design and couldn’t be happier to begin my professional journey at Sunday. Since creating crayon- and felt-tip-laden birthday cards as a child, I’ve always had a passion for design. Now, I’ll be assisting the team here on a range of exciting content marketing projects.
True or false? I appeared in childhood magazines Mizz and Sabrina’s Secrets.
Favourite cake: Daim cake
In my first music history lecture at university, I was informed there were no jobs in the music industry. As I looked outside onto a cold, rainy street, I realised that busking for loose change wasn’t for me. I set my sights on the media industry and, many moons later, I haven’t looked back.
Little known fact: I once (unintentionally) went swimming with sharks in Thailand.
Favourite cake: Carrot cake for me please
I’d been freelancing for 10 years when Matt asked me to go full-time at Sunday. I knew it was a well-balanced company producing excellent, multichannel work, so I said yes. My role is to create beautifully crafted content marketing projects that surpass our clients’ expectations.
Little known fact: I was home schooled until I was 11.
Favourite cake: Dorset apple cake
It’s a rare moment when I couldn’t do with a trip to John Lewis. I always need something and who isn’t beguiled by the calm sense of efficiency a store provides? So becoming Head of Content for John Lewis is like coming home. It’s been a journey, one which has taken me to all corners of the content world; over a decade writing and editing at The Times, creating my own award-winning blog, two cookery books and working on content for British Airways, Best Western and Tesco, amongst others. But now I’m home, amongst the soft furnishings. Next to the glassware.
Little known fact: I am obsessively community-minded. Neighbours cross the road when they see me.
Favourite cake: Chocolate brownie. Nuff said
I started my working life as an aircraft engineer (and still know how to assemble a jet engine). Then two children came along and I decided it was time to stop tinkering with engines and, as so many career changers do, fell into the heady world of media sales. That was many, many moons ago… but I’ve never looked back. In a way, I’ve simply transferred my problem solving skills from technical issues on a 747 to the challenge of finding that elusive candidate or connecting a brand with its target audience.
Perfect Sunday: In my dreams, this would involve a tropical beach and a cocktail (or two).
Favourite cake: Just one? OK, red velvet…
A born and bred Londoner who’s made a career from leading strategy for some of the UK’s biggest brands, ensuring a happy medium between commercial and creative objectives, and working with the best talent in the industry to produce content that resonates with audiences. I’m most happy utilising my love of list-making, being uber-organised and using tech innovations to reach audiences.
Perfect Sunday: It really depends on the weather. A spot of rain and I can be found snuggled up indoors with a roast on the go; if the sun is out, I love a walk at a National Trust property and a cheeky picnic – who can say no to a sausage roll?
Favourite cake: Full-scale, old school, Black Forest gateau. No judgement please
At school I always thought I’d have to choose between being an airy Bohemian artist or a business strategist in a sensible suit. Then I found account management. Hurrah! A job made for me, and the two halves of my brain. At Sunday my role is to make sure we produce beautiful, useful, entertaining content that actually has the effect it is supposed to.
Perfect Sunday: A long country walk followed by a longer pub lunch (or staying in my pyjamas all day).
Favourite Cake: Black Forest gâteau
I joined Sunday as a studio assistant a year after graduating from UAL. Four and a half years later, there have been a few more studio assistants and I’m now a deputy art director, working on some of the same content marketing projects and some shiny new ones that we’ve picked up along the way.
Perfect Sunday: One followed by a bank holiday Monday.
Favourite cake: Heston Blumenthal’s exploding chocolate gateau
I started my career in media sales and now sell advertising commercials for RICS. I have a genuine interest in understanding clients’ objectives and identifying their marketing challenges. I then try to help them get to where they need to be. In my spare time, I enjoy living on the south-coast of Sussex and being a great Dad for my little boy.
Little known fact: In 2009, I built a sea-going raft with some friends from 100% reused materials (oil drums, scaffolding, chip-fat powered engine), and crossed the channel from Newhaven to Dieppe.
Favourite cake: Banana cake
As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to work with words. To me, working with words was better than being president of the United States. The dream came (sort of) true and I worked for various magazines (some best forgotten) before going freelance. After a short stint at Sunday, I fell in love with the place and the people and decided to stay. They tolerate me still.
Little known fact: George Best once offered me his autograph. I declined.
Favourite cake: Fat Rascal
Birth. School. Moved to Brighton. Uni. Gap year. Moved to London. Got a job in PR. Moved across to account management. And here we are today. That’s me in a nutshell (although I’m allergic to nuts). My favourite part of my job is helping clients see a story in their head come to life on the page or screen – especially when the finished product is something close to what they envisioned!
True or false? I have a large collection of Muppets memorabilia, which I’ve been collecting since I was about eight.
Favourite cake: Gooey chocolate cake
I have always been creative, so when I graduated from Norwich University of the Arts I was full of ambition and eager to get my foot straight in the door in the big design world. After a brief internship, I became part of the content marketing team here at Sunday. A few years on, and I’m now Art Director on the Morrisons account, and couldn’t be happier!
Little known fact: I have never had chicken pox… and would like it to stay that way.
Favourite cake: Spiced apple and maple syrup cake
I started out in radio, creating arty snippets for BBC Radio Bristol. I quickly realised that I don’t have a face for radio and changed career. After working with Delicious magazine, Waitrose Food Illustrated and Glamour, I applied for a job with Sunday, and am now slowly edging Toby from his management throne.
True or false? I have conjoined toes on both feet and swim exceptionally well.
Favourite cake: Angel cake – perfect in every way
After studying art history and Spanish at Uni, I knew I wanted to do something creative, or at least work in a creative environment… and content marketing seemed to be the perfect fit. From digital campaigns to cookery books, I love the varied process of content creation, and ultimately bringing an idea to life. Of course, my role would not be complete without a spreadsheet. I love a spreadsheet.
Perfect Sunday: A sofa, a pot of tea, Formula 1… and some biscuits.
Favourite cake: Guinness cake
I started off as a newspaper journalist, a job I loved and which allowed me to do one of my favourite things: travel. When I came home I moved into digital and strategy and discovered I love them even more. Since then I’ve worked on cross-channel campaigns covering everything from social to CRM for brands including British Airways, Tesco, Marks & Spencer, British Gas, Barclays, TalkTalk and The National Lottery.
Little known fact: I once got a job singing down the phone to Japanese babies.
Favourite cake: This changes depending on what’s in front of me, but today I choose Parkin
When I was growing up, I always wanted to have a career on the stage – seeing myself as the next Bette Midler. Instead, I have an even better job as Commercial Director at Sunday. I have more experience than I’m prepared to admit to, and have worked on some brilliant projects with some amazing people. But I consider our commercial team here to be the most talented and passionate in the business, continually delighting our clients with outstanding sales results in the world of content marketing. And I feel very proud and privileged to be at the helm.
Little known fact: In 1993, I was stuck in a lift with Take That and didn’t know who they were.
Favourite cake: Chocolate muffin
When I graduated from University in Scotland, the dream was to one day work in London. Six months later and here I am! I joined Sunday as a Junior Designer and I’m loving it so far. My childhood ambition was to become either an artist or a writer, and I’ve been lucky enough to stay pretty much on track. I now spend my time designing and creating stories across a range of content projects at Sunday.
Perfect Sunday: One spent out and about, exploring somewhere new.
Favourite cake: My Nana’s homemade German apple cake – it uses a secret family recipe and is the best thing ever
I’ve been told (possibly untruthfully) that I could read before I could walk, and while that might be more a statement on my enduring aversion to athletics, it also explains my chosen profession. As a writer and editor, I’ve covered everything from travel to luxury real estate, fashion to food. I was born in Canada and spent the first 20-something years of my life there before moving to New Zealand, then to London. Despite these cultural shifts I still haven’t managed to drop ‘eh’ or ‘aboot’ from my vocabulary.
True or false? I had the same high-school drama teacher as Ryan Gosling.
Favourite cake: Rainbow chip
I started my media sales career in 2012 working on the RICS online directory, Find A Surveyor. I really enjoy consulting with all types of professional, from small independent business owners to marketing directors at nationwide surveying firms, and advising them on the most beneficial advertising campaigns. Before media sales, I worked in fashion retail – so my wardrobe is fully kitted out with all the accessories a girl could wish for!
True or false? I was a finalist on Britain’s Next Top Model.
Favourite cake: Fridge cake
When I was a kid, I thought I’d be an archaeologist. But I struggled with the idea of being outside all the time – and spelling archaeology. So I became a graphic designer, which I absolutely love. Sunday has given me the opportunity to flex my creative mind on a brilliant variety of multichannel content marketing projects for Petplan, Toyota and The Prince’s Trust.
Little-known fact: I’m a semi-trained balloon modeller.
Favourite cake: Battenburg
‘This is a lost child announcement…’ is one of my earliest memories after wandering off in a John Lewis store aged four. Fast-forward a few years, and I find myself here at Sunday as the Account Director on the multichannel John Lewis account. My job is simple. I’m here to keep everyone happy. From Art Directors to Editors and, most importantly, our clients – delivering the best possible content, and exceeding all expectations along the way. Well, that and spreadsheets…
Perfect Sunday: A long lie-in followed by a boozy lunch with friends.
Favourite cake: Le-mmmmmm-on drizzle
Having bluffed my way into journalism in Hong Kong many moons ago, I found my niche exploring great places and meeting interesting people as a features writer and editor. Twenty years on (via several London agencies and a freelance career), I never tire of the challenge: pulling together great ideas and working with the best people to create multi-faceted content for print, online and beyond. There’s never a dull day at Sunday working on an exciting range of accounts. Nothing beats the thrill of seeing all those words and pictures come alive after so much hard work.
Most proud of: Winning Launch of the Year for Boden’s A Thousand Little Things.
Favourite cake: Don’t ask me about cake. There’s far too much of it in this office. But if I had to choose my favourite… lemon drizzle.
I arrived here having been Pedant-in-Chief of Geographical and Dive magazines. Before that, my work covered the dynamic industries of accounting, frozen food and (I kid you not) fish and chips. I take pride in spotting the tiniest typo or most innocuous inaccuracy. Of corse, my spelin iss perfekt.
Little known fact: I moonlight as a DJ and have played with some of the biggest names in dance music.
Favourite cake: Chocolate fudge cake
My passion for design started at the tender age of six when I won first prize in a Boys’ Brigade ‘Design a Christmas Poster’ competition. Spurred on by this early triumph, I went on to study fine art and graphic design at university. I’ve now been in the industry for 20 years with clients including Toyota, Manchester United, America’s Cup and Warner Bros. I landed at Sunday three years ago and have worked on a number of projects (and a few Christmas campaigns) for Vodafone, Lloyd’s of London, Morrisons and The Royal Marsden.
Perfect Sunday: A bracing morning walk in Bushy Park with the family, then Sunday lunch with a glass or two.
Favourite cake: Lemon drizzle
I once joked that my dream job would involve being paid to read. Happily the universe took me seriously, and for over eight years I’ve been lucky enough to read (in order to edit and write) content for Glamour magazine, and brands like Vodafone and Audi. It seems the universe is on my side once again, because at Sunday I’ve found the dream combination: words and cake.
Little known fact: I see numbers in colours. I’ve been told it’s called synaesthesia, but all it’s really handy for is memorising phone numbers.
Favourite cake: My sister’s speciality Lindt chocolate cupcakes. Beautiful, chocolatey moreishness
According to my mother, I was eight years old when I decided I was going to be a writer. Fast forward 18 years, numerous internships, two university degrees and a year-long stint working for my local newspaper, and I’ve swapped the Welsh Valleys for the cobbles of London. After a few years creating content for the likes of Tesco and Jamie Oliver, and a brief summer where I ran away to New York, I’ve now firmly rooted myself within the Hammerson team at Sunday. Now, where’s the cake?
True or false? As a child, I starred in a Welsh soap opera called Pobol Y Cwm.
Favourite cake: I grew up in a bakery, so either my dad’s butterfly cakes or my mam’s Welsh cakes (don’t make me choose!)
I’m here to ensure every print job is delivered on time, on budget and to the highest possible standard. I spend most days with my head in Excel spreadsheets, checking printer proofs and scrutinising freshly printed pieces. And when such a piece arrives, the first thing I do is smell it. Ah, the great smell of print.
Little known fact: I always have box-fresh trainers on standby in case of emergencies.
Favourite cake: Carrot
After realising I don’t have what it takes to cut it as a Premiership footballer, world-class boxer or Hollywood movie star, I put off having a ‘real career’ for as long as possible. I travelled the world, went to university and helped set up a music festival. Then the time came to find a real career… and found my way into the wonderful world of media sales.
Perfect Sunday: Somewhere very hot, on a beach, with a hog roast, a few beers, some friends and a ball.
Favourite Cake: Does a Cornish Pasty count?
I’ve been working in magazines for 15 years, and over the past few years have increasingly worked on coordinated multichannel content. I’m now immensely proud to be editor of Modus, our (near-) monthly magazine for RICS, which focuses on exciting developments and trends in the construction, property and land sectors.
True or false? I live in the old back garden of Victorian designer William Morris.
Favourite cake: Lardy cake
I’ve edited customer magazines, brochures, books and web content for a wide range of brands, including Aston Martin, BMW, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, Panasonic and RBS. Creative, dynamic, expert… These are three words I use to describe the person I want to be when I grow up.
Perfect Sunday: I win my first Formula 1 race, driving for Ferrari. At Monaco or Spa. Either would be fine.
Favourite cake: Tarta de coco y dulce de leche. Made by Flo ideally
I wanted to be an art director for as long as I can remember, even before I knew what was involved. I now know, and enjoy every minute of it. Problem solving, concepting, designing, commissioning and overseeing photoshoots for brands including Club Wembley, English Heritage and Grant Thornton has led me to the John Lewis account. Along the way, I’ve picked up a CMA Awards including ‘Best membership title’ and ‘Best use of Illustration’.
Perfect Sunday: Any day with ‘sun’ in it works for me!
Favourite cake: Black Forest gateau
I’m living the dream: from magazine-obsessed design student to art director, and loving it. I’ve worked with some fantastic brands including Red Bull, Nike and Volvo, and helped develop a multi-award-winning content marketing approach from magazine to iPad for Audi. The desire to innovate is what gets me out of bed in the morning.
Little known fact: I used to have shoulder-length blue dreadlocks.
Favourite cake: Jaffa cake
I know that spending 20 minutes at the start of a meal analysing the menu for perfect alignment and excellent typesetting doesn’t make me the most exciting date – but, one way or another, it does seem to have got me here!
I feel like I’ve landed on my feet to be working in editorial and content marketing . I can be a problem solver and creative. I also get to play with words without the responsibility of ensuring they make sense (I’ll leave that to these lovely editors).
True or false? I am related to Jim Carrey.
Favourite cake: Marble cake (perfect for us indecisive types)
When I was a kid (which was not so long ago) I wanted to be a primatologist and live in Africa. But growing up in Paris, I soon realised I wanted to create stories and take pictures. My passion grew even more when I started writing articles for my high-school and university magazines, whilst producing short audio documentaries for Radio France. Long story short, all these opportunities were a great preparation for my current role as Content Assistant on the Hammerson account, working across French and UK markets.
TRUE OR FALSE? I was once the cause of an emergency plane landing.
FAVOURITE CAKE: Crème brulée, my French grandma’s speciality
My eyes opened to the wonders of the internet at uni, where I built my first website. Since then, I’ve worked on content marketing projects ranging from the small to the gargantuan, for clients such as Coca-Cola and Fiat. A keen observer of the online world, I predicted the swift demise of Twitter. I regularly revise my estimates.
Little known fact: I won Best Actor in South East Surrey playing an Amish elder. When I was 12.
Favourite cake: Muffin – because it’s a whole cake you can eat on your own
I started my publishing career working on a magazine about plastic injection moulding. From those heady heights, my love of words has led me to write children’s books, edit official magazines for various TV shows and work on a luxury property title. All of which, it seems, was perfect preparation for my current role as Deputy Editor across John Lewis content here at Sunday.
True or false: I was once stung more than 70 times by hornets.
Favourite cake: Chocolate Brownie