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’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
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
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
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 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
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
‘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
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
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 worked on a host of multi-channel content for a wide range of brands in the automotive, finance, real estate and luxury sectors. 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.
I’ve been the stats and data geek in every sales team I’ve worked with, always accompanied by my trusty scientific calculator.
In my six years in recruitment advertising, I’ve covered more sectors than I care to remember and am still genuinely amazed at how each one brings its own challenges. I get more excited than most figuring out ways around them. If I’m not doing that then I’ll probably be running around the South-West London area wearing more Lycra than you’d find in Spiderman’s wardrobe.
Little known fact: I once worked in a travelling carnival.
Favourite Cake: Banoffee Cheesecake
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)
What do you do? Ah yes, that question. In short, I write for social media channels… Facebook, Instagram, you name it. In reality, I analyse hashtags, I speak fluent emoji and I live for the GIF. I entertain. Basically, I’m that person who gets your fingers and thumbs to hit the re-tweet button! You can thank me later.
Perfect Sunday: Brunch followed by a trip to Stamford Bridge.
Favourite cake: Pastéis de Nata
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