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Splendid Communications

Core disciplines: Integrated marketing, Public relations (PR), Social media

One of the Top 30 most viewed agencies for 2016

Key people

Alec  Samways
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CEO & Head of Creative Strategy

Alec founded Splendid in 2004 to build a communications agency that creates value for brands in the real world. His previous roles included head of global consumer practice at strategic research consultancy Datamonitor, and head of brands division at Slice, a music and entertainment PR specialist. Alec is a family man and former DJ who has suffered from a life-long vinyl addiction

Niki  Hunter-Ekins
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MD & Head of Client Partnerships

Niki joined Splendid in 2005 with a background of food and drink PR and now leads the team to deliver best practice across the business and highest quality work for clients. Niki’s work is a clear reflection of her personal life with good food and drink being a keen passion. Apart from her husband the other big love of her life is her dog, Quila, for whom she searches out dog friendly pubs, restaurants and hotels across the country.

Jane  Latham
Jane Latham LinkedIn
Finance Director

Having started her finance career at Unilever, Jane has spent 20 years nurturing independent communications agencies, starting with Wilson Harvey. In 2004, after its merger she was promoted to the Loewy Group board, overseeing 14 agencies. She then opted for a more hands-on role at digital agency Steak, before joining Splendid in 2012. Jane feels privileged to work among people who share her love of great numbers & great music.

Gavin Taylor
Gavin Taylor LinkedIn
Head of Performance

As Head of Performance, Gavin has the challenge of developing and driving digital performance for Splendid’s clients.  Previous experience includes leading digital performance strategy for a host of global brands at iProspect as well as heading up the B2B business, iProspect Enterprise.  Gavin is a basketball fanatic, wannabe film buff and self-proclaimed expert chef, with an unhealthy addiction to sneakers

Alex Clough
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Social Media Director

Alex leads the Splendid digital team, drawing on years of experience building creative social and digital communications campaigns for a range of household brands, across FMCG, financial services, tech, gaming and retail. Hailing from the sandy shores of the Isle of Wight, he is one of the (many) resident Splendid DJs, living off a heady mix of records, rhythms, coffee and coastline.

Frank Broughton
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Creative Director

Frank has been making words and pictures shine for nearly 20 years for agencies including Glue, AKQA, Razorfish, OgilvyOne and Lida. Away from Splendid he promotes long-running warehouse night Low Life and its festival spin-off, as well as bearded DJ forum DJhistory.com. Frank's backstory is in magazine publishing and music journalism and he has a stack of well-loved books to his name.


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