Bray Leino Yucca appoints new creative chief Ballantine

JustinBray Leino Yucca, the Bristol-based digital and direct marketing agency, is beefing up its creative department with the appointment of new creative director, Justin Ballantine.
Formerly a director and head of creative at the employer branding agency ThirtyThree, Ballantine has been freelancing for the past eight months. Prior to ThirtyThree, he was creative director at Bristol agency Barkers Group.
He brings extensive experience in various facets of branding and marketing, having worked across financial services, the third sector, education, and tech, among others.
Bray Leino Yucca managing director Alan Thorpe, who was promoted to the role late last year after two years as the agency’s data chief, said: “Justin’s appointment reflects our understanding of the dramatic changes in how our clients connect with their customers. Our work is about innovation and leading successful, measured, change – things I know he embraces; so this is a great fit.”
Ballantine added: “I’m bringing an enthusiasm for ideas, a passion for leading and nurturing creative teams, and a real love for the kind of clever strategic work that Bray Leino Yucca delivers. This is going to be an exciting year for all of us.”
Owned by The Mission Marketing Group, Bray Leino Yucca was formed in 2011 when it bought Bristol digital agency Yucca. Its clients include SunLife, the RAC, Brittany Ferries, and English Heritage.

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