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Heather

Heather Baker, Managing Director

Founded TopLine, October 2008

LinkedIn Twitter

AKA:

TopLineaholic and Chief Grammar Police Officer

Favourite Topline Result:

Every time I look at a client’s results framework and see the progress we’ve made I feel a little warm and fuzzy

Favourite Technology:

Xero accounting software and my Kindle

Inside the office you'll normally find me:

You'll usually find me volunteering to do something, blogging and helping the team get past roadblocks

My clients would say I'm:

Fair, honest, and great at strategy

Luke Budka

Account Director

LinkedIn Twitter

AKA:

Chief fixer

What the boss says:

"Luke’s ability to spot a story, his willingness to pick up the phone and test an idea and his capacity to research and understand an issue or technology in detail make him an asset to any account team. He’s a PR force to be reckoned with."

Favourite Topline Result:

PRCA Crisis & Issues Management Campaign of the Year 2011

Favourite Technology:

A toss up between my smartphone and my Xbox

Outside the office you'll normally find me:

Rambling round the Chilterns

Inside the office you'll normally find me:

Making sure the business keeps ticking

My clients would say I'm:

Courteous, creative and results-driven

Jamie Field

Head of Production

LinkedIn

AKA:

video geek

What the boss says:

"Jamie is an award-winning cameraman and director who has filmed for everyone from BT and the World Health Organisation to ITV News and CNBC. In every instance the client has been delighted with his work."

Favourite Topline Result:

Creating 5 bespoke client animations in 3 weeks

Favourite Technology:

Cinematic cameras

Outside the office you'll normally find me:

Walking the dog

Inside the office you'll normally find me:

Behind a very large Mac in an edit suite

My clients would say I'm:

Reliable, detail-oriented, creative and easy to work with

David Jamieson

Senior Account Manager

LinkedIn Twitter

AKA:

King of great shirts

What the boss says:

“David’s background as a tech journalist, his enviable creativity and ability to understand complex business issues make him an asset to any account team.”

Favourite Topline Result:

Placing an article about international student recruitment in Latin America with the Guardian Higher Education Network. It's not every day you get to start an article with "Kidnap, murder, extortion..."

Favourite Technology:

Spotify

Outside the office you'll normally find me:

At Selhurst Park or, when the football isn't on, in a quiet spot with book in my hands.

Inside the office you'll normally find me:

Sat at my desk trying to achieve inbox zero.

My clients would say I'm:

Persistent, honest and creative.

Niamh Kinsella

Account Manager

LinkedIn Twitter

AKA:

Digital Overlord

What the boss says:

"It’s not often you come across a comms professional with the guts and tenacity of Niamh. She’s passionate about digital marketing and always coming up with ideas for getting more out of a campaign."

Favourite Topline Result:

Using digital to drive end-users to Vertigo Ventures’ website via coverage in the FT and the Guardian, and having the data to link results to our work.

Favourite Technology:

This week it's the WildCat

Outside the office you'll normally find me:

On the hunt for my new favourite restaurant

Inside the office you'll normally find me:

Busy with client work or with TopLine's marketing strategy

My clients would say I'm:

The one with the weird name who gets results.

Adam Ketterer

Account Manager

LinkedIn Twitter

AKA:

VP of Punning

What the boss says:

"It’s rare for the PR industry to attract someone whose aptitude for maths is equalled by their creativity and writing ability. Adam brings this unusual combination to the team, and this is what has driven his success to date."

Favourite Topline Result:

Writing the website and marketing copy for an exciting software startup and bringing it to launch successfully.

Favourite Technology:

Those toilet seats that lower smoothly without banging. It's like you just peed into the future.

Outside the office you'll normally find me:

Pretending to be a real drummer.

Inside the office you'll normally find me:

Locked in an ongoing (losing) battle with Jim Beckham for the Funny Man of Fitzrovia crown.

My clients would say I'm:

That Scottish guy who can write good.

James Beckham

Senior Account Executive

LinkedIn Twitter

AKA:

Assistant Fixer

What the boss says:

"Jim started as an admin consultant but we quickly snapped him up when we realised what a detail-oriented tech whizz he is. And while he's a little quiet, that's usually because he's thinking up a great campaign."

Favourite Topline Result:

Our ongoing work with Study Group campaigning for international students coming to study in the UK. Having the BBC call me (instead of the other way around) because they wanted to know more was a particular highlight.

Favourite Technology:

The first time I saw a cloud-based wireless network management platform was pretty cool...if you like that sort of thing. Otherwise it would have to be the app that shows me all the shortcuts on the underground, it's essential for the hardcore commuter.

Outside the office you'll normally find me:

Pub quizzing with friends, or living out my rock star dreams on Guitar Hero.

Inside the office you'll normally find me:

Asking "have you tried turning it off and on again?"

My clients would say I'm:

Very thorough, enjoy problem solving and have a good eye for detail.

Hannah Codrington

Account Executive

LinkedIn Twitter

AKA:

The token northerner

What the boss says:

“As soon as we met her we knew Hannah would be a great fit for TopLine and she didn’t let us down. She’s efficient, hard-working and a pleasure to work with.”

Favourite Topline Result:

Getting a client in the Guardian during my first week at TopLine and helping to organise a national debate on the future of shale gas in the UK.

Favourite Technology:

My new iPad mini from TopLine, of course!

Outside the office you'll normally find me:

Up north, or anywhere that is sunny

Inside the office you'll normally find me:

Educating Charlotte in the delights of North Yorkshire

My clients would say I'm:

Responsive and enthusiastic

Sophie Mackintosh

Account Executive

LinkedIn Twitter

AKA:

The Welsh one

What the boss says:

“Sophie came with a first class degree in creative writing and took to B2B comms like a duck to water. While she might seem shy at first glance, she can effortlessly turn this to her advantage, charming journalists, clients and business celebrities with excellent results.”

Favourite Topline Result:

Co-running a blog that's become one of the UK's leading small business resources in just six months.

Favourite Technology:

Until they invent instant-cook pizza, anything that facilitates my social media addictions

Outside the office you'll normally find me:

Taking selfies with my cat and writing.

Inside the office you'll normally find me:

Trying to get a cape to Richard Branson (long story), or tweeting at Dane Bowers in the name of business

My clients would say I'm:

A positive blog-writing machine

Sian Evans

Production Coordinator/Executive Assistant

LinkedIn Twitter

AKA:

Head Plant Waterer

What the boss says:

“Sian is organised, efficient, creative and a pleasure to work with. She keeps the production schedule on track and provides excellent creative input into our videos.”

Favourite Technology:

My smartphone. I am nothing without it.

Outside the office you'll normally find me:

Eating out, writing music, glued to Netflix.

Inside the office you'll normally find me:

Sat at my desk with my headphones, shaking from my morning coffee overdose.

My clients would say I'm:

Fun, helpful, reliable

Julien Dehersemaeker

Cameraman / Editor

What the boss says:

"You can have complete confidence that the video will look amazing if Julien is behind the camera."

Favourite Topline Result:

Producing great video results and learning new things about editing every day.

Favourite Technology:

My camera

Outside the office you'll normally find me:

Making films with my friends, or sampling London's restaurants.

Inside the office you'll normally find me:

In the editing suite.

My clients would say I'm:

Very professional - and a great calming influence!

Gracia Larrain

U.S. Consultant

AKA:

Professional Spanglish translator and raconteur

Favourite Technology:

Slightly addicted to my new iPhone 5s

Outside the office you'll normally find me:

At home in Miami with my husband and baby girl

Inside the office you'll normally find me:

Glued to my laptop with my Sirius radio on in the background

My clients would say I'm:

Resourceful, thorough and rather amusing

Dana Dobbie

Australia & New Zealand Consultant

AKA:

Chief organiser and baker

Favourite Technology:

I'm a big fan of my iPad air and I do love Newsle.

Outside the office you'll normally find me:

Playing with my kids, on my bike or in a yoga studio

Inside the office you'll normally find me:

Working away at my desk with a scented candle burning - fire hazard!

My clients would say I'm:

Proactive, a strategic thinker and a detailed tactician

Devon

Office dog

AKA:

CCO (Chief Canine Officer)

What the boss says:

"At the time, she was 12 weeks old and we couldn't say no."

Favourite Topline Result:

Learning not to bark when the doorbell rings.

Favourite Technology:

I shun technology.

Outside the office you'll normally find me:

Rolling in something gross.

Inside the office you'll normally find me:

On my back with my tongue out.

My clients would say I'm:

Critical to the well-being of my colleagues.

 
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