Michael Gegg

Founder and Director
Michael is the founder of South Thames Marketing and is a highly analytical and results driven marketer. Before launching South Thames Marketing, Michael was the global head of marketing for Hay Group, a global management consulting firm. Prior to that he spent five and a half years as director of international marketing for Kenexa (now part of IBM), a company he joined following its acquisition of UK-based Psychometric Services, Ltd. (PSL). Michael has over 18 years’ experience in professional services, has led global teams and developed go-to-market strategies in countries throughout the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific regions.

    Claire Atherton

    Claire is an award-winning professional services copywriter. She’s worked for a number of the UK’s leading agencies (The Writer, Redwood and Forward Worldwide), and as a copywriter and marketer at Hay Group, so she understands the challenges professional services firms face, and how great copy can help. She’s written persuasive stories for everyone from reward managers and procurement people to CEOs and civil servants, which means she can get to grips with your topic, audience and tone – fast. And she can turn her hand to lots of different kinds of writing. So whether you need white papers that convince, blogs that challenge, web copy that sells, film scripts that inform or internal communications that persuade, we can help.

      Joanne Rogers

      Jo is a CIM qualified communications and marketing professional with more than 12 years’ experience in B2B marketing in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Her areas of expertise include communications strategy, brand positioning, employer and personal brand, and public relations. She has actively been involved in the re-brand of three professional services businesses and is a strong advocate of social selling and the power of marketing though connecting, engaging, and educating audiences. Jo works collaboratively with non-marketers, believing marketing should be seamlessly integrated into the business, and activity closely aligned to business objectives.

        Sarah Donnelly

        Sarah has worked in the design industry for over 20 years. In 1998 she joined Corporate Edge to work on major brand and identity projects for key clients such as AXA, Gartmore, HMRC and VisitBritain. In 2007 she started LSD Design Limited and has continued to work on branding and identity projects for a wide range of clients. These include global brand implementation for Hay Group, property marketing schemes for Ballymore and St James, high profile international developments in Montenegro and Istanbul and interactive corporate and social responsibility reports for BT and HPE.

          Phil Hawkins

          Phil is co-owner of our partners Colour Me Social who are a team of social media experts, based in Brighton and London, that can help organisations to raise brand awareness, grow their social reach and drive increased web traffic. Phil is also a freelance social media manager who works with smaller clients to establish a professional social presence. Phil has worked within social media, marketing and sales for over 12 years and has supported hundreds of clients across a huge variety of sectors both in B2B and B2C.

            Kath Dawson

            Kath is an experienced digital marketing strategist who has previously built up a successful digital marketing agency from 2 to 50 people over 12 years and is now very much enjoying the ability to work on projects that she finds fascinating. Her agency had to evolve throughout the fast pace of change that is digital marketing and she successfully navigated those challenges to continuously achieve results for her clients. Kath is particularly interested in the psychology of marketing and how people are persuaded to make decisions online. The ability to monitor behaviour and measure success using hard data means that brands can have more insight into the customer experience and therefore proactively improve that experience.

              Sunny Dublick

              Sunny has 10 years of integrated marketing and branding experience. Prior to joining the team she has held marketing roles in a variety of industries including advertising, management consulting and language services, and has worked for clients including The Philadelphia 76ers, Coca-Cola, Brown-Forman and Carnival Cruise Lines. Sunny’s strength lies in creating integrated marketing solutions for clients that are grounded in research and strategy, and executed by impactful, out-of-the-box methods that drive results. Sunny holds a B.S. in Marketing from the Rowan University with a concentration in International Studies.

                Blake Johnston

                Blake is the founder of our partners OutboundView, a sales consulting and training company based in Lincoln, NE, and supports our operations in the United States. Blake has extensive experience working with mid-large size sales organisations to develop top of funnel lead generation strategies via outbound marketing. In addition to outbound marketing, Blake also helps growing organisations with their go-to-market strategy including competencies such as messaging, inbound, distribution, thought leadership, and paid advertising.

                  Kendra Meek

                  Kendra is an ADDY award-winning graphic designer with more than 12 years of experience. Her work experience ranges the full design spectrum, but one thing remains constant: she knows how to get things done. She’s a critical thinker skilled in conceptual and creative problem solving with a proven track record of exceeding expectations and crushing deadlines. She’s a nerd for typography and colour, and loves bringing ideas to life.

                    Kari Shephard

                    Kari has been running social media training for more than six years in both in-house and agency settings. This has included basic to advanced skills training such as: social network 101s; using different social networks for business development; using different social networks for campaigning; developing and strengthening personal brand on social media; and blog writing. Past training clients include InnovateUK, BIS, King’s College London, Human Rights Watch and PwC. She has also led many social media campaigns for clients such as UK Skills Funding Agency (#100ReasonsWhy, National Apprenticeship Week) and WRAP (Recycle Week), and managed the social media accounts for clients such as Capita PLC and Ikano Bank.

                      Karim Marie

                      Karim is an experienced creative director specialising in digital content and video production. Karim has worked with a number of professional services organisations for photographic projects, corporate videos, adverts, conference filming, multi camera interviews, case study videos, innovative product demonstrations and show reels.

                        Henry Thomas

                        Henry is an experienced video producer/director/editor/self-shooter specialising in branded content, behind-the-scenes, promotional, corporate and unscripted filming. Henry has more than 15 years experience of on-location directing, shooting and sound recording, and more than 15 years of post production experience. He has shot around the world including North America, Europe, Maldives, Iceland, China, Malaysia, Singapore, the Middle East, Hong Kong, and Africa and his clients have included: Anaphylaxis Campaign, Antenna, Comcast, Deutsche Bank, Emirates Airlines, GSK, Kew Gardens, Nando’s, Sainsbury’s, MSC, Prince’s Charities, NHS, Unilever, P&G, Twentieth Century Fox and Tesco. Henry is also an experienced photographer.

                          Sarah Delany

                          Sarah is an experienced brand expert who supports our business in Australia and New Zealand – as well as allowing us to offer round-the-clock support to our clients throughout the world. A self-confessed art critic, mother of 2, director, fleetwood Mac fan and house plant collector, Sarah works at the sweet spot between simplicity and practicality to give life to your brand. She shoots from the hip, especially after a coffee and is motivated by a beautifully crafted idea and even nicer looking typography. Comic Sans is a bad word in her family.

                            Nik Payne

                            Football fan, director, all round good guy, father of 2, expert in the art of clarity and process. Nick acts at the junction of good business and even better online experiences. Alongside Sarah Delany, Nik supports our business in Australia and New Zealand and is fuelled by craft beer, a clear head and peanut M&Ms. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.