Wolf Rock was the creation of three people, each at the top of their respective marketing fields, each wanting to weave their skills and experience into an agency that could offer something new to the region they love. Jo Downie, Dave Meneer and Phil Gendall have built a team of many talents, focused on getting clients to the next level, here in the South West, and further afield.

Our core team

Jo Downie

| Director

Jo is an experienced marketer who looks at a business from every angle to ensure growth and a better return on marketing investment. Jo knows how to get all of the marketing tools working together for best effect, and is also our lead on digital projects (“actually I’m a bit of a geek”). She’s worked with clients in tourism, food, retail, corporate service industries and education. Past projects have included; helping to launch Wing of St Mawes, probably the UK’s first online fishmonger and now market leaders for direct delivery of fresh fish nationwide and and working with the Isles of Scilly across all forms of communications help to reverse the decline in visitor numbers to this destination For her sins Jo’s also our MD.

Niki Court

| Senior Account Manager

Niki moved to Cornwall eight years ago from Birmingham where she worked in marketing for a jewellery manufacturer followed by a Fortune 500 Global Aerospace company. Upon moving to Cornwall Niki became the Head of Marketing at the Penryn Campus before moving to luxury hotel The Idle Rocks. Niki has a degree in French and German and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, having gained her Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing in 2010. At Wolf Rock Niki looks after our key client accounts.

Phil Gendall

| Director

Phil is a branding and design consultant. He helps businesses to understand what what makes them remarkable from a customer perspective, and makes sure it’s communicated vividly through the strategic application of design. Phil’s worked in most sectors – clients past and present read like a who’s who of great regional brands and include; the Eden Project, Cornish Sea Salt, the Duchy of Cornwall, the Convergence Partnership, Tregothnan Tea, Pendennis, the Isles of Scilly, Michelmores, Visit Cornwall and Falmouth University. Phil mixes talking with doing and has been the Chair of the South West Design Forum, an Advisor for the Design Council, and a senior lecturer in design. Don’t get him started on Comic Sans.

Jan Thompson

| Senior Designer

Jan grew up and studied in Cornwall before learning his trade at a small London design studio working with a range of international clients. Since moving back to Cornwall to start a family he has been a key part of national campaigns for, River Cottage, Virgin Media and Dignity in Dying. Whether art directing magazines, illustrating book covers or prototyping user experience Jan brings a sense of structure, creativity and typographic detail to all of our design projects.

Dave Meneer

| Director

Dave is a highly experienced advertising and marketing strategist, business manager and writer. He was formerly CEO of the Jamie Oliver inspired “Fifteen Cornwall” at Watergate Bay and before that marketing director of the Eden Project — playing a key role in it becoming a top ten UK attraction. Dave spent 25 year “in advertising” in London, Paris and Frankfurt running accounts such as Flora, Cornetto, Birds Eye, Directline, RNLI and Royal Navy — culminating as European VP of McCann Erickson, heading up General Motors advertising in 23 countries with a budget of 250m dollars. He can work with smaller budgets. Dave is advisor to the Tate St Ives and editor of the best-selling Little Book of Cornwall and others in the same series.

Liam Tomlin

| Designer

Since successfully graduating from Camberwell College of Arts, London, Liam has gone on to work for a host of clients in business sectors including film, transport, business review and music events, contributing to several internationally distributed magazines. Liam has also had his work showcased at various high profile arts events including both the Edinburgh and Cannes Film festivals. Liam’s role is to turn marketing objectives into cracking design ideas and then execute them brilliantly. No pressure.