A boutique agency with big experience.

“After years working for some of the media industry giants, we founded The Nest to do things our own way and create an agency model that clients of all shapes and sizes could enjoy.

We create partnerships for the long-term, prioritising quality delivery, focusing on the most meaningful performance metrics.

We’re here to do right by our partners, our team, our community and the planet.”

Edd & Alasdair, founders at The Nest

Values we live and breathe (not just nice words on a page).

Nurture.

Ensuring that our team is happy, motivated and effective in all that we do. Developing our skills in the right areas. Supporting the team as best we can & not forgetting to have fun.

Initiative.

Being on the front foot,  proactive more than reactive. Always looking for a better way of doing things – better quality, faster, more accurate, more sustainable.

Craft.

Showing great workmanship, delivering quality work that is thoughtful, timely, accurate and impactful.

Collaboration.

Building strong relationships with our client, agency and media partners. Contributing positively to all campaign activity and becoming a trusted, reliable and effective paid media partner for the long-term.

Effectiveness.

Setting up campaign activity to maximise effectiveness. Systematic testing approach within a clear framework. Regular campaign reporting and in-depth analysis.

Meet the Team.

Edd

Director and Founder

Edd.

Edd works closely with the team to make sure the agency output is the best it can possibly be, that the team have everything they need to do a great job, and that clients are happy.

Working closely with our channel experts, Edd is focused on making sure we’re planning, buying and measuring all campaign activity in the right way.

Before founding The Nest, Edd worked for some of the biggest media agency networks and best independents in the country, working with household name brands across a multitude of sectors.

Away from work, Edd’s most likely to be found keeping his two boys on the straight and narrow or walking his trusty mutt Bugsy. Sometimes he’s even able to carve out a bit of ‘Edd time’ for some golf and fishing.

Alasdair

Director and Founder

Alasdair.

Alasdair’s natural head for numbers sees him lead the agency’s effectiveness output, making sure our clients’ campaigns are set up to maximise growth.

He takes the lead on a number of key clients, harnessing his background in cross-channel, strategic planning to deliver best-in-class campaigns that have a real-world impact on our clients’ businesses.

Alasdair has experience on both sides of the client/agency divide and uses the insight from this to ensure The Nest’s clients always have a positive experience with the agency. Previous clients include English Heritage, Flybe, McLaren and SHS Drinks.

In his spare time, Alasdair puts a lot of effort into growing decidedly mediocre vegetables at his allotment.

Kate

Digital Media Director

Kate.

Kate leads the agency’s biddable media output with a focus on Paid Search and Paid Social. Her expertise spans Google, Bing and Meta.

Kate’s technical prowess helps us ensure that reporting and tagging has the optimal set up and that our clients’ marketing activity is being led effectively by quality, compliant data.

Kate has spent the last 10 years in Bristol, working on multi-channel digital campaigns for clients including Pret, RAC, English Heritage, Brittany Ferries and YouGov.

Outside of work, Kate might be found blagging her way into Britpop concerts. You won’t, however, find her swimming or burping.

Rosie

Senior Account Manager

Rosie.

As Senior Account Manager, Rosie leads the day-do-day management of some of The Nest’s key clients including E. & J. Gallo and Persimmon Homes.

Confident across the full spectrum of paid media channels, Rosie works with our channel specialists and media partners to ensure our output is aligned and delivering results.

Prior to joining The Nest, Rosie spent five years at McCann, managing paid media for the likes of Flybe, Visit Jersey & Coregeo.

When not focused on improving performance for her clients, Rosie spends her time brushing up on her piano playing and reading slightly depressing books.

Liam

Senior Media Manager

Liam.

As a digital expert, Liam takes the lead for a number of digitally focused clients. He ensures all digital media activity is fully aligned and working towards the right goals.

With a strong background in programmatic advertising, Liam oversees The Nest’s delivery of Digital Display, Digital Video and Digital Out Of Home (DOOH). He takes pride in his focus on quality inventory, brand safety and attention.

Liam started working in paid media for an independent digital agency, specialising in paid search & social before moving into the programmatic team. His client experience includes Vue Cinemas, Lush and The National Trust.

Outside of office hours, Liam can usually be found hand-rearing his cats or occasionally caddying for Gary Lineker. And he once ate an entire scorpion!

Liv

Senior Media Exec

Liv.

Liv is responsible for paid social output across a variety of clients, making sure all activity is finely tuned and delivering maximum impact.

With a keen eye for creative, she works with the wider team to ensure that our clients’ messaging is bang on and feeding platform algorithms effectively.

Before joining The Nest, Liv had a stint at Warner Brothers working on the releases of major Hollywood blockbusters.

When not smashing digital media campaigns, Liv can often be found making jewellery and taking pictures of food.

“We have been absolutely blown away by The Nest. It is not false praise or hyperbole to say that not only have you made an incredibly important impact to our business performance, but it has also been a breath of fresh air to be working with an agency who are such a joy to work with. The services provided are all impeccable and drive very clear results. Keep being amazing and we’re excited to continue to build these brands with you.”
Kayla – Marketing Director, The Crystal Maze live Experience
“I have been incredibly impressed with the team at The Nest. They have an absolutely solid attitude to delivering what is required and unlike other agencies/partners, are actually willing to give their opinion and/or disagree which is an undervalued skill. We have achieved some great results over the last few months and I’m thoroughly enjoying working with them day-in day-out.”
Neil – Managing Director, Little Lion Entertainment
“The Nest are a brilliant, extremely knowledgeable and very professional team. We can always rely on the team and their drive to keep on top of trends and pushing the account and campaigns further.”
Hannah – Marketing Manager, Avery Row
“We have loved working with The Nest in 2023 and consider them a great strategic partner to deliver on our marketing objectives.”
Megan – Marketing Director, Persimmon Homes

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