Pete Burns, former MD and founder of Blonde Digital (part of the Cello Group) has joined creative studio Something Something as MD, with Mykay Kamara (ex-Coca Cola, Lloyds, BSM) joining as Director of Ventures and Corporate Affairs.
The company has rebranded as Studio Something with a view to expand the company’s business model into both creative services and venture based digital products and IP.
Ian Greenhill and Jordan Laird, founders and directors of Something Something will now focus on the creative aspect of the company – something they’ve had great success with, serving clients such as Tennent’s Lager, Universal Music, Red Bull and Channel 4.
Last year Something Something picked up Best Small Agency at the Marketing Society Star Awards, were nominated for a BAFTA and landed high in the iTunes chart with their spoof-app Binder.
Ian Greenhill said; “We’re chuffed to bring Pete and Mykay on board for this exciting new chapter in the company’s life. The two years Jordan and I have spent building a lean, progressive business that challenged the traditional agency model have been brilliant but we feel like this is a real step-change and sign of intent for the future.”
Laird added; “The new mixture of venture and services means we can make stuff for our clients, make stuff with our clients and make stuff for ourselves. Which is really exciting to us.”
With an existing office in Edinburgh, Studio Something has just opened its London office on the back of securing a series of new business wins. This will be headed up by Mykay and is based in King’s Cross.
Pete Burns: “I’m extremely excited about Studio Something. I have a huge amount of respect and admiration for Jordan and Ian and everything they have achieved as Something Something and I want to make sure we capitalise on that fantastic creative foundation. And it’s not just about marketing services, it’s about creating IP and products and, with Mykay heading up the ventures side of the business, it means that our entrepreneurial spirit and outlook is hardwired into the fabric of the business from the start.”