Lowe Bell Good Relations has picked up the pounds 300,000 Philips
sound and vision account - by poaching the team at agency Mathieu
Thomas/Herald which currently runs it.
Mathieu Thomas director Nick Thomas, plus two account managers and an
assistant, join Good Relations this week.
’It’s all very amicable,’ said Thomas. ’Paul (Mathieu) wanted to
increase our focus on hi-tech clients, whereas I wanted to move more
into the consumer side.’
The move brings together Philips’ marketing communications work for its
television and audio equipment with its corporate PR, which is handled
by Good Relations’ managing director Roger Woods.
Woods, who originally came from Philips, doubles up as corporate
relations director for the Dutch-owned electronics giant, spending half
his time based at Philips’ UK head office in Croydon.
Mathieu Thomas, an independent hi-tech agency with offices in Paris and
Munich, ranked 70 in the 1996 PR Week Agency League Table, with a fee
income of pounds 1.16 million.
Thomas, who will sell his shares in Mathieu Thomas back to partners Paul
Mathieu and Amanda Slayton, becomes the eighth director at Good
He brings with him account managers Simon Poulter and Jackie Wolfe plus
assistant Ellie Mead.
- Good Relations has also lured the BBC’s head of multimedia Alan
Griffiths away from the corporation to start a digital strategy unit
within the agency.