Marketing agency heavyweight joins expanding team at Creative Sponge

  • Photo caption: (l to r) Philip Mann (Non Executive Chairman), Alex Tosh (Managing Director)
    Photo caption: (l to r) Philip Mann (Non Executive Chairman), Alex Tosh (Managing Director)

Philip Mann, previously Chairman of London-based Pollitt & Partners, Director at BamberForsythFitch and Head of Literature at Wolff Olins, has joined Norwich marketing agency Creative Sponge as Non-Executive Chairman.

Mr Mann’s appointment comes at a time of significant growth for the agency, which has recently taken on a London office and appointed a new Creative Director and Account Executive.

Alex Tosh, Creative Sponge Managing Director:

“The expansion of our London client base over the past two years has been significant so this is a great time for Philip to be joining us. We are confident that his experience will help us as we continue to develop our business both regionally and nationally.”

Philip Mann:

“I’m delighted to have the opportunity to help Creative Sponge develop their business over the coming years. The team is dynamic, engaging, driven and great at what it does. We've already put in place a new agency management system, leadership team and moved into new offices; I’m looking forward to helping to streamline the business, win new clients and grow the team. '”

The agency has recently promoted Michelle Williams to Creative Director. Michelle, who holds a first class degree in Graphic Design, has been with Creative Sponge for ten years. She manages a six-strong creative studio that has helped to win a dozen new clients since the end of last year, most recently US-based Pumpkin Tree Snacks, Premier Education Group, M+A Partners, Jarrold Training and Lakeside Food Group.

Said Michelle: “I’m thrilled to take on the role of Creative Director; I have a lot of love, passion and dedication for the agency and the clients we have. I really enjoy nurturing and mentoring my team and am very proud of the fantastic creative coming out of the studio.”

The client services team has also expanded with the appointment of Abi Murr as an Account Executive.

Creative Sponge has been operating from its offices in the heart of Norwich’s city centre since 2004. The agency set up a London base six months ago and names among its London client roster Warner Bros, The Daily Mail Group and international modelling agency One Represents.


For further information please contact Clare Haylett on 07764 270570 or email

Photo caption: (l to r) Philip Mann (Non Executive Chairman), Alex Tosh (Managing Director) 


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