Trunk and Big Brand Ideas

By Tristan Morris


Welcome to TrunkBBI

We are delighted to announce that award winning agencies, Trunk and Big Brand Ideas, have merged, creating one of the UK’s most exciting full-service agencies. This exciting change brings together Trunk’s creative flair with BBI’s performance marketing expertise.

Our 75-strong agency is now called TrunkBBI, with a powerful philosophy to ‘Create+Activate’.

Jon Butler, Founder and MD of Big Brand Ideas, has moved into the role of CEO to lead the long-term vision of our agency. Creative Director & MD of Trunk, Adam Britton, is now TrunkBBI’s MD, where he will drive operational efficiencies, company culture, and the agency’s ‘Create+Activate’ proposition.

Jon and Adam’s experience brings together the right mix of creative prowess and brand success, having worked successfully over the last 7 years together.

CEO Jon Butler says, “The merger is the beginning of a new chapter in our history. Our approach is simple. We are bringing the agencies together to connect award-winning creatives with performance professionals. We call this ‘Create+Activate’.

“Our integrated approach allows us to do more under one roof, creating an efficient way of working for our clients with one team of experts working across all disciplines to deliver results. We believe that excellence occurs when creative and performance marketeers work together with the same insights and strategy.”

Under our new name, TrunkBBI will offer a full range of services in-house, spanning film, animation, and creative technology, to strategy and insight, organic and paid social, influencer activation, SEO, paid search, PR, copywriting, and user experience.

Over the years, both agencies have achieved remarkable success with numerous award wins at some of the most prestigious and coveted ceremonies, independently.

But our most recent award wins were together at the 2022 European Content Awards which saw Trunk and Big Brand Ideas’ collaborative campaign work win gold for Social Media Content of the Year, gold for Best Content Strategy, and silver for Best B2C Campaign for their campaign with Greene King, ‘If you can’t be there, be here – Euros Edition’.

Adam Britton, MD of TrunkBBI says, “Trunk and Big Brand Ideas have always worked closely together but merging Trunk’s creative talent with Big Brand Ideas’ performance and activation expertise will help us create a single, world class, creative and activation agency that offers a unique proposition.

“Our last financial year saw a combined turnover of £4.75m, and we have ambitions to grow our turnover to £8.1m within the next 18 months. We have set our ambitions high, and this will only happen by creating an environment that inspires our people to be the best version of themselves, allowing them to always go for great.”

TrunkBBI currently has offices in Manchester and Cheshire but will be announcing exciting expansion plans soon.

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