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We are a growth-focused media agency driven by innovation and creativity.

Founded in London in 1990, we were the first media agency to offer strategic and creative planning at a time when the industry was about buying cheaply and quickly.

Our founders saw a bright future where smart thinking and clever planning could help brands grow faster than their competitors.

Over the many years that have followed, we have continued to build on this defining ethic — with our evolution shaped by a continual investment in thought leadership. And we continue to ensure that our capability and approach evolve in line with changes in media, data, technology, commerce, society, and legislation.  

Today, with over 100 offices in 74 countries, we continue to create remarkable campaigns that lead to remarkable growth – using the extending canvas of data and technology.

We create campaigns that help brands move beyond incremental improvements and leap ahead of their competitors.

Our global recognitions

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From challenger agency to global media network.

A global footprint for global impact.

United by Omni, our collaboration platform.

Connected by shared values and ambition.

Collaborating on Omni Studio every day.

Who we work with

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We are part of Omnicom Media Group (OMG), which boosts our purchasing power and enables us to meet the tough buying demands of the world’s biggest advertisers.

We have access to sophisticated research resources and advanced business intelligence tools, which reinforces our thinking and means we can deliver superior strategic expertise.

It means we also have access to sophisticated planning tools, like Omni, Omnicom Group’s leading marketing orchestration and insights platform.

Omni also houses Omni Studio, our proprietary global planning and collaboration platform. Omni Studio combines playful gamification techniques with hardcore strategic principles to deliver innovation. It’s not just a work tool; it’s our business ecosystem

Our clients find this potent mix of buying power and exceptional planning and creative credentials a compelling proposition.

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“One of the huge benefits (of Omni Studio) is that it’s brought to the attention of our marketeers the craft of media planning in a way that was never really as visible before. It’s where art and science come together.”

Isabel Massey, Global Media Director, Diageo

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“We have connected our agency briefing platform into Omni Studio to create an integrated briefing and planning ecosystem.  Enabling HSBC marketers and PHD teams to collaborate within a dynamic campaign planning environment.  This is a step-change on how we work – a much more agile and future-fit way of working.”

Bill Reese, Global Head of Media, HSBC

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“The most creative integration of agency platforms to date”

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“Omni dominates in attribution/measurement, creative, and ability to activate.”

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“Omni Studio has enabled us to significantly sharpen the way we inject channel strategy thinking into the marketing process and is now at the heart of Unilever’s media planning.”

Luis Di Como, VP Global Media, Unilever

Our leadership team.

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Ali Reed, CEO, PHD UK

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Euan Hudghton, Chief Brand & Experience Officer

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Hugh Cameron, Chairman

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Chris Walsh, Chief Commercial & Operations Officer

Our story is naturally one of leaps and bounds.

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David Pattison, Nick Horswell and Jonathan Durden launched Pattison Horswell Durden (PHD) in London with a clear proposition that spoke to clients who valued prize strategy.

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Our early press ads captured our unique blend of fearless creativity with strategic planning and buying.

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1991 continued

Our planning-led approach attracted our founding client, The Guardian Newspaper, who remains a client today.

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We launched Drum, the first sponsorship, partnership and content agency in the UK.

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We opened our first non-UK office and went on to grow our international network to more than 100 offices worldwide.

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Our parent company, Omnicom Media Group, was formed — allowing our clients to benefit from our unique approach to media planning, without compromising on the buying.

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We launched Source (now Omni Studio), a proprietary global operating system that connects our people through a gamified system.

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We were named Eurobest Media Network of the Year for the second consecutive year.

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Today, we have over 6,000 employees in more than 100 offices and work with some of the world’s largest advertisers.

Our global network.

6,500 people. 107 offices. 74 countries.

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North America (2)

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3575 boul. St-Laurent, Montréal, Québec

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33 Bloor St. Suite 1300, Toronto, Ontario

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225 North Michigan Avenue, 20th Floor, Chicago, IL., 60601, USA

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Los Angeles

12777 West Jefferson Blvd., Building C, Los Angeles, CA., 90066, USA

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6205 Blue Lagoon Drive, Suite #650, Miami, Fl 33126, USA

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220 East 42nd Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10017, USA

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San Francisco

600 California Street, 7th Floor, San Francisco, CA., 94109, USA

Latin America (16)

Juan Diaz de Solis 1330, piso 4 (B1638BHR), Vicente López, Bs.As., Argentina

Isidora Goyenechea 3000, Oficina S -202, Las Condes, Santiago, Chile, 7550653

Centro Empresarial Vía Lindora, Santa Ana, San José, Piso 3, 10903

85 Av. norte, Edificio 619, Colonia Escalón, San Salvador, El Salvador

5ta. AV 5-55, Zona 14 Edificio Europlaza Torre 4, Nivel 12 Oficina 1203 Guatemala Ciudad

Edificio Versalles, 3er nivel, ave. circunvalación, San Pedro Sula.

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Mexico City

Av. Guillermo Gonzalez Camarena 800, Piso 1 Santa Fe, Zedec Sta Fé, Álvaro Obregón, 01210 Ciudad de México, CDMX

Ofiplaza El Retiro, Edif. #8 suite 813, Oficina Central, Managua

Marbella, World Trade Center, Planta Baja, Oficina 3

Av. Armendáriz 480, Piso 7, Miraflores, Lima, Perú

Centro Internacional de Mercadeo, Carr. 165 Torre 2 Piso 6, Suite 601, Guaynabo, PR 00968

Ave. Abraham Lincoln #1061, Santo Domingo 10129, República Dominicana

Bvar. España 2491 Esquina Obligado, Montevideo, Uruguay / 11300

Europe, Middle East & Africa (36)

Heiligenstädter Straße 31/3/401, 1190 Wien

Heiligenstädter Straße 31/Stiege 3/401 1190 Wien, Österreich

Excelsiorlaan 75-77, 1930 Zaventem

95 Hristo Botev blvd., P.O. Box: 1303 Sofia, Bulgaria

Sostariceva 10, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia

Midtermolen 3, 5. sal 2100 København Ø Danmark

East Africa (3)

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Kabarsiran close, off Kabarsiran avenue., Lavington, Nairobi, P.O.Box 7704 -00200 Nairobi, Kenya

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Pärnu mnt. 18, 3rd floor, Tallinn 10141, Estonia

Lintulahdenkatu 3, 00530 HELSINKI, FINLAND

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Re-Mind PHD Biarritz, 24, BD Marcel Dassault, 64200 Biarritz

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Re-Mind PHD Lyon, 1 rue Jean Novel, 69100 Villeurbanne

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11-15 Avenue André Morizet, 92100 Boulogne Billancourt, Paris

Francophone Africa (6)

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The Telephone Exchange, 5 North Crescent, London, WC1E 7PH, UK

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Burkina Faso

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Ivory Coast

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Germany (3)

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Königsallee 92, 40212 Düsseldorf

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Hanauer Landstraße 182 A, 60314 Frankfurt am Main

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Zirkusweg 1, 20359 Hamburg

No. 10 Examination Road, Ridge, Accra, Ghana

84/A Dózsa György út, 1068 Budapest, Hungary

6th floor, Stephen Court, 18-21 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2, D02 N960

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Via Spadolini 5, Centro Leoni, 20141 Milano, Italia

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Via Ca’ di Cozzi 10, 37124 Verona

Brīvības iela 40 – 22, Rīga, LV-1050, Latvija

3 Šeimyniškių g. LT-09312 Vilnius, Lietuva

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55 Mohamed Mazhar Street, Zamalek , Cairo , Egypt, PO Box 11561 Cairo

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AYA Tower, Offices 1&2 Armenia Street, Mar Mikhael POB 11-1259، Beirut, Lebanon

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Saudi Arabia - Jeddah

International Economy Tower King Abdullah Road PO Box 54627 Jeddah 21524

Saudi Arabia - Riyadh

118 Spaces, Riyadh Park, Al Aqiq, 1 PO Box 1564 Riyadh 11372

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Omnicom Media Group MENA, Dubai Media City, Dubai

Prof. W.H. Keesomlaan 4, 1180 AB Amstelveen, The Netherlands

26, Oladipo Bateye Street, Ikeja GRA Lagos, Nigeria

Frøyas gate 15, Postboks 1165 Sentrum, 0107 Oslo, Norway

Lomnického 1705/5, 140 00 Praha 4

ul. Wybrzeże Gdyńskie 6c, 01-531 Warszawa

Av. Do Forte, 6A - Edifício Ramazzotti, Piso 3 - sala 2.08, 2790-072 Carnaxide, Portugal

No. 6, Pictor G.D. Mirea Street, District 1, Bucharest, Romania, 011396

Cara Dusana 10a Belgrade Serbia

Digital Park II, Einsteinova 23, 851 01 Bratislava, Slovakia

Koprska ulica 106A, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia, Europe

South Africa (3)

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Unit 405, The Studios 6 Beach Road, Old Castle Brewery, Woodstock Cape Town, 7925

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Tree House Work Space, 5 Park Lane, Building - Mayfair on the Lake, 2nd Floor, 4051

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PHD Johannesburg, 6th Floor, North Side, 3 Sandown Valley Crescent, Sandton, Johannesburg 2031

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Marina 16 - 18, Planta 12, 08005 Barcelona

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Calle Mesena, 22 Planta 3, 28033 Madrid

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Katarinavägen 9, floor 7, Box 11097, Stockholm, Sweden

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Nils Ericsonplatsen 3, 411 03 Göteborg, Sweden

Leutschenbachstrasse 41, CH-8050 Zurich

Leutschenbachstrasse 41, 8050 Zurich

Talatpasa Caddesi, No:5 Kat:3 Gultepe, Sisli, Istanbul, Turkey

United Kingdom (2)

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Bankside 2, 90-100 Southwark Street, London, SE1 0SW, UK

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Canada House, 3 Chepstow Street, Manchester, M1 5LW

Asia Pacific (17)

Australia (3).

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PHD Brisbane Level 3, 200 Adelaide Street, Brisbane QLD 4000 Australia

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PHD Melbourne Level 6, 650 Chapel St, South Yarra, VIC 3141 Australia

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Bay 7, 2 Locomotive Street, Eveleigh NSW 2015, Australia

12F, No. 1788, West Nanjing Road, 200040

中国上海市南京西路1788号国际中心12楼, 200040

Unit 907 Core E, Cyberport 3, 100 Cyberport Road, Hong Kong

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PHD Bangladesh, Road 16, House 9, Gulshan 1, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh

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3rd Floor, Mudra House, Opposite Grand Hyatt, Santacruz East, Mumbai - 4

Office Tower 32nd floor unit, D. Jl Casablanca Raya, no 88. Jakarta 12870, Indonesia

Harumi Triton Square X, 1-8-10 Harumi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-6038

Unit 15-01 & 15-02, Level 15, Imazium, No. 8, Jalan SS 21/37, Damansara Uptown, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor DE, Malaysia

Level 2, Eden Business Centre, 14 Normanby Road, Mt Eden, Auckland 1024

50 Old Clifton, Opposite Mohatta Palace, Karachi, 75600, Pakistan

10F Bankmer Building, 6756 Ayala Avenue, Makati City 1226, Philippines

29 Media Circle, ALICE@Mediapolis, #11-03, Singapore, 138565

9th Fl., Keungil Tower, 223 Teheran-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul Korea, 06142

Level 5 Tisara Plaza, 127/88, Dutugemunu Street, Colombo 6

9/F, 176 Chang Chun Road, Taipei 104, Taiwan

Amarin Plaza Floor 21st, 496-502 Ploenchit Rd., Lumpini Pathumwan, Bangkok, 10330, Thailand

Somerset Chancellor Court, 4th Floor, 11 Mac Dinh Chi Street, District 1, HCMC, Vietnam

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PHD was launched as the first planning-led media agency in the UK.

In 2016 we are still renowned for being the UK's most forward-thinking media agency; we challenge convention, break new ground in communications thinking and ultimately look to find a better way in everything we do.

We are the first media agency to have been awarded three D&AD pencils and to have won back-to-back Cannes Lions over two years. We were named 'Network of the Year' at the 2015 Campaign Media Awards. Most recently we were named Agency of the Year 2016 by both Media Week and Marketing Week.

PHD London was the founding office which is now part of an 80+ office global network, home of PHD's worldwide management team and part of Omnicom Media Group. Our planning-centric approach, coupled with the buying power we offer through Omnicom Media Group’s centralised negotiation point OPera, has attracted a diverse client list

Our Capabilities

  • Digital Marketing
  • Media Planning
  • Brand Experience
  • Branded Content
  • Business Consultancy

Sector Experience

  • Financial services
  • Home improvements/DIY goods
  • Clothing/Accessories
  • Government departments
  • Entertainment/Leisure
  • Cosmetics/Toiletries

Our Clients

  • Sainsbury’s
  • Warner Bros.
  • Confused.com
  • British Heart Foundation
  • The Guardian
  • Global Radio
  • Smart Energy GB
  • Virgin Atlantic Airways
  • Tangle Teezer
  • Carnival Corp.
  • Hewlett Packard

The Best Use of Tech Deutsche Telekom Media Awards - Grand Prix

Outdoor: ambient experiential & immersive digital deutsche telekom 'magenta' cannes lions - gold, online advertising, mobile & experiential marketing deutsche telekom 'magenta' the lovies award - silver, outdoor: ambient experiential & immersive digital deutsche telekom 'magenta' eurobest - grand prix, euan hudghton.

Chief Brand & Experience Officer

Hugh Cameron

Michael florence.

Chief Strategy Officer


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Other Accreditation

Sarbanes Oxley

Investors in People

PHD Network is a global media company within Omnicom Media Group. The Group represents the combined media assets of full service media networks such as PHD as well as a number of speciality media communications companies. Its presence is across 80 countries throughout the world.

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