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Mike Harris
CEO

Mike is the founder and CEO of 89up, Europe's first and biggest impact agency for civil society and non-profits and the co-founder of 90up, a creative and influencer agency. He is also the publisher and owner of Little Atoms, an award-winning magazine distributed globally and a podcast and online magazine enjoyed by a global audience of millions.

Mike has excellent political and media connections, with a strong knowledge of the workings of government and international bodies. His campaign experience delivering cross-party support for a new parliamentary bill; international human rights advocacy work engaging Hollywood celebrities that forced 3 banks to stop selling government bonds to support a dictatorship, leading the press and strategy for an Oscar-winning film, the exposure of lobbyists work for corrupt regimes and supporting the launch of multiple grassroots political movements.

Mike Harris
CEO

Founder of 89up and 90up with high level political, campaigns and communications experience on some of the most successful campaigns with some of the world’s biggest cause brands.

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Padraig Reidy
Editorial Director

Padraig Reidy is a writer, editor and campaigner who was worked across a range of media.

Padraig has written for publications from the Sun to the New Statesman, as well as ghostwriting for leading figures in the worlds of media, human rights and advocacy. His career in campaigning started at New Humanist magazine, where he was deputy editor, before moving on to become senior writer at Index on Censorship and then editorial director at 89up, where he oversees all our published output as well as editing Little Atoms, our acclaimed podcast, website and magazine.

“Everything I do is about helping ideas get the attention they deserve - whether that’s a fresh way of thinking about politics, a great scientific advance, a valued principle to be upheld, or an important piece of art. We’re here to celebrate and spotlight the people who do good.”

Padraig Reidy
Editorial Director

Padraig is a writer, editor and campaigner who was worked across a range of media.

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Sarah Jane Rumford
PR Director

Sarah-Jane Rumford develops and delivers hard-hitting campaigns for leading brands. charities and NGOs. and innovative start-ups. This has seen her building brands, leading consumer behaviour change campaigns, managing vast integrated marketing and content creation campaigns and transforming reputations in times of crisis. An intuitive strategist and sharp creative mind, Sarah-Jane is a powerhouse when it comes to delivering results.

"I know what grabs media and consumer attention, what makes a headline and what will deliver results. I continue to think differently and create fresh campaigns which surprise, excite and inspire. I can turn my hand to any subject, having worked for clients as diverse as the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Department of Health, Coca-Cola, Waitrose, Microsoft, GSK, Nesta and the Toyota Mobility Foundation".

 
Sarah Jane Rumford
PR Director

Sarah-Jane has twenty years of PR experience, developing and delivering hard-hitting campaigns for leading brands.

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Sashy Nathan
Director of Advocacy

Sashy is General Counsel and directs our advocacy unit 89up Thinks, which produces insights on political and legal problems. Recent reports include press regulation, Brexit and EU rights and the compliance of international football governance with human rights. Sashy is also the co-founder of Commons, the not-for-profit law firm, having previously practised at Bindmans LLP, specialising in criminal cases with an international and human rights element.

Sashy Nathan
Director of Advocacy

Sashy directs our advocacy unit and has a wealth of experience working with charities, not-for-profits and international NGOs.

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Amy Drucquer
Senior Social Producer

Amy has more than six years experience in creative content creation. She has both agency and client-side experience in delivering cross-channel digital content and handling the end-to-end production for 89ups video outputs. She’s also a photographer and has worked with fashion, consumer and cultural lifestyle brands such as Lyle & Scott, Under Armour, Adidas, Nike, Sony, Lenovo, The Body Shop, UEFA, the FA & Copa90.

Amy Drucquer
Senior Social Producer

Amy is a content creator who has worked with some of the world's best-known cultural lifestyle brands. 

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Sarah Vero
Account Director

Sarah is an expert in communications strategy and delivery, campaigns, movement building, strategic events and partnerships. Before joining 89up she was Acting Director at Living Wage Foundation. Sarah coordinates 89up's impact services working across events, press, PR, content creation, social and targeted campaigning. Away from 89up she teaches mindfulness-based resilience to organisations. Her personal mission is to help build a holistic, healthy, engaged society.

“I specialise in communications and campaigns for good causes because I’m passionate about making the world a better place. I build and deliver fully integrated campaign strategies that use all the assets available, incorporating movement building, events, social, comms and PR. I love the creative process, from the narrative and messaging sessions where we brainstorm the inspiring big picture ideas to the nerdy logistics of planning and delivery that are necessary to turn those ideas into great results. I feel lucky to work with so many incredible causes at 89up.”

 
Sarah Vero
Account Director

Sarah is an expert in communications strategy and delivery, campaigns, movement building, strategic events and partnerships. 

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Jonathan Shakhovskoy
Creative Director

Jonathan has worked at the creative end of communications for the last 8 years delivering social, content and experiential campaigns for big commercial brands, international NGOs and political campaigns. He previously worked in the music industry creating albums for artists such as U2, Amy Winehouse and Shakira. He is passionate about creating campaigns that people care about, not just notice. He is a skilled campaign strategist with a wealth of digital understanding.

Jonathan Shakhovskoy
Creative Director

Jonathan is passionate about creating campaigns that people care about, not just notice.

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Martin Barnard
Senior Developer

Martin has over twenty years of experience in programming and problem-solving with many years working for a major European casino. A full-stack developer working mainly with Python and Linux, he’s well-placed to lead our technical team. 

Martin Barnard
Senior Developer

Martin is our senior developer with over 20 years of experience involving Linux, devops and Python programming.

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Mansi Pandit-Trivedi
Junior Developer

Mansi has worked in both public and private firms and has multicultural work experience. She has worked as a programmer/DevOps in different fields like Bioinformatics, Pharmacology, Biochemistry, Agriculture, Meteorology and now in PR firm. She has experience as a programmer/Devops working mainly with Python, Postgres, mysql, linux.

Mansi Pandit-Trivedi
Junior Developer

Mansi is our junior developer with experience in Python, SQL, Linux.

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Facundo Arias
Head of Web

He is in the middle of the front-end and back-end. As front-ender, he is expert in the use of HTML, CSS layout and programming with javascript. As back-ender, he studies and develops the content structure, programming in PHP and Drupal as a CMS/Framework.

“The Internet is a world without frontiers. Websites are the way for the people to get in”

Facundo Arias
Head of Web

Facundo is a web developer, front-ender, back-ender and Drupal senior developer.

 
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Luke Rossiter
Head of design

Luke is a graphic designer and head of design at 89up. Luke has completed design projects in branding, print, web, UX, illustration and animation for organisations ranging from international brands to charities and tech startups including London Design Festival, Age UK, Alcon, Boehringer Ingelheim, GMB Union, NHS, and Red Bull.

“For me visual communication is all about providing people with positive and memorable experiences, the kind that catch their attention and holds it for long enough for you to tell your story.”

Luke Rossiter
Head of design

Luke is a graphic designer, providing us with leading branding, print, web, UX, illustration and animation design.

 
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Rachel Besenyei
Social Media Executive

Before joining 89up, Rachel worked in business development for a FTSE 100 company. She has experience in building & developing brands internationally, and in hyper-targeted marketing campaigns on both a client and agency side. At 89up, Rachel uses data and market analysis to plan and execute strategic, integrated campaigns to effect change: from encouraging petition signatures through to driving product sales. 

Rachel Besenyei
Social Media Executive

Rachel uses data and market analysis to plan and execute strategic, integrated campaigns to effect change.

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Skye Redman
Production Assistant

Skye has a background in broadcasting at the BBC and now works across PR and editorial at 89up. She also produces the Little Atoms podcast, featuring interviews with world-famous writers on ideas and culture, as well as the Government Vs The Robots podcast, about the impact of technology on politics, now and in the future.

“With our attention being constantly pulled in so many directions, I work to tell stories that cut through that noise, whether that’s a client’s idea or an issue that needs to be heard.”

Skye Redman
Production Assistant

Skye has a background in radio at the BBC and now works across PR and editorial at 89up.

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Josh Feldberg
Director of Social Media

Josh in an entrepreneur and digital strategist who this year exited Rentify, the startup he co-founded in his kitchen in London 7 years ago. He's also spent over a decade working with some of the world's leading brands including HP, O2 and McDonald's, as well as for leading global politicians, foundations and the British government. Amongst other things, in his role as head of digital for 89up.org he is working for the British government as an advisor to its inquiry into Fake News.

“I help organisations take control of their marketing by putting data and insights at the centre of their campaigns.”

Josh Feldberg
Director of Social Media

Josh is an entrepreneur and digital marketing nerd who’s spent over a decade working with the world’s biggest brands, government, not-for-profits and politicians.

 
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James Ward
Account Manager

James Ward has worked on campaigns for high-street brands, tech start-ups, charities and academic institutions. He is a published author and has written for the Guardian and the Wall Street Journal among many other outlets. He is the founder of the annual Boring Conference and presents the BBC's Boring Talks podcast.

“A crucial ingredient in successful PR is the ability to make unexpected connections and links between unlikely subjects, and to find compelling ways to weave them together through storytelling. I believe that there are always fresh ways to approach subjects with creative thinking and simple, yet original, ideas.”

James Ward
Account Manager

James has worked both in-house and agency side on campaigns for a range of high-street brands, tech start-ups, charities and academic institutions.

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Tracy King
Production Director

Tracy King is a producer who has worked with some of the world’s leading science communicators, including Commander Chris Hadfield and Tim Minchin.

Tracy is a computer games expert - with a monthly column in Custom PC magazine. Tracy is currently working on a free educational resource for schools to promote women in STEM and other sectors and is writing a book on medicine. She has worked with major science and educational organisations including EUMETSAT, UCAS, and ENCODE.e.

Tracy King
Production Director

Tracy King is a producer who has worked with some of the world’s leading science communicators.

 
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Caroline Criado-Perez
Campaigns Director

Caroline Criado-Perez is a writer, broadcaster and award-winning feminist campaigner.

She is published across the major national media and regularly appears in both print and broadcast as a commentator.

Her first book, Do it Like a Woman, was published by Portobello in 2015 and was chosen by Bridget Christie as one of her books of the year in the Guardian.

She is currently working on her second book, which will be about the gender data gap. Caroline has a degree in English language and literature from the University of Oxford, and is completing an MSc in Gender at LSE, focusing on behavioural and feminist economics. She was the 2013 recipient of the Liberty Human Rights Campaigner of the Year award, and was named OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2015.

Caroline Criado-Perez
Campaigns Director

Caroline Criado-Perez is a writer, broadcaster and award-winning feminist campaigner. 

 
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Neil Denny
Broadcast Editor

Neil Denny is the editor the Little Atoms Radio Show and podcast, in which capacity he has interviewed hundreds of people from astronauts to zoologists/

Little Atoms has been broadcasting interviews with leading writers from the worlds of science and the arts for 10 years.

 

Neil Denny
Broadcast Editor

Neil Denny is the editor the Little Atoms Radio Show and podcast, in which capacity he has interviewed hundreds of people from astronauts to zoologists.

 
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Sara Siddeeq
Associate Account Executive

Sara is a recent graduate from the University of Leeds. She has worked for companies such as Third City and has written extensively for online publications, including over half a dozen based in Barcelona.

Sara Siddeeq
Associate Account Executive

Sara is a recent graduate from the University of Leeds. She has worked for companies such as Third City and has written extensively for online publications, including over half a dozen based in Barcelona.

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Up Building, Unit 7, 103-105
Blundell Street, N7 9BN.
Switchboard: 0203 411 28 89
Out of hours press line: 0203 2 89 89 01
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Carrer de la Llacuna, 162, 08018
+34 634 012 005
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GoFundMe appoints impact agency 89up
13.02.2019

New partnership sees 89up handle all UK communications for world's largest crowdfunding platform

89up teams up with the Pharmacists’ Defence Association
05.02.2019

The Pharmacists’ Defence Association (PDA) has appointed 89up as it's integrated marketing and strategic agency, to work across digital, social and PR. 

Walkers launches recycling scheme after pressure from campaigners
10.12.2018

Following the successful #PacketInWalkers campaign by 38 Degrees, supported by 89up, Walkers today announced the details of their crisp packet recycling scheme.

New evidence of Facebook Fake News political targeting given to Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee.
19.10.2018

Over 10 million Britons may have been targeted in new pro-Brexit Facebook ’dark ads’ campaign to pressurise MPs

Packaging campaign success for 38 Degrees
05.10.2018

Walkers has announced a series of crisp packet collection points across the UK, in answer to the successful #PacketInWalkers campaign by 38 Degrees, supported by 89up.

90up builds new website for sustainability consultancy Eco-Age
01.10.2018

89up's sister agency, 90up, delivers new website for fashion sustainability consultancy Eco-Age

Medicinal cannabis victory for 38 Degrees campaigners
26.07.2018

38 Degrees campaigners are celebrating a victory today as British Home Secretary Sajid Javid announces that the laws governing access to medicinal cannabis will be relaxed.

89up to event manage RSF Press Freedom Awards 2018
09.05.2018

89up is delighted to announce we will be the event managers for the Reporters Sans Frontières (Reporters Without Borders) Press Freedom Awards 2018 in London.