Video has become a meaningful part of the strategic marketing conversation

About

Founded in 2002, Hub is a 15 strong, insight-led video strategy and video production agency. Based in London and formed by partners David Hunstone and Kate Paterson, originally Hub was created to answer the video requirements of Jaguar-Land Rover. From having one single client, we have grown into a multifaceted video agency – working in a variety of industries for a range of customers.

The breadth of capability we offer is made possible by our structure. At the core of our business is a senior management team who oversee; insight, creative, production, distribution and project management.

We are diverse bunch, with a number of the team having evolved their specialist areas not through traditional media routes. We see this as an advantage – we don’t all see things the same! Creative concepts are often born out of polarising opinions but this affords us a rigorous approach, considering a range of ideas and angles, before collectively arriving at an agreed strategy.

The team are supported by a network of video specialist freelancers that when required we assign for each project. This means we always have the best team for the job.

Video Strategy
About

Video Strategy

At the heart of what we do is storytelling – driven by insight and fuelled by a passion for delivering memorable and effective video campaigns.

We help large organisations to take on the challenge of making video an integral part of their communication strategy. Where a video strategy doesn’t already exist, we’ll advise on the right blend of video; be that entertainment, helpful content or episodic formats – as well as manage the whole process for your team from production to distribution

Our strategic approach to video production is one that is insight led, whether that be us driving the research or working with your own findings. This generates data driven knowledge, ensuring strategies are emotionally intelligent as they are mined directly from your audience, allowing you to reach, communicate and connect with them directly.

  • Insight

    Immersion workshop

    Customer research

    Coding & analysis of research

    Findings report

  • Concept

    Themes

    Opportunities

    Story telling /narrative building

  • Strategy

    Build blend

  • Production / Distribution

    Social video distribution plan

    Content creation

    Implementation

  • Analysis

    Content measure / optimise

    Blend analysis

    Development presentation / workshop

Our Team
About

Our Team

The breadth of capability we offer is made possible by our Hub structure. At the heart of our business lies a team of full-time senior managers who specialise in insight, creative, production, distribution and project management. They are supported by a team of 10 permanent staff and a network of video specialist freelancers that are bespoke for each project. This means we always have the best team for the job.

  • David Hunstone

    Co-founder and CEO

    David Hunstone, co-founder and CEO of video agency Hub has been pushing the creative possibilities of video for over a decade, advising and inspiring brands and businesses to create content that emotional resonates with their audiences.

    David Hunstone

    Co-founder and CEO

  • Kate Paterson

    Co-founder and Chief Operations Officer

    Kate Paterson is co-founder and Operations Director of Hub.  A wearer of many hats, she puts in place the strategic process that ensures that content and services meets the needs and expectations of our clients.

    Kate Paterson

    Co-founder and Chief Operations Officer

  • Renee Vaughan Sutherland

    Chief Creative Officer

    Having worked at Hub since 2007, Hub’s Chief Creative Officer, Renee Vaughan Sutherland has been responsible for some of Hub’s largest social video campaigns.  She has travelled extensively, worked in a range of industries and countries and with a degree in fine art she leads on Hub’s creative direction and client briefs.

    Renee Sutherland

    Chief Creative Officer

  • Isabel Odlin

    Chief People Officer

    CPO, Isy is responsible for our policies and procedures and supporting our amazing people that make up the Hub team.

    Isabel Odlin

    Chief People Officer

  • Katherine Parsons

    Executive Producer

    Katherine joined Hub in early 2016 to work as executive producer on global multi-platform concept for the Alibaba branded content TV series.  Previous roles include commissioner for the BBC as well as being the first Channel Executive for BBC3.

    Katherine Parsons

    Executive Producer

  • Rina Cheung

    Senior Designer

    Rina Cheung, having received a BA in Graphic Information Design has a been working in the music, fashion and film industries for the past fifteen years.  She joined Hub in 2012 and leads on graphic design and motion graphics.

    Rina Cheung

    Senior Designer

  • Sara Brailsford

    Series Producer

    Sara has over 20 years’ experience in the broadcast industry, working as a Commissioning Editor at the BBC before joining Shine TV as Head of Features to Executive Produce shows like Masterchef, Project Catwalk and the Biggest Loser.  Sara joined to work on the Alibaba branded content TV series, working as a producer on this global multi-platform series.

    Sara Brailsford

    Series Producer

  • Nick Paton

    Producer/ Director

    Nick is a producer and director.  Having worked a range of films and campaigns his diversity is such that he has written and directed several comedy and drama shorts, produced content for LoveFilm and worked on Thomson Reuters, Recycling | WRAP UK and Jaguar Landrover accounts.

    Nick Paton

    Producer/ Director

  • Natalie Wilsher

    Production Co-ordinator

    As Hub’s production co-ordinator, Natalie gets our crews where they need to be and our post team organised.  With a degree in Digital Filmmaking she worked at several blue-chip corporations before joining Hub – we can no longer live without her.

    Natalie Wilsher

    Production Co-ordinator

  • Charlie Hubbard

    Accountant

    Hub accountant Charlie, joined the team in 2013 qualified to AAT3 he is now working on his CIMA qualification.

    Charlie Hubbard

    Accountant

  • Amarat Sehgal

    Producer

    Having worked for a Legal Publisher for number of years she joined Hub as a producer in 2012.  Working within our in-house studio she produces live webinars, video broadcasts and studio shoots.

    Amarat Sehgal

    Producer

  • Niall Byrne

    Assistant Producer

    With a range of diverse skills across all content creation and a love for organisation, Niall joined Hub firstly as an edit assistant, moving into camera operating before settling in as one of Hub’s assistant producers.

    Niall Byrne

    Assistant Producer

  • Ursie Downes

    Assistant producer

    Assistant producer, Ursie specialises in insight research and social content.  Having graduated from the London College of Fashion with a BA (Hons) in Fashion Management she worked in the marketing department for Dr. Martens before joining Hub.

    Ursie Downes

    Assistant producer

  • Brian McKay

    Copywriter

    Brian is Hub’s inhouse copywriter. Before joining Hub, Brian worked as a freelance copywriter and has written both online and offline copy for Porsche, a Savile Row tailors and London Law firms.

    Brian McKay

    Copywriter

  • Gideon Smit

    Editor

    Gideon Smit,  Hub’s in-house editor since 2013, attended film school in New Zealand before moving to London. He has worked on numerous big ad campaigns and online content both in New Zealand and in the UK.

    Gideon Smit

    Editor

  • James Harverson

    Studio manager

    James Haverson joined Hub in 2010 as a camera operator passionate about lighting and capturing beautiful imagery.  In 2013 he took on the role of running and managing our in-house studio.  Having worked on campaigns for a range of clients across the globe, he is infamous at Hub for creating satirical boy band music videos in spare time.

    James Harverson

    Studio manager

  • Callum Robertson

    Studio Operator

    Hub’s studio operator, Callum studied Media Production at De Montford University, graduating with first-class honours. Before joining Hub he worked as a technical operator in live TV work.  He is responsible for mixing of video broadcasts in our in-house studio.

    Callum Robertson

    Studio Operator

  • Sohail Sahab

    Head of Insight

    Sohail has extensive experience running insight-led video strategies. He is a customer and user experience researcher, designer, and software engineer. He is passionate about applying user-centered design process to understand people’s needs and design innovative, usable and accessible products, services and solutions.

    He also has extensive leadership and technical experience, and successful track record in developing and delivering mission-critical applications.

    Sohail Sahab

    Head of Insight

Our Clients

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