Ian Fearnley

Ian co-founded Unison Media in 1999 with the express purpose of enabling clients to profit from personalised solutions from senior professionals. More than ten years on and he’s just as excited by this approach which lets clients who are new to the market or have modest budgets, to reap the same level of expertise as benefits the big brand names.

His breadth and depth of experience allows him to provide a realistic insight into what delivers the right results. Although he’s already an accomplished expert in the industry, with over 25 years of planning and implementing effective campaigns, he believes there are always opportunities to refine skills and learn new things.

His philosophy is that the traditional and the innovative can complement each other, that it’s important to look beyond the obvious, that creativity and analytical skills go hand in hand, and that campaigns ought to be embedded in business strategy.

Ian’s Brief Biography:

  • Managing Partner – Unison Media
  • Media Director – Clark & Taylor (later acquired by AMV BBDO)
  • Group Head – CIA Media Solutions

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Gill Weston

Gill has over twenty years experience in helping organisations to thrive. Her career spans in-house and consultancy roles in public affairs, PR, sponsorship, training and organisational health. Her postgrad qualifications include psychobiology, clinical hypnotherapy, and applied positive psychology.

She’s passionate about helping others understand what drives behaviour, the role that communication plays in it, and how this is influenced by attitudes, emotions and wellbeing.

Her philosophy is that it’s important to involve and listen to people in order to truly engage them, that there are advantages in cultivating what’s already going well, and that people are motivated by having a sense of meaning, competency, autonomy and belonging.

Gill’s Brief Biography:

  • Managing Partner – Unison Media
  • Consultancy Services Manager – Bupa Psychological Services (servicing over 500 of its clients)
  • Managing Director – KarmaPractice Stress Management
  • Freelance Associate Director – for various organisations including Bell Pottinger
  • Account Director – Hill & Knowlton
  • Senior Executive – Food & Drink Federation (servicing over 150 of its member companies)

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