Nico is the agency Creative Director and started out as a copywriter before nudging his way into the world of TV comedy as a writer and performer. He has since written words for such comedy luminaries as Jimmy Carr, Alan Carr, Harry Enfield, Paul Whitehouse, Vic Reeves, Tom Davis, Morgana Robinson and to his own disbelief, Carrie Fisher.
He has written for, or appeared in award winning comedy shows like The Armstrong and Miller Show (BAFTA) Murder In Successville (BAFTA, Broadcast Awards) and Dave’s Crackanory (Broadcasting Press Guild Award), as well as contributing material on big hitters like The Kumars, 8 out of 10 Cats and Channel 4’s Comedy Gala. He has done many voiceovers including on the legendary Shooting Stars, and has also contributed both serious music and pastiches to the productions he has worked on. He currently also has a Podcast called Sick Minds, with fellow comedy writer Alistair Griggs.
Amongst many other commercial projects he has worked on a D&AD nominated viral video NOKIA ENGAGE FIFA video, a fun LYNX/AXE ATTRACT campaign, and a huge Social/Facebook game for VW BEETLE. Over the years he has put shifts in on brands like CANON, AUDI, BRYLCREEM, HULA HOOPS, SMIRNOFF, BA, DOMESTOS, MBNA, IKEA, PLAYSTATION, COORS and countless others. Not that we’re saying he’s old.
Jez is an over-seasoned digital marketeer, well versed in full funnel conversion as well as customer lifetime value programmes. He has over 20 years agency experience in brands from FMCG to Formula 1, including Automotive, Technology, & Telco, Retail & Pharma, across UK and Global markets.
Jez is passionate about how customers really behave across owned and earned channels and how brands can create higher value relationships through meaningful innovation and quality content experiences.
He believes that many established brands are still struggling to grasp how to operate in social spaces and continue to waste the real opportunities these channels now represent. Neat is intended to unlock this potential.