WRG promotes Charlotte Smithson to creative director

Live and experiential agency WRG has promoted art director Charlotte Smithson to the role of creative director.

The promotion will see Smithson – who has spent seven years at WRG working with a variety of exciting global clients- take the creative lead on projects, reporting to WRG executive creative director Mark Gass.

Her remit will also involve fostering creative superiority and pushing the creative output of the agency.

ON her appointment, Smithson said: “I’m thrilledt to be leading on some of the exciting projects WRG and the Creative Engagement Group have got coming up.

“I come from an advertising background and I think clients are increasingly seeing live events as bigger part of the communications mix. I’m constantly asking how do we improve our creativity? What are the barriers? What are the outside influences? And how do we turn the challenges into stepping stones to deliver not just good or great but what we call ‘category redefining’ work?”

Mark Gass, executive creative director at WRG added: “We have a motto: ‘Create Unforgettable’. It’s a great challenge and without talent from the likes of Charlotte it would simply be words.

“She personifies our creative ambition with her drive to constantly push the boundaries, work collaboratively and mentor the next generation who are coming on board.”

‘These attributes are especially important when it comes to capitalising on the broader capabilities we now offer as part of The Creative Engagement Group. It’s a great internal promotion and it’s certainly very well deserved.”


Martin Fullard


Martin Fullard

Martin Fullard: journalist, presenter, producer. Martin is the Deputy Editor at Conference News and Conference & Meetings World magazines. He leads the digital channels on Mash Media’s Conference Division as well as heading up Mash TV. He is formerly a web editor at a national newspaper in the Middle East and motoring journalist.

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