Leaders of the pack

Meet the team

Diverse, driven and with decades of experience between them, our leadership team make sure that everyone at bigdog never stops digging for the very best ideas.

New business enquiry? Get in touch.

James Clifton

James Clifton

CEO

James started his career client side, before working in a diverse range of digital, direct and integrated agencies both in the UK and USA and has been fortunate enough to have worked on an eclectic mix of national, multi-national and global clients covering B2B, B2C and B2B2C.

In 2008 he created balloon dog, a full-service communications agency, that was acquired by the Mission Marketing Group in 2012. In March 2015 this merged with fellow Mission Marketing Agency, Big, to create the 160-strong full-service creative agency – bigdog, where James remains CEO.

“I am inspired daily by the famous Einstein quote, ‘Creativity is intelligence having fun.’“

Connect on LinkedIn

Dylan Bogg

Dylan Bogg

CCO

Dylan has picked up countless creative awards for a variety of clients across a host of disciplines and channels during his time in the industry. He has also been a judge on many a creative awards panel including the coveted D&AD awards.

Dylan was a founding partner of Big Communications, an agency that soon built an enviable reputation for outstanding creativity.


Big was acquired by the Mission Marketing Group in 2004. In 2015, when Big merged with with balloon dog, Dylan was appointed Chief Creative Officer.

“Passionate, stimulating people creating outstanding work. What’s not to love?”

Connect on LinkedIn

Dawn Marrs

Dawn Marrs

Managing Director (London/Norwich)

Dawn has over 20 years experience working in global agencies such as Saatchi & Saatchi and Cheil. From a fully integrated client service background she has previously led and strategically directed huge accounts such as Samsung, Coca-Cola and Mars.

Dawn joined bigdog in June 2015 taking up the role of MD for London and Norwich.

“Working with inspiring and talented people on a daily basis to create exciting campaigns - that work! That's what I love about advertising”

Connect on LinkedIn

Ross Faulkner

Ross Faulkner

Managing Director (Leicester/Birmingham)

Ross has spent over 20 years working with brands and agencies to help solve clients’ problems and grow their businesses.  In this time, he’s been a Strategist at Naked Communications, a Marketing & Insight Manager for Coca-Cola and he’s also built and headed up the Creative Solutions team at ITV. 

Ross joined bigdog as the Planning & Strategy Partner in 2014 before taking up the role of MD in March 2015.

“Brilliant people, creating exciting ideas that make a genuine difference to a business is what gets me excited about advertising.”

 

Connect on LinkedIn

Cordell Burke

Cordell Burke

Creative Managing Partner

Cordell is an experienced Creative Director/Art Director who has led integrated creative departments at agencies including OgilvyOne, Tequila (TBWA group) and Saatchi & Saatchi.

As well as producing on and offline creative work for national and international clients, he’s won many awards at Cannes, DMA, Campaign, Brand Republic, Drum, Creative Circle, US Caples and been a regular judge at most of these events.

Also, he’s a member of the DMA Awards Committee and Joint Chairman of the DMA's Graeme Robertson Trust (GRT), which aims to develop young talent.

“I enjoy seeing great creative work, meeting inspiring people, making stuff happen.”

Connect on LinkedIn