EMILY BUCKLAND - FOUNDER & CEO
Emily founded SESAME after 18 years at the business end of agency life, most recently as Head of Brand at Porter Novelli. This new venture means that she can use her PR network in a different way, marrying up brilliant, non-traditional people with equally brilliant companies, in addition to consulting on culture where she’s needed.
MARIGOLD DIXON - PARTNER
Marigold specialises in brand marketing, having held senior roles at Freuds and Golin. She is a passionate advocate of flexible working and, as a mum, enjoys helping parents find roles that allow them to balance a rewarding career and home life within our progressive client base.
LIZ LITTLECHILD - PARTNER
Liz comes from a consumer and healthcare PR background. She most recently worked at Porter Novelli, via Weber Shandwick, Ogilvy and Ketchum. Liz’s passion for people means she has an unerring eye for emerging talent and understands the importance of a rich workforce made up of people with diverse backgrounds and mindsets.
ROSIE FREELAND- HEAD OF COMMUNICATIONS
For new business, marketing and media.
Rosie not only helps keep the SESAME show on the road, but oversees marketing. She also loves putting to good use her six years’ experience leading teams at agencies such as Ketchum, Kindred and Porter Novelli by supporting our mid-level talent with confidence coaching and interview prep.
Sesame. She’s our namesake and Chief Happiness ‘Paw-ficer’. Thanks to PN’s former MD, Sally, who created a pet policy, Emily could get a puppy (with Peternity leave) in the knowledge that as and when needed Sesame would be welcome in the office. There’s no denying that agency life often involves long hours and this was a way for responsible pet ownership. As a pup, Sessy, as she is known, attended team meets, the odd Board meeting and even the Christmas party*. She’s still ruling the roost and keeping our other furry team members, Goggles, Noodle and Maisie, in check.
*we have decided to leave out the story about the unfortunate accident in the FD’s office.