ABOUT

Lock Stock is two people. Adam Fisher, an award-winning designer and creative talent with a broad experience from the big agency end of town – this includes Hulsbosch, the leading brand specialists and Leo Burnett. Adam leads creative. Simon Tebbutt has a strong retail and financial background, and was Head of Strategy at Apollonation for four years before Launching Lock Stock with Adam. He too has big ad agency experience from M&C Saatchi, BMF and Publicis Mojo. Simon is your suit. The name Lock Stock is not just a quirky rhyme. It provides the basis of a philosophy of keeping both costs and resources in check. By keeping overheads down, we provide a streamlined, but more focused creative product – meaning you only pay for the brains you need, and not what you don’t. We can add the ‘Barrel’ – the fuller team if needed. This will be handpicked from a tight network of freelance designers, media advisers, print and digital specialists. This is all co-ordinated through Simon & Adam. With big agency experience, our aim is to help you achieve premium-quality strategic and creative communications – but at a far more competitive rate.

TESTIMONIALS

“I have worked with Simon on a consultancy basis and each time has produced a great result. He combines a genuine passion for retail with a pragmatism and commercial bite that is needed in an agency. Very much a rounded experience that is rare to find. On occasions where we have been in pitch situations and under enormous pressure with huge stakes, Simon is always a calm voice of reason and a true team player who slips onto our pitch team where required like he works with us 48 weeks a year. He can read a ‘war room’ up there with the best I have worked with, enabling him to inject exactly the right level of intelligence, experience, charm or wit as and when required- always without ego.” David Lo, CEO The Zoo Republic.
“Simon is very rewarding to work with in the Shopper space.  He brings a deep understanding of shopper behaviour and particularly marketing at retail. Having worked with the likes of Woolworths and ALDI in Australia, plus Sainsbury’s & Tesco in the UK, his inside knowledge of what make retailers click is invaluable to a brand seeking to work with them. He combines this with a pragmatic and down to earth ‘can-do’ attitude to getting stuff done.” Richard Dumas, Head of Shopper, Pernod Ricard.
“Often referred to as ‘Shopper Man’, Tebbs is a passionate lover of retail, who relishes both the pace and commercial challenges of this sector. He has defined shopper marketing beyond the shopper, recognising that there are several stakeholders involved – but all pulling in a slightly different direction. Positive, smart, but always pragmatic to ensure a satisfactory outcome.” Richard Woods – MD Hive Promotional Marketing and former GM ApolloNation.
“During my time as Chairman & CEO of Grey Advertising, Sydney and in my subsequent role as Regional Chairman & CEO of Leo Burnett Australia & NZ and a member of Burnett’s International Board, I had the good fortune to work with some of the advertising world’s finest creative people. In this context I have no hesitation in recommending Adam Fisher to any prospective client who is seeking a top creative director / art director / graphic designer. Adam’s modesty and easy going manner belies an incisive, world-standard creative talent that is equally at home redesigning and repackaging the worldwide Qantas brand or formulating a fully integrated, results-driven advertising program for a modest local advertiser.” Bruce Bullpitt, Regional Chairman & CEO, Leo Burnett Australia & NZ
“Adam through his direct access to a pool of highly experienced ‘seasoned’ specialists has been able to activate a surprisingly large range of projects on our behalf, from the very small graphic design requests to full-blown cross-media campaigns; as part of these project’s he has been able to satisfy not just our design and production requirements, but copywriting, design, retouching, programming, coding, production, print sourcing, photography and more. We have been extremely happy with all the work Adam has produced for us and the obvious benefit has been that we’ve been able to access full-service agency service without paying full-service agency fees. We also get to work directly with the key creative person which cuts out a lot of the usual project management time and cost." Denny-Lyn Dixon, General Manager – Marketing, Hamilton Island.
“Adam has helped us turn our approach to advertising around. Working together, we have developed a new creative approach to our advertising, which is based on sound research into the information needs of our target audiences. We have worked closely together over the past three years to develop a new voice and image for Macquarie University, and as a result we have achieved a consistent and distinctive look and feel in all of our advertising, design and messages. Adam and the team are also terrific to work with – insightful, creative and fun.” Kathy Vozella, Director of Marketing, Macquarie University.
“Adam has saved us creatively on a number of campaigns – his ability to understand the brief and come up with unique concepts that hit the mark and are relevant to the audience is great. He’s honest, quick, creative and great fun – I will definitely be seeking his creative input whenever I get the chance.” Abigail Denham-McQuillen, Head of Marketing, kidspot.com.au and taste.com.au
“We value Adam’s creativity and commitment to producing great quality work under tight deadlines. He has worked across multiple projects, across multiple countries and multiple channels. He has always come up with ideas, designs and direction to meet our needs.” Tracy Gawthorne, Marketing Director, Accenture APAC Resources Industry.