PRIVACY POLICY STATEMENT.

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nor do we plan to. If we need information to facilitate or expedite our
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knowledge, we’re fully abiding by all the relevant Privacy codes of conduct
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THE CODE
THAT BINDS US.

Our partnership in leading a creative agency was somehow inevitable. We arrived from different paths but passion, respect, ambition and service are the undeniable codes that bind us. Together, we bring to the table decades of experience at some of the world’s best creative agencies. Leading teams, building cultures and creating famous work for iconic brands.

CHIQUITA KING

FOUNDER &
MANAGING DIRECTOR

There are a few life experiences that have shaped my point of view on the world and more specifically, influenced my love for this business. Because if anything, advertising is a people business.

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Attending boarding school at the age of eight served me well in making me fiercely independent and resilient. But more importantly, I learned that you can make a family wherever you find yourself. This has proven to be true again and again.

When I was sixteen, I spent ten days in a refugee camp and I promised myself that I would never underestimate the importance of compassion and humility. Over time, I’ve learned that humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking about yourself less. Because self-belief is paramount to making a difference.

Following a trip to SXSW in 2012, I flew to New York. The morning I visited Ground Zero, I came across a little yellow flower on the perimeter of the fountain wall where all the name plaques appear in memory of those that lost their lives.

It had obviously just been placed there by a loved one and it struck me how fragile life is and how we are not guaranteed of anything beyond the day we’re facing. The same morning, I learned that my younger sister had passed away.

That was ten days before her 30th birthday. It made no sense then. And it makes no sense now. But what I did learn is this – you have to make your days count for something, and you can only do so if you choose to be present. So I try and give my full attention to the people in front of me.

This epiphany also served as a catalyst to make the most of my passion and belief that creativity is not only a force for growth but a tool to leave the world better than I found it.

It’s taken time – all good things do – but here I am. The founder of Coffee Cocoa Gunpowder. While I’ve been incredibly privileged to have worked in this business for over two decades, for the world’s biggest agencies including M&C Saatchi, DDB, Leo Burnett and awesome independents like Lavender and The Jupiter Drawing Room, I believe that this agency is going to be the place I do my best work yet.

ANT MELDER

CREATIVE PARTNER

I love creativity! I’m passionate about work that brings ideas, culture and technology together. I’ve held creative leadership roles at world-class agencies on both hemispheres, including Saatchi & Saatchi, Iris Worldwide, M&C Saatchi in both London and Sydney, DDB and Host/Havas.

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In that time I’ve created breakthrough work, led teams, built cultures and won pretty much every advertising award there is to win, including Cannes Lions, Spikes, One Show, AWARD and D&AD Pencils. And, the big daddy of effectiveness, the Grand Effie.

My career highlights include the life-saving porn film Game of Balls, a decade of powerful anti-smoking campaigns and the launch of Guinness Arthur’s Day, a day on which the most pints of Guinness in history were sold – more than any New Year’s Eve and St Patrick’s Day combined.

I sit on the AWARD Committee, which is charged with moving the Australian creative industry forward. I’m also a passionate and vocal champion for diversity. I’ve run a punk fanzine, launched a nationwide magazine for young British Asians, had a book published and launched Brown Riot podcast, celebrating diverse creative and business leaders. I’m from London but my family background is Anglo-Indian Bangladeshi, so I sound a bit like Russell Brand but look more like Aziz Ansari.

OUR
VALUES

OUR
VALUES

WE’RE
COMFORTABLE
IN OUR OWN SKIN.

We know who we are and we’re confident in our talents. This makes us open to new perspectives and generous in our approach.

WE DO THE RIGHT THING OVER THE EASY THING.

Integrity, commitment and professionalism are in our DNA. This comes across in the work we do and the way we do business.

WE CHOOSE
TO BE PRESENT.

We believe that in a world full of distractions, whatever’s in front of us deserves our full attention.

WE CHOOSE
THE MOON.

In 1962 JFK announced America’s commitment to space exploration. In our own way we’re just as ambitious. We combine that audacious ambition and crazy optimism with decades of experience and proven capability.