Agency: WPP
Date: Nov 2018
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Sir David Attenborough, one of the world’s most famous naturalists, will bring the voice of millions of citizens to the UN Climate Change Conference later this year as part of a new UN campaign, the People’s Seat.

The initiative will allow people from around the world to watch and have their voices heard during the critical climate summit COP24, held in Poland from 2-14 December. To launch the campaign, Sir David Attenborough and environmental campaigner Kathy Jetnil-Kijiñer are calling on people to share their experiences and opinions on climate change using the hashtag #TakeYourSeat. These messages will then help shape the People’s Seat Address Sir David gives to the assembly on 3 December.

WPP agencies Grey, Town Productions, Kantar TNS, Lightspeed, Finsbury, BCW, The Social Partners and MediaCom have worked in partnership with the UN Department of Public Information (DPI), the United Nations Office at Geneva, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and Facebook to develop the multifaceted campaign, with support from Circle AI, Whalar, ITB and Getty Images.


Grey London

Aisling Ryan, Chief Strategy Officer Global Clients

Alex Bousquet-Chavanne, Junior Planner

Amy Gilmore, Strategy Director

Andrew Greene, Intern

Anil Manji, Account Manager

Ben Clapp, Executive Creative Director, Act Now

Carly Martell, Director of Data Strategy & Analytics

Claire Brayshay, Planner

Gabriela Kwaku Yeboah, Intern

Harry Wiseman, Project Manager

Henrik Ridderheim, Creative, The People’s Seat

Holly McDavitt, Business Director

Jeremy Pyne, Chief Client Officer

John-Patrick Racle, Design Director

Jonathan Marlow, Creative, The People’s Seat

Katy Surr, Creative Resource Manager

Kit Suman, Senior Designer

Luke Pearson, Head of Communications

Mathieu Abet, Strategy Director

Matt Booth, Account Director

Michael Stephens, Designer

Nancy Suarez King, Business Director

Oscar Muller, Creative, Act Now

Sabine Stromsky, Creative, Act Now

Sam Gibbs, Emerging Technologies Director

Sophie Tapper, Senior Consultant

Tim Tsung, Planner

Tyrone Zall, Designer

Richard Hau, Technical Programme Director

Ryan Shellard, Design Manager

Grey Poland

Adam Smilowski, Strategic Operations Director

Grey Shanghai

June Lyloc, CEO Grey Group Shanghai

Farrell Jiang, Strategic Planning Manager, Brand & Digital

Sonny Tan, Strategic Planning Director, Brand & Digital

Grey New York

Laura Konopack, Senior Vice President - Activation, Talent & PR at GREY

Maria Gallione, VP, Account Director at Grey

Nina Pratt, VP Casting, Townhouse

Town Productions:

Andrew Bell, Director of Operations, Town Productions

Callum Johnston – Head of Broadcast/Exec Producer

Michele DiFrancesco - Offline Editor

Karan Chhatwal – Producer

Catarina Baker – Account Director - Transcreation

Julia Parry, Head of Creative Production

Nina Pratt, VP Casting New York

DIT & Assistant Editor: Kathryn Bessant

Audio Post Production: Liam Conwell

Rosa Junkovic, Freelance Producer

Facebook: Creative Shop

Circle AI

Jason Hadjioannou - AI Research Engineer

BCW (Burson Cohn & Wolfe):

Nick Williams, Managing Director and Head of Issues and Public Affairs, London

Beth Laffin, Director, Issues and Public Affairs London

Elle Wolfhagen, Senior Account Manager, Issues and Public Affairs London

Ursalaan Khan, Account Executive, Issues and Public Affairs, London

Kantar TNS:

Phil Sutcliffe, Board Director Offer and Innovation

Philip Carman, Associate Director

Graham Page, Director


David Henderson, Partner

Kevin Karlsgodt, Director

The Social Partners:

Louise Engelbertsen, Head of Research


Renee Mellow, Global Digital Director


Jess Womersley, Associate Director

Lauren Sherry, Associate Director

Chelsea Carter, Head of Content & Community

Emily Sharp, Visual Content Producer

Alyssa Morgan, Client Executive


Francesca Ballentyne , Senior Account Manager

Chandni Modha, Senior Account Director of VIP Services

Getty images:

Claudia Goretti​, Senior Account Manager

Ken Leverenz​, Vice President, UK and Ireland