Cult drives North America expansion with three new hires

Jincey Lumpkin, Brian P Kelly and Coco Kimelman join Cult’s New York office.

Cult, known to be one of the world’s fastest growing independent creative agencies, has welcomed three new employees to its Brooklyn office. Jincey Lumpkin joins as associate creative director, while Brian P Kelly and Coco Kimelman have come on board as a senior strategist and producer respectively.

Lumpkin is a industry recognised thought leader on women and culture. She has given talks at Harvard, TEDx and various summits devoted to business and creativity, and penned long-running columns for Huffington Post and The Advocate.

Out Magazine even listed Jincey in its "OUT 100", naming her as one of the world's most influential gay people. Prior to this appointment, she was the global director of brand content at ELEMIS. She also has experience working with the following clients: Pepsi, Hanes, Maidenform, Benefit Cosmetics and VH1, and penned commercials for RuPaul’s Drag Race. At Cult, Jincey's role as associate creative director of the NYC office will require her to lead the creative team and service all of the agency's US clients. She will also work across the business globally and will report in to Cult’s executive creative director, Matt Watson.

Brian P Kelly is a data and insight-driven strategist, with a strong branding and social media background and beauty experience, working for brands like Revlon, Estee Lauder, ColourPop and MAC. Kelly is passionate about the beauty and fashion worlds and has worked on NY Fashion Week and campaigns for Vogue.

He looks for the connection between consumer behaviour, cultural trends and brands to identify actionable insights that will drive the performance of a campaign. At Cult, Kelly will report into the agency's head of strategy, Charlotte Bunyan.

Coco Kimelman has signed up to become a permanent part of the team, after freelancing regularly with the agency last year. As a seasoned producer in the digital and commercial space, Kimelman specialises in high-end beauty and fashion and has produced for the following brands: Versace, Gucci, Missoni and Stella McCartney, as well as fashion photographers and directors that include Glen Luchford, Alasdair McLellan, Harley Weir and Lachlan Bailey. She will report into senior producer, Alec Glasgall.

Cult launched its New York studio in 2018, which now has over 40 staff members and boasts an annual turnover of $6.8m (£5.5m). The agency is planning to open another studio in LA next year following a series of West Coast new business wins.

Cult’s co-founder and chief strategy officer, Bridey Lipscombe, says: “Jincey, Brian and Coco are the next generation of industry minds, they represent the cream of our industry’s emerging talent. We are thrilled they have joined Cult’s North America front line team driving our expansion both in New York and LA.

"Cult only works with people that are willing to embrace the unknown. Their fearless bravery and lateral approach will ensure Cult continues to deliver market-defining creative campaigns and services which will be fundamental to our growth."

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