THE
PLACEMENT
POVERTY
PLEDGE

For too long the creative industry had been guilty of paying interns too little, and keeping them on for too long as a cheap source of labour.

So since 2015 we’ve set out to improve that.

We’ve currently got 81 agencies across the UK officially signed up to pay at least the UK Living Wage or London Living Wage.

EVERY AGENCY ON THE PLEDGE HAS AGREED THAT AS OF JANUARY 2021:

We will pay our interns/placements at least the Living Wage – currently £10.85ph in London and £9.50 across the UK.

If after three months of service we haven’t hired them full time, we will pay them a freelance rate of £100 a day.

Signed up:
Aug 2021

Point of contact:
Alex White

Signed up:
July 2017

Point of contact:
Lucy Freedman

Signed up:
June 2015 

Point of contact:
Paul Brazier

Signed up:
June 2015 

Point of contact:
Ravi Vasdev

Signed up:
June 2015

Point of contact:
Anna Carpen

Signed up:
June 2015

Point of contact:
Rosie Bardales

Signed up:
Jan 2017

Point of contact:
Stef Jones

Signed up:
Oct 2016

Point of contact:
Lizzy Minns

Signed up:
Oct 2016

Point of contact:
Caroline Paris

Signed up:
June 2015

Point of contact:
Andy Fowler

Signed up:
July 2018

Point of contact:
Aaron Cole

Signed up:
Feb 2016

Point of contact:
Lynne Harris

Signed up:
June 2015

Point of contact:
Stu Outhwaite-Noel

Signed up:
July 2019

Point of contact:
Hannah Smith

Signed up:
June 2015

Point of contact:
Brian Cooper

Signed up:
Aug 2018

Point of contact:
Monty Verdi

elvis

Signed up:
March 2017

Point of contact:
Rob Griffiths

Engine

Signed up:
Nov 2019

Point of contact:
Jess Anderson-Ramshall

Fallon

Signed up:
June 2015

Point of contact:
Nick Bell

FCB Inferno

Signed up:
July 2020

Point of contact:
Pip Foster & Nicky Dawson

Forever Beta

Signed up:
March 2018

Point of contact:
Jono Benson

George and Dragon

Signed up:
December 2016

Point of contact:
Helen Thomas

fivebyfive

Signed up:
Sept 2020

Point of contact:
Katie Whittam-Hayes

Fox & Hare

Signed up:
Oct 2021

Point of contact:
Ben Golding

Good

Signed up:
Feb 2016

Point of contact:
Reuben Turner

grey

Signed up:
May 2017

Point of contact:
Anna Sachdev

hatched

Signed up:
May 2018

Point of contact:
Lee Casey

havas

Signed up:
June 2015

Point of contact:
Jade Douse

House of Greenland

Signed up:
May 2018

Point of contact:
Martin De Fleurian

Hugo and Cat

Signed up:
July 2016

Point of contact:
Sara Cerutti-Payne

hype collective

Signed up:
May 2018

Point of contact:
Simon Lucey

ID-Agency

Signed up:
June 2015

Point of contact:
Paul Parsons

Innocean Worldwide

Signed up:
July 2017

Point of contact:
Liam Graham

Impero

Signed up:
Sept 2021

Point of contact:
Ade Yeo

Iris

Signed up:
June 2015

Point of contact:
Freya Sorrell & Harriet Shurville

Kinsmen

Signed up:
Aug 2020

Point of contact:
Rachel King

liveandbreathe

Signed up:
June 2020

Point of contact:
Jenny Longsmith

logo83

Signed up:
Nov 2019

Point of contact:
Dan Boyles

Lida

Signed up:
June 2015

Point of contact:
Tia Rowles

leo burnett

Signed up:
May 2018

Point of contact:
Faye Packman

Lucky Generals

Signed up:
June 2015

Point of contact:
Danny Brooke-Taylor

Life

Signed up:
April 2019

Point of contact:
Rachel Deacon

mc saatchi

Signed up:
June 2015

Point of contact:
Ben Golik & Clare Clarke

M&CSaatchi-SportandEntertainment

Signed up:
Oct 2018

Point of contact:
Rebecca Malkin

Mccan Birmingham

Signed up:
Jan 2021

Point of contact:
Charlotte Banks

McgarryBowen

Signed up:
June 2015

Point of contact:
Paul Jordan

Mirum

Signed up:
July 2020

Point of contact:
Nellie Tandoh & Mona Ajaz-Zaidi

Momentum

Signed up:
Jan 2019

Point of contact:
Anna Scholes

Mother London

Signed up:
June 2015

Point of contact:
TBC

mrpresident

Signed up:
Nov 2019

Point of contact:
Mizzy Lees

MRM

Signed up:
June 2015

Point of contact:
Natalie Heinsen

MullenLowe

Signed up:
Jan 2017

Point of contact:
Tina Fiandaca

Neon

Signed up:
May 2017

Point of contact:
Dana Robertson

now

Signed up:
Jan 2019

Point of contact:
Anna Scholes

Ogilvy

Signed up:
June 2015

Point of contact:
Julia Ingall

Oliver

Signed up:
March 2017

Point of contact:
Stuart Martin

Proximity London

Signed up:
Oct 2017

Point of contact:
Vickie Farrell

Portas

Signed up:
Nov 2019

Point of contact:
Mark Nicholson

Publicis

Signed up:
June 2015

Point of contact:
Andy Bird & Eliane Robbins-Hallam

Signed up:
May 2017

Point of contact:
Shaheed Peera

Signed up:
May 2017

Point of contact:
Shaheed Peera

Signed up:
Nov 2021

Point of contact:
Sarah Cheema-Gouldbourn

Signed up:
Nov 2021

Point of contact:
Linda Playfoot

Signed up:
May 2019

Point of contact:
Emily Duncan

saatchi and saatchi

Signed up:
June 2015

Point of contact:
Andy Jex

sapient

Signed up:
June 2015

Point of contact:
Mark Hunter

sense

Signed up:
Sept 2017

Point of contact:
Adam Curry 

Snap LDN

Signed up:
May 2018

Point of contact:
Hannah Levy

St Luke's

Signed up:
June 2017

Point of contact:
Roy Hyndman

tbwa

Signed up:
June 2015

Point of contact:
Peter Souter

the and partnership

Signed up:
June 2017

Point of contact:
Fern Nott

Creative Engagement Group

Signed up:
Sept 2020

Point of contact:
Jill English

Red Brick Road

Signed up:
June 2015

Point of contact:
Richard Megson

transmission

Signed up:
June 2019

Point of contact:
Gary Williams

VCCP

Signed up:
June 2015

Point of contact:
TBC

Wasserman

Signed up:
March 2017

Point of contact:
Cris Cicirello

Wavemaker

Signed up:
May 2018

Point of contact:
Clare Alger

WRG

Signed up:
Sept 2020

Point of contact:
Christopher Edwards

We Are Social

Signed up:
June 2015

Point of contact:
Karen Grunwald

wieden Kennedy

Signed up:
June 2015

Point of contact:
Amy Dunlop

Wunderman-Thompson

Signed up:
June 2019

Point of contact:
Simon Sworn

LEADING THE WAY TO IMPROVING INDUSTRY PAY, SINCE 2015.