frank&bear

Who we are

We aren’t like any other agency you’ve met.
In fact, we don’t really call ourselves an agency.

We are proud to live in the white space between platform specialists, traditional ad agencies and enterprise consultancies. For too long, brands have been getting questionable advice from agencies with vested interests. We’re putting a stop to that with an agnostic approach that best serves brands.

Our mission is to help brands market at the speed of now.
‘Now’, as we all know, is ever-changing and highly unpredictable.
It requires flex, scale and speed.

To deliver this, we had to work smarter.
We chose not to hire every digital skill because that’s costly for us, but more so for you.
Instead, we built a network of talent with deeply specialist skills to support our in-house digital experts.
This hybrid model keeps our thinking fresh and gives you access to scale and results like you’ve never experienced before.

Our Experience:

Frank&Bear was founded by David Connor and Niamh Haughey.

David founded eightytwenty in 2007, one of Ireland’s longest serving and reputable digital agencies eightytwenty. In 2017 David sold a 40% stake in eightytwenty to WPP and completed the sale of his remaining stake in 2020.

During his time at eightytwenty, David has helped leading international brands such as Nokia, Toyota, Aldi, Coca Cola, Bulmers, and Guinness to navigate the fast moving digital landscape.

Niamh joined David at eightytwenty in 2016 and led the growth of its strategic team. Niamh is a commercially driven digital and communications leader with 13 years of client-side and agency strategic planning and performance experience, spanning Europe, Australia and UKI.

Niamh’s experience is centered in building and leading multi-disciplined digital teams across planning, data, and media for in-house brand teams and agencies.

Our Digital Expertise will:

  • Give you access to market-leading digital consultancy, accentuating value and unlocking revenue.
  • Provide a team of market-leading digital skills to fulfill digital projects.
  • Strengthen your planning and creative capability to produce world-class work.

We’re set up to collaborate. No silos. No departments. Just teams of brilliant people that are organised around our clients. We can partner with you on one or all elements of your digital needs.

Our Digital Services include:

  • Digital audits, digital strategy development & road mapping
  • Data-driven insight
  • Customer journey mapping
  • Social-first creative concepts
  • Digital production – video, display, social
  • Social commerce
  • Digital media, buying & campaign management
  • Amazon marketing
  • Adwords
  • Digital strategy development training
  • Digital media buying training
  • Attribution/ ROAS modelling.