You & Mr Jones is a marketing technology group that helps brands do their marketing better, faster and cheaper using the latest technology(ies)
we believe all marketing can be done better faster and cheaper using tech.
We invest in startups building tech-enabled ways for global brands to do their marketing better, faster, and cheaper.
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People-powered marketing is much more powerful than the old legacy way
Brands used to be defined by what brands said to people, now they’re defined by what people say to people
You can no longer buy attention, you have to earn it
It’s not about marketing to consumers, but about mattering to people
You & Mr Jones is a partnership of brandtech experts and like-minded entrepreneurs from around the world
Sarah is a London-based, tech-focused, brand innovation expert. She runs Blood, our creative strategy practice. Previously, Sarah was Head of Innovation for Telefonica - leading a global team responsible for generating €50m+ of new business opportunities in the areas of big data, IOT, digital and sustainability.
Emma works with our global brand clients to elevate their marketing strategy and operations. Emma’s background is in brand strategy and she previously served as North American Chairman and CEO of renowned creative agency BBH. After 19 years in the US, Emma is now London-based.
David created You & Mr Jones to harness the power of technology to improve marketing, to help clients do their marketing better, faster and cheaper. He’s also the co-founder of One Young World, the former global CEO of Havas and a founding member of the Facebook Client Council.
Jean-Marc is a Founding Partner and our Global CFO. He drives the profitable growth of the group, and in 2019 oversaw the realisation of our $1.3b valuation. Prior to his role at You & Mr Jones, Jean-Marc was Global CFO at Havas, the $2.4 billion revenue marketing and advertising holding company. Jean-Marc is based in Paris.
Julie specialises in digital transformation, omnichannel and Direct-To-Consumer strategy, primarily in the beauty and luxury sectors. She works with our clients to design future-proof brand ecosystems and growth-hacking programs, building synergies across group companies. After 10 years in NY, she is now based in Paris.
Ron, who is based in San Francisco, has managed our Brandtech Ventures investment activity since the founding of the group. He is an entrepreneur and start-up advisor, and prior to joining You & Mr Jones founded and led through IPO Nuance Communications, the global leader in speech recognition and related technologies.
No matter who you are, most of the smartest people work for someone else
Paulette is Chief People Officer for the You & Mr Jones Group, working at our NY headquarters. She came to the group from the NBA and her Human Resources expertise spans organizational development, talent acquisition, employee relations, succession planning, leadership development, as well as diversity & inclusion.
Every brand has a powerful compelling story, it just needs great storytellers to bring it to life
Daniel leads global group clients to create and deliver integrated Brandtech solutions for their businesses. He has over 20 years of experience, leads our gaming capability and prior to joining the group ran Havas UK. Daniel is a Partner at You & Mr Jones and is involved in our purpose beyond profit, One Young World, since its inception.
Karima joined group leadership in January 2021, having spent the previous eighteen months as Deputy Group CFO, working with the finance team in Paris. A background in audit and transactions at PwC in Paris and London, internal audit for Etam, Richemont and Publicis, as well as four languages spoken, gives Karima the expertise to head up, alongside our global CFO, our global Brandtech group to the next level in terms of financial controls.
George also co-manages Blood, the group’s strategic and creative consultancy. Prior to joining in 2015, George held the position of Global Executive Creative Director at R/GA, and before that ran Creative and sat on the Executive Board for the multi-award winning advertising agency, Lowe London.
André is Paris-based and is responsible for group M&A. Before You & Mr Jones, he served variously as Regional CFO for Havas in Brussels, Buenos Aires, Madrid, New York, London and Hong Kong, as Head of M&A for Havas, and as Global CFO for Publicis Worldwide. Andre’s career has seen him make over 120 majority stake deals across all global markets.
Rebecca is based in London primarily focused on group growth and synergy, across the technology and automotive sectors. She also brings considerable experience in the development of innovative brand content creation models, knowledge she honed as CEO, Mofilm. Rebecca joined the You & Mr Jones central team in 2021.
Annette brings over 20 years of experience to her role at You & Mr Jones. She held roles at Havas including CMO, Chief of Staff/NY, Chief Operating Officer/NY and Global chief of Staff and her group role encompasses operations, sustainability, business development and onboarding, acquisitions, investments, start-ups and integration.
Drew is a highly experienced strategist, technologist and design-thinker based in London. An ex-Executive Strategy Director at DDB Worldwide and R/GA London, he heads up our consultancy practice, Blood, drawing on his 20 years of experience guiding brands such as Nike, Volkswagen and Beats by Dr Dre.
The latest news & announcements from You & Mr Jones
You & Mr Jones Hires First Chief People Officer. The appointment comes as the technology holding company sets its sights on further growth.Adweek — January 2021
You & Mr Jones raises $260 million, hires NBA’s Paulette Forte as chief people officerCampaign — January 2021
You & Mr Jones completes series B and hires first Chief People Officer to manage exponential growthJanuary 2021
New holding companies are on the riseBusiness Insider - August 2020
How the alternative holding agency groups are hitting growth spurts even during the downturnDigiday - August 2020
Good-Loop, An Ethical Advertising Platform That Allows Brands To Spend Media Dollars And Do Good At The Same Time Launches In The United StatesJune 2020
You & Mr Jones creates world's leading global influencer businessAugust 2020
You & Mr Jones raises $200MM to further scale its ability to deliver enterprise level technology-driven marketing solutions for the world’s leading brandsDecember 2019
Brandtech Group You & Mr Jones acquires majority stake in Inside Ideas Group — parent company of OliverJanuary 2019
You & Mr Jones Valued at $1.3 BillionThe Wall Street Journal — December 2019
You & Mr Jones Takes Majority Stake in Internal Marketing FirmThe Wall Street Journal — January 2019
Rebecca Sykes named CEO of MOFILM, the world’s leading people-powered marketing companyApril 2018
AI Foundation raises $10 million to launch products that benefit humanityVenturebeat.com — September 2018
You & Mr Jones bolsters artificial intelligence investments, promotes Sarah Davies and Julie Hardy, hires Daniel FloyedThe Drum — September 2018
A new type of ad agency is catering to brands born on digital channels – and industry giants need a planBusiness Insider — May 2018
Video platform VidMob expands to London with You & Mr Jones as an investorMore About Advertising — May 2018
Traackr Raises $9 Million in Series B Funding to Fuel Influencer Marketing Technology for Global BrandsMartechseries — April 2018
Rebecca Sykes tapped as Mofilm global CEO to pursue 'culturally relevant creative'The Drum — April 2018
Sykes Named CEO Of MOFILMMediapost.com — April 2018
Why former Havas chief David Jones invested in Bafta-winning agency Gravity RoadThe Drum — March 2018
Gravity Road sells controlling stake to You & Mr JonesCampaign — March 2018
You & Mr Jones announces investment in Pinterest to tap into the promise of visual search & marketer valueOctober 2017
You & Mr Jones takes majority stake in mobile specialist MobkoiCampaign — June 2017
You & Mr Jones acquires mobile marketing company MobkoiJune 2017
You & Mr Jones leads investment round in pioneering AI-driven conversational marketing platform, Automat and announces investment in AI-start-up Crossing MindsJune 2017
Betting big on mobile augmented-reality gamesThe Wall Street Journal — November 2017
20 million reasons why You & Mr Jones is high on PinterestAdweek — October 2017
Kate Spade uses AR to lure shoppers to Paris flagship during fashion weekGlossy — September 2017
You & Mr Jones continues investment spreeThe Wall Street Journal — July 2017
Is 'Brandtech' the new marketing?CMO.com — July 2017
Mobile marketing startup Mobkoi acquired by You & Mr JonesThe Drum — June 2017
You & Mr Jones Takes Majority Stake in Data Company Fifty-FiveJanuary 2016
David Jones raises $350 million to launch first global brandtech groupJune 2015
Described by CNN as the ‘Young Davos’, One Young World is a registered charity, created by Kate Robertson and our founder David Jones, that empowers brilliant young people to drive positive change in the world and we’ve made One Young World a shareholder in You & Mr Jones.
So, if we do well, they do too.