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And some of the nice things they’ve said about us…

I have been fortunate to know and work with both Evan and Ian over the last 20 years on numerous projects across many Asian countries. Whether working on multi-market regional TV campaigns, re-branding market leaders, producing innovative POS programs or developing digital platforms they approach all projects with a sound understanding of business, a healthy respect for strategy and a responsible commitment to deadlines. This combined with consistently relevant and fresh creative solutions ensures that all projects deliver both brand and business benefits. I am looking forward to working with them again in the future.
— Jeffrey Kimble, Director of Business Development, Pernod Ricard Asia, May 2012
Thanks to you Evan and Ian for all your work - it really looks brilliant! Your creative combined with our planner’s ‘brain-work’ means we’ve really got a good chance with this pitch. As always it was a pleasure to work with you both.
— Troy Sullivan, ECD Dentsu GBP Shanghai, March 2012
I have worked with many creative teams over the years, and I can strongly endorse Ian Thomson and Evan Burford, who have worked with me on a number of major Brand campaigns across Asia and Africa. They are an outstanding Creative team, and delivered consistently great ideas , always on strategy, always relevant to the Brand, and always executed to a very high standard. Beyond good - frequently a talking point for Client and audiences alike. 

I have no hesitation in recommending the Naive Network to any Marketing professional looking for fresh original thinking and boundless enthusiasm.
— David Steele , Global Vice President (Face Care), Unilever, June 2011
I’m glad to share with you the enthusiastic feedback I received this morning from the Vaseline team. 

The launch happened in the UK in Jan and according to Sebastian Devoto, Vaseline Global Marketing Director, it is showing early signs of being a great success with some significant gains in shares & Vaseline 2-in-1 Hand Cream + Anti-Bac winning  ”Best New Bargain Buy” in this year’s Sunday Times Beauty Awards.

Thank you for your collaboration on this project. Looking forward to working with you again.
— Aurora Carré de Malberg, Managing Director, Crépuscule Asia, April 2012
First off, thank you for the work and all the hard work that went behind it. You guys weren’t given a lot of time but as usual you turned things around quickly.
— Andrew Reznik, Global ECD (Unilever), Ogilvy & Mather Asia-Pacific, Sept 2010
Please take note of this serum ad. It is in the end a conviction ad... it’s a dead simple, visual idea with a strong clear message. It’s also probably the best conviction ad we have done to date (Fireworks for Alex, Ian and Evan)... I hope we look at the serum ad and take it for what it is - the standard.
— Andrew Reznik, Global ECD (Unilever), Ogilvy & Mather Asia-Pacific, June 2008
Just saw this & loved it. It is beautifully shot. Great job guys. Thank you!
— Rajev Shukla , Global Brand VP (Pond's), Unilever
Dear Ian & Evan, I’d like to personally thank you for all the work we have done together for Pond’s (Unilever) global campaigns. We’ve worked several years together because you have always provided a sharp understanding of our clients business needs, a consistent qualitative thinking, and outstanding creative solutions produced with professionalism. The episodic campaigns you have created with us are probably some of the best international campaigns Pond’s have launched in its history, innovative and effective. I wish you all the best in your next creative challenges.
— Alexandre Hacpille, Global Business Director, Ogilvy & Mather Asia-Pacific