About us

We are a group of individuals that all share the same purpose: to stand out, not stand in line. We firmly believe that the success behind a successful brand, is to have a purpose – a brand ethos. Creating a culture for its people and customers.

Your core team

Nick Mellor

Creative Director

Holy smoke!!! 35 years in the advertising industry, where on earth did that time go?

Studying advertising at Newcastle I graduated as an Art Director and got my first job working for Ware Anthony Rust where I honed my skills. Whilst I was there, I fortunate enough to win various advertising awards for Radio commercials, Press and outdoor poster campaigns and even photography which is a passion of mine. I then decided to start my own agency Honest Ideas, and the rest is history.

Susie Hull

Account Director

I have worked in the industry for over 10 years, both agency and client side. I lead on all strategy and delivery of projects and have the privilege of building relationships with our wonderful clients.

Pre midday you’ll find me with a coffee, post midday you’ll find me in the wine merchants 😉 So let me know if you want to meet for coffee or something stronger!



Hang M. Hoang


Originally from Vietnam, I moved across the ocean at seventeen to pursue my dream to work in Art and Design. Since 2020, I have been delighted to be a part of the Honest team, where I have grown and learned from the best in the industry. I am experienced with a wide range of design projects, from social media campaigns to full branding and roll-out. I love the cinema, reading, street photography, and eating.

Your wider team

It’s taken over 16 years to build a trusted team of people that have the same purpose as us. A team that fit in with our culture, a team that are full of great ideas, creating work that gets noticed and has an impact on people. This team work in film, create code, write sentences that flow and engage, bring animations to life, craft logos and strategise. And above all, have an honest opinion.

Our clients

Our services

Here at Honest, our marketing and advertising agency services are delivered by an experienced team of specialists with an abundance of knowledge and skills, making sure that you have the perfect team built around you and your brief.

Tell us about you and what you need

Get in touch for a free no-obligation discussion about your brand or marketing requirements.