David Reviews

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DOUBLE BULLSEYE FOR ARCHER'S MARK.

Archer's Mark have made a huge statement of intent by recruiting Nicky Flemming and Ben Whitfield. The pair have a huge amount of experience and are looking forward to unleashing the full potential of the company they've joined.

Flemming was a stalwart at Another Film Company for over a decade where she helped build an enviable roster, while Whitfield came on board from Firecracker Films where he oversaw a smaller company on a similar trajectory to Archer's Mark.


Ooo... I love a bit of Nordic Noir. Huh? What are you going on about? Oh, hang on, did you look at the photo without reading any of the words again?


I can picture it now! She's the brilliant but troubled detective with an unspecified sexual peccadillo and he's the straight-laced pathologist torn between forensic science and the priesthood. What goes on in that head of yours? These aren't the stars of a Scandinavian police procedural, they're Nicky Flemming and Ben Whitfield... new executive producers at Archer's Mark.


Archer's Mark? You know! Ambitious company! Impressive roster! They've made a name for themselves with some exceptional longer-form films and they now want to demonstrate greater versatility.


More TV commercials then? Not just more TVCs... they also want further expansion into features and branded documentaries.


They've picked the right people then. Indeed so. In her eleven years at Another Film Company, Nicky Flemming transformed the sales and marketing role into a template that others have followed, and she is certain to provide real impetus for Archer's Mark as she helps them achieve their ambitions.

Ben Whitfield, who joined earlier this year, has also spent time building a company - in his case Firecracker Films - and has crucial experience working in television as well.


Sounds like a formidable team. Archer's Mark co-founder Steve Jamison thinks so: "In Nicky and Ben we’ve found the perfect combination of strategic agility, acumen and creative excellence. We’re incredibly excited to welcome them to the family and we’ve no doubt their addition will offer our commercial clients a powerful, creative alliance."

To talk to Nicky Flemming or Ben Whitfield about Archer's Mark's current and future capabilities, or if you want them to audition for a moody crime drama... call them on 020 7426 5160.

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