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Julian Stubbs is founder and CEO of UP THERE, EVERYWHERE. He is a brand strategist, writer and presenter who has worked with developing brand strategies and identities for a wide range of companies, organisations and places. From Technicolor, the Hollywood movie company to the Nobel Peace Prize Concert, to the city of Stockholm, in Sweden.
Today Julian is working with a number of brand and identity projects across the world from California to Switzerland, from biotech and healthcare companies to places and cities. Julian is also a frequent keynote speaker at conferences and seminars and moderator of workshops. He is a firm advocate of digital content and inbound marketing and made UP a HubSpot Partner agency.
Place Branding Specialist
His first business book, titled Wish You Were Here, explores the branding of places and destinations as well as his work for the city of Stockholm, where Julian created the brand positioning and tagline ‘Stockholm, The Capital of Scandinavia’. His second book on the UP business model and work revolution sweeping the world is called E-Ployment; Living & Working in the Cloud. Both books are available on Amazon.
Julian travels about 120 days a year from his home just outside of Stockholm, Sweden. He is married with two boys and in his free time his passion is watching Liverpool FC, playing tennis, reading history and anything to do with The Beatles.
Eric is the creative mind behind award-winning work for GE Healthcare, LifeCell, RADI Medical, Affymetrics, Varian and many more.
Eric is based in Princeton NJ, and with Julian he was the co-founder of UP THERE, EVERYWHERE in 2010.
His client experience includes:
Polaroid, Siemens Medical Systems, RADI Medical, Linde Healthcare, LifeCell, Varian, Affymetrix, GE Healthcare Life Sciences, AAAS and Science Magazine, Dako, Gyros, Miris.
Eric decribes himself as an American with a passport – he just loves working with international clients.
Lawrence Masle is a multi-lingual, international marketing and business development advisor based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He is a Founding Member of UP THERE, EVERYWHERE, heads up the Netherlands operations of UP, and serves as the agency’s Chief Operating Officer (COO).
His strong entrepreneurial spirit has assisted companies ranging from large established multi-nationals to small young start-ups to expand their businesses on a global basis. He has worked on both the agency side for Young & Rubicam in his native New York and served in senior global management roles for Ericsson and Philips.
Telecomm and Tech Expertise
Working during the explosive years of mobile telecom has engrained a strong passion for innovation and enabling technologies, and today he lives the reality of working from the mobile office anywhere in the world.
His market- and customer-centric focus is strongly anchored in business reality, and is known for his pragmatic approach for leveraging business opportunities on a global basis.
A graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology (B.S. 1988) and Thunderbird School of Global Management (MIM 1994), he has been living and working for the past 20+ years in some of Europe’s finest capitals, including Stockholm, London, and now Amsterdam.
He is married, has two sons, serves on the Board of Trustees for the Depot Theatre (Westport, NY), serves on the Thunderbird Executive Leadership Council, and is a member of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands. He is also an avid runner, and welcomes any opportunity to go skiing.
Robert England is a Founding Member of UP THERE, EVERYWHERE and leads UP FOR LIFE, the life science, medical device and healthcare area. He is focused on building a worldwide community of experts in science branding and marketing. He is actively involved in key client projects for a number of UP clients and non-profit organisations around the world.
Following a PhD in Applied Biology in the U.K., Robert relocated to Sweden for postdoctoral research and moved into biotech business. He worked in sales and marketing in European and US VC-funded startups launching life science technologies, among them confocal imaging, organic synthesis and Next Generation Sequencing chemistry.
He has created highly successful go-to-market strategies for GE Healthcare, Microsoft, International Diabetes Federation, Dako (Agilent Technologies), Affymetrix (Thermo Fisher Scientific), US Pharmacopeia, Solvias and Tecan, among others.
If you want to get his attention, just start talking about Bowie.
Charlotte is a modern day Pippi Longstocking. She grew up all over the world and continued with and international career in communications with the UN which has taken her around the globe more than once.
Charlotte is passionate to make a difference in the world and has more than 2 decades of working in some of the most challenging environments in the world where she obtained substantial experience in front line communications including crisis communications, strategy development, business development, advocacy and internal and external stakeholder management.
Today Charlotte is settled back in Sweden where she works with a range of clinets such as AbbVie, Omega Pharma, Perrigo, Roche, Galderma, GE Healthcare and Norrtälje Municipality.
Charlotte supports the Armed and civil Forces as well as the Swedish Board of Agriculture with various forms of public relations and communications in crisis situations. She is often asked to hold seminars in crisis communications where she will share real life experiences from the field.
Her numerous achievements highlight that she is a dedicated and creative communicator and networker who uses her vast experience and knowledge to identify, develop and improve communications and business opportunities.
Kate is a senior client service consultant and brand strategist, and is Managing Director of UP in the UK. Kate has spent the last 15+ years working with agencies and brands around the world managing fully integrated campaigns for her clients – from Sailor Jerry Rum, Hendricks gin and Polaroid, to GE Healthcare life sciences, AAAS/Science Magazine and Acelity.
Kate is a champion of process and advocate of human strategy. She works tirelessly with her clients and colleagues to uncover core insights that are going to make people take action and to build brands that have impact. Over the years Kate has gathered core expertise in brand repositioning and identity creation, as well as an in-depth knowledge of the healthcare and medical device sector. This knowledge has made Kate particularly adept in understanding complex markets quickly and disseminating information into the creative process.
Head of Consumer Marketing for UP
Kate leads UP FOR YOU, our consumer focus area. This experience of working with some highly visible consumer brands adds an additional level of insight into how to reach audiences effectively, and she looks to continually learn and bring the latest innovations in media, digital and disruptive communications to her clients across different industries.
Kate is based in the UK and travels regularly throughout Europe and the US to present and speak with senior client teams, as well as running core UP branding and persona workshops.
As a senior brand consultant and brand strategist Jan-Erik is passionate about developing remarkable brand personalities that stand out. To his way of thinking, only brands with a unique profile and a clear message will make it in a competitive environment.
As an experienced and knowledgeable brand manager, his expertise ranges from brand analysis to brand strategy development to creating unique brand experiences.
Jan-Erik has almost two decades of experience in the branding business. He was employed at the world-leading brand agency Interbrand and was in charge of developing brands like Altana (chemistry), HDI-Gerling (insurance) and Vattenfall (energy) amongst others. Additionally he was a Managing Partner for a Hamburg-based lifestyle label.
Today Jan-Erik is Managing Director of UP in Germany. He is based in the beautiful harbour city of Hamburg in the north of Germany, where UP has a Creative Space. Jan-Erik’s national, European and global clients benefit from his insight into various industries ranging from aviation, to agriculture, consumer goods, IT, heavy industry, trade & retail to pro bono work.
Alan Perler is the Global Head of Creative & Talent Management at UP THERE, EVERYWHERE. He is a creative group leader for marketing communication and branding with a strong design background and the sensibility to work across all media to meet a clients business goals.
On a daily basis, Alan works directly with all the UP creative and account management teams on a global basis to ensure our clients have the perfect team working on their projects. He has been integrally involved in numerous highly successful marketing and branding campaigns for Polaroid, GE Healthcare, Acelity, International Diabetes Federation, Affymetrix (Thermo Fisher Scientific), US Pharmacopeia, UL, Tecan and AAAS/Science Magazine to name just a few.
Prior to UP, Alan spent more than 20 years working at Viacom/MTV Networks for some of the most well know brands in the entertainment industry, such as MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central. During that time, he spearheaded numerous projects, initiatives and technology shifts from websites to upfronts, amassing an award-winning portfolio spanning digital, video and print.
Alan is based just outside of New York City, which is just a short train ride to the UP creative space in Soho. When not online with our UP teams across the globe you could find him out cycling across the countryside of New Jersey.
Shari Monnes leads UP's Inbound Marketing team and manages the UP website, blog and content development.
As one of the original founding members of UP, Shari has been instrumental in rolling out many of UP's digital and content marketing programs, including leading UP in becoming a HubSpot Partner Agency in 2014.
Currently based in Boston, Shari spent several years living in Sweden where she worked with other current members of UP as part of Dowell//Stubbs in the early 2000s.
Shari has more than 20 years of experience creating highly effective content and lead generation programs for healthcare, software, technology and medical device companies.
Have a question about inbound marketing, blog writing, social media or content marketing? Reach out to Shari.
Michael Zhou heads UP FOR ASIA and is an international marketing and business development consultant, China digital marketing & P.R specialist based in Stockholm, Sweden. He has more than 20 years of general management, branding, marketing and international business development experience working across China and Asia, North America and Europe.
Before joining UP THERE, EVERYWHERE, Michael was co-founder of Fortune Media, a Shanghai-based PR, marketing and advertising agency. His previous experience included working for London-based insurance broker Willis in Shenzhen, Singapore-based DBS bank in Hong Kong, and China Ping An in Shenzhen in marketing and strategy roles.
Michael holds an MBA in Marketing and International Management from Thunderbird Business School of Global Management, Arizona, USA, and M.A and B.A in English language and literature from Central China Normal University.
As head of Technology and Digital Implementation at UP THERE, EVERYWHERE, Walter oversees the overall digital offering for UP as well as the internal systems and processes. He has directed and implemented many projects from websites, e-commerce, marketing automation and CRM systems to overseeing internal processes that enhance information flow while eliminating duplication of efforts. Walter has a biochemical engineering degree, with a strong software interest.
Before joining UP in 2011, he worked in Sales/Marketing and IT for GE Healthcare Life Sciences in The Netherlands, Sweden and the United States. He has successfully managed many international projects, including e-commerce and website implementations. He engaged in many customer projects, like GE, Tecan, Gyros, Netsize, UL compliance to performance, where he used his broad skillset to enhance the clients’ processes and external visibility while capturing and improving the conversion of leads to sales.
He has a lovely wife and four kids (two Dutch/two American) and currently lives in Wilmington, NC. In his free time he likes to spend time with the family and engage in fun stuff. Further, Walter is also volunteering his time as co-founder and board member of the Association of Commercial Professionals for Life Sciences (ACP-LS).
Managing Director DPC+UP and Head of Digital Marketing
Graham Darracott is Managing Director of DPC+UP, based in Guildford, UK and Head of Digital Marketing for UP.
Graham and Kate Daracott founded DPC (the Digital Parent Company) in 2009, as one of a new breed of cloud-based digital agencies that encourages home working, flexible hours and structure. DPC merged with UP THERE EVERYWHERE in October of 2019, forming DPC+UP.
DPC+UP is a full service creative, digital agency that develops web and e-commerce solutions as well as digital marketing from SEO to pay per click (PPC). The agency's talented team produces stunning work for a wide variety of clients that range from The British Veterinary Association (BVA) to The London School of Economics (LSE), and Innocent Drinks.
Prior to DPC+UP, Graham was MD and co-owner of the full service digital agency Graphico, which between 1996 and 2008, grew into a 100-strong team that was the digital agency for a plethora of blue chip clients such as BBC World, Pepsi, Bacardi, The London Eye, Madame Tussaud's, BMG/Sony Music, Universal Music and The National History Museum. Graphico won dozens of awards including: a Webby award for the Natural History Museum website, a Revolution Award for BMG/Sony Music, and a number of New Media Age awards for Pepsi, Bacardi and SliceThePie. Graham and partners successfully sold the agency in 2008 to a communications group.
Graham has also been part of a team that started a new gift-box and subscription-box delivery service for over-18s. MicroBarBox is a ‘bar in a box’ that is the perfect gift for people who like a quality gin and tonic, a cocktail, or any combination of alcoholic gift sets. The gifts are beautifully presented and full of cheeky cocktails, wines, spirits and tasty treats, delivered to the recipient’s front door.
Graham adds: "I feel so lucky that I found a career that I genuinely adore: I thrive on making amazing experiences online."