Our team

For the sector, from the sector.

We are one of the very few global M&A consultancies in the sector whose consultants are entirely recruited from people who have built successful careers in the creative and digital sectors.
Consultants who know and understand your sector intimately and know the issues you are facing, supported by excellent media-literate legal, financial and tax advisors in each market. Together, we ensure you get the best advice on any growth strategy or transaction.

Senior Leadership Team

Chris Still

Chairman


Chris is Chairman and founder of Advertising M&A and heads up the global team of consultants, with his primary focus on new business.


In his time, Chris has run a fully listed UK PLC, an IPG operating company, a Top-10 advertising agency, founded two creative shops that were both Runner-Up Agency of the Year and created the No.1 media agency in the UK at the time.

He’s also very proud of devising and writing a TV golf series called A Golfer’s Travels with Peter Alliss that enabled him to meet Gene Hackman, Alan Shepherd, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and Alice Cooper amongst other luminaries.
All our consultants are experts in their particular field of communications and all have at least 10 years’ experience working in agencies or the media.

Rick Palmer

Senior Partner, UK, Europe, LATAM, MENA, East Coast US


Rick is a highly experienced digital entrepreneur who has built a number of successful digital businesses and advised FTSE 100/Fortune 500 companies.


He has had personal experience of M&A during this time, setting up and selling several businesses in social, gaming, publishing and creative design & build.

He has been leading the UK, Europe and East Coast US business for Advertising M&A for over 6 years now, during which time he has helped countless independent agencies with growth & exit.
We make it a rule never to put a consultant on your business who has not had experience on your side of the business.

Russ Jarman Price

Senior Partner, North America


Russ has been in the business for over 30 years & has worked in 3 of London’s top Creative agencies before co-founding Still Price Court with Chris Still.


After selling it he moved into Film/ TV as CD of AIM-listed Winchester Entertainment & then moved back into advertising as Creative Partner Ogilvy London and Chairman of Ogilvy Caribbean.

Russ now leads Advertising M&A on the West Coast US & Canada.
Consultants who know and understand your sector intimately and know the issues you are facing, supported by excellent media-literate legal, financial and tax advisors in each market.
 

We are a global M&A consultancy
focussed solely on the creative sector

  • Unrivalled industry knowledge, experience and contacts
  • Principally advising on ‘Growth & Exit’, ‘Transformation’ & ‘Search & Find’