H+T Comms

H+T are a creative team who provide social communications, short films and brand campaigns for clients in the third and private sectors.

Let's Go!

H+T are creative consultants who specialise in providing social communications and content with a focus on third sector and csr clients who want to break the mould.

Experience

Working from their studio in Nairobi  Kenya H+T have over 20 years experience as creative at international advertising agencies (Saatchi & Saatchi, BMP DDB), producing cutting edge cross platform entertainment (Founder/Creative Director @ Pure Grass Films, London) and driving innovation for third sector social communications brands (Girl Effect, Nike Foundation). 

Alongside their client work, H+T have the courage and conviction to prototype new formats and pilot small social enterprises that help ground them in the rich cultural and creative East African region they have chosen as their home.

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Our Approach

Immerse

Through immersion and collaboration, we uncover insights that resonate and inspire.

Create

We don’t believe in big or small ideas, just right ideas – for your business, consumer and brand.

Engage

We deliver interconnected campaigns that engage consumers at the right time and place.

Evaluate

We aim to measure everything we do, ensuring we meet or exceed agreed campaign objectives.

Expertise

H+T

have worked at leading advertising agencies and at the cutting edge of cross platform storytelling.

The core conceptual, visual and storytelling skills developed in these roles were recognized by the Nike Foundation who employed H+T to work across their Girl Effect social communications brands in East Africa.

 

H+T have experience using narratives and journalism to communicate key messages to girls in the following subject areas:

Violence against women and girls.

Economic empowerment and entrepreneurship. (urban and rural).

Girls and the struggle to complete secondary education.

Refugees and displaced persons.

Who We Are

  • Production 100%
  • Editing 100%
  • Photography & Videography 100%
  • Interactive Design 100%
  • Insights 100%
  • Project Management 100%
  • Strategy 100%
  • Cross Platform 100%

Harrison Thane

Creative Director – Art Director

Tom Grass

Creative Director & Strategist

Harrison’s natural talents are complemented by a fusion of formal and unconventional training. His experience ranges from extensive freelance assignments as a photographer for high profile fashion agencies in London, New York and Shanghai . . . to roles of editor and production manager for NGO projects throughout Africa . . . and many diverse roles in between.

Harrison has a distinctive style – a raw edge juxtaposed with an intuitive mind . His ability to assess, design and research projects from an exciting fresh approach is what sets him apart.

Harrison has a BA of Photography & Design from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Tom Grass trained as a consumer planner and researcher at Saatchi & Saatchi and Tribal DDB then worked as a journalist and copywriter before founding Endemol funded cross-platform production house, Pure Grass Films in 2007. Recent work in Rwanda saw him work as a field researcher providing insights and creative strategy for the Girl Effect’s ‘Ni Nyampinga’ magazine, radio show and mobile platform in Rwanda. His first novel, ‘Twist’ which was published in September by Orion Books. Tom has an MA in Modern History from Oxford University.

Deliverables


Big Ideas

Big Ideas – H+T can always be relied upon to come up with big ideas that can play out across multiple platforms.

Video production

H+T generate distinctive narrative concepts and have the skills to script, direct and edit video film for maximum impact across social and traditional media.

Photography

H specializes in photo stories that bring subjects to life. Experience in fashion, PR and journalism.

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Creative Writing & PR Editorial

T has scripted and produced multiple brand funded web series and is a published novelist (Twist – Orion Books).

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Insights

T is a trained qualitative field researcher with experience working in East Africa for the Nike Foundation.

Social Communications

H+T have the skills to create addictive infotainment using narrative to carry key messages. 

Harrison delivered an exceptional body of work, but also showed sensitivity and resilience working across many different parts of Rwanda, dealing with communities that often spoke no English, and faced daily challenges in their lives. He brought fun, a great spirit and passion to his work, often going weeks without a day off.

Jessica Thornley

Brand Manager, Nike Foundation

“opening up a new world of storytelling and a way to write their own narratives.”

The Creators Project

Vice Intr

Zinester is No.13 on the Best Atlas projects 2015

Laura Humphries

Writer, Atlas of the Future

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