Advertising and Branded Content


John Noel Management and Running Bare Pictures are uniquely placed to deliver bespoke, talent-led content, tailored to specific advertiser requirements.  We can deliver talent, production expertise and in-house studio facilities to create long-form and short-form television and advertising content.

With stellar names in the worlds of TV presenting, entertainment, comedy and specialist presenters, coupled with great talent in production and writing, we can make personality-led ideas come to life in meaningful partnerships with agencies and brands.



Research suggests that the number of personality-led advertising campaigns has doubled over the last decade.  Our ‘matching talent to brands’ initiative lends itself to all forms of advertising content; from broadcast commercials, digital short films, advertiser funded programming and much more.  Contact us to see our talent ‘Brand Maps’.

Running Bare Pictures for Samsung

Director : James De Frond

Running Bare was commissioned by London-based marketing agency Cheil, to create and produce a series of sponsorship bumpers for Channel 5’s televised charity event ‘The Swim’, sponsored by Samsung.   A rapid-turnaround project; in less than two weeks from pitch to delivery, Running Bare produced a series of sponsorship bumpers for this Samsung-sponsored event.

The Swim Samsung Sponsorship Bumper from JNM on Vimeo.

Ade Adepitan for Lloyds Bank

Director : Southan Morris for The Outfit UK

In a series of 40 second documentary films for Channel 4 and More 4, called ‘Because Your Home Matters’, Ade Adepitan and fellow presenters Claire Balding, Mary Portas and Nick Hewer reminisce about buying their first home and what the experience meant to them.   It marks the first time that Lloyds has used on-screen talent in an advertising campaign.

Lloyds Bank “Because Your Home Matters” by The Outfit – featuring Ade Adepitan, Clare Balding, Mary Portas and Nick Hewer from JNM on Vimeo.

George Lamb for O2/ Huawei

O2, Huawei and George Lamb have teamed up to tackle one of the most serious problems facing humanity today, the VML – Visible Mobile Lines.

George Lamb for Diet Coke/ Channel 4

Director : Sassy Films

Diet Coke teamed up with Channel 4 and Sassy Films to recreate the iconic ‘Hunk’ ad, featuring familiar faces such as Made in Chelsea’s Ollie Proudlock, TV presenters George Lamb and Rick Edwards.