Knight Frank appoints Ancient & Modern as its advertising agency of record

The world’s largest independent property firm, Knight Frank, has appointed the recently launched advertising agency, Ancient & Modern, to create a wide-ranging, long-term advertising campaign under the newly created banner ‘Your partners in property’.

The full page launch advertisement, in The Times, Sunday Times and Financial Times, features the headline ‘Today, it’s not an estate agent you need. It’s a partner in property’. There are several further executions to follow.

This new positioning reflects Knight Frank’s competitive advantage due to its operating as a partnership – something no other major competitor can lay claim to. As an independent partnership, Knight Frank is not beholden to shareholders or the requirement to make short term profits. Therefore it is able to focus on the quality and impartiality of its advice to Clients.

Head of UK Residential, Tim Hyatt, commented:

“Over the past few years, we have invested heavily in our people to build the best possible real estate advisory business. This has already paid dividends. Our partnership model has always been a real advantage in terms of what we can do both for our people and our clients. The housing market has reopened and transactions are taking place. Now we need to invest to capitalise on the success we have already achieved, and the new advertising campaign created by Ancient & Modern is certainly helping us in this respect.”

Co-founder of Ancient & Modern, Adrian Holmes, said:

“Knight Frank is exactly the kind of Client we look for. It’s a very distinguished brand, with global reach and ambition. Knight Frank’s people have shown a real hunger for elegantly engaging advertising, and they clearly appreciate the craft skills that Ancient & Modern have set out to champion. While Knight Frank are ‘Your partners in property’, we’re proud to be their partners in advertising”.

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