zeal creative appoints Managing Director to triple size of London offices


The UK’s most effective brand activation agency, zeal creative, has appointed Tim Solano as Managing Director in London. Tim will support zeal’s mission to be the world’s most recommended agency with a remit to deliver with excellence for clients and to triple the size of the agency’s London operation.

Coming from a multidisciplinary background, Tim connects campaign delivery, brand activation and the growing need for digital engagement – all of which is sought out by forward-looking brands in the FMCG, lifestyle and drinks space. He will support zeal to build on its proven effectiveness and reputation in brand activation. Tim will also work alongside the team to build digital activation into all consumer and brand engagement.

Tim brings 20 years of client and agency experience across brand activation, campaign and agency leadership. He joins zeal from Because, a Global BTL agency where he was MD for three years. Prior to that he was MD at A Little Bird.

Tim’s proven track record growing agencies and brands is part of zeal’s continued investment in people, growing the business across the UK and internationally while maintaining a clear focus on effectiveness and excellence for clients. 

zeal creative’s founder and Creative Director Stewart Hilton comments:

“We have taken a long time to find the right candidate for this important role and in Tim we feel we have someone that our existing clients will love to work with.  He is passionate about building high performing teams and relentless in helping his clients to consistently improve their results. He is a perfect fit for our agency’s focus on effectiveness and we are sure he will be able to hit our ambitious growth targets and help zeal become a big name in the capital.”

Tim Solano, MD for zeal creative London, says:

“Joining at such an exciting part of zeal’s growth journey is a career defining opportunity. The agency’s consistent performance for delivering client success combined with the passion shown by the founders was an incredible draw for me. I look forward to continuing the stellar growth achieved by the London team as we expand the business and our service offering across the UK and wider global markets.”