Fi meets Katie in a hospital soon after she’s born.
They’ve been siblings ever since.
Fi graduates from Leeds university with a degree in genetics and a depleted liver.
After working in healthcare communications for years, Fi and Katie launch their own agency. But what to call it?
Early ideas included Kindred (somebody else had it) and Brave (thanks for nothing, Pixar), before settling on the cockney rhyming slang for sister, Skin and Blister.
Katie graduates from UWE with a degree in biomedical sciences and a depleted liver.
1ST JULY, 2016
Skin and Blister is born.
2ND JULY, 2016
Fi and Katie realise they have no clients. Panic ensues.
Skin and Blister is successful with their first ever pitch, winning for diabetes and vascular care in Ireland. They have a Guinness or three to celebrate.
Katie meets the Head of Procurement at Roche. Four months later, Skin and Blister is invited to pitch.
Skin and Blister is awarded a product launch for Roche and Chugai. Katie can finally afford to buy a new boiler.
The growing team starts working with their first Clinical Research Organisation (CRO) client. Fi celebrates by buying a tumble dryer. Fi and Katie agree to start buying more exciting celebratory gifts.
Skin and Blister reaches the finals for 'Team of the Year' at the PM Digital Awards.
The Skin and Blister team grows to 15 people.
We nickname a project ‘Arnie’, because it keeps coming back. We give all of our projects interesting names from this moment on.
We send out regular Happiness Surveys to our clients. One of them writes:
“You are so much more than a creative agency, you are our strategic partner.”
We record our first podcast with Agencyphonics. It all goes well, despite Fi accidentally drinking mouthwash just before recording started.
Skin and Blister wins their first animal health client.
After COVID takes hold, the whole country leaves the office to work from home. We kick ourselves for not buying shares in Zoom.
We host a ruminants virtual workshop.
“This was one of the best workshops that I have attended – virtual or otherwise!” Business Unit Director
While 2020 is a tough year, it's pretty decent for Skin and Blister. We win new clients, grow the business, do our best ever creative work and enter our first PM Awards.
Huzzah! Skin and Blister are finalists at the 2021
PM Awards, with our entry for the 'Creative Culture Award'. A true milestone moment.