Culture Connects


Can I Look Inside Your Suitcase?


We write scripts.
We film all over the world.
We create brands from scratch.
We consult and advise.
We design, we write.
We photograph.
We build websites.
We make logos.
We create brochures.

We are a brand strategy and content creation agency.

We have extensive experience in producing stunning, award-winning content for a wealth of luxury, lifestyle and travel brands.

We believe culture connects.

It’s how people make friends, travel and investigate other civilisations, spend their money, spend their time, make films and live their lives. The culture that resides in a brand is its belief system, coming from somewhere, standing for something and able to spark a connection on a deep-rooted level with the culture that resides in each individual in an audience. When made, this cultural connection triggers deep, long-lasting brand loyalty. We never lose sight of the richness of people’s lives when we build a connection between a person and a brand.

Our Work

Our Work

Our Team

Our Team

Adam comes from a traditional advertising agency background having started his career at Ogilvy.

Since then he has been working at smaller agencies focusing on collaborative brand consultancy work largely in engaging high-net-worth individuals (financial services, investor relations and luxury brands).

In Adam’s spare time he is an award-winning comedian and he draws upon this experience to lead brand workshops with energy and enthusiasm.

Adam Larter

Co Head: Business & Strategy

As our Head of Video, Tom’s remit is to create, collaborate and consult on all things moving for the agency and its clients.

Tom has produced and directed film for a plethora of clients, sectors and audiences. Highlights include British Airways, American Airlines, Subaru, BBC and CNN.

He has an insatiable appetite in producing engaging, emotive and relevant film for a wide range of audiences and his work has generated millions of views across multiple platforms.

Tom Franz

Co Head: Creative Operations

As an established commercial account handler and strategic thinker, Shrinka’s background comes from a number of global creative agencies including Ogilvy, AKQA and BBDO.

She has led global integrated campaigns across a variety of luxury consumer brands including One&Only Resorts, Belmond, Rolls Royce, The Bacardi Group, Diageo, Burberry, Bulgari, L’Oréal and Small Luxury Hotels of The World.

In Shrinka’s spare time, she has a passion for keeping fit, having represented her county across multiple sports, interior and property design and discovering new cuisines and restaurants in London, but her key love is travelling to new destinations and immersing herself in new cultures.

Shrinka Ghosh

Account Director

Sean-Taylor comes with 8 years of experience in travel and tourism. He has worked in luxury travel, MICE, and corporate travel extensively; working with some of the best-known hotels in the process.

His intricate knowledge of hospitality and hotels allows him to command an objective point of view from both the buyer and supplier perspectives.

Sean-Taylor has always had an unexplained love and respect for the country and culture of Japan and has taught himself the language. His passions are photography, music, sport, and visiting various Izakayas throughout Japan.

Sean-Taylor Williams

Head of Creative Services Partnerships

Jake joined the Black Tomato family in 2015.

Originally part of the incentive travel division, he was responsible for helping companies inspire internal audiences through unique travel experiences and nowadays utilises this experience to help establish powerful connections between brands and their consumers.

As a curious traveller and passionate sportsman, Jake is always searching for his next adventure; whether that is on the field of play, exploring a lesser-known corner of the globe, or as part of an ambitious new creative project.

Jake Pickering

Business Development Manager

Chiara’s passion for travel and discovering new cultures has taken her around the world managing campaigns and video projects for brands such as Clinique, The Venetian Hotel and African Bush Camps.

She has creative flair and takes pride in being adaptable, having worked across various accounts delivering website builds, print, social media, and video campaigns.

Embracing her Italian roots, outside of work, she loves to cook.

Chiara Colella

Account Manager

Sophia comes from a global paid media background having started her career as a strategic communications planner at PHD Media. Following her interest in sustainability and B2C purpose, she has since worked at MullenLowe salt. Here she was across a range of global businesses including Mondelēz and Unilever, helping brands to define their position and purpose and how best to communicate them to maximise positive change.

Out of work you can find her eating and trying to improve her Danish.

Sophia Kay

Brand Strategist

Lucy obtained her masters degree in marketing in Paris, having lived there for almost 15 years. She has lived in 5 countries, speaks 3 languages and her career so far has taken her through marketing or PR roles for brands in the fashion, lifestyle, start-up and luxury industries but also agency-side where she built up an influencer agency’s marketing strategy from scratch.

In her spare time you’ll find Lucy boxing or travelling to a new destination. She brings back inspiration from her trips into her own cooking, another passion of hers.

Lucy Lowther

Marketing Manager

Louisa is passionate about creating visual solutions for clients across disciplines, through thoughtfully crafted print and digital implementations.

Her experience working brand and agency side, means she understands what clients need to bring visual identities to life. Louisa comes from a fashion and publishing background, and has worked for brands like Style Bubble, Harvey Nichols, Dazed Digital and Its Nice That.

She loves matcha tea and collecting branded print stationery.

Louisa Lau

Head of Design

Alex is a graphic designer and photographer whose career has brought him to live in Toronto, Hong Kong and London.

As designer and creative strategist at Studio Black Tomato, Alex has worked with many luxury hospitality brands to build and strengthen their visual identities through logo, print and web design.

On top of being a talented photographer, Alex is an ambitious baker who enjoys the challenge of modernist techniques.

Alex Chan

Designer & Creative Strategist

Telling stories through imaginative content is Nicole’s bread and butter.

A word stylist and creative producer, she has created content for brands including CNN, Belmond, Bulgari, Hamilton, Hennessy and Raffles, as well as numerous travel brands from Japan to Jordan.

Practical and positive by nature, she’s managed multiple film and photo shoots across the globe, always ensuring creative and business goals are met and making sure productions run like clockwork.

Her spare time is mainly spent on her yoga mat, teaching meditation and yoga classes in London and Margate.

Nicole Harley


Maria is a versatile video editor who comes with a varied background, from branded content to music and fashion films.

She began her career as an all-rounder, taking care of all stages of production before specialising in video-post production.

Her passion for visual language in combination with analytical thinking is what drives her approach to storytelling.

Maria Barsukova

Video Editor

Alister is an editor with a passion for crafting unique and engaging video content.

With a background in media planning/buying, his experience in advertising puts him in a unique position to bridge the gap between creativity and strategy.

Always in search for his next adventure, when he is not in the office, you’ll find him in far-flung corners of the globe hunting for his next story to tell.

Alister Yuen

Junior Video Editor
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