Not a traditional
marketing agency.

MPAD was founded in 1999 by Mark Picken with support from the Prince’s Trust.

Based in Truro, the team work on successful projects in London, Cornwall, Devon, Bristol, Somerset, Dorset and the West Midlands.

We’ve also won loads of awards for our campaigns and our sustainability.

We spend time with our clients to understand their objectives, their customers’ needs, and where we’ll find those customers.

We work with organisations that:

share our ethos
of making a
positive impact

want to make
a difference to
their customers
or users

want to make
a difference to
their staff

want to make a
difference to the
planet

want to make a
difference to their
community

The MPAD team

Mark Picken
MPAD founder and director

Mark is an expert in bringing together business objectives and customer needs to create campaigns and messages that work.

For over 21 years, Mark has supported organisations in the private, public and third sectors with content design, digital engagement, UX, communications strategies, marketing campaigns, reputation management, public relations, business strategy and growth.

He is also:

Previous roles include director of Cornwall Chamber of Commerce and vice chair of Business Leaders for Low Carbon.

He is a dad, a runner and a sustainability champion.

Julie Dearden
MPAD project and office manager

As well as ensuring the office runs smoothly, Julie
helps to keep projects on track and ensure our
specialists have everything they need to deliver
success.


After joining MPAD in 2013, Julie developed
MPAD’s environmental manual, making sure the
work we do reaches ISO14001 standard.


With a background in recruitment, renewable
energy and local government, Julie understands a
range of sectors and provides valuable input.


Previous experience includes working for the Green
Cornwall Programme and project managing the
Cornwall Sustainability Awards for MPAD.


She is a keen dog walker, cook and runner.

Mark is available for non-executive roles and in-house contracts. Email him to talk about how he can help