Darren Hemmings founded Motive Unknown in September 2011. The company's first client was Infectious Music and the first campaign was Alt-J's platinum-selling "An Awesome Wave". Since then, clients have included Sony RED, Domino Records, Brownswood, BMG Rights Management, Fabric, PIAS and more, across campaigns for the likes of Smashing Pumpkins, Moby, Faith No More, Jack Savoretti, Superdiscount, Drenge and Villagers among others. In addition to artist campaigns the company also handles all partnerships and marketing for the AIM Independent Music Awards and teaches digital marketing practice for the likes of Generator, AIM and IMRO among others.
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