“We shan’t save all we should like to, but we shall save a great deal more than if we had never tried”, Sir Peter Scott, Founder, WWF.

This is the inspiration for all that we do. At Green Banana Marketing our passion is helping charities and ethical organisations. It’s what drives us.

Our name comes from the bananas shipped from Costa Rica to Kent (Fairtrade, of course). Green on departure, they ripen during their voyage, arriving ready for market.

You are our inspiration. The product. And we will take you where you need to go.
We are the boat for your bananas…

How Green Banana Marketing can help you:

  • Brand development
  • Devising marketing strategies
  • Engaging new and current audiences
  • Connecting people to issues and campaigns through social, creative content, film and website journeys
  • Developing new products, partnership and marketing strategies to multiply income
  • Defining organisational purpose


We refreshed Buglife’s brand and developed a new website and engagement tools, the Director of Fundraising and Communications said:

“We are really excited by the end product and found Green Banana highly innovative, easy to work with and capable of delivering a quality product on time to a tight budget.”

We helped launch Combined Ecology, a new consultancy for BTO:

“We have been singing the praises of Green Banana to everyone – they are doing a great job. We loved how we worked together and we appreciated the excellent work, and definitely made the best agency choice in working with them.”

The Director of Communications of the Fairtrade Foundation said of our new website and engagement tools:

“Green Banana Marketing bring huge energy and creativity to any marketing with a clear sense of what works – we would certainly recommend them to others.”

The Executive Director of Doctors of the World UK said of our campaign work:

“Green Banana Marketing helped us on the journey of addressing Doctors of the World’s low awareness in the UK – we were pleased with the audience insight research that was conducted among our supporters as this is key to building successful future campaigns. They defined key segments and developed a new creative campaign about our Ebola work in West Africa.”

Chief Executive, Healthwatch Bucks:

“We are delighted with how the campaign has worked both in terms of raising our profile but most importantly in terms of driving the feedback which is so important to us as an organisation. It was an exciting and challenging journey, but definitely worth it, and we continue to reap the rewards of our investment. We would certainly recommend Giles and GBM to others looking to deliver cost effective campaigns that make a difference.”

The Team

Green Banana Marketing is made up of a core team of 3 people who work across client projects.

Giles Robertson

Giles Robertson

Giles Robertson founded Green Banana Marketing in 2008 with the aim of helping charities and ethical organisations to grow and their campaigns to flourish.

He is a powerhouse of commercial experience, having worked on client business including Visa, Coca-Cola, Renault, Toyota, Ford, Save the Children and RSPB, at agencies including Saatchi & Saatchi, Ogilvy and Publicis. He has created new brands, capital appeal campaigns and relationship marketing with Southbank, TrinityLaban and WWF.

In 2014, Giles was awarded a Fellowship of the Marketing Society for his work in charity marketing. He is also an Associate Lecturer at Bucks New University teaching and has been a Trustee for the Marine Conservation Society, the main charity protecting our seas and seashores, for the last six years.

Ellie Good

Ellie Good

Ellie Good is a brand, identity and creative expert. She has worked on consumer and customer magazines (including a launch for the NSPCC) and in 2009 she founded her own quarterly magazine, EggMag, which encouraged hip London and Brighton folk to live more ethically, without living less. Ellie now creates visual identities for a range of clients including an organic skincare brand, a Passivhaus building company and many other small business startups, solo professionals and NGOs.

York Woodford-Smith

York Woodford-Smith

York Woodford-Smith has been producing digital content his whole adult life. He has an instinct for creating fun, interesting and engaging content, which has allowed him to travel the world seeing some interesting and beautiful places, from the eye-opening Democratic Republic of Congo to the dizzying heights of skyscrapers in New York. York specialises in hands-on creative content from photography, to film to web design and has produced content for many charities and companies such as Healthwatch Bucks and The Malt Brewery. York’s film work has been aired on ITV and MTV and has been seen by over 5 million people on YouTube.

CharityComms Partner