On the move: the latest East Midlands hires

Lovett, Waterhouse and King

Derby marketing agency WDA has appointed Gemma Lovett.

Lovett was most recently creative director at DE22.

Managing director Lee Waterhouse said: “Gemma worked for WDA for a period after graduating and we have remained good friends ever since – even though we were sometimes pitching against one another.

“Over the years Gemma has developed into one of those very rare creatives who is not only a brilliant designer but also a great marketing strategist and a skilled account manager. Gemma is going to be a real asset to the team, her experience will be invaluable and I believe that given the right support and framework she will flourish and help take the agency to another level – In fact she’s already been instrumental in winning WDA a prestigious new account which we are all delighted about.”

“I’m really looking forward to getting stuck into my new role,” said Lovett. “Headed up by creative director Chris Redshaw, I really believe we now have a pretty much unbeatable creative team, and I’m looking forward to playing my part in realising WDA’s exciting growth plans.”

Also joining WDA this month is Matthew King as creative designer.

Waterhouse added: “WDA has known Matt since he was recommended to us by Derby University and we met him at their annual Big Show. We have seen Matt several times since he graduated and remained in touch seeing his work and experience develop over the years which has included working agency and client side as well as freelance.

“Matt comes to us with an already superb portfolio and a determination to put everything into his new role and push himself to the limit. His is currently part of the team working on a major rebranding for a large automotive e-tail client incorporating a front end web.”

Leicester-based accountancy firm MNE has appointed Dominic Shaw as marketing manager.

Dominic Shaw

Shaw brings experience to the role having held positions at design and marketing agency Creative Direction and Leicester law firm Bray & Bray. He has worked on multi-channel marketing campaigns for a variety of clients across a range of industries including hospitality, manufacturing, lifestyle and professional services.

Shaw said: “A lot of companies talk about being innovative and doing things differently without it actually really being the case. I’m excited to be a part of the MNE team because the firm is incredibly progressive and embraces new technology and new ways of working in an industry that can be at times quite archaic. It means whatever we do creatively or from a marketing perspective comes from a genuine place.”

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