Agency round-up: Hallam; Purpose Media

Kiorhte Aghoghogbe, Melissa Barnes, Rachel Holey, Kayleigh Jacobs-Rutterr, Daniel Jenkins, Julie Reid

Nottingham digital marketing agency Hallam has expanded its team with six new hires

Hallam’s digital strategy team has gained a new senior strategist. Julie Reid has worked in customer experience, creative, and content marketing for more than ten years, at the likes of PlanetSHINE and Condé Nast Johansens.

Melissa Barnes joins the team as a project delivery manager, working on some of Hallam’s biggest clients to deliver exceptional campaigns. She previously worked in digital project management at Buzzfeed and Who What Wear. She started her career at Condé Nast as a sales executive at Vogue.

Kiorhte Aghogogbe joins the client services team as digital account manager. His past roles include account management at Together Agency and at Equator Design, where he worked as senior creative account manager, managing clients such as Aldi to deliver national product campaigns.

Hallam also welcomes Rachel Holey as SEO consultant and Dan Jenkins as paid media consultant respectively. Holey has worked in digital marketing for more than five years, at companies such as Topman, part of the Arcadia Group based in London, Antalis, Jadu and most recently at Digital Ethos in Leicester. Jenkins brings a wealth of paid and social marketing experience to the award-winning team at Hallam, previously working at Adtrak and Bosch UK.

Rounding up the new hires is Kayleigh Jacobs-Rutter, who Hallam has hired as a creative copywriter. She has more than 11 years of experience of copywriting under her belt, including as marketing copywriter at University of Nottingham Students’ Union.

Jake Third, managing director of Hallam, said: “I’d like to say a massive congratulations to all our new hires. As Hallam continues to grow and innovate, we’re looking forward to both learning new skills and techniques from them, as well as working with the new joiners to help progress their careers and deepen their knowledge in digital marketing, development and design.”

Robin Witts

A budding new digital marketer has landed a new role at Derbyshire-based web development, creative, digital marketing and video specialists Purpose Media.

Robin Witts has joined the company to complete a digital marketing apprenticeship. Training provider, EMA Training, helped Witts secure his new role which will enable him to learn the fundamentals of digital marketing and gain experience of techniques such as search engine optimisation (SEO), pay per click advertising (PPC), social media advertising, e-mail marketing, re- marketing and conversion optimisation.

He said: “When I left school I wasn’t sure about going to university or even the type of profession I wanted pursue longer term so I decided to have a year out and gain some work experience whilst contemplating my options. After a year of working I realised that university life wasn’t for me and that I wanted to follow a career in marketing. The digital marketing apprenticeship opportunity with Purpose Media really appealed to me as it will enable me to combine education and learning whilst developing a long term career.”