On the move: the latest East Midlands hires

Julia Charlton

Hallam has appointed Julia Charlton as account management team lead.

Charlton will head up the account management function at the Nottingham-based digital agency whilst acting as a strategic account director on some of its biggest accounts.

She spent the previous thirteen years occupying a variety of senior marketing and client services roles, implementing strategic marketing solutions for the likes of tanning brand St Tropez and Virgin’s Formula E race team.

Bethany Sharma, client services director at Hallam said: “Since Julia has joined Hallam, she has brought a huge amount of energy and expertise to the account management team lead position. I have been impressed with how naturally she has built relationships with her team, the wider agency and her clients and she has made a huge amount of progress already in a short time.

“Her previous experience in strategic marketing and client services roles make her a huge asset to my client services leadership team and I am looking forward to seeing where she takes our account management offering next.”

Charlton said: “I’m extremely excited to take on the responsibility of leading the account management function at Hallam. It’s an incredibly exciting time to be joining the agency and having the opportunity to build upon the unique experience that our clients receive when partnering with us is fantastic. My focus will be on continuing to develop our client experience in order to ensure satisfaction, long term retention and the growth of our client base.

“I look forward to seeing what we achieve as a team and hope to continue adding real value to our clients’ businesses.”

Nottingham-based student affinity network UNiDAYS has appointed a new managing director, identity.

Michelle Wheeler will focus on strengthening UNiDAYS brand partners’ access to the student audience whilst overseeing the development of the firm’s global sales and marketing team.

Based in Miami, Wheeler previously enjoyed stints with XOR Data Exchange, ID Analytics and identity, verification and authentication solutions company Prove.

Michelle Wheeler

Jon Hawley, CIO and co-founder of UNiDAYS, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Michelle to our global leadership team as we build on our position as a world leader in digital identity and the instant verification of student consumers. Her wealth of cross-sector experience will support UNiDAYS’ ambitious growth plans, leveraging digital identity to add value to students’ lives through greater convenience, service and reward, while empowering brand partners with rich consumer permissioned data.”

Wheeler said: “I love that UNiDAYS is an impact solution for young people’s lives – helping them to prepare for the future, while making the most of today. It is motivating to join the company at a time when brands are understanding the integral role verification, and digital identity more broadly, plays in effectively connecting with this audience. I’m looking forward to creating more possibilities for students and brands – offering more services, more access, and enabling greater trust between the two.”