Agency round-up: Cartwright Communications; Hallam

Alex Jones

Nottingham-headquartered marketing agency Cartwright Communications has hired Alex Jones to lead its digital team.

Jones joins the Nottingham-headquartered agency as head of digital. With more than a decade of experience, Jones is a well-known figure in the digital marketing industry, having worked across a variety of leading agencies both in the Midlands and London.

He joins the Cartwright digital team, working alongside social media account director Becky Cleary, SEO manager Jotdeep Drarh, social media account manager Elizabeth Songhurst, senior digital executive Maria Potter and social media executive Chantai Bravo.

Jones said: “Having followed Cartwright Communications for more than a decade, I’ve seen from the outside how talented the team are, and it has been a pleasure to watch the business go from strength to strength.

“I’m looking forward to playing a key role in helping to shape and support their long-term business growth objectives. This is a huge opportunity, in a key time for the agency, and I’m really excited to be part of the team and to go on the journey with them to new heights.”

Fran Prince, director at Cartwright Communications, said: “Digital transformation has been one of our biggest areas of growth within the agency over the last year. We’re all about bringing in the very best talent to enable us to continue learning and empowering each other, which in turn drives our dynamic multi-channel service offering.

“We already have a fantastic team of digital marketing and social media experts, and Alex’s arrival will help us to continually advance our offering and expertise to ensure that we are delivering the best possible results for our broad portfolio of clients across the UK and beyond.”

Nottingham-headquartered Hallam has landed a new client in home fire safety firm Firechief® Global.

Hallam will provide SEO and digital PR to support Firechief® Global, which is based in Rutland and has a distribution centre in Birmingham.

Firechief® Global’s marketing manager, Joshua Pollard, said: “We were looking for an agency capable of offering strategic guidance and being forward-thinking as we work towards maximising our presence and fostering growth throughout the UK – equally important was finding a partner who could support our team and share their organic expertise. We firmly believe Hallam fits the bill and are eager to collaborate in broadening our market presence.”

Carmen Dominguez, head of organic at Hallam, said: “With our proven track record in ecommerce and Google-recognised expertise in international growth, we’re confident in our abilities to amplifying Firechief® Global’s reach and visibility, expanding their impact nationally and helping to protect homes across the UK.”