PR agency announces senior creative hire

Bristol-based public relations agency Strike Communications is celebrating three years in business with the news that it is expanding its senior leadership team.

Scott Fletcher is taking up the new role of creative director to support managing director Catherine Frankpitt.

He will help deliver integrated creative work locally and nationally for Strike’s clients in the charities, causes and culture sectors.

Strike was launched in early 2020 by Frankpitt. It has seen significant growth, building a client list of organisations including Bristol Beacon, Limbs & Things, Paraorchestra, the Royal West of England Academy, We The Curious and the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine.

Fletcher has worked in senior creative and campaign production roles for FMCG, Hollywood, broadcast, and the arts and cultural industries. He was previously creative director for Play Nicely where his clients included the BBC, RSC, National Theatre, Globe, Nike and Warner Bros.

Frankpitt said: “Strike has firmly established itself as a purpose-led agency in its first three years. My aim when I launched the agency was to focus its consultancy support on charities, causes and culture, as there are so many organisations in these areas that are doing incredible work but with limited internal comms resources. We are phenomenally grateful to have built up a portfolio of such fantastic and inspiring clients and we love being able to support them.

“I am really excited to have Scott joining the team and bringing his super creative talent and experience to help us achieve our ambitious growth plans for the next few years.”

Fletcher added: “For me, this is an exciting and rare opportunity to apply my skills to add value to Strike’s offering. Catherine and I talked at length to establish how a slightly left-field appointment could work and the more we spoke, the more it became clear how much synergy there is – not only in the specific transferable skills I have but in our personal aims and professional approaches.”

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