Digital marketing agency set to double city operation by end of 2021

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Mediaworks Leeds plans to recruit almost 20 new members to its team by the end of the year after securing £1m worth of new business.

The team, that launched as part of the 150-strong North East-headquartered digital marketing agency Mediaworks at the start of 2020, has recently added Johnson & Johnson, First Direct, United Utilities and Lil-Lets to its growing portfolio.

The Leeds office primarily focuses on brand strategy and experience, campaigns, and social engagement services.

With a target of 100% staff growth set for 2021, Mediaworks Leeds is looking to more than double its head count from the current 20 members.

Gill Ball, managing partner, said: “We want to nurture our existing relationships with university and college contacts in and around the region to find exciting new talent.

“This is a vital part of Mediaworks Leeds’ vision and our pursuit to unearth the best creative minds to help drive growth for the brands we partner with.

“Our rapid growth means we’re also on the search for bigger premises in the city – it’s a significant step in laying the foundations for a very exciting future for Mediaworks here in Leeds.”

The agency, which has offices in Newcastle, Edinburgh, and London, expanded into Leeds last year and recently announced an expansion of its operations in Scotland, adding five more members to the team in its new Edinburgh office.

The Leeds operation was originally opened after Mediaworks teamed up with experienced former agency directors.

Mediaworks CEO and founder, Brett Jacobson, said: “The Leeds team has supercharged its growth over the past year, working with some of the UK’s top household names. Its quality brand and creative strategy work has proven an invaluable addition to our current service offering.

“The team’s strategic and creative experience has further added to the strength and phenomenal talent in our business, integrating perfectly with the wider Mediaworks team in Newcastle and now in Edinburgh.

“We know how important Yorkshire is to the UK’s economy and we’re excited to continue to grow our success and presence in the region.”

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