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Ilk Agency celebrates recent growth with five new appointments

Award-winning Leeds-based integrated agency, ilk, is celebrating recent growth with five new additions to its team.

Award-winning Leeds-based integrated agency, ilk, is celebrating recent growth with five new additions to its team.

The five new starters join a range of departments – spanning PR, Social, Design and Creative Account Management, following the agency’s influx in new business wins.

Overseeing the PR team, Beth Turner joins the agency as Head of PR, where she will be helping to deliver digital PR for new and existing clients. Beth’s responsibilities will include rolling out new internal processes, assisting the team across strategy-led work and offering advice to clients. Beth brings with her over five years of industry and people management experience, having previously worked at connective3 and Jaywing.

In addition, Olivia Richards steps into the role of Senior Paid & Social Executive. She joins from Mediacom, a London based media agency, having previously worked as an assistant producer at a film company creating promo reels for a wide range of clients. Olivia brings to the role a variety of industry-relevant experience, and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Film Production from the University of Westminster and an Apprenticeship Level 3 in Digital Marketing. Oliva will be responsible for supporting the Paid & Social team in her new role.

Elliot Madden also joins the PR & Social team as PR and Social Media Account Executive. He joins the team straight from university, after studying a Master’s qualification in Advertising and Design from the University of Leeds, and a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Media. His role focuses on supporting the day-to-day side of client accounts, varying between PR and Social, and will involve creating content for press and social media.

Expanding the Creative Account Management team, Faye Ripley has taken on a brand new role in the agency, as a Digital Project Manager. Faye developed her passion for digital whilst working as an Account Manager for over five years. As the role is closely linked with the Development team, Faye’s responsibilities include overseeing the website development offering, including web builds and new functionality projects.

Megan Allcock, a recent graduate in Graphic and Communication Design from the University of Leeds arrives at ilk as a Junior Designer. Megan has previously worked in a year-long placement at a branding and identity studio in Leeds, where she grew her skills in branding, website design and photography. Currently supporting a mixture of new and existing projects spanning retail, food and upcoming brands, Megan is supporting across new and existing clients within the business.

Nev Ridley, Managing Director at ilk Agency, commented: “We’re so pleased to be welcoming such an eclectic bunch to our offices, and across a variety of departments and roles too. It’s fantastic watching the teams grow and develop across the board, and we look forward to nurturing the skills of our most recent ilksters as they contribute to our new and existing clients.”

ilk offers a range of services including branding, strategy, video, design, PR, social media and paid media. For more information please visit ilk’s recently relaunched website or follow on social at @ilkagency.

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