Digitia recruits to fuel two-year growth strategy

Seaham-based digital marketing agency Digitia promised more jobs over the quarter

Alice Allum, Sophie Butcher, Chris Dutton, Daniel Jackson (front) Rachel Thompson, Lisa Bean and Rachael Heslehurst
Alice Allum, Sophie Butcher, Chris Dutton, Daniel Jackson (front) Rachel Thompson, Lisa Bean and Rachael Heslehurst

Digital marketing agency Digitia has started 2015 with a number of appointments to fuel an ambitious growth strategy over the next two years.

The Seaham-based firm has appointed account executives Rachael Heslehurst and Rachel Thompson to its Digital Team, following several new client wins . The pair will support recently promoted account manager, Sophie Butcher,

Ms Heslehurst, who studied a degree in journalism at the University of Salford, has a background in search engine optimisation (SEO), having worked at one of the UK’s top multi-website online retailers

She said: “I’m really excited about my career at Digitia. I have been thrown in the deep end and already been involved in client meetings and account reviews. Digitia is so client focused and I can see there is a lot of opportunity for growth.”

Ms Thompson joins Digitia from a PR job, having completed a degree in Communication Studies and English Language at the University of Chester.

She said: “The demand for digital marketing has become increasingly popular due to the growth and popularity of the internet. I’m thrilled to be able to take my PR skills and transfer them online, as well as in traditional media.”

Digitia founder and managing director Lisa Bean, added: “Hiring Rachael and Rachel was a key step in our 2015 expansion plan. With both of them onboard we can now produce higher quality content, more detailed SEO strategies, and provide a specialist PR service.

“We will be advertising new vacancies over the next quarter, starting with a graphic designer position.”

Elsewhere in the team, Alice Allum has been promoted to operations manager; Daniel Jackson has been promoted to visual design manager, and Chris Dutton has become technical delivery manager.

Digitia was set up by Lisa Bean in 2012 and has worked for clients such as software firm Monpellier; heating and renewable energy firm A Ward Group; pensions provider SSASCo; metal rainscreen and cladding manufacturers Sotech; architectural design practice GW Architectural; The Printed Bag Shop; communications company UC&C; and service and corporate office space Spectrum Business Park, which is where Digitia is based

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