Award-winning North East creative agency expands team

An award-winning North East creative marketing agency has appointed two new talented members of the team following growth.

r//evolution, the results agency, has welcomed Alec Pritchard as Lead Backend Developer and Oliver Cook as Account Executive to their office at the Northern Design Centre in Gateshead, increasing their overall headcount to thirteen across Digital, Communications, Online Marketing and Design.

With a wealth of experience in web development, across both in-house and agency roles, Alec has worked on many diverse development projects. Asked about his new position, Alec said: “I’m really excited about joining the team at r//evolution. The drive of the business and where they want to go in the next few years is exciting and I wanted to be part of that journey.

“What really appealed to me about r//evolution is the collaborative and well organised approach to project delivery. . The communication between the team is excellent and ensures the clients get the best possible solution to meet their needs.”

r//evolution’s other new addition is Oliver Cook, has joined the team following an internship with the business. In addition to recently graduating from Newcastle University with an MA in Media & Public Relations, Oliver has experience working in customer service and social media and as PR and Marketing assistant at a venture capital firm.

Oliver said: “The internship was an incredibly valuable experience for me. I learned so much - getting to see what life is like working in an innovative marketing agency on a day-to-day basis. I’ve been able to apply the theoretical skills I learned at University, but more importantly I have been able to develop new abilities and experience working with clients. For a successful business like r//evolution to see potential in me is a fantastic feeling.”

Speaking about r//evolution’s growing team, Gill Burgess, Managing Director, said: “r//evolution is an ambitious agency and the first half of 2017 has been very exciting, with a number of client acquisitions. To achieve growth and to continue to stay at the top of our game, we are always on the lookout for talented and passionate people to join our team.

“Alec and Oliver are exactly the kind of people we want to invest in to improve our already excellent customer service and strong technical skills that we offer. Their contribution will further add to our ability to build on our growing portfolio of clients from across the UK. We expect many more additions in the coming months as our portfolio continues to grow.”

Established in 2003, r//evolution has continued to go from strength-to-strength, working across the UK with a range of businesses, driving growth through increased brand awareness and enhanced customer engagement. The company delivers a number of corporate, consumer and destination marketing campaigns across varied sectors.

r//evolution offers innovative digital and traditional marketing solutions for companies who wish to make ‘r//evolutionary’ changes within their business across, and won a Silver CIPR Pride Award for its work last year.

To find out more visit: www.r-evolution.co.uk

 

r//evolution is a valued member of Design Network North. Design Network North is part of RTC’s new programme called ‘Designing Better Business’ – launched in 2016 - which will provide support for north east businesses looking to continue to innovate and design better world leading products.
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