Fiona Hawkins

Fiona Hawkins

Managing Director

Fiona is Managing director at Plinkfizz, one of the Midland’s fastest growing integrated marketing communications agencies, leading the team to deliver unified communications and marketing programmes to provide demonstrable ROI at every stage.

With a marketing career spanning more than 25 years in both B2C and B2B, client and agency side, Fiona’s professional portfolio includes a number of high street brands, not least The Co-operative Travel, also launching the Holiday Hypermarket concept across the UK.

During this period, Fiona has developed a reputation of results-driven excellence, and has held board positions at a number of organisations.

Fiona specialises in transforming the marketing approach for B2C and B2B businesses throughout the UK, evidenced by leading the team to two coveted industry awards, the Prolific North Best Small Agency Award (under 30 employees) and a CIPR Award for Best Integrated Campaign.

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Paul Hawkins

Paul Hawkins

Director of Business Innovation

Business Innovation Director, Paul Hawkins, Provides business growth consultancy, process management and sales process support, director level coaching mentoring and support on specific projects.

Working internationally with some of the of the largest global brands, including Porsche, Saab, Honda and Volkswagen, he specialises in creating cultures that drive staff engagement and have a positive commercial impact.

Paul believes that the workplace is an environment for continual people improvement to drive commercial success with customer-focused strategies.

He designs and delivers business improvement programmes, using research, behavioural psychology and commercial experience.

A member of the Institute of Leadership and Management, he assesses skills up to Director level.

Kirsty-Ann Rushton

Kirsty-Ann Rushton

Director of PR and Outreach

Hiya! I’m Kirsty – you might not know this about me but I’m a Yorkshire lass and I’m pretty proud of it. I make a good brew – many are benchmarked against mine!

I’m good at relationships which is probably part of my northern charm and which is why I’m an Account Manager at Plinkfizz. I have a background in PR and journalism so content writing and copywriting is my bag, but I’m pretty good a project management – which is why I’m an account manager.

I push through websites (design and development), marketing projects, digital marketing campaigns … and of course, PR!

Contact me to organise a PR consultation.

Rob Forster

Rob Forster

Creative & Studio Director

Hi my name’s Rob. I’m a creative 30+ customer experience designer.

Let me explain what that is … when I was younger, clients loved my edgy design and my youthful approach to creative thinking. Move forward to today – and with over 30+ years of creative experience, clients still love my edgy designs and even better creative solutions.

But I put that down to the value of experience – it’s not seeing more, but seeing wisely. Albert Einstein once said “the only source of knowledge is experience”. Experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted, so if you don’t get what you want from your agency … come to us!

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Jasper The Great

Jasper The Great

CEO of Happiness

With over four years experience of woofing, Jasper brings a wealth of not quite curly, but slightly demi-waved, happiness wherever he goes.

Main day-to-day responsibilities including meeting and greeting, on the door security and being CEO of happiness and wellbeing.

There’s never a dull moment and we can clarify that the cheeky hound does not sleep in his own bed. Hhhhhm.

Want to meet him? He delivers great marketing audits, book yours here!

Tina Meigh

Tina Meigh

Website & Marketing Project Manager

Hi I’m Tina – Website & Marketing Project Manager at Plinkfizz. I’m a bit of an ‘all-rounder’ and get involved in both digital and traditional marketing, but mainly:

  • I look after website hosting and the security of our servers and provide website support to our clients
  • I manage website projects from beginning to end – which I’m really passionate about – this includes working with developers and designers, uploading content, SEO and content management training
  • I also set up, deliver and report on email marketing campaigns for clients, work with the team on social media and create video and animated assets for pretty much anything they’re needed for!

Fave saying …. it’s all about Meigh!

If you’d like to discuss your marketing project, pop your details into this short form and we’ll be in touch.

Mark Holloway

Mark Holloway

Web Development & SEO Manager

Hi, I’m Mark, the Web Development & SEO Manager here at Plinkfizz. In my role, my main tasks include building and maintaining websites for our clients.

I have agency experience and I also ran my own successful web design agency before joining Plinkfizz.

I graduated from University with a First Class Degree in Web Design and went on to further develop these skills into my current role.

Outside of work I love spending my time either playing or watching sport. In the summer you’ll most likely find me on the golf course or at least practicing my golf swing.

Some of my recent achievements include:

  • created two social media brands which attracted over 100,000 followers across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The content often reaches over 1 million people per day.
  • created a new website for a company that resulted in a 300% increase in traffic and a rankings boost to No.1 for their chosen key words.

Get in touch with our team of experts to get advice on your website or talk to us about a new build.

Laura Edwards

Laura Edwards

Digital Project Manager

After first gaining her level 3 extended diploma in Graphic Design at college, Laura also completed her University degree in Advertising and Brand Management with a first.

She’s not afraid of getting stuck into a challenge whether that be strategy or creative, and she’s passionate on delivering maximum impact.

Her skill set includes:

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Hayley Brown

Hayley Brown

Marketing Account Manager

Hey! I’m Hayley and I’m a newbie at Plinkfizz! I bring with me almost 10 years of marketing and PR experience from both in-house and agency. My background has primarily been B2B but I’ve worked with a number of well-known consumer brands. My daily duties include building strategical marketing plans across channels such as social media, email platforms, website, SEO, and PPC campaigns. Driving business growth, creating campaigns that align with company goals and seeing ROI is what gives me that rewarding buzz.

Outside of Plinkfizz I enjoy hiking and have successfully reached 10 summits in 2020 including Scafell Pike, Glyder Fawr, Glyder Fach and Kinder Scout.

Some of Hayley’s highlights include:

  • Panda turns 30.  I lead a PR stunt for Panda Liquorice as part of a campaign to celebrate their 30th birthday. Prince William was also turning 30 so we made a mural entirely out of liquorice in the middle of Spinningfields, Manchester. It received national coverage on ITV, Daily Mail and The Mirror.
  • B2B website. I project managed the launch of a website for a filtration manufacturer. With the use of tactical UX and content, we saw an increase in sales leads  generated from CTAs including downloadable literature.

Get in touch to talk about your next marketing project.

Brennah Lawton

Brennah Lawton

Graphic Designer

With a strong passion of ideation and a touch of crazy, I continually innovate and drive my designs forward to keep up to date with the current practices of the design world. I’m self-motivated, highly organised and a passionate team player. I deliver creative concepts and execute effective, engaging design work across brand identity, print and digital media.

With a methodical and efficient approach to my work, I’m a highly skilled designer with a skillset that includes:

To talk to us about digital graphic design pop the details into this short form and we’ll be in touch.

 

 

 

 

 

Kate Harding

Kate Harding

Graphic Designer

Hi! I’m Kate, a graphic designer here at Plinkfizz. In my role my main tasks involve brand concepts and development, social media, animation and any other marketing materials you could possibly imagine!

I have over 5 years of agency experience and my passion is branding. I knew from a young age that design was what I wanted to do.

I graduated from University with a 2:1 in Graphic Design and went on to further develop these skills in my career.

Outside of Plinkfizz I enjoy caring for and competing my two horses which takes up the majority of my spare time!

“I strive for two things in design: simplicity and clarity. Great design is born of those two things.” — Lindo Leader

Some recent achievements include:

  • Created branding for a well known estate agent. From the initial logo concepts to website, animations, social media plans, brochures and stationery.
  • Managed a large suite of catalogues that were urgently required for a client. Seeing the whole process through from concept design, fulfilment, work delegation, management and client relations.

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Josie Devine

Josie Devine

Social Media Account Executive

Hey I’m Josie, a recent newbie at Plinkfizz!

I’m that person on a day out that is constantly taking photos and videos of everyone, posting on social and capturing memories. It’s something that comes natural to me, so to do it as a job for clients is a dream.

I hold a First class BA (Hons) degree in advertising and brand management which has helped me to develop a 360degree approach to marketing.

Building brand persona’s and audiences is where I specialise, to ensure we are targeting the right people.

Outside of work, I love taking my puppy Bertie for long walks and spending time with my friends and family.

Some of Josie’s highlights include:

  • Completing Google fundamentals of digital marketing – 26 modules along side a full-time job was tough, but I am always keen to expand my knowledge.

To start your social media journey, why not drop us a line.

Charlotte Harvey

Charlotte Harvey

Apprentice Content Executive

Hey, I’m Charlotte the new apprentice at Plinkfizz!

I’m passionate about creating exciting content for our clients. I’ve always loved writing and creating blog content so to be doing what I enjoy as a job is a dream come true.

Studying my apprenticeship at an award winning marketing agency is the perfect place for me to grow and develop my career marketing.

I have achieved qualifications in English Language, Literature and History which has help me to develop my writing skills.

Outside of work I love watching different sports and spending time with my friends and family.

Some of Charlotte’s highlights include:

  • Completed a range of Google Digital Garage learning courses to develop my knowledge of marketing.
  • Gained skills in social media and content writing.

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Bob Taylor

Bob Taylor

PPC Google Adwords Specialist

Google Adwords PPC specialist, Bob is our resident pay per click expert.

Bob has 20 years expertise in online marketing and held senior management posts for a variety of businesses including Matalan and head of E-Commerce at The Co-operative Group.

Having studied Business Studies at the University of Central Lancashire, Bob has gone on to become a master in the ‘dark art’ that is Google Adwords (also known as Pay Per Click) – a powerful online business tool which ensures maximum exposure when used effectively.

This skill combined with Bob’s wealth of knowledge in Google Analytics, direct marketing, search engine optimisation, social media and business strategy, and needless to say a chat with Bob is guaranteed to provide lots of ‘lightbulb’ moments and invaluable insights into the multitude of channels available to drive business growth.

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Julie Grant

Julie Grant

Marketing Consultant

Founder of Plinkfizz and marketing consultant, Julie has more than 25 years experience as a senior sales and marketing professional working for a broad range of clients including Allied Domecq, Pizza Hut and the Britannia Building Society.

She has run projects for Hardys & Hansons, Wolverhampton Wanderers FC and a range of medium sized businesses.

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