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.

Rob Forster

Rob Forster

Head of Design and Studio

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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Kirsty Hewson

Kirsty Hewson

Account Manager

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.

Tina Meigh

Tina Meigh

Marketing Project Manager

Hi I’m Tina – 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.

Charley Bright

Charley Bright

Account Manager

Hey! I’m Charley and I’ve recently joined Plinkfizz as a Marketing Account Manager.

Having more than 10 years’ experience in a marketing management role, I’m skilled in a diverse range of both online and offline marketing activities and love nothing more than having a new marketing project or event to manage. I’m passionate about delivering successful campaigns that align with company objectives, drive business growth and deliver that all important ROI.

In my spare time my many hats include… wife, mum, daughter, friend, cat owner, chef, house organiser, reader and if there’s time – gin drinker!

If you would like to discuss your next marketing project with us, then I’d love to hear from you.

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!

Laura Edwards

Laura Edwards

Digital Account Executive

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:

To start your marketing campaign journey, why not drop us a line.

Steve Crossley

Steve Crossley

Creative and UX Designer

With extensive design and UX experience, Steve is passionate about creating functional design to deliver maximum impact for multiple platforms. He sharpened his teeth through the years at some of the most respected design agencies in London, Manchester and Birmingham.

Steve has passion and experience in designing across both print and digital media. He can be found designing anything from websites to brand identities.

• Brand positioning
• Logo design
• Website design
• UX
• User experience scoping

For brand identity and to discuss your projects, drop us a note.

Annabel Fallows

Annabel Fallows

Content Executive

Hi there! My name is Annabel and I’m a Content Executive here at Plinkfizz. I have recently graduated from University with a first-class degree in Journalism.

I love the countryside and spending time on the family farm or reading a book. I’m always up for a challenge and trying new things. My role means I do content writing, copywriting and PR content.

Some of my success highlights include:

  • Helping to create both animated and written content for our school focused marketing and PR platform The Education Agency.
  • Creating blogs – topic areas covered include law, bespoke carpenters and education.
  • Writing content for press releases and checking that clients are getting the coverage needed.
Brennah Lawton

Brennah Lawton

Graphic Designer

Our graphic designer, Brennah is skilled in a wide range of digital graphic design and has a strong passion for ideation.

Brennah has completed a graphic design apprenticeship and level 3 NVQ creative and digital media.

With a methodical and efficient approach to her work, Brennah is a highly skilled designer.

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

Hannah Natalello

Hannah Natalello

SEO Specialist

Hello! My name is Hannah and I am Plinkfizz’s resident SEO and search marketing specialist. I manage SEO projects from the initial research and scoping phase through to implementation and performance analysis to help keep your site in great shape.

Specialising in SEO and search marketing gives me an exciting and varied role here at Plinkfizz. From crafting optimised, high-value content to getting stuck into the nitty gritty technical side of things, every day presents a new challenge – and I love it!

As an agency we pride ourselves on staying ahead of the curve, and it’s no different with SEO and search which combines strategy, creativity and technical know-how to place your brand head and shoulders above the competition.

When I’m not getting to grips with SEO and search marketing projects, you can usually find me exploring the Peak District, paddling kayaks around the coast or planning my next big adventure.

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.

For a free Google Adwords PPC assessment, complete this short form and we’ll be in touch

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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