Yorkshire-based creative digital marketing agency The Bigger Boat has strengthened its growing team with the appointment of two new shipmates.
Carrie Webb has joined the company as a senior content writer, having spent the last three years of her career based in Leeds at marketing agency Sticky Eyes. With an English with journalism degree from the University of Huddersfield – plus seven years’ writing experience at Press Association – under her belt, Carrie will be responsible for all in-house and key client copywriting, with toy giant Little Tikes one of her key accounts.
Joe Vickers is also now on board as a junior account manager, following a previous sales-based role at cloud-tech firm Vapour Cloud. Joe – who has successfully completed the Google Search Advertising exam – will be assisting his colleagues on a range of tasks, including general maintenance of client sites, Google Ads, email marketing and SEO.
The hires follow the recent news that the business had achieved a record 43% increase in turnover for the 2017-18 period, and was committed to plans for further expansion as a result.
Commenting on the latest additions to the team, director Andy McCaul said: “These new appointments are crucial for us to further aid the growth of the agency at such a pivotal time. Carrie joins us with a wealth of writing experience, and her skills will certainly be put to good use. Joe has all the right client-facing qualities we look for in our junior staff members, has fully embraced his role, and is already showing tons of future potential.
He continues: “We read so much about the battle for great people, but our vibrant culture and idyllic office location attracts some of the finest talent on offer in the North. This allows us to continue to provide high-quality design and digital services to our wide range of customers, and we’re always on the lookout for more!”
Last month, The Bigger Boat was shortlisted in the Digital Impact Awards for its work on the digital rebrand of client Little Tikes, and is now on the hunt for a further designer as expansion continues.