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AppointmentsDemocracy Boosts Its Ranks Amid Lockdown Client Wins

Democracy Boosts Its Ranks Amid Lockdown Client Wins

Award-winning agency Democracy has strengthened its ranks with new hires across its PR and editorial content divisions.

Carl Stroud joins as News Director, bringing expert understanding of how newsrooms operate following over two decades of senior roles across print and digital titles including The Sun.

Creative Artworker Andy Cheeseman arrives directly from Children’s BBC, where he specialised in developing content projects from ideation through to delivery.

Democracy founder and head of agency Jen O’Grady said: “Following a clutch of new business wins, we’re in a position to hire new talent during the most challenging of years.

“Carl’s exceptional contacts across the industry alongside Andy’s creative flair provides us with a real competitive advantage when it comes to delivering stand-out stories and best-in-class content for our clients.”

A digital-native and former Sun website editor, Carl has consulted widely across the PR industry, contributing to award-winning campaigns for blue chip giants including British Airways, Jaguar Land Rover and MoneySuperMarket.

Andy’s rich background in creative design and video production has seen Sunderland City Council, The Labour Party and Flow Energy call upon his services.

Jen O’Grady continues: “Covid 19 has fast tracked the evolution of the media landscape, these new appointments will help us to meet the changing needs of the people with influence.”

During lockdown, the agency has picked up new briefs from outdoor adventure centre Plas Menai, pioneering energy retailer Love Energy Savings and hand-crafted furniture brand Made Below all committed to work with the agency, while at the same time AkzoNobel increased their remit to handle PR across further divisions.

Manchester-based Democracy, which this year celebrates twelve years in business, employs 25 staff and works with clients including; Dulux, heycar, Cartridge Save, ATAG, Tequila Rose, Eisberg and East Lancashire Railway.

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