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Duo join North East PR agency, Harvey & Hugo


A forward thinking Darlington based PR and social media agency has made its second appointment in three months – shortly after celebrating its sixth birthday.

Harvey & Hugo first appointed Laura Foad as an account manager, then welcomed its newest member, Natalie Devonshire, on board as a PR and social media executive.

Laura arrived from The Gazette with a wealth of writing experience, and as a former teacher and keen sportswoman is well suited to both Harvey & Hugo’s sports, leisure and education clients.

Referring to her recent move she said: “It’s an honour to have joined a company with such a strong reputation.  The portfolio is so varied which really suits my skill set, I’m also getting involved in lots of exciting projects.”

Laura, from Newcastle, added: “I chose Harvey & Hugo because I believe in its ethos based around sharing positivity and celebrating success within the North East.”

Natalie – who recently achieved a first class BA (Hons) in Multimedia Journalism from Teesside University – moved to Darlington for the permanent role, having worked her way up from being an intern within the company.

The entrepreneurial agency which shot to fame in the heights of the recession by offering flexible social media, blogging and press release options is making a real name for itself as one of the few agencies to offer a digital PR service.

Managing director of Harvey & Hugo, Charlotte Nichols said: “The world of PR is changing fast and social media is coming into play more and more. As one of the first agencies to start offering social media packages we’ve always been one of the leaders in this field. However we can’t get complacent and must continue to expand our knowledge and study the latest trends in the industry.”

To provide the growth required to sustain the new appointments, Olly Lawson, who has over five years’ marketing and advertising experience, has moved into the role of business development manager.

Charlotte added: “I’m really pleased with the new blend of experience and enthusiasm that we have within the agency. This year has been a year of reinvestment having moved offices, had a new website designed and invested in new technology for the office. We’re now in a really strong position going into our seventh year and I’m excited about the future.”

Recent contract wins for the firm are local companies Visualsoft, Teesside Industrial Solutions and southern based educational coaching provider Graydin.

For more information on Harvey & Hugo, please call us on 01325 486 666 or visit www.harveyandhugo.com or Tweet us @harveyandhugo

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