Rapid growth sees Square in the Air bolster team

Multi-award-winning PR agency Square in the Air has recruited four key hires, significantly strengthening the business across major departments and accounts including B2B, B2C and digital media.

James Bennett, former senior business journalist, editor of eGaming Review and Head of Communications at Playtech, where he spent the last four years, re-joins the agency within the senior management team as Director and will lead some of the company’s major accounts as well as help drive new business.

Nick Brown joins as Account Director within the Square in the Air B2B team that has witnessed a 50% growth in the last year alone. Brown is a senior strategic communications professional with a decade’s worth of international marketing, communications and advertising experience including at B2B technology agency Metia and corporate communications agency SBC London.

David Cook, former gaming industry journalist at Gambling Insider and Reporter for SportsBusiness Group, also joins the rapidly expanding B2B team as Senior Account Executive and will use his wide-ranging industry experience to manage SITA’s growing list of clients.

Colin Munford has recently joined SITA as Digital Media Executive on the digital team working on a range of B2C social media clients and accounts. Munford is a former journalist and digital marketing expert and spent several years as Communications Manager at Leyton Orient Football Club.

SITA has witnessed exceptional growth in the last three years with the agency breaking into the PRWeek UK Top 150 rankings for the first time in April 2018 thanks to the company’s annual revenue growth rate of 31%. This rapid progress saw SITA achieve another significant milestone, becoming one of the top 20 fastest growing agencies in the UK.

Bill Esdaile, MD at Square in the Air, said: “We’re delighted to welcome back James and bring Nick, Colin and David on board during such an exciting time for the business. We’re growing by more than 30% year-on-year and their quality, experience and expertise will undoubtedly see this growth further increase in the coming months and years.”

Square in the Air picked up the SBC Award for Best Marketing Agency in 2017. Clients include Ascot Racecourse, Betway, Cherry, City AM, Ed Stafford, Gloucester Rugby Club, Hong Kong Jockey Club, NetEnt, Racing Post, Red Tiger, SG Digital, Sporting Index and Yggdrasil.

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