The Market Creative has strengthened its creative, account handling and business development teams with six new appointments following a strong start to the year.
Jeff Dillon, previously at Madhouse, has been appointed as senior art director and will work alongside creative director and co-owner Dorina D’Ambrosio.
He is joined by Stuart Keates, who has been appointed as a creative artworker, and was previously a designer with Papyrus Group.
On account handling, Shaun Watson takes an account manager role with responsibility for Silentnight and Sharps. He was previously a retail marketing manager at Matalan, and has also worked at Asda and Pets at Home.
James Kay, who has nine years’ experience at the likes of TBWA and C21, has been appointed an account manager to work on new client Grafton Merchanting. Also working on the account is Lauren Thomas, who joins from Space and Time Media as a junior account executive.
Finally, Nikita Lewis joins as business development manager to grow the agency’s retail and brand portfolio. She has more than three years’ international sales and marketing experience from similar roles at Madhouse and Event Marketing Solutions.
MD Sue Benson said: “We’ve had an exceptional start to the year having grown both business with existing clients and won some new briefs. As a result we’ve attracted some fantastic new talent, strengthening the team across all departments. I look forward to what the rest of the year will bring.”
The Market Creative now employs 16 staff at its offices in Trafford Park, Manchester.