Social Communications appoints Chief Marketing & Operations Officer

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by Simon Austin

Manchester-based Social Communications has appointed Nathan Milnes to the newly-created role of Chief Marketing and Operations Officer.

Milnes will be responsible for development of the agency’s offering and the development of existing clients and new business. He will also help to raise the agency’s profile and develop internal processes and operations.

Having worked initially in London agencies, he moved to a number of senior client side roles for 12 years across the North West. Milnes joins from Amaze One, where he was Business Director and CSD, playing a key role in the growth and development of the Manchester office.

“I was very impressed with Social Communications’ expertise in PR, Public Affairs, community consultation and the end to end complete communication ideas and quality of thinking," he said.

"Their work in their specialist sectors of housing, retail, energy, construction, regeneration and property sectors gives the agency a truly differentiated positioning, proposition and offering in the North West and UK market.

“I’m excited to be joining at a key chapter in the agency’s growth and working with the senior and wider team with its strong, genuine culture, values and family feel to the agency and a great team who enjoy working together and with clients. This is a rare opportunity to play a key role in the continued evolution, development, growth and success of an agency of this calibre.”

John Quinton-Barber, Group MD at Social Communications, added: “We’re delighted to welcome Nathan onboard as part of our strong senior team.  Over the last four years, we have achieved continued growth and development in the agency including recent new office openings in Leeds and London and our move into Manchester’s Northern Quarter.

"Nathan not only has considerable multi-channel marketing experience and success, he was a clear culture and values fit, and has the drive and determination we need as we progress into the next stage of our development.”