Journey Further to open Manchester office

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Journey Further, the performance marketing agency launched in 2017 by Epiphany co-founder Robin Skidmore, is to open a Manchester office.

Ed Blakeway, formerly at iProspect and Search Laboratory, has joined the agency as Head of Programmatic & Paid Social and will head up the new base.

Journey Further says it has doubled headcount to 50 across its Leeds and London offices this year, and aims to target the fashion, travel and finance sectors in Manchester. Its existing clients include Wexas Travel, Airtasker and Evans Cycles.

Blakeway said: “It is rare to find an agency that has such a strong proposition – Clarity at Speed – and a set of values that has created a unique and empowering culture. I will be working closely with Robin and the team to deliver for our clients and foster that culture in Manchester.”

CEO Skidmore, who with Shane Quigley set up Epiphany and grew it to 160 staff before it was acquired by Jaywing in 2014 for £18m, added: “Manchester presents a huge opportunity for us to connect with ambitious talent and forward-thinking brands who believe in the power of performance marketing. Ed’s ambition to grow the most talented team around makes him the perfect person to lead the charge on the rainy side of the pennines.”

The new office will be based at Allied London's XYZ development in Spinningfields.

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