Democracy appoints former Sun man as News Editor

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by Simon Austin
Carl Stroud

Manchester agency Democracy has strengthened its ranks with new hires in its PR and editorial content divisions.

Carl Stroud joins as News Director, having worked for more than two decades for print and digital titles including The Sun.

Creative Artworker Andy Cheeseman arrives directly from Children’s BBC, where he specialised in developing content projects from ideation through to delivery.

Democracy founder and head of agency Jen O’Grady said: “Following a clutch of new business wins, we’re in a position to hire new talent during the most challenging of years. 

“Carl’s exceptional contacts across the industry alongside Andy’s creative flair provides us with a real competitive advantage when it comes to delivering stand-out stories and best-in-class content for our clients.”

During lockdown, the agency has picked up new briefs from outdoor adventure centre Plas Menai, energy retailer Love Energy Savings and hand-crafted furniture brand Made Below, while AkzoNobel has increased its remit to handle PR across further divisions.

Manchester-based Democracy, which this year celebrates twelve years in business, employs 25 staff and works with clients including; Dulux, heycar, Cartridge Save, ATAG, Tequila Rose, Eisberg and East Lancashire Railway.