Umpf hires senior account director from ilk

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Amy Airey

Leeds-based integrated agency Umpf has announced the appointment of Amy Airey as Senior Account Director and Saskia Bragger as Account Executive.

Airey was at integrated agency ilk (formerly Manifest) for eight years, holding the PR Director role for the last five of those. She was also Chair of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) in 2018.

In her new role, she will oversee a number of Umpf’s consumer clients, support with new business and work with the growing studio team on creative accounts. The new appointments coincide with the launch of Umpf’s new website, which went live this week and showcases the agency’s growing integrated offering.

Bragger joins straight from Leeds Beckett University, where she was awarded First Class Honours in Public Relations and Journalism.

The duo will work across Umpf’s established portfolio of accounts which includes ENGIE, Glen Dimplex Home Appliances, Harrison Spinks, Keepmoat Homes and Land Securities.

Umpf Founder and Managing Director Adrian Johnson said: “Amy and Saskia are two fantastic new recruits for us as we expand the agency. Amy adds director-level experience to the team and will support the growth of our integrated offer. 

“Saskia is a talented PR and journalism grad and will join the consumer team. I’m delighted to welcome them both as we celebrate ten years of Umpf with a new website, new clients and new team members.”