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Two senior hires at Manchester’s Join the Dots


Consumer insight agency Join the Dots has made two senior hires at its Manchester headquarters.

Rory Corcoran joins as a research director from his previous role at a strategic brand consultancy in London, having made the decision to relocate to Manchester. His sector experience includes utilities, finance, FMCG, retail, travel and leisure.

Emily Goddard joins the team as an associate director and project lead. Goddard’s role will focus specifically on digital marketing, brand strategy and the creative activation of insight. With sector expertise that spans social and political communications, as well as media, technology, entertainment and sport.

Corcoran said: “The agency’s commitment to the people that work here has been clear from day one, promoting a supportive and really positive work environment for everyone. Manchester is a new city to me, but there’s lots happening here for the industry and I’m looking forward to taking on the challenge.”

New hire Rory Corcoran, with Emily Goddard (top)

Quentin Ashby, CEO of Join the Dots, said: “It’s a pleasure to welcome both Rory and Emily to the team and stands as a testament to the quality of the business and its output that we are attracting such a high calibre of talent to the north of England, with the wealth of industry expertise that both Emily and Rory possess. I am in no doubt they will be invaluable additions to their respective teams and to the business.”

Founded in 1998, the agency recently announced its fifth consecutive year of over 20% year-on-year growth across its offices in Manchester, New York and Singapore, following a management buyout in 2017.

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