Sowden & Sowden is bucking the trend by taking on three new members of staff in the last year, and is now recruiting a Senior Designer to add to its expanding team.
Sowdens (for short) is one of East Yorkshire’s longest established marketing agencies, having been set up in 1982. It boasts an extensive client base, from local companies including KC, Sirius Academy and Prospect Shopping Centre, to larger international organisations, including Regenersis and toy manufacturing company Interactive Ltd.
Director Polly Sowden explains that the key to success is hard work and creativity: “Many of our clients have been with us for years and a lot of our work is gained through word of mouth and recommendations. We pride ourselves on offering a unique and creative approach to each and every project, which is why our clients are loyal and we’re successful in winning new business.”
The increase in workload over the last year led the company to take on an additional graphic designer, followed by a social media intern and new member of its production team.
“We have a strong focus on digital and social media and many of our clients are embracing Facebook and Twitter, so we needed to take on someone to manage this side for us. Social media is evolving all the time and we want to make sure our clients are at the forefront.
“We’re also working on an international contract that takes our MD all across the world, so we’ve taken on a production assistant to help with this side of the business.”
Sowdens also run many successful local events and have just added the Hull Folk Festival and Yum Festival to their repertoire. Polly comments: “It’s an exciting time for us as a business, we’re really growing the events side, which is testament to our track record of delivering exciting and successful events in the past. We’re proud to be part of Hull’s success story and to be able to promote our great city as an exciting place to live, work and enjoy.
“We’ve also recently been listed on the prestigious Recommended Agency Register through endorsements from our clients, which is the best accolade we could wish to receive.”
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