Sheffield digital agency turns the table on job loss misery

Sheffield digital agency turns the table on job loss misery

15:54 17 December in Member News

Award winning digital marketing agency, Hydra Creative, has defied an ongoing industry-wide downsize, with five new starters in the past month.

With unemployment levels spiralling to record numbers and many businesses forced to cut staff numbers to simply survive, it’s great to bring some festive cheer in what has been a very difficult year.

More than 300,000 people have lost their jobs during the pandemic according to BBC News. Despite the challenges presented by COVID-19, Hydra Creative has been able to continue with its expansion plans to meet the growing demands of clients.

First on board was Keith Tarry, who joins as Business Development Manager. Keith comes to Hydra as a successful business owner in his own right, having run his own event ticketing company. The agency is also delighted to have Rob Walton and Richard Graham join the SEO & Marketing team. Rob and Richard bring more than 40 years of digital marketing experience between them, as well as a range of valuable digital skills and qualifications.

The company has also expanded its development team with Adam Tesh, who joins Hydra’s web development team, while apprentice Rosie Knight, joins to begin a Digital & Technology Degree apprenticeship through Sheffield Hallam University. Hydra also had marketing apprentice, Jasmine Savery, join the team back in October after being let down by her previous agency part way through her apprenticeship.

Ryan Daniels, Hydra Creative’s Managing Director commented: “Our newest recruits will play a key role in supporting our rapidly growing client base. Each team member brings unique skill sets that will benefit all of our departments.”

“Throughout this year, we have unfortunately seen lots of businesses struggle to keep afloat. Now more than ever it is vital that businesses double down on their marketing, to ensure that they are still reaching audiences now that buying trends have changed.”

After a successful year, Hydra Creative is setting itself for even more growth next year. With Christmas round the corner, it’s good to have some good news coming from a Sheffield-grown business.

Shane Young
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