Chocolate Industry

Derby Fluid Ideas Creative Agency Hires Six New Employees As Expansion Continues

Creative agency Derby Fluid Ideas recruited six people as it expanded.

The company welcomed Rosie Blackwall and Kate Barton as account managers.

Rosie joined Fluid from HRG (UK), a Northampton-based marketing agency, while Kate left Diversity Creative Marketing, Nottingham.

Fluid has also strengthened its research and social team with the appointment of Hope Crosby and Lauren Brewell.

Hope, who also runs a food blog focused on healthy living, joined the team after graduating from the University of Derby.

Lauren, an experienced marketing manager and lifestyle blogger and author, comes from Keylink, which supplies chocolate, ingredients and equipment to the chocolate industry.

Meanwhile, Fluid’s design and art team has been bolstered by the arrival of creative artists Jessica Johnson and Rob Morton.

Jessica joined Nottinghamshire’s One Product marketing agency, while Rob left Leicester-based marketing and public relations group Unsworth Sugden.

Fluid Ideas provides services such as branding and campaigns, graphic and website design, computer generated imagery, 3D animation and video, photography, copywriting, digital marketing, content management and social media.

Its clientele covers sectors such as healthcare, retirement life, real estate, professional services, education, finance, leisure and hospitality. The agency is based at Darley Abbey Mills, near Derby.

The latest appointments follow a recruitment drive that saw seven newcomers to Fluid Ideas earlier in the year.

Assistant General Manager Phil Harvey said, “As our customer base continues to grow, we are delighted to welcome six newcomers to our team to help us meet the growing demand for our services.

“They are all very creative and committed professionals, passionate about their specialties, and are great additions to our team.

“Research and social media are growing rapidly as customers turn more to more instant and measurable digital marketing tactics. The growth of our design and illustration team shows that traditional design still has a place in the branding and marketing toolbox for clients.

“Investing in our account management team means we are in a better position to help our clients meet the growing demand they themselves see as the economy rebounds.

“Our customers tell us that Fluid is like an extension of their business, and these additions will help further strengthen the support we can provide. “

The latest appointments follow a recruitment drive that saw seven newcomers to Fluid Ideas earlier in the year.