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13 November, 2019 - 19:43 By Kate Sweeney

KISS accelerates Cambridge growth roadmap

Cambridge creative agency, Kiss has continued to ramp up its team with a quartet of appointments. The agency says the latest recruitment drive is in response to a strong end to the financial year.

Kiss, based at St John’s Innovation Centre, is one of the Cambridge Cluster’s leading lights in strategy, branding, advertising, digital and public relations.

David Isaacson has been appointed head of strategy at the company while Laura Ketteridge, Lamour Nash and Olivia Halpin have been added to help drive the company’s expansion in 2020.

Isaacson will lead the strategic offering at KISS and brings with him more than 12 years’ experience in consulting FTSE 100 and leading consumer brands. He started his career launching a new console for Nintendo and quickly saw that the use of social and digital, when combined, produced outstanding results. 

He went on to create strategies for management consultants, banks, FMCGs and petroleum companies around the world.

With a variety of experience delivering print and digital projects, Laura brings to KISS a keen interest in marketing having really found her niche in a busy agency environment at Flag where she managed a wide range of projects for clients such as McDonald’s, Duchy of Cornwall and National Grid. These included sustainability reports, annual reports, employee and stakeholder communications, branding, websites and video. 

Lamour joins KISS as an Account Executive in the PR team and, while taking her Illustration degree, she developed her true passion for marketing writing her dissertation on the psychology of marketing. Having worked as a PR & Social Media Assistant for over two years at The Silver Spoon Company, Lamour brings experience in brand, PR, social media and consumer event management to the team at KISS.

Olivia has recently graduated from the University of Lincoln with a first-class honours in media production, specialising in design and digital media. She is passionate about design and is excited to be part of the KISS creative team as she is “fascinated by the fact that a design can be manipulated by typography, colour and iconography to produce a completely different impression.”

Sarah Reakes, Managing Director comments: “We’re excited to have appointed these four very talented individuals, who between them have extensive experience working for some very established businesses and brands. 

“I work very closely with David in the strategy team and he has hit the ground running, already producing first-class strategic plans for some of our key accounts. 

“Both Laura and Lamour have settled in well within the account 
service team – Lamour has demonstrated her strength in building excellent relationships with the media and clients in order to deliver exceptional PR results. 

“Laura’s wealth of specialist knowledge has already contributed to our client’s digital projects and Olivia has shown her design talent while supporting our creative team. All four appointments play a critical role in our growth development as we enter our new financial year with an even stronger team to deliver exceptional work for our clients.”

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