Following several new client account wins at Fantastic Media, the Leeds-based marketing agency is expanding its team with three new hires.
Fantastic Media welcomes designer Tom Wells, marketing account executive Sarah Miller, and digital marketing apprentice Seth Leech to the team.
These new appointments follow Fantastic’s recent acquisition of digital marketing and management business Everpro, and Jonathan Bradley’s appointment as managing director.
Experienced designer Tom Wells joins the Fantastic Creative Team from Distilled Design, where he worked on major brands including Channel 4, Waitrose, IKEA and Sainsbury’s. He also has several marketing qualifications, including a Marketing and Advertising degree from Lancaster University.
Creative director, Paul Whitcroft says: “We were ready to bring in a new member of the studio who wanted to take on a fresh challenge and progress their career. Tom fits the bill perfectly. He’s hit the ground running in terms of work and attitude and is a powerful addition to the team. I look forward to him taking every opportunity Fantastic will offer and find his own path within the industry. Exciting times ahead.”
Tom adds: “What excites me about Fantastic is the wide range of creative design work to get involved with and the chance to hone my creative skills as well as develop new ones. I like how every day seems different and I’m enjoying getting to work on a lot of different projects and with a wide range of clients.”
Sarah Miller joins Fantastic’s marketing team after impressing the business with her attitude and confidence. She’s a great fit for Fantastic and we can’t wait to see her shine. Sarah comes from TTI, where she completed a Graduate Leadership Programme, bringing experience in account management and client services as well as training and certifications from the Chartered Institute of Marketing. She will build on her marketing experience working on everything from paid campaigns to content and PR. She says: “As soon as I met with Andy, Andrew, and Fiona, I knew this was the right company for me. Their energy and drive to achieve for their clients really drew me in. Since joining everyone has been so welcoming and approachable, and there are many opportunities to learn and achieve. I can’t wait to get stuck into everything.”
Seth Leech joins the team as a digital marketing apprentice. His enthusiasm to learn and his passion for all things digital makes him a fantastic fit, and the agency is excited to support him through his Apprenticeship.
Seth comes straight from Huddersfield New College where he’s studied Business and Psychology. He investigated routes to Digital Marketing through University, but an Apprenticeship at Fantastic offers him a tailored course and first-hand learning experiences in the industry, which is invaluable.
Seth says: “I immediately feel at home at Fantastic. It’s a welcoming environment and the team spirit is obvious from the moment you walk through the door. Everyone wants to see everyone succeed. I came here to pursue my goals as a Digital Marketer, and I have been able to start pursuing that from day one.”
Fantastic CEO Andy Hobson says: “Tom, Sarah, and Seth all excelled in their interviews and demonstrated a strong team ethic, emotional connection and common sense, the key factors in how I’ve shaped this business over the past 16 years. Their personalities are matched by their strong individual skill sets, essential in our results driven environment. As the business continues to build, we will be announcing two further signings in January 2023.”