Leeds-based digital marketing specialists, Modo25, have kickstarted the year with five new hires across sales and paid media.

Joining the business is Alan Pilkington, sales manager, Hatty Hanna, paid social manager, Oliver Scullion and Holly Hargreaves, business development executives, and Evie Wadkin, paid social executive.

Modo25 has hired 23 people into the business over the past 12 months despite a challenging market for most businesses. The digital marketing agency has also filled several position client-side smashing their goal of creating 40 new jobs in the digital space in a year.

On the latest hires, talent acquisition manager, Sara Smith, said, “We’re thrilled to be welcoming five new starters across two departments. This really sets the tone for the business over the next 12 months as we have ambitious growth plans for the agency. We also recently launched our SaaS platform, BOSCO™, at NRF in New York, opening our products and services to the US. All of our new starters have impressive backgrounds in the industry and their experience will be invaluable as we continue growing at pace.”

The agency also hired a handful of people in December, one of which was Luke McDermott as head of CRO, creating a new department and service within the business.