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Stanningley PR firm appoints first female director

Stanningley-based digital marketing agency Punch Creative has announced the appointment of its first female director.

Louise Wright has joined Punch from Splendid Hospitality Group where she was Group Sales and Marketing Director for almost four years. The appointment ends the search to find the right successor for founding Director David Kirven following his retirement earlier this year. Mr Kirven played a key part in establishing the agency back in 2007.

Ms Wright has over 20 years’ experience in developing and implementing sales and marketing strategies within the hospitality industry, working with major chains including De Vere, Thistle, Q Hotels and Splendid Hospitality Group. Her focus will be to support the management team to achieve Punch’s vision by developing relationships, returning investment and creating long-term strategic growth for the agency.

Ms Wright said:

“Marketing can be complex, so we will further develop the agency to challenge this by being simple and effective – this reflects the agency as a brand. Clients don’t want problems and complexities, they want clear solutions, ideas, results and a partnership that works. I have enjoyed working with Punch for many years, so I’m very excited to be part of the team and continue the growth of the agency.”

She will be working closely with digital director Ian Shepherd and creative director Richard Lowes.

Punch is based off Bradford Road.

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