Emma Wright, Taimar Askew and Katie Wilson.
(L - R): Emma Wright, Taimar Askew and Katie Wilson.

Newcastle based marketing agency supports ‘rapid growth’ with new appointments

Newcastle headquartered brand and communications agency, Cool Blue, has bolstered its team as part of plans to expand following a substantial number of new business wins. The agency, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, has welcomed four new members to manage the growing demand for its creative marketing and design services.

Experienced public relations professional Taimar Askew has been appointed as account director to spearhead Cool Blue’s presence in the North East, maximising local partnerships and developing its offering in the PR, social and influencer space. 

Taimar was previously head of digital PR at Mediaworks and has worked in the communications sector for seven years. Also joining the Newcastle team is Ryan Brkovic-Davis, taking on the role of lead creative. 

His previous experience working for various agencies across the UK and New Zealand has seen him deliver projects for the All Blacks Rugby team, Nando’s, Virgin Atlantic and Lloyds Banking Group. Ryan brings a wealth of design knowledge for digital and print, from brand creation and website to animation and magazine production.

Enriching its central London office, which pays special attention to the interiors sector, Cool Blue has appointed Katie Wilson as associate director. 

With over seven years of experience and strong market knowledge in luxury lifestyle, Katie will lead operations in the south and grow its presence through creative PR campaigns and brand strategy. She joins the agency having previously worked at Houston as an account director.

Also joining the team in London, Emma Wright has been welcomed as senior account manager to support Cool Blue’s continued development in the fast-growing interiors and lifestyle division. 

Emma’s expertise lies in executing influencer campaigns, developing public relations strategies and managing launch events having worked previously with the likes of Smeg, Sanderson and Morris & Co.

Cool Blue was founded in 1999 by MD and communications expert Tanya Garland, who has since grown the agency’s client roster to include FTSE 100 companies as well as some of the UK’s most respected brands.

Victoria McCartney, director of brand strategy at Cool Blue, commented: “With each team member bringing their own set of unique skills across communications and design, we’re thrilled to welcome our new senior colleagues at Cool Blue. Their expertise fits seamlessly with our focus on being creative and engaging with our clients.”

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