"We're excited to have attracted such amazing talent at a time where it's genuinely hard to find great people," says Gary Pope, chief executive officer, co-founder, Kids Industries. "The new starters will play a crucial role in our planned expansion and allow us to expand our reach across the wide range of market sectors we service, including toys, gaming, FMCG and EdTech, and continue delivering award-winning campaigns for our clients. 2022 is about scaling up to our next level of growth and continuing to build on the success we've achieved since launching 20 years ago – a huge milestone we look forward to celebrating in March."
The new employees are:
- Carlene Wilson, senior researcher – Wilson joins from Dennis Publishing, where she held the position of Research Manager and was responsible for managing multiple projects in the U.K and the U.S. Her quantitative expertise contributed to the successful launches of The Week Junior in the U.K. and the U.S. – a hugely popular magazine that introduces children ages 8 to 14 to current affairs in an accessible and engaging format. Wilson will play a key role in the strategy and insights team, designing custom research projects using a combination of traditional and innovative methods for clients.
- Georgina Katsiani, producer – A digital media graduate whose industrial year included a placement with Cartoon Network, producing web games, apps and microsites within the digital entertainment team. Katsiani will create engaging content and build communities amongst Kids Industries clients by generating fresh and engaging content.
- Frankie Stevens, designer – As a recent graduate from Loughborough University, Stevens brings strong story-telling skills to the agency with experience in freelance illustration and social campaigns for mental health awareness. Her work at Kids Industries will involve designing assets for client projects and elevating pitch documents with design to help achieve optimal outcomes.
- Courtney Joseph, research executive – Courtney is a recent Masters' graduate with specialisms in positive psychology and art education. She has a keen interest in neuroaesthetics, a passion for user experience and a history of working with children and SEN. At Kids Industries, she will work within the strategy and insights team, supporting research projects.
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