Who we are

Engage Comms is an award-winning, Yorkshire-based integrated marketing agency. From a background in traditional PR, our experienced, digitally savvy team combines strategic thinking with research skills and creativity to deliver long term results. We take a quality over quantity approach, focusing on tangible outcomes, not ‘quick win’ outputs.

Our core team works with a trusted network of web developers, graphic designers, photographers and videographers to offer a fully integrated, hassle-free marketing communications service. We also work with Associates that are specialists in areas such as crisis comms expert who we call upon to offer clients senior counsel in emergency situations.

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Our values

We believe that successful businesses are all about people, culture and values. Our core values ensure we stay focused, practice what we preach, work with the right people/clients, and maintain a consistent level of quality and service. They are:

Curiosity: we spot the opportunities that you miss

Quality over quantity: we focus on long term outcomes, not just ‘quick win’ outputs

Added value: we maximise return on investment

Yorkshire roots: we’re down to earth and tell it like it is

Work life balance: we’re well-rounded and can relate to your audiences

Our people

We love what we do and we’ve got the credentials to back it up. We’ve been described as a team that’s small enough to care about our clients’ businesses as much as they do, but experienced enough to trust.

You can keep up to date with what we’re up to, what we think and what we’ve written on our website and social media channels.

Meet our core team…

Jo Parker, Founding Director

Jo gained 10 years' experience at a global PR agency before setting up Engage Comms in 2012 to fill a gap in the market for an agency that applied traditional communications and business principles to the digital age as part of a fully integrated marketing offer. She now provides clients in specialist sectors including construction and skills with strategic support on everything from brand development to internal comms alongside running the business and managing the team to get the best results.

Helen Gill, Founding Director

Helen is a multi-award-winning marketing communications professional who worked in a variety of in-house and consultancy comms roles for SMEs and global organisations in the public and private sectors before setting up Engage Comms in 2012. She leads on strategic projects and campaigns which help clients in niche sectors such as personal debt and education achieve their long term goals. She was the by-lined editor of the B2B chapter of the 2017 edition of leading text book 'Exploring Public Relations' and believes that high quality written content is the foundation of marketing communications.

Luke Singh, Account Director

With years of experience working in integrated agencies large and small, Luke joined Engage Comms to help further our full service marketing offering and develop our strong team. Luke brings a solid traditional marketing foundation with excellent understanding and experience of digital channels, including how messaging and communications must be right for the channel/audience and vice versa. With his project management and client service skills, and outcomes-driven approach, he is an asset to the senior team. He leads on coordination of integrated projects, liaising with suppliers and partners to provide a hassle-free, quality service to clients.

Chloe Greenwood, Account Manager

Chloe had the grades to go to university but instead opted for a more vocational marketing and PR Apprenticeship. We met her at a networking event and were immediately impressed with her maturity, professionalism and work ethic. She’s now a key part of the Engage Comms team, delivering content-led campaigns. Chloe brings her love of the outdoors, dogs and food & drink to our Yorkshire lifestyle clients. She’s also our data, analytics and research pro! In 2016, she won the One4All #‎SpotlightAwards Employee of the Year in the Creative/Digital category.

Eleanor Cropper, Account Manager

After graduating from Newcastle University with an English degree, Eleanor began her career at one of the world’s largest international PR agencies. Eleanor joins the team with experience across several sectors such education, property and infrastructure, community and stakeholder engagement and retail. As a food and drink lover and with a passion for the Yorkshire countryside Eleanor is a perfect fit for the Engage Comms family!

Ian Ladley, Associate - Graphic Designer

Ian is an experienced graphic designer who works with the Engage Comms team on clients' print and digital design needs.

David Gatehouse, Senior Copywriter

David is a highly experienced PR, copywriter and content manager. He has worked for leading regional, national and international communications companies, while clients have ranged from micro-business to multinationals. A former journalist and broadcaster, who has also held in-house roles for the MOD and NHS, David has particular expertise in media relations, web content, crisis and issues, internal comms and copywriting. Recent years have seen him work on just about every written communications project - including scripts, film production notes and a CIPR-award winning book.

Sally Rhodes, Associate - Crisis Comms

As a highly experienced PR professional with particular expertise in crisis and issues preparedness, management, and counsel, we draw on Sally’s expertise as an Associate when clients need it most. Although we do everything we can to effectively manage our clients’ reputations, Sally’s advice is sought when unavoidable crises do happen. She has experience of dealing with scenarios from a fatal factory explosion to public health risks, serious fraud investigations, industrial action, animal rights protests, and property/ store/ customer/ staff/ product related issues for a major retailer.

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Think content marketing and/or employer branding could enhance your business? Interested in finding out more about what we have to offer? We’d love to engage with you.

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