Leeds based creative marketing agency Brass has promoted its former digital account director, Harry May-Bedell, to head of brand communications and James Wheatley, its former head of technical and scoping, to head of user experience (UX).
The promotions follow the tightening of focus around Brass’ three core disciplines; content, UX and acquisition.
Since joining Brass in 2008, May-Bedell has gained extensive digital marketing experience, leading projects for brands such as First Direct and GSK. The promotion sees May-Bedell’s role shift to leading on building Brass’ profile and marketing, as well as driving growth alongside the business development team.
May-Bedell said: “Brass is in a period of accelerated change with a renewed sense of energy. We have lots of ambitious and exciting plans and I think we all have the right talent and experience to pull it off. The collaborative approach at Brass means we are always learning from each other and growing as a team”.
Wheatley joined Brass in 1999 as a web designer and coder, before overseeing the delivery of projects across multiple channels such as Ribena and Yorkshire Water. As head of UX, Wheatley leads a user-centric agile approach to delivering feature rich applications on both mobile and web. He remains very hands on, recently developing a five-star rated banking app for a financial client.
Wheatley said: “User experience is a really exciting area at the moment, the mobile revolution has driven it to the top of the agenda. Omnichannel approaches are vital and this requires a deep collaborative relationship with the client.” On working at Brass, Wheatley added: “Brass is a really positive and supporting work environment full of fun and friendly people that love what they do”.
Chief executive John Morgan, added: “Delighted for Harry and Jim, both will add real value to our clients and our business, the promotions are testimony to their respective talents and contributions.”