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Our Team

Meet the team behind April Ford.

 
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April Forbes - Head of Innovation

April has spent her entire life in marketing and sales. From putting out Open for Inspection signs as a kid at her parents’ real estate office to rolling out a CRM system for APN News Media. April thinks on a whole other level. Her appetite for innovation is insatiable. Her mind simply analyses problems in a different way and processes solutions in ways never thought possible. April's role in the business is to constantly be innovating. To ensure that we are providing our clients the best possible solutions and strategies in the market.

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Brendan Ford - Head of Commercial Direction

Outside of fixing the printer and being Managing Director, Brendan is in charge of Commercial Direction. In other words, he’ll be the one selling you into our services. Brendan is a resource. Very few can rival his knowledge of business, sales, finance, law and accounting. He’s spent the last 15 years analysing businesses and everything about them in his previous company. Brendan’s ability to articulate what digital marketing is and how it can work for you is an educational experience in itself.

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Kelly Forbes - Head of Client Management

Don’t let the dimples fool you, Kelly is one sharp operator. After running her business in the health sector for several years, Kelly joined, April Ford and quickly became Head of Client Management. Our office would not be the same without her dry witty sense of humour and unconditional drive for client satisfaction. Saying she takes pride in her work is an understatement.

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Ruby Powers - Head of Content

This is what happens when you combine a Bachelor in Creative Industries with a highly focussed and talented millennial. You get Ruby. With the highest attention to detail outside of NASA, Ruby takes social media content to new levels. It’s Ruby’s job to make sure what we produce for our clients is pretty and powerful.

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Gemma Graye - Head of Projects

Gemma is that person you can trust to just get things done. Everyone wishes they had one on their team and we have Gem. It’s like she’ll be simultaneously integrating a Learning Management System with a CRM into a website whilst on the phone to a supplier giving a brief and eating lunch at the same time. Coming up to 15 years in the marketing and advertising industry, Gemma ensures our Project Management department delivers on deadline, every time.

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Shaun O'Connell - Head of Analytics

You’d basically need an engineering degree to work out what Shaun does. Funnily enough he has one. It’s Shaun’s incredibly analytic mindset that makes him exactly the right person to be reviewing the performance of your marketing. From Google Adwords campaigns to Search Engine Optimisation. Shaun analyses it all so that we know where there’s potential for improvement. After all, every cent and lead counts.

Our Studio

Having your own photography studio might seem like a luxury but every digital marketing agency should have one.

We have a full range of styling accessories, props, backdrops and equipment so that your products and services really stand out.

 
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