Switch, one of Jersey’s digital creative agencies, has recently entered a period of significant and dynamic growth.
Over the last twelve months, the company which delivers a digital-first consultancy to over 200 of the island’s best brands and prominent businesses, has appointed six new starters, all of them women.
The team of 18 on-island digital experts, talented creatives and marketing professionals, now provides a full range of digital marketing, creative services and support including website development, search engine optimization, analytics, paid search, social media, content, branding and animation.
Victoria Eastwood is an experienced digital marketing professional who has previously worked at American Express and The Financial Times where she held the role of Head of Regional Strategy, managing a global marketing team in London, Hong Kong and New York.She joins the team as the new Head of Account Management.
Samantha MacKelden is an experienced project manager within creative and product development areas. Having previously worked at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, she has also developed product ranges and brands for the likes of John Lewis & Partners, Mamas & Papas and Dreams. She has joined the team as the new Head of Projects.
Asheline McCloskey joined from a multi-award winning digital agency specialising in PPC and has taken on the role of Paid Media Executive. She is keen to bring a technical understanding of best practices combined with a genuine passion of connecting consumers with businesses.
KatieFreeman’s last position was at Feelunique and she has quickly progressed from Junior to Graphic Designer. Her role at Switch is to work with the Creative Director and Motion Graphics Designer in developing creative for on and offline campaigns.
After completing the Digital Jersey Coding Course, Rouen Ollivier worked at local development company Blue Flame. She joined the team at Switch last May as a Junior Web Developer.
Kenya Smith has joined as a Design Intern whilst studying Product Design (BSC) at Loughborough University, working within the creative team at Switch utilising her 3D design and animation skills.
Damon Eastwood, Managing Director of Switch and ‘Jersey Tech Awards – Digital Leader of the Year’ commented: “It’s a really excitingtime for the Switch team. A key focus of our growth is the introduction of account and project management to support the increasing number of clients using a combination of our creative, digital and web services.
“With an increasing focus on aligning client’s business objectives into their digital strategies, I’m particularly excited by the quality and experience of individuals that have joined our team of experts. We are dedicated to growing businesses through connected, creative, web technologies and intelligent digital marketing. We know that Jersey is far behind the UK in terms of the number of digital jobs held by women and we’re pleased to be bridging that gap. There are fantastic opportunities in Jersey’s digital sector right now as I’m sure all our new starters and the rest of the team will agree!”