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It has been an exciting few months for us here at bandv - the agency has been growing.

In the last six months bandv has welcomed David Essery, Shawn Harding and Alissia Knight to the team.

This month we have welcomed back Alissia, who joins us as our PR Manager. Alissia returns to bandv having worked for us once before. During her absence Alissia has gained experience in local government and policing, which joins her existing experience in charities, publishing and events. Alissia is highly skilled at designing and managing integrated, content focused, marketing communication projects that inspire audiences and deliver great results for clients.

Outside of work Alissia can be found enjoying her love of exercise, which includes running, yoga, weight lifting and walking her dog Pepper, and where possible she drags her friends and family (mostly kicking and screaming) along too.

Alissia said, “I have been looking forward to coming back to bandv. I have fond memories of my previous time with the agency so when the opportunity came up to return I jumped at it. The team has so much passion, experience and creativity and they truly care. It’s just such a great environment to be back in.”

David joined us last August as our Senior Web Developer. David has a passion for usability and strives to make all his websites work for both its website administrators and its visitors. This passion has driven him to be fluent in six different programming languages and worked with numerous content management and eCommerce systems. When David isn't working he has a passion for music and enjoys playing Delta Blues on his shiny steel Dobro guitar.

David said, “Having spent many years working for large faceless corporations, I joined bandv, excited to get back to working with some smaller companies where the work that I do can really benefit their businesses on a day to day basis. 

“My experience at bandv so far has been fantastic. I am very lucky to work with such a talented team of people and have had the opportunity to work on some really exciting projects.”

Shawn, who was recently made famous in PC Pro talking about his profession, joined us in October as our SEO specialist. Shawn is officially recognised by Google for his knowledge in AdWords, Google Analytics, e-commerce and video advertising. He can be counted upon to be on top of all the latest predictions and trends for digital marketing. What Shawn doesn’t know about SEO and PPC isn’t worth knowing about.

Shawn said, “before joining bandv I was running my own freelance business for over 3 years. I created content that has to date reached over 20 million views and meant I became a primary contractor for the London 2012 Opening Ceremonies. After reaching this level, I was looking for a full-time position and came across bandv. The ability to help a local marketing agency offer more services to their clients was a great opportunity and I am proud to have helped bandv gain Google Partner status.”

Colin Breckenbridge, MD for bandv said, "I am delighted that we have been able to strengthen our team with Alissia, David and Shawn. It illustrates our commitment to developing our range of marketing services as part of our growth plans, along with continued investment in the latest marketing technology."