Leeds-based Shackleton PR has appointed Kate Dixon as client services director, as the agency gears up for the next stage of its ambitious growth strategy.

Kate joins from leading Manchester PR agency, Tangerine, where she was deputy managing director of the agency’s corporate and business-to- business division.

Kate will be taking on the day-to-day direction of the consultancy’s growing team and client base. Her appointment takes Shackleton PR’s staff numbers to double-figures.

With more than ten years’ experience in public relations, Kate has designed and delivered award-winning communications campaigns for clients including Sony, Dulux, Mars and Michelin.

Commenting on her appointment, Kate said:

“Shackleton PR offers a completely unique proposition to clients, delivering real integration between digital, social and traditional communications channels in a truly creative way.

“This is a really exciting time for the industry and it’s exciting to be part of an agency that’s genuinely leading the way.”

 Robin Skidmore, CEO of Shackleton PR, said:

“Recruiting a senior team member of Kate’s calibre is a measure of how far Shackleton has grown in the last 18 months.

“She adds big brand experience and proven strategic expertise to our credentials and will ensure we’re able to meet the increasing demand for our creative and results-driven approach to social media and public relations.”

Kate will be joined on the board of Shackleton PR by Chris Hughes who has been promoted to commercial director, having previously held the role of head of PR and social at the agency since its inception.

Robin added:

“Chris has been an instrumental part of our success story to date.

“Together with Kate, I’m confident that we now have a senior team that can deliver our vision of providing clients with a new means of targeting audiences and delivering truly measurable results.”

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Kate Dixon and Chris Hughes

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