Joining the agency on the back of its recent relocation to the city’s Leeds Dock area, Balmforth’s appointment is seen as an integral part of the businesses wider strategic development and growth plans.
Balmforth joins the agency from Umpf, where he spent three years working across a range of national and international clients, including multi award-winning campaigns for Park Inn by Radisson and Virgin Trains East Coast.
Matthew said: “I’m really excited by the opportunity at Hatch, the agency has a great reputation, so I’m confident I can bring my experience to the table and help achieve our strong growth ambitions. Social works hand-in-hand with PR, so we’re looking to develop our offering to give clients an even greater integrated approach which delivers above and beyond.”
Jason Madeley, founder of Hatch Communications, said: “We’re delighted to appoint Matthew and welcome him to the team. The agency has grown at some pace in the last 18 months following our rebrand, so Matthew joins us at the ideal time.
“We’re looking forward to utilising his experience and expertise to take our social media offering to the next level and add another benefit for clients working with Hatch.”