Three appointments and a board promotion at Chatter Communications

Pictured are Harry Milton, Aliai Canetti, Chloe Chapman and Eilis Buggy

Chatter Communications has made three new appointments and promoted a long-standing member of the team to the board.

Leeds-based employer brand agency Chatter has promoted Harry Milton to the board position Head of Projects. Harry was the agency’s first employee, joining as an account executive straight from university nine years ago and has progressed through the ranks as an account manager and digital projects manager. He will now become the sixth member of the Chatter board.

Three new appointments have also been made to the wider Chatter team, taking the headcount at the agency to 25. Chatter works with organisations such as Morrisons, Yorkshire Building Society, O2 and the NHS, to help them attract, recruit and retain the very best talent.

Joining the team as an account manager Aliai Canetti brings with her experience in digital and retail marketing. She has particular expertise in media planning, managing social channels and tracking consumer trends. She will be working on a variety of accounts, including Asda and ITV, managing project deliverables, working with clients and ensuring projects run smoothly.

Chloe Chapman has joined the team as a junior copywriter. She joins following a Masters in English and Creative Writing and a role at York Science Park where she managed the park’s social media, created content and designed graphics.

Eilis Buggy has taken up a role as account executive, working across various accounts. She comes from a recruitment background, in both the public and private sector, so brings experience of how to hire top talent which will be invaluable in the role. She is working part time at Chatter whilst she completes a Masters in Advertising and Marketing, before she will take up the role full time.

Paul Ainley, managing director at Chatter Communications, said: “We were all absolutely delighted to be able to promote Harry to the board, and it’s very well deserved. It’s been a pleasure to see him develop since 2013 when he first joined us, just two years after the company launched. We’ve grown from a team of four then to 25 now.

“Harry has taken every opportunity presented to him and run with it. It’s unusual for someone to stick with their first job and develop at such a pace – and we’re very grateful that he has!

“We’re also delighted to be welcoming three new starters to the team, as we continue to grow. They all bring unique and diverse skills which will prove invaluable to our clients as employer branding becomes increasingly important, with companies competing to recruit and retain the top talent.”

Harry Milton added: “I feel really excited about my promotion and having the opportunity to shape how we manage projects across the agency. I like the variety of the role as we’re solving challenges for loads of different clients in different sectors. We also have the ability to explore solutions proactively and develop tools that benefit the wider team.

“I like to be useful and to be the safe pair of hands that the client service and wider team need to support them. The support I’ve had from the team in return has been fantastic.”

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