Welcome Aboard – Tom, Emily & Will!

Posted: 26/04/2024

Author: Fishtank

Fishtank Agency welcomes a trio of new hires! 

As our exciting growth plans come to fruition and we onboard some very exciting clients, we thought it was only right to bring in some new creative hands too – please welcome Tom, Emily & Will!

Venturing from as far as Germany, our new tankmates have settled nicely into their new home at our creative agency based in the wholesome town of Mirfield, West Yorkshire, and can’t wait to dive in with our clients too.


With a background in branding and UI design – and a passion for evolving brands – Emily is all set to bring her unique flair and creativity to the table. 

After graduating from Northumbria University with a First Class Honours in 2021, Emily couldn’t wait to dive into the ‘real world’ of design. Specialising in Branding and UI design led her down a graduate placement route – working with a website design company based in Newcastle was a life-changing opportunity and gave Emily the perfect insight into the industry. From there, she instantly realised this was the path for her. 

“I think it’s safe to say that I feel utterly content being surrounded by such creative, talented and chuffin lovely people at Fishtank. The office has such a collaborative feel, which I know will help me and the rest of the team reach the best creative solutions. With my experience, I will be able to offer skills within the latest technology to help Fishtank evolve further. I can’t wait to see what we come up with in 2024!” Emily Budd, Mid-weight Digital Designer 

Now riding the creative wave at Fishtank, Emily has fit right into the team and has already worked on some very exciting projects – all to be revealed soon! 👀


Next up, say ‘ey up’ to Tom, our new Digital Marketing Manager who’s here to take things up a notch. Hailing from an agency background and armed with experience from a marketing firm in Germany, Tom is brimming with industry knowledge and exciting campaign ideas. With his sights set on helping our clients set ambitious goals and reach new heights, he’s ready to hit the ground running and make a splash in the digital realm.

While travelling through Australia and New Zealand, Tom has found himself exploring various industries, from retail and farming to hospitality and marketing. It was during his venue management role that his passion for marketing truly ignited. Taking charge of organising and promoting events for the hospitality firm he worked for, Tom recognised the power of digital marketing, particularly in leveraging social media to boost ticket sales.

Eager to learn more about his passion for marketing, we asked Tom what his favourite marketing campaign of all time is:

“I’m going to lean into my football fandom here and talk about an advertising campaign that has stuck with me since I was a kid. Leading up to the World Cup in 1998, Nike launched a campaign featuring the Brazil squad playing football and having fun in an airport. There were no special effects, just special players like Ronaldo and Roberto Carlos having fun and showcasing their skills. It launched a whole wave of ads featuring football being played off the pitch and was the precursor to another legendary Nike/Brazil collaboration, “- Joga Bonito” 

Ready to whip our digital team into even better shape, we’re excited to welcome Tom aboard.


Last but certainly not least, meet our new Digital Account Manager – Will! He’s jumped straight into client projects so some of you may have already had the pleasure of meeting him, but we think he deserves a formal introduction regardless.

After spending time at one of the country’s leading textiles groups, Will is ready to dive deep into a new challenge within Fishtank’s dedicated account management team. With a wealth of digital knowledge already under his belt, and a huge desire to learn as much as possible about the world of account management, we’re looking forward to seeing where Will’s Fishank journey takes him. 

“I could not have found a better place to work than Fishtank; the team are some of the nicest people I have met. I am glad I get to be surrounded by so many talented, like-minded people on a daily basis, and feel so incredibly lucky to be a new addition to the accounts team.” – Will Taylor, Digital Account Manager

We pride ourselves on moving mountains to get things done for our clients in time and needed a new tankmate who shared the same passion – we’re pleased to say that Will definitely fits the bill.


Time for a journey…

As we welcome Emily, Tom and Will, we’re also reminded of the awesome talent, skills and personalities that define our team. Their diverse backgrounds and passions not only enrich our culture but also strengthen our collective ability to innovate and adapt in an ever-evolving landscape.

Join us as we embark on this journey of growth and stay tuned for more exciting updates as we chart our course towards success, fueled by the collective brilliance of our remarkable team.

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