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Muckle Media bolsters corporate team with two senior hires

Posted: 26th January 2024

Creative communications agency Muckle Media has welcomed two new employees, Michael Scobbie and Hannah Blackford, following a period of continued growth. The pair will join the agency’s B2B, crisis and corporate communications specialist team, with Scobbie joining as Head of B2B and Corporate Communications and Blackford being appointed as Senior Account Manager.

Michael Scobbie joins the agency from Scottish SPCA where he was Head of Communications and Marketing, bringing a wealth of experience in strategic communications and reputation management.  Under his leadership, the team won ‘In-House PR Team of the Year’ at the 2021 CIPR PRide Awards in Scotland.

Hannah Blackford joins the agency as Senior Account Manager from a London-based strategic communications agency, where she led campaigns for Coca-Cola Europacific Partners and AstraZenca. Blackford additionally has seven years’ experience in account management, with a wealth of communications experience in industries including the third sector, transport and renewable energy.Commenting on his new role, Michael Scobbie said: “I’m over the moon to join the team. Muckle has gone from strength to strength in recent years, as evidenced by the slew of awards in 2023 for industry-leading communications campaigns.”

Hannah Blackford added: “I’m delighted to be joining Muckle Media’s B2B and corporate communications team. It is a business that has strong values, a really talented team, works with interesting and important clients and looks after its people. I’m really looking forward to helping them drive new and existing client growth.”

Commenting on the two new team members, Muckle Media Founder and MD, Nathalie Agnew, said: “We are really excited to welcome Michael and Hannah to the Muckle team. The B2B, crisis and corporate communications team are going through an exciting period of growth and I look forward to working alongside them to continue to deliver award winning work.”

Muckle Media saw a period of continued growth throughout 2023, with corporate new business client wins including charity Culture & Business Scotland and more-than-profit organisation Cyber and Fraud Centre Scotland. Hannah and Michael will work closely to build on Muckle Media’s B2B, crisis and corporate communications services.

Muckle Media was recently awarded ‘PR Consultancy of the Year’ at Scotland’s CIPR PRide Awards, and ‘Agency Employer Brand of the Year’ at the Marketing Society Scotland’s annual awards.

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