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East Midlands based creative agency celebrating the treble with a hat trick of new recruits

Derby based think3 continues their ambitious growth plans with the recruitment of 3 new hires joining their fast-growing team. Following a record year for the start-up, and the ever-growing client focus on digital, think3 are set to expand their service offering across a range of services, bringing a well refined strategic approach to their customers.

Wayne Cross joins the think3 team, bringing with him over 7 years of industry marketing experience. Wayne is tasked with challenging, not only the directors and the further expansion for the business, but will also be leading key strategic client relationships, bringing even more commercial thinking to marketing strategies and performance over the coming year.

With an invigorated emphasis placed on search optimisation by clients, Stephen Lehayan joins think3 as a Senior SEO Executive. Stephen has worked across multiple agencies, amassing to over 10 years of SEO experience. This addition will see think3 expand its digital offering, aligning to their growth plans to increase its SEO team over the next 12 months, delivering targeted SEO activity across both technical and content marketing. The expanded offer now includes SEO, PPC and Digital PR.

Rounding off the trio of appointments, Will Davies joins as a Digital Designer. With Will’s experience in 3D design, he’ll be working on client 3D Product Visualisation and motion design projects. This increases the agencies capability to create product led marketing campaigns across social channels and paid media adverts.

Grant Thompson, founder of think3 said 

‘Following our relocation to a larger Studio in the heart of Derby and our recent award wins, we’re delighted for Wayne, Stephen and Will to be joining the team. Their appointment to the business further cements our position locally and across the region, in being able to support existing and new clients with their digital strategies.’

‘We’ve always been an agency that aims to go the extra mile with our clients and investing in these roles, specifically, will increase position, reputation and take our business, and team, to the next level. We’ve only just celebrated our second anniversary as a business and clearly our rapid growth, and ways of working, are proving to be the right approach as our work with high profile clients continues to build.’

On joining the team, Wayne said, “After meeting the 3 partners, it was a no-brainer that think3 was the right place for me. The growth they’ve experienced over a short period of time demonstrates the impact they’ve made regionally. Being part of something special is a huge plus point for me.”

Stephen added, ‘When I first walked in here for an interview, I was like, ‘This is the atmosphere I’d love to be in, I need to get this job and be part of the team’. Now, I’m excited and happy to be part of the growing team. It’s been a great experience for me!’

Will commented, “I’m excited to showcase my skills to a wider audience and add significant value to clients marketing campaigns with 3D visualisation.”

Think3 were recently announced as Derby’s Best Creative/Digital Start-up at the Mainframe Awards 2021 with fellow co-founder, Gaz Jones being recognised as the Emerging Creative/Digital Star in the under 25 category.

Grant added, ‘This time last year, we were told that we would be crazy to invest in a new studio. We were either ahead of the game or committing to something that we’d never see any benefit from. As we look forward to the remainder of this year, we were ahead of the game!’

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