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Our team includes high achievers; industry leaders; first class degrees; masters degree distinctions; and those with 10 years+ industry experience.

We are industry thought leaders, TED talkers, Department for International Trade advisors, academic guest lecturers, authors, coaches, and charity trustees.

Our aim: to deliver exceptional digital marketing services that help businesses to exceed their online goals.

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Tom Bowden
Managing Director

Tom has been involved in digital marketing for over 15 years; however, his biggest interest in life is providing opportunities for young people in Malawi. He does this as trustee of Building Malawi. During his career, Tom has developed global strategies for clients you will have heard of (Sony, Motorola, Cartoon Network, Google, Legal and General etc etc) and has delivered lectures for universities, trade bodies, and governments. The thing he likes most about running a digital agency is supporting his team to learn, play, and grow both personally and professionally. Find out more about Tom here.

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Mark Carter
Director of Operations, Sales & Marketing

Mark has been working in the digital field for the last 23 years. With the beginnings of the web, he moved into website design and SEO. For the next 10 years in the UK and the Far East, Mark worked both agency side and in-house, supporting businesses in maximising their returns from digital marketing and via their website and call centre distribution channels. Find out more about Mark here.

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Chris Green
Technical Director

Chris Green has worked in Digital Marketing & Search marketing for the last decade. Chris’s core focuses have been Technical SEO, Web Analytics, Paid Search, and Digital Strategy. He’s an author, experienced Marketer, Strategist, and Technical SEO. Find out more about Chris here.

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Charlotte Black
Head of People

Charlotte is responsible for all HR and recruitment functions at the agency, growing and supporting our team in Colchester and London. She has degrees in Marketing Communications and Brand Management, and has previously worked in events and content coordination. Find out more about Charlotte here.

Sarah Sanderson
Head of Client Services

Sarah took over the reigns of our client services team in early 2022, after over 20 years honing her craft as Head of Digital and then Sales Director for Newsquest, and Senior Client Success Manager at Avado. Find out more about Sarah here.

Rob James
Head of Delivery

Rob joined the team in 2021 after a career spanning over a decade in the industry. He has previously worked with members of the Footprint Digital leadership team in other agencies. Rob is an expert at systemising workflows and improving output. Find out more about Rob here.

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Chris Ainsworth
Head of Search

As Head of Search at Footprint Digital since 2015, Chris Ainsworth is a digital marketing and search engine optimisation (SEO) consultant with over 10 years’ experience within the search marketing industry. Chris has the technical knowledge and ability to bring maximum exposure and maximum ROI to businesses of all sizes, providing first-rate technical search marketing consultancy and strategic digital marketing guidance. Find out more about Chris here.

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Reuben Marshall
Technical SEO

Reuben is an experienced Digital Marketer who joined the Footprint Digital team in October 2017. Prior to this, he studied History at the University of Essex. His ability to combine a technically minded brain with great interpersonal skills means that he excelled as a Relationship Manager and in December 2019, Reuben was internally promoted to a new role of Technical SEO. Find out more about Reuben here.

Steve Job
Technical SEO

Steve is an experienced Technical SEO working within our Delivery team. He is well practiced in Search Engine Optimisation, User Experience, Magento, WordPress, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), & Sales Management. Find out more about Steve here.

Josef James
Head of Content and Conversion

Josef is a conversion-minded copywriter, with the interpersonal, educational and leadership skills that have seen him take to the Head of Content and Conversion role like a pig to mud. Pre-Footprint, he received a degree in Creative Writing from the University of Essex and went on to become a GCSE & A-Level English Teacher. Find out more about Josef here.

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Simran Kabotra
Content Manager

Simran is a competent and creative copywriter who can turn her hand to any style of writing. She is adept at market and keyword research, ensuring that her content is always fully optimised and engaging. She has past experience in marketing for Invest Essex, and has worked in house as a web content writer for an accountancy firm. Find out more about Simran here.

Becky Cockcroft
Content Manager

Becky worked as a generalist digital marketing executive for over four years before joining our team as a Content Manager. She brings her extensive skills and understanding of strategy and content marketing to her role, and her past role means she is able to connect content marketing to the wider umbrella of digital. Find out more about Becky here.

Michael Scanlon
Head of Paid Search

An experienced digital marketer with a long history of working in the marketing and advertising industry, Michael is highly skilled in paid search, and has been the Head of Footprint Digital’s Paid Search department since 2018. Previously, Michael held similar roles including PPC Account Manager, and Head of Paid Search for over five years at High Position, working alongside Footprint Digital’s Director, Tom Bowden. Find out more about Michael here.

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Jo Bareham
Relationship Manager

Jo is an incredibly enthusiastic and hardworking individual, who is passionate about technology and continuous learning and development. She is a Computer Science graduate from Coventry University, who also has a Masters Degree in Marketing Management from Essex Business School. Find out more about Jo here.

Emeke Onwugbonu
Relationship Manager

A marketing strategist with over five years' experience working with B2B companies, Emeke is highly skilled in marketing communications, heading up sales initiatives, and conceptualizing and implementing targeted B2B marketing strategies and campaigns with extensive brand management, design, digital marketing, and events management proficiencies.Find out more about Emeke here.

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Rosie Baker
Relationship Manager

In the Summer of 2019, Rosie completed the Footprint Academy, and accepted a permanent position as a Relationship Manager later that year. Since then, Rosie has applied her extensive knowledge of digital marketing, strategy, and project management to her client accounts. Find out more about Rosie here.

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Rhys Chapman
Relationship Manager

Rhys Chapman is a highly effective and dynamic marketing professional with extensive experience in executing 360 marketing campaigns across multiple business types. He is a Business graduate from the University of Essex, with a proven track record of translating problems into innovative, effective and flexible solutions that meet corporate needs. Find out more about Rhys here.

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Charlotte Pooley
Relationship Manager

After working as an Account Manager focusing on offline marketing for 4 years it was time to make the move to the other side and join Footprint Digital. Her attention to detail, working to tight deadlines and creating those long-term relationships with clients are key traits that Charlotte brings to her Relationship Manager role. Find out more about Charlotte here.

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Ed Pentreath
Head of Growth

Ed joined the team in June 2021, whilst completing an MBA. He already has extensive experience in management, growth and education as a Mathematics Department Lead for Suffolk County Council and hopes to apply his growing understanding of leadership across industries. Find out more about Ed here.

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Bailey Bryan
Business Development Manager

Bailey Bryan is a highly-adaptable and accountable professional with expertise in client acquisition, team building, and project management. She has a first class BSc in Management and Marketing from the University of Essex Business School.  Find out more about Bailey here.

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Dave Roscoe
Business Development

Dave’s wealth of knowledge and experience around business development and client services spans a long career. Dave joined the Footprint Digital team in 2016 as our Business Development Manager, bringing with him a well honed set of skills to understand what new clients need and how the business can support their growth. Find out more about Dave here.

Alex Eade
Marketing Manager

Alex joined the Footprint Digital team after completion of a bachelor's degree in Politics and Sociology at the University of Warwick, and a Masters in Management from the University of Essex. She completed the Footprint Academy in 2016, before joining the team as Content Manager. She is currently the agency’s Marketing Manager. Find out more about Alex here.

Kaya Heaton
Partnership Development Manager

Kaya joined the team in 2021 after achieving first class honours in a BA in European Politics at Kings College London. Whilst at university, Kaya was a contributing writer for an arts and culture magazine, hosted on KCL radio, and assisted in events and communications.Find out more about Kaya here.

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Carl Gordon
Partnership Development Manager

After a successful career in banking, followed by work as an Art Director and Gallery Manager, Carl has brought his extensive transferable skills into the digital space. He joined the Partnership team in 2022 and is well prepared to build fantastic, mutually beneficial relationships with our partners. Find out more about Carl here.

Have you got what it takes to work with us?

  • Do you want to work with purpose and have an impact?
  • Do you want to live a life where you are challenged
    to achieve exceptional things?
  • Do you want a career that is fascinating and ever-changing?
  • Do you want to work in an environment with colleagues that will
    help build your self confidence and love of life?
  • Do you want to work for a company that values your long
    term development in life over short term profits?

If the answer to the above is yes:
Footprint Digital is the place for you.