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Following a highly successful start to 2008, integrated online agency, Grasshopper has strengthened its team with five new staff appointments.

Newly appointed as account director is integrated marketing specialist, Richard Fullerton who will work with high profile clients including Monster.co.uk, Badenoch & Clark and Continental tyres. Richard has 15 years experience in the industry working with clients such as Iberia, Eurostar, Alliance & Leicester credit cards, Peugeot Fleet and British Gas.

Also appointed as account director is brand specialist, Steph Malkin. Steph joins Grasshopper from Alliance Boots where she worked on their own brand range of pharmaceuticals. With seven years experience working with Boost Juice Bars and Yellow Pages, Steph will focus on the Rugby Football Union (RFU) and Savills accounts.

After completing a Business degree in Marketing, Management and Organisational Psychology in Durban, South Africa, Grant Wardell has joined Grasshopper as an account executive. Grant’s clients will include Monster.co.uk, Badenoch & Clark and Continental.

James Karalus joins Grasshopper from e-c Internet Solutions, a New Zealand company that develops websites for national organisation projects, small to medium businesses and private investment companies. As junior web developer at Grasshopper, James will be largely involved in the company’s online projects.

Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, James Keef has been appointed as finance director. Previous experience includes finance director for FTSE 100 media company, Reuters in UK, Germany, Italy, Nordic and Turkey.

As part of Grasshopper’s ongoing staff development strategy, Crystal Kim has been promoted from senior account executive to account manager. Current clients include WL Gore (Gore-Tex), Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum and Monster.co.uk.

Managing director, Hugh Taylor at Grasshopper comments: “Our increasingly growing client portfolio has to be matched with the manpower and creativity to produce consistently unique, quality campaigns. We have a stated objective to try and attract the best talent in the marketplace and we are confident that these appointments achieve this objective. We have the best team in place at Grasshopper that we have ever had and we are confident that this will be demonstrated by our output.”


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Grasshopper
Grasshopper is an integrated and online marketing agency dedicated to delivering creative solutions that work. Grasshopper works across the whole marketing communications spectrum to bring together a wide range of communications into one seamless, successful campaign. Clients include Monster, RFU, Gore-Tex, Windstopper, Savills, Badenoch & Clark and Continental.


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