We're strengthening our PR and Social operation in Bristol through the appointment of Laura Lear and Melody Meacher-Jones, following a successful year for the agency.
Laura joins McCann as Bristol PR and Social Managing Partner from Speed Communications where she headed up the Business and Corporate team, working with blue-chip clients across multiple sectors including professional services, transport and logistics, health and technology. Prior to that, she has undertaken roles at leading agencies in Sydney, Dubai and London.
As well as heading up the existing PR team and client portfolio at McCann Bristol, Laura will work with Melody to expand the agency’s social offering, McCann LIVE, which has experienced significant growth in the last year.
Melody joins from Lidl where, as Social Media Lead, she was responsible for the brand’s consumer social media and influencer strategies, including campaigns. She has also worked at BT and Nestle, bringing with her significant client-side understanding.
McCann Bristol Managing Director, Andy Reid, said: “PR and Social continues to go from strength to strength across all of our Central McCann offices. Here in Bristol, Laura and Melody’s appointments come off the back of a great year which has seen us winning new clients, delivering internationally award-winning work and growing our team.
“Laura and Melody’s blue-chip experience is impressive and we’re very pleased to be welcoming them aboard as we plan for continued growth in 2022.”
Laura added: “I’m really thrilled to have joined the team here at McCann, and hugely excited to be working on multi-channel creative campaigns that help clients earn a meaningful role and strengthen their brand position. With the weight of expertise that exists within the business I am excited about the opportunity ahead for PR & Social.”