The move will take effect from October 1st 2016, and the role spans both the Ashfield Meetings & Events and SPARK THINKING brands. Dan will sit within the internal engagement team that already includes creative, digital and communication specialists. He will report to Jo Brook, Engagement Director at Ashfield Meetings & Events.
Dan joined Ashfield Meetings & Events in 2008 as an Account Manager before progressing to Senior Account Manager and then Client Services Manager. In this time he has worked with clients including Allergan, Amadeus, Bayer and Danone. More recently Dan has been working in a business development role focussing on developing the agencies internal engagement services, including client content development. His successes in this role have led to his promotion.
Joanne Brook (Engagement Director at Ashfield Meetings & Events) commented on the move: “We are really excited to have Dan in his new role. He has a huge amount of live event and communications experience across a variety of sectors. His approach uses a combination of insight and understanding to challenge and define event objectives. He then has a natural capability to translate this into content and communications that create motivating experiences to inspire change in our client's stakeholders.”
Dan added: “More and more of our business wins have seen a demand for content development which has involved the skillsets of the engagement team. From a continuity perspective, I have remained involved in these projects designing and delivering content so the move is a natural transition both for our business, our existing clients and myself. I am looking forward to growing a team of specialists in the business to support our client's content requirements.”