Meet the Podsters...

  • Marketing Expert Jodie Williams

    Jodie Williams

    Co-founder & Director

    With more than 17 years marketing experience, Pod's co-founder Jodie has worked in the public sector, financial services and utilities in both the B2C and B2B space. Her work has spanned all marketing disciplines and all budget sizes and her successful campaigns have won several marketing and industry awards. Jodie's passion and energy for marketing is infectious (people wonder if she actually sleeps!) and through The Marketing Pod, she has made it her mission to help businesses achieve real results through their marketing initiatives. Jodie has two extremely tall children Ella and George (who she is no longer allowed to call 'Smella' and 'Pordgie', apparently...).
  • Marketing Expert Jennifer Hughes

    Jennifer Hughes

    Co-founder & Director

    Jen qualified from the Chartered Institute of Marketing over 20 years ago and has worked in commercial, marketing and strategy roles across a variety of sectors including telecomms, manufacturing and utilities, in both the B2C and B2B space. Known for her delivery focus, Jen has a passion for product development and a proven track record for developing market leading propositions that deliver real value to the bottom line. As co-founder and director of award-winning agency The Marketing Pod, Jenny works with businesses of all sectors and sizes to deliver tangible results and boost the performance of their marketing strategy. As mum to two lovely and energetic boys, Jen is also an expert on all things football and rugby related and spends the majority of her weekends on various sport pitches.
  • Marketing Expert Tino Nombro

    Tino Nombro

    Non-Executive Director

    Tino has 25 years' experience in digital marketing, and co-founded Edinburgh-based digital marketing agency Ambergreen in 2001, whose clients included Hotel Chocolat, PwC, The Elder Scrolls, Turquoise Holidays and Netflights. Ambergreen was acquired by DAC Group in 2016. As non-executive director at The Marketing Pod, Tino will be supporting the team on its strategy, providing business advice and guidance as the business continues to grow.
  • Marketing Expert Ellie Smith

    Ellie Smith

    Director of Client Services

    Ellie is a CIM-qualified Marketing professional with extensive client-side and agency experience. Her career to date has encompassed the full range of marketing disciplines including market and customer research, proposition development, event management, PR and campaign execution. This varied experience has given Ellie a passion for content-led marketing, focusing on the use of insight to secure strategic advantage. A self-confessed geek, Ellie prides herself on her ability to find interest in the most niche and technical subjects, turning them into accessible content. Mummy to two adorable boys, Ellie's passions include travel and reading. So she's happiest getting stuck into some good fiction on family holidays!
  • Marketing Expert Katherine Hawkley

    Katherine Hawkley

    Account Director

    With 15 years experience within account management and marketing roles both client and agency side, Katherine joined the Pod as an Account Director in 2019. Katherine is CIM qualified with extensive energy market experience, but has also delivered successful multi channel campaigns for a wide range of B2B and B2C clients. She enjoys the variety and pace of agency life and being naturally inquisitive, she really enjoys getting under the skin of a clients business and building relationships, priding herself on her excellent client feedback. Away from the Pod, she is always planning her next holiday to a far flung destination.
  • Marketing Expert Amy Eckersley

    Amy Eckersley

    Account Director

    Amy has worked in PR for over ten years on both client and agency side. Her experience spans a variety of sectors, from energy to travel, and she's dealt with anything from crisis communications at a major corporate firm to Piers Morgan playing football in a city centre. Amy has a passion for strategic PR and creating relevant and engaging content for our clients. She's delivered multiple award-winning campaigns and earlier in her career was shortlisted for CIPR Outstanding Young Communicator award and the PRmoment Young Professional of the Year.
  • Marketing Expert Adam Leach

    Adam Leach

    Head of Digital

    Adam has had marketing running through his veins from a very young age. Having cut his teeth successfully launching two global consumer electronics brands, he has led marketing at start-ups and a >£120M group of aerospace and defence companies before moving agency side. Adam has now joined the pod to lead our digital marketing offering. Outside of the pod Adam is a devoted husband, father and works in several voluntary roles with the British Red Cross and West Midlands Police.
  • Marketing Expert Emma Crofts

    Emma Crofts

    Senior Content Writer

    Emma joined the Pod in February 2015. She has a passion for the creative side of marketing and thoroughly enjoys her time spent writing compelling copy for Pod clients or turning facts and figures into interesting and easy-to-understand content. With a background in both Marketing and Law, Emma has experience of working on a variety of B2B and B2C projects across a range of sectors. In her spare time, Emma is a bit of a bookworm and an aspiring poet (just for fun!). She is mum to Felix and Becca, and is also the proud owner of very scruffy dog named Twiglet; so spends a lot of time walking, come rain or shine!
  • Marketing Expert Kerrie Malone

    Kerrie Malone

    Senior Content Writer

    Kerrie joined the Pod in March 2016. Since graduating with a degree in English in 2014, she has discovered a love of agency life and the closeness that comes with being in a small team. Kerrie is currently studying with the CIM, and she is enjoying putting what she learns into practice at the Pod. As an English nerd, her interests lie in content writing and planning. When not in the office, she can usually be found chasing around after her (rather mischievous) puppy Ollie, trying to pick up the clues in a crime novel, or watching Harry Potter for the 1000th time.
  • Marketing Expert David Stokes

    David Stokes

    Senior Creative

    David got his first taste of Photoshop back in 1995 and has never looked back. After completing a degree in Automotive Engineering, during which he spent rather too much time in the Student Media centre, he began his design career freelancing for motorsport clients and spending many cold weekends taking photos trackside at Silverstone. David then entered the world of print, design and branding agencies and joined the Pod in 2016. David splits his free time between decorating a house which will never be finished, creating stop motion animations from Lego and spending too much money on Italian road bikes; his wife is very tolerant.
  • Marketing Expert ZoŽ Munro Barber

    ZoŽ Munro Barber

    Senior Creative

    With over 20 years experience working in design and marketing, ZoŽ has worked for many of the leading agencies in the Midlands. ZoŽ has a great eye for detail, and a passion for bringing campaigns to life with creative flair, She has a passion for pilates and enjoys dabbling in interior design and photography.
  • Marketing Expert Sara Burgess

    Sara Burgess

    PR Specialist

    Sara is an experienced PR, comms and content practitioner with nearly 20 yearsí experience working at some of the Midlandsí leading agencies. Specialising in B2B and corporate comms, Sara has directed award-winning campaigns for clients across sectors including energy, construction, transport and manufacturing. With a passion for storytelling and securing stand-out results, Sara has delivered regional, national and international multi-channel campaigns spanning public relations, content, stakeholder, internal communications and social media. Away from work, Sara seems to spend most of her free time managing the social lives of her two children.
  • Marketing Expert Emma Thompson

    Emma Thompson

    Digital Account Executive

    Emma is Team Pod's newest member. She's a bit of a digital whizz and has plenty of experience of growing organic, paid and social traffic. When she's away from her screen, Emma can often be found on a horse. Having ridden since she was tiny, she competes nationally and falls off only very rarely - which is a good thing because she has four gorgeous dogs and two tear-away kittens to take care of.
  • Marketing Expert Andrew Keever

    Andrew Keever

    Head of Finance

    Andrew is the Pod's money man. As well as being our clients' point of contact for all things invoicing, Birmingham-born Andrew enjoys spending time with his family and has recently celebrated his daughter's wedding.
  • Marketing Expert Mr Ollie Dog

    Mr Ollie Dog

    Head of I.T. and Recycling

    Is there food there? Is that for me? Is some of it for me? How about that bit? That bit? Wait, is that my biro? I'll take it. I think it's mine...
  • Marketing Expert Twiglet


    Head of Joy

    Twiglet is the Pod's champion for mental health and wellbeing, using her passion for physical activity and her "happy face" (pictured) to spread joy throughout the office. She can sustain this for up to two minutes each day.
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