A marketing agency with a social conscience,
Hitch delivers commercial and social marketing solutions
to create health, wealth and wellbeing.
Gary Wootten is a highly experienced social change and commercial marketing professional with over twenty years of experience. Recognised with awards in mentoring and social marketing best practice, he brings innovation and fresh ideas to his strategic and operational marketing, engagement and research endeavours. He has worked with leading commercial brands and helped develop, implement and measure some of the UK’s most impactful social change campaigns and programmes.
Head of Research
Nick is our resident market research and behaviour change lead, with a background in psychology, human behaviour and evaluation. He has garnered considerable experience over fifteen years as a research-practitioner using qualitative and quantitative data collection and psychology to capacity build and inform behaviour change, organisational change, communications and policy design strategies in the areas of social research, health, education, media, FMCG, NPD and transport.
Creative Studio Manager
Jon brings a blend of high-end creative design and studio know-how to Hitch, working closely with clients to meet their ongoing creative needs for print and digital communications. Since graduating from a top art school, Jon's creative agency career has supplied high level design for a diverse portfolio of clients from large corporates to small community projects, promoting bands to leading design consultations for national organisations. Jon is particularly passionate about distilling an entire ethos into a clear and concise brand image.
Head of Communications
Jude is a qualified CIPR communications specialist and social marketer with a fifteen year career. She has the privilege and challenge of leading communications, campaign planning and PR activity at Hitch, with the support of the client services team. After working for Granada Television delivering some of its most popular shows, Jude worked at Merseyside Police Authority where she spent nine years as their media and communications manager. In this role she was responsible for proactive and crisis PR on high profile issues of national interest.
The team kept us up to date on all developments and worked with us enthusiastically to ensure our expectations were exceeded. We were very pleased with the attention to detail in researching brand perceptions and of course, the quality of the final brand and guidelines.Access Foundation
Hitch helped set the bar in terms of what can be achieved locally when stakeholders work together to get the whole community involved. Since then, Hitch has contributed massively to the success of Dry January on a national scaleAlcohol Concern
May I say a particular thank you to the team at Hitch for their professionalism and expertise. The way we work together allows us full access to the whole of the Hitch team, and their competencies in many areas, which has produced some fantastic work. Their efforts are very much appreciated.Forum Housing
Targeted and workable research approaches that throw light on what works, shape services and help clients demonstrate success.
Digital and creative solutions that maximize brand effectiveness and make sure your message is heard, seen and shared.
Quality insight driven marketing strategies and campaigns that keep the audience at heart.