ORGANIC APPOINTS RYAN DAVIES AS HEAD OF TELEVISION
Organic, the multi-award-winning entertainment communications agency that sits within Havas Entertainment, today announced several significant new hires and promotions in a move to cement the agency’s position as a market leader in all areas of film and television publicity and social media.
Davies joins a new-look senior management team which sees Kirsty Langsdale and Becky Palmer stepping up into new roles and several other senior promotions and new hires.
Ryan Davies takes up the newly created role of head of television, further strengthening Organic’s specialism in full-service comms for the TV industry. Davies brings with him over 15 years of experience working across the creative industries, seven of which were spent at Channel 4 Television where he was responsible for the strategy and execution of publicity campaigns across Channel 4’s scripted portfolio. Whilst at the public service broadcaster, he headed up the scripted PR team, overseeing all consumer publicity campaigns across the drama and comedy slates.
Davies will report to Organic’s managing director, Caragh Cook who says, “Ryan joining our team feels like a huge milestone for Organic. Ryan is an extremely talented television publicity specialist with excellent taste and a genuine passion in forging strong relationships with filmmakers and stakeholders. He has a vision that is perfectly aligned with Organic’s ongoing commitment to creating meaningful and lasting relationships with our clients and the creative talent we work with.”
The hire of Davies comes 18 months after the appointment of respected senior television publicity consultant Christina Joyce, previously of Premier PR and BBC Drama. In the new look leadership team, Joyce becomes executive director, overseeing the development of Organic’s broad television offering.
The team also recently recruited TV publicity specialist Jenny Heaton (previously Channel 4 and Fremantle) who joined as account director earlier this year.
Across the Atlantic in Organic’s LA office, Kirsty Langsdale steps up to senior vice president of global publicity, leading Organic’s international offering which straddles both film and television. The recent recruitment of account manager Nida Karnani - formerly Participant Media and Sierra/Affinity - to the LA office, marks the start of a period of growth for the agency in the US with further hires planned for 2021.
Senior account director Alice Taylor, previously media communications manager at Disney + oversees the London-based team which includes Senior Account Manager, Dheeraj Agnihotri. Organic’s International team has in the past six months expanded from a team of three to eight and offers an around-the-clock service to clients from offices in LA and London.
Becky Palmer, who recently celebrated 10 years of service at the agency, has been promoted to head of film, responsible for leading the UK film publicity business. Working closely with Palmer, Gill Littler will step up into the role of associate director and will oversee much of the agency’s digital/influencer focussed work.
Other recent changes to Organic’s senior team includes the promotions in the UK PR Team of Will Taylor to senior account director; Hannah Golanski to senior account director; Hannah Dowle to account director and Chris Boyd to account director and in the Social Team, Oli Goldman to account director.