Posted on: 02.11.2019

ilk wins trio of Leeds-based clients

Award winning integrated agency, ilk, has announced the addition of two new client wins and the re-signing of an existing client. Joining the agency’s client roster is Leeds-based recruitment agency Calibre Search and MEETinLEEDS, the conferencing arm for the University of Leeds. ConferenceLeeds have been retained and have signed a further two year contract, after a successful, competitive re-pitch process with Leeds City Council.


Calibre Search is a recruitment firm, based in Brewery Wharf, working with ilk to create a social media strategy to effectively reach its specific target sectors across Marketing, HVAC and Refrigeration, IT and the Built Environment. ilk will manage the online presence of the Calibre Search brand – running the central social media feeds across Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook, as well as expertly crafting four bespoke sector feeds, across Twitter to support the sectors in which the recruiter services.

ilk’s PR team will also be working with MEETinLEEDS, which arranges national and international conferences, meetings and events that take place within the University of Leeds campus. The ilk team will be running a proactive press office for the organisation to help grow the organisation’s awareness across regional and trade press, driving the University of Leeds’ wider agenda within the activity carried out.

The agency also re-signed conferencing bureau, ConferenceLeeds, to another two-year PR, SEO and branding contract. As part of the agreement with Leeds City Council, agencies are invited to pitch for the account every two years. ilk was successful for the second year running and will see the account extended until 2021. The agency will be evolving its previous strategy in line with ConferenceLeeds’ new direction and will shift focus from predominantly traditional PR to a wider digital offering, accompanying an upcoming rebrand.

Nev Ridley, Managing Director of ilk, commented: 

“Having been based in Leeds for eight years now, we think of the city as ilk’s home so it’s great to be supporting local businesses with our integrated marketing expertise. We’re looking forward to getting stuck in to the work for Calibre and MEETinLEEDS and also aid ConferenceLeeds in progressing its exciting new business direction.”

ilk offers a range of services including branding, strategy, video, design, PR and social. For more information please visit ilk’s recently relaunched website or follow on social at @ilkagency.


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