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London + Culture Calling Strengthens its Management Team

Leading London arts agency, London Calling Arts, today announces that former Managing Director of Impact Marketing, Simon Drysdale, is to join the London based marketing agency.  

Drysdale who headed up the rival agency is a leading figure in the arts and culture industry having held senior and board positions at Glasgow Cultural Enterprises, Aerowaves Dance Across Europe and the Arts Marketing Association, bringing with him over 25 years of experience.   He will become an integral member of the London Calling management team with a key focus on supporting the UK’s arts and culture organisations to survive, recover and strengthen their marketing plans following the Covid-19 lockdown.

Emma Clements and Rebecca Cooke also join London Calling Arts from Impact Marketing with immediate effect.  Clements will work closely with clients to deliver new marketing services that suits the changing needs of the industry.  Cooke will continue to work with clients in Brighton and the South East as Area Sales Manager.

Colin Hann, Managing Partner of London Calling Arts, said: “We feel privileged and delighted to have 3 new members join the agency.  Simon, Emma and Rebecca bring a wealth of experience at a time when the arts and culture world need it most.  In these changed and testing times we want to harness the best creative marketing skills available to help our customers re-engage with their audiences.”

Simon Drysdale, former Managing Director of Impact Marketing, commented: “We all know it’s been a tough time for the culture and entertainment industry.  Now is the time to recalibrate our marketing, adapt to the changed environment and focus on communicating with our audiences and visitors in new ways.  I am very pleased to be working with London Calling; they are a great team of people and are now the only company in our industry offering this range of services, combining excellent standards, creativity and customer service.  We are stronger together and we’re determined to continue building this world-leading sector for generations to come.”