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Gareth Turner Appointed

We are thrilled to welcome onboard Gareth Turner, who joins the team as our new Non-Executive Director. As one of the UK’s highest-profile FMCG marketers, Gareth brings with him over 23 years of invaluable industry experience, having worked with iconic household brands such as Weetabix, John Smiths, Bulmers, Lurpak and Arla Foods. Joining us during an exciting phase of our…

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Supporting Rabbit Welfare

We’re proud to be supporting the Rabbit Welfare Association & Fund (RWAF) a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to “creating better tomorrows for all pet rabbits”. Did you know, that despite being a popular pet in the UK, rabbits are amongst the most neglected, with many living out their days alone confined to a hutch. The RWAF is the UK’s largest organisation…

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Shortlisted: Northern Digital Awards 2024

We’re kicking off the week by celebrating being shortlisted in four categories for the 2024 Northern Digital Awards in partnership with First Bus, The MHD Partnership, Cravens, and Woven Films.⤵️ ✅Best Digital Marketing Campaign (BC2) | Campaign: Concessions✅Best Digital Marketing Campaign (Travel/Leisure) | Campaign: Concessions✅Best Integrated Campaign | Campaign: Driver Recruitment ✅Best Use of Video | Campaign: Driver Recruitment A…

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Welcoming Greg Paterson

We’re delighted to welcome on board (and back to the North East) Greg Paterson, our new Head of Client Planning! A Geordie by birth, Greg has returned to the region to lead client planning as we continue our rapid growth. Highly respected in the media planning world, Greg has over twenty years’ of experience working with major brands – including…

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World Friendship Day

Happy World Friendship Day! 🤝🌍 Today, we’re celebrating the incredible friendship that kick started Route. ⤵️ It was at university where our Managing Director Darren Davidson and our Director Ben Dascombe first met. Following graduation, their paths continued to cross throughout their early careers in London’s advertising and marketing industry. It was when Darren moved back to Newcastle that the…

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ITV First Look

Last night the team attended the latest ITV First Look, and this time it was held right on our doorstep, in Newcastle city centre! It was a great event which gave us a first look at what’s coming up across ITV’s platforms for the rest of 2023. Interesting and informative, these showcases also provide a fantastic opportunity to expand connections…

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RIBA lunch

Route in the sun! ✨ There’s no better way to enjoy a client meeting than sitting outside with great food in the summer sunshine. That’s exactly what the team did when catching up with the lovely Laura Bradford, Digital Marketing Manager, at RIBA. It was great to catch up with Laura, reflect on the past several months and look ahead…

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