For more than 30 years, LEAP has provided integrated advertising production services to agencies, advertisers, and marketing departments across a wide range of industry sectors. We are pleased to announce a new appointment to help support and grow our roster of clients. LEAP welcomes Joanne Merecido as Group Business Development Manager.
Jo is a strategically driven business development and marketing professional who’s background spans agency and client-side roles. Having served for many years as an in-house CIM-qualified marketer for financial institutions including J.P. Morgan Asset Management, Natixis AM and Raymond James Investment Services, Jo has a deep understanding of the marketing needs of brands in this sector. LEAP is the UK’s leading independent creative production specialist in the financial services sector, so Joanne’s experience is an excellent fit.
Jo’s penchant for design has drawn her to creative services on the agency-side of the advertising and marketing industry. She was even involved in the award-winning Pearlfisher Garden at RHS Chelsea in 2018 which was recognised for its poignant sustainability message.
I’m delighted to be joining LEAP at this very exciting time for the business and to be working alongside some incredible talent. I’m really looking forward to getting stuck in and partnering with some of the world’s most ambitious brands to deliver the high quality creative and production LEAP has to offer.
CEO, Steve Owens says,
I’m delighted to welcome Jo to the business and am sure she will be an energetic, passionate and highly motivated addition to the management team here at LEAP. From her very first interview, it was clear to me that Jo has a genuine passion for business development and driving growth, a modern and forward-thinking view on today’s marketing services landscape, as well as a keen eye on commercialising opportunities. As we continue to drive growth across all of the areas that LEAP services during the coming years, these particular qualities will prove themselves to be especially valuable.