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Putting people
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For us, marketing is about people. Whether it’s the development of a creative idea, interpreting complex data, or simply sharing knowledge, it’s the relationships between us and our clients that are at the heart of everything we do.

This is why our clients stay with us for twice as long as the industry average – because we deliver fantastic work built around them.

Founded in 1996, Shorthose Russell has grown to become multi award-winners and are recognised as one of the most-respected marketing and communications agencies in the Eastern region.

Working regionally, nationally and internationally across multiple sectors, we help businesses navigate the complex world of modern marketing, with genuine expertise across digital, design and communications disciplines.


the year it all started.


years average client retention.


experts in their fields.


happy clients and counting.

Meet the team.


Peter Newland


Client Services Director

With over 25 years ‘hands on’ experience working across a variety of sectors including leisure, music, media and fashion Peter enjoys finding the next challenge and inspiring the team to rise to it.

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Chris Baines


Head of Projects

Chris has held senior PR and marketing roles for Virgin Music Festivals (Canada), Virgin Mobile (Canada and Australia), The Carphone Warehouse, Aviva and RAC. Chris now helps manage our internal and external projects for the agency, ensuring programs are on schedule, within scope and budget. Chris is passionate about data, email marketing and digital platforms.

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Ed Potter


Creative Director

Ed’s spent 25 years making the right creative calls to help people build their businesses. First at fashion brand Ted Baker then with such clients as John Lewis, Next, and Telefonica. He brings his influence to bear on all our bright ideas and the people who dream them up.

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Daniella Keeping


Account Manager

A UEA media graduate with experience in managing successful PR launches, writing engaging content and social media management. Daniella uses her strong media relation skills to secure coverage in national and online media in the travel, hospitality and B2B sectors. Originally from Essex, Daniella loves coffee and keeping up with popular culture.

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Jason Fisher


Studio Manager

Jason loves to get involved in just about anything creative. Well-designed packaging makes him happy. A multi-tasking perfectionist, loves order and dislikes chaos. He’s passionate about mid-century design, creating inspirational interiors, film, fine dining and travelling the world.

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Pete Joyner


Managing Director

Pete has helped develop and lead communications planning and strategy for a wide range of leading brands. As Managing Director, he has a hands on role with clients and is actively involved in their business, helping not only to advise but also deliver and support their communications objectives.

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Paul Edwards


Head Of Digital

Paul helps clients build clear online marketing strategies that incorporate a wide range of channels and techniques, including SEO, PPC, CRO and social media. Paul’s other passions are sport, music and real ale.

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Maddie Russell


Account Director

Maddie has worked in digital marketing in one form or another since graduating from the University of East Anglia and refusing to leave Norfolk. Whether working on a web build or pushing up a client’s conversion rate, problem solving is what keeps it interesting for her.

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Megan Dixon


Junior Graphic Designer

Recognised by Adobe as a top talent, Megan’s an ambitious designer who enjoys applying her abilities to diverse client projects. With print and digital design experience, Megan looks forward to expanding her skillset through animation to bring design to life. Having summited Mt Kilimanjaro, she is always looking for more challenges both inside and outside of work.

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Jessica Luongo


Senior Graphic Designer

When it came to career decisions, it was either photography or graphic design and design came up tops. And as it happens, photography is back in the game anyway, as Jessica is often out there filming and taking shots for clients, and then editing back in studio. In her life outside of work Jessica loves to ski and can often be found on the beach with her dogs.

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Hannah Tomlinson


Middleweight Graphic Designer

Hannah is a keen problem solver always striving to come up with the best creative solutions across a wide range of disciplines. In particular she loves brand identity, iconography creation and typography. With a growing interest in digital design and motion graphics.

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Sam Bean


Head Of Brand Design

Sam has over 20 years’ professional experience with an in-depth knowledge of graphics. Designing for many global and domestic brands he offers innovative conceptual design and client-focused delivery. Sam is committed to injecting creativity into all projects and getting great results quickly.

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Evie Fane De Salis


Account Manager

Evie is a Norfolk boomerang. Having worked in various London PR agencies since completing her PR degree at Bournemouth University, she returned to her hometown of Norwich. With experience in travel, automotive, lifestyle and technology PR, Evie has experience managing PR and influencer marketing campaigns across diverse sectors that drive real ROI for her clients.

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Mark Sowersby


Deputy Managing Director

A former hack who started life as a local reporter and graduated to Sky News before returning to Norwich with his family following a stint in charity communications at Save the Children. Mark provides strategic advice and guidance, as well as practical PR services to a range of clients, including: Hoseasons, Brown & Co and various schools across the county.

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Beth Jacobs


Junior Account Executive

Beth realised her love for all things related to communications whilst studying a masters in PR. She joined the SRL team as a Graduate Digital Marketing Executive and is currently learning aspects of the public relations and marketing industry.

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Alex Garwood


Junior Account Executive

Alex realised his passion for digital marketing through his internship in the music industry and his degree in marketing at the University of Lincoln. He joined the team as a Graduate Digital Marketing Executive and is learning all things website and digital related.

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Louise Gatley


Middleweight Graphic Designer

An NUA graduate with a passion for problem solving and well-crafted design. Having returned to Norwich after exploring the London creative scene, Louise is always keen to unpick a new creative brief. She is particularly interested in animation and editorial design.

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Tabitha Hornagold


Account Manager

Tabitha is a German national, who has been living in the UK ever since finishing her Master’s in Visual Culture at Lund University in Sweden. With a strategic, analytical approach to problems, she ensures websites run smoothly and without error. Tabitha has a keen understanding for technical SEO and a love for great design.

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Hayley Musson


Account Manager

Hayley is a PR specialist bringing both traditional and digital expertise to the team, these skills honed from her years spent specialising in B2C and B2B PR and communications for both national and international brands across a variety of sectors where she delivered high-impact creative strategies crafted to raise awareness and generate press coverage. Hayley has a head for organisation, an eye for detail and a keen nose for a story that will resonate with the UK media.

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