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Philip Byrne Joins Huskies as Content Director

Former creative director of Buzzfeed UK joins Huskies from BMB London

Philip Byrne Joins Huskies as Content Director

Leading independent creative agency, In the Company of Huskies, is pleased to announce that Philip Byrne is returning to Huskies to take up the position of content director.

With a unique background in journalism, publishing, and branded content, Philip has been at the forefront of connecting brands with consumers through value-driven, creative storytelling that drives business results.

Philip has an impressive record of building world-class content initiatives for major brand and publishers in key roles that included creative director with BuzzFeed UK and editorial director with JOE Media. More recently he was EMEA editorial lead for YouTube, where he was responsible for the content strategy and publication for B2B YouTube Ads Marketing in EMEA as well as comms, strategy and production across major events including Cannes, Ad Week and DMEXCO.

Reflecting on his decision to join the agency, Philip says: “I’m delighted to be coming back to Ireland to return to Huskies at a really exciting period in its growth. I think Huskies have shown a huge commitment not just to creativity, but also in focusing on effectiveness and making sure their work delivers for clients. I'm excited to contribute to an agency who have the freedom to have big ideas, and who can ensure those messages get seen and heard.”

Jonathan Forrest, CEO, In the Company of Huskies says: “Our ambition is to remain at the forefront of how brands should communicate and Philip’s incredible blend of content strategy, creativity and digital storytelling make him the perfect fit.”

“Philip will continue to evolve the agency’s content offering, combining creativity with expertise in digital to drive brand growth. In particular, his publishing skillset and international platform experience at YouTube, Google and Buzzfeed will give brands a distinct advantage. We couldn’t be happier to welcome him back to Huskies.”

Huskies is embarking on a new era with more creative and digital capability than ever, Byrne’s appointment follows recent senior hires at Huskies, with planning director Jane Madden joining along with six new creatives earlier in the year. 

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