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Punch Communications Continues Its Expansion, Introducing Three New Employees


Integrated PR, social media and SEO agency Punch Communications has announced the appointment of three new starters to support the rapid growth of the company. The new additions to the Punch team come as a result of a stream of new business wins and all share a common enthusiasm for media, marketing and digital communications.

Hugo Sumner joins Punch after graduating from the University of Birmingham in 2011. Hugo was elected as vice president of his Student Union and served a one-year term up until July 2012. During this time, Hugo developed and implemented the union's communications strategy and was responsible for the creation and execution of a new web platform. Hugo said that he was “excited to expand his skills and put his experience to the test in Punch's fast-paced environment”.

Laura Crichton has a degree in media studies from De Montfort University and her passion for writing has seen her carry out work placements with local newspapers. When asked about her career aspirations, Laura commented: “I have been searching for my ideal job for a long time, so I'm very happy to have found Punch. After working in journalism, I look forward to developing my PR knowledge and writing skills further across a variety of Punch's accounts.”

Rob Alcock studied at De Montfort University and graduated with a degree in music, followed by a master's in marketing management. After graduating, Rob worked for an education establishment as a marketing assistant, developing websites and managing social media content. Upon being appointed at Punch, Rob commented: “My natural creativity and work experience combined with the theory I learnt during my master's degree puts me in an ideal position to hit the ground running at Punch. I can't wait to put my social search knowledge into practice.”

Pete Goold, managing director of Punch Communications said: “Due to a wave of new business wins, Punch is expanding both its senior and junior team to not only support the workload but grow with the company. Hugo, Laura and Rob all bring to the table bags of enthusiasm and passion for integrated communications; it's great to have them on board.”

For more information about integrated social, search and PR company Punch Communications, visit, call +44(0)1858 411600 or email

Punch Communications
Pete Goold
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