Framfab, the UK’s leading creative digital agency, appoints Kathryn Stokes and Rachel Wood as client directors. The move comes as Framfab continues to strengthen its client services team with key players to work on both new and existing accounts. The agency is experiencing a dramatic increase in new business activity in the first two quarters of 2006 and is therefore staffing up accordingly.

Kathryn comes to Framfab after heading up the cable and wireless sector at Web Technology Group. She has more than eight years Web strategy and development experience and will manage key financial services accounts.

Kathryn moved to London in 1998 from the US to develop the sales and marketing function in iXL's new London office. She worked in business development with clients across a broad range of industries, including Thomson Financial, Worldspan, Newton Investment Management, FT.com, and Forte Hotels. After spending two years in business development, Kathryn moved into an account services role for a key iXL account, Thistle Hotels. Following iXL Kathryn went to work for Modem Media, a US-based online marketing agency (now Digitas). In this role, she developed new business with clients such as Alliance & Leicester and BUPA. In her most recent position at Web Technology Group as business development director for the Commercial Sector, she worked with clients such as Early Learning Centre, RBS, Channel 4 and Capita.

Rachel joins the company from Agency.com where she was an account director working on BT Business, COI and Intercontinental Hotels. Before joining Agency.com she was an account director at Tribal DDB working on accounts such as Philips Global and Domestic Appliances, Nationwide Building Society, Harvey Nichols, British Bakeries, Volkswagen UK and Guardian Newspapers. At Framfab she will be working on accounts such as Kraft and other consumer goods brands.

Luke Taylor, managing director, Framfab UK comments:

“We are really pleased to be gaining two very capable and highly experienced people to work with our client services team. Kathryn is a driven and experienced strategic account manager and with just the right background of agency and consultative experience that brings strength to her client-focused approach. As a marcomms channel expert Rachel will be helping us deliver better value to our clients’ needs in this exponentially growing sector. As we are going through a dramatic growth curve at the moment it is vital that we expand our client handling capabilities but, as ever, we are looking for appointees who are simply the best in their field – Rachel and Kathryn fit that description to the letter.”

Published on: 12:00AM on 5th June 2006