RFS Marketing and Communications Ltd

Our Team is highly skilled and has a wealth of experience. 

Richard Forshaw-Smith

Richard is our founder and managing partner. A former journalist, he has been working in the communications business since 2001 and he focuses on sales and marketing, business development strategies, digital product development, research & insight, marketing, communications and engagement, social media, service design, reputation management and stakeholder management.

He set up RFS Marketing after becoming increasingly aware of the scepticism among business leaders about the impact and return on investment that marketing can have, and how industry jargon, attitudes and nonsense can be a massive turn-off for people.

He is certified by Klaviyo and Mailchimp for Email Marketing, Hootsuite for Social Media Marketing and holds diplomas in Digital Marketing and in Communications Management.

Jude Gaylard-Hall

Digital Marketing Executive

Jude is our newest team member. He brings a unique blend of aesthetic flair and technical proficiency and has an eye for design principles. Whether it’s orchestrating successful social media campaigns, developing engaging content, or shaping brand identities.

He has a degree in Graphic Design with Typography from the University of Plymouth.

Jude is particularly interested and skilled in Social Media Marketing, Design, Content Marketing, and Copywriting.

Simon Pykett

Senior Web Developer

Simon is an award-winning website designer and search engine optimisation expert. He creates rich, beautiful and elegant digital ideas for our clients. The content is visually unique and provides each client with their own identity.

A highly-skilled and seasoned developer with over 12 years industry experience, he has a proven track record of producing quality work to deadlines. He is also a teacher of Computer Science! 

Simon also runs his very own web development company Hello Simon.

Meg Forshaw

Social Media Marketing Assistant

Meg provides first class social media marketing support for clients, including the most popular platforms like Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and TikTok.

Pete Isaac

Graphic Designer

Pete has been working as a designer since 1989 after studying print at Plymouth Art College alongside a very successful career in music promotion and DJing! He has produced a very wide range of work for clients including The Barbican Theatre, Bristol University, Hembury Homes, South West Iberian Show, Uniq Property, Zipbar, Ninja Tunes, Hospital Records, Jelly Jazz, 45 Live, Haggis Records, Clever Student Lets, Dumaine Records and many more here in the EU and in the USA. From posters, ads, banners to brochures and full blown brand identities, artwork for record labels, and animation, Pete can turn his hand to broad range of projects.

Specialities: Print Design, Branding & Identity, Logos, Typography.

Amanda Bluglass

Video content director and producer

Amanda is the creative powerhouse behind all our video content. She’s equally happy making social media stop motion shorts, full-blown feature documentaries, corporate promos, music videos, charity films or TV commercials. Recent promo films have gained more than 200,000 views and increased sales by 22% for one client.

Her personal work has featured on the BBC, Channel 4, Huffington Post and The Atlantic. Recent clients have included NASA, London Olympics, Samsung, Etsy, National Trust and Photobox. She is also an Associate Lecturer in Media Arts at Plymouth University, UK.

Hayley Smith

Business Administrator

Hayley is a self confessed tech geek who is not happy with just fixing a problem, but also coming up with ways to slimline processes and make the business run smoothly.

She is also a marketing whizz, and runs her own VA business Myriad.

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