New Relationship Manager joins Reactor15 as previous work is nominated for National Social Media Award.
Patch Jobson joined Reactor15 as relationship manager in September 2014, to be a lead contact between new clients and the design and marketing agency. As Patch made the transition his previous social media became shortlisted for the UK Social Media Communications Awards, now in its fifth year.
The awards celebrate the very best in UK social media communications and reward the individuals, companies and organisations who are using online platforms to communicate in fresh and innovative ways.
A former Communications Officer with Amey LG Limited, Patch Jobson managed the social media account @plymouthroads from inception until June 2014. The company has since been shortlisted as a contender for the award category Best Use of Social Media in a Crisis.
As the main contractor responsible for Plymouth’s highway network Amey LG Limited work closely with Plymouth City Council to maintain and manage the network.
Shortly after the account was created a severe bout of weather swept across the South West bringing heavy rain, gales and localised flooding to Plymouth.
To prepare for the worst Amey LG Limited attended the city’s emergency Silver Command joining key service partners including the Environment Agency and Devon and Cornwall Police. Patch began to tweet the latest news as it happened. At the beginning of the event the account only had 64 followers. However within hoursthis number was to increase to nearly 600. @plymouthroads rapidly became the lead news source for both Plymouth’s residents and the regional media.
“At first it felt like I was playing catch up” said Patch “but at about 8.30pm in the evening everything turned and the account became the authority source for all of the traffic information being reported by the media on Plymouth’s roads.” The account now has over 1400 followers and is considered a trusted and authoritative news source for the media, particularly in times of crisis or severe weather.
“Although this exceptional work was done before Patch arrived at Reactor15 , we’re proud to have such talent on our hands. The award category shows that social media really makes a difference in terms of disseminating important information in a crisis. Patch joining Reactor15 underlines our commitment to recruiting the best individuals and creating an exceptional team at the disposal of our clients.” said Mike Saunders, Managing Director.
The award ceremony will take place on Thursday 23rd October at the Emirates.
For further information please call 01392 427358.
Join our mailing list
Thu 18 Feb | 2016
Following the launch of a new website, myhealth-devon.nhs.uk, Reactor15 have been helping to promote the website within Devon, in particular to improve the position within the search engines for users looking for support and advice on their health and wellbeing. MyHealth Devon has been developed by Devon Referral Support Service, part of the Wider Devon Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) with the support of local clinicians.
Thu 18 Feb | 2016
We have just launched a new app to help reduce waiting times in hospitals across Devon and Cornwall. The app, NHSquicker, allows people to view up-to-date waiting times for local emergency departments and minor injuries units. It also provides information regarding distance and time to different treatment centres, based on the user's location. Reactor15 have been working with Exeter Health and Care IMPACT Network, a collaboration between the NHS across Devon and Cornwall and academics from the University of Exeter to build an app which is widely available for smartphones and tablets, on Apple and Android. The NHSquicker app took six months to build and is a fully native app developed using our own custom framework. Using a native platform which allowed us to build a fast, responsive and reliable experience to users, when accuracy and speed of information is very important. The app also provides information about less urgent NHS services, including GPs, pharmacies, sexual health services, dentists and opticians. Mike Saunders, Managing Director of Reactor15 said: "It’s great, once again, to be involved in building a really useful NHS tool. We were asked to build an app which will not only help reduce waiting times in our local hospitals but will also help patients make the right choices with regards to how and where they receive their treatment. We believe our native app platform is both robust and versatile enough to meet the needs and brief of Exeter Health and Care IMPACT Network." Reactor15 have a good working relationship with the NHS and have already built the award winning HANDi Paedatric, POPs apps and the Devon and Wakefield Formularies. NHSquicker can be downloaded on iTunes and Google Play.
Thu 18 Feb | 2016
Reactor15 have been working with Exeter based commercial finance specialists Charterbank Capital, to help develop an intergrated digital marketing strategy. Targeting the south of England, Charterbank Capital have a range of packages for commercial customers including bridging loans, auction finance, development loans and farm finance. Reactor15 have been working on their main site www.charterbank.co.uk. Looking to generate enquires to their service, we have implemented our 11 point SEO plan on the site and have also created an AdWords campaign.
Thu 18 Feb | 2016
Reactor15 have been busy helping Exeter based Busy Bees Window Cleaning Services and Busy Bees Carpet Cleaning Service with some search engine optimisation.