James Aberley

Managing DIrector

A.K.A Ken
Wowing the team with amazing taste in jazzy shirts whilst simultaneously being the font of all knowledge from a technical and client management perspective within the business.

Guilty pleasure…
Spending far too much money on things that cost more than they should.

Random fact about me…
I have a photo with me next to Brent Spiner. If you know who that is you’ll know how cool that is.

What inspired me to do what i do…
Setting up SO Marketing came about from trying to improve the agency / client communication within my previous marketing role. Knowledge and specialism of what we do is the most important thing and should mean that we always become a trusted business partner of our clients.

Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, pretty much anything Geeky.

Richard Latham

Creative Director

Coming from a combined design, print and web background working in many different agencies, my aim is to break the mould, ensure attention to detail and a high quality of work is maintained at all times at SO Marketing. When not at work or travelling the globe I love to go mountain biking to explore hidden trails and spend quality time with the family.

Slogan For Life…
Work hard, play hard and treat others how you wish to be treated.

Favourite Film…
Forrest Gump – “Because he has shares in some kinda fruit company”

What Inspired Me To Do What I Do…
Business and design was in my blood from birth.

I’d Love To Meet This Person Because…
Will Smith – Because he is cool!

Mike Lamey

Sales Director

A.K.A Mike Maloney P.I.
Focusing on some of the more critical issues in marketing for our clients including how to identify problems, analyse situations and formulate appropriate strategies that deliver the best value for money on advertising spend.

Slogan for life…
A pessimist is never disappointed

Book that moved me..
How to use an iPhone…never looked back.

The thing that really baffles me…
That I am still waiting for James to apologise…

Guilty pleasure..
Rachel Riley (Countdown).

Catharine Aberley

Accounts Manager & Company Secretary

…, buyer of tea and coffee – possibly the most important job in the whole company.

Slogan For Life…
Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world.

All Time Dream…
To become a foster mum and help make someone’s life better.

The Thing That Really Baffles Me…
James’ Hair. (see James at the top)

Random Fact About Me…
I love Marmite!

Richard Urwin

Studio Manager + Lead Designer

Apple fan boy and all round cool guy. Rich (Also known as Susan) spends his life designing and travelling the world!. Whilst constantly striving for perfection in a pixel perfect world.

Slogan For Life
Carpe Diem (seize the day).

Favourite Film
Aliens. Game over man… game over!

Random Fact About Me
I once met Steven Seagal… and his only words to me were “welcome to the Barbeque”.

Best Holiday Destination Ever
Bora Bora

Luke Brookes

Designer / Illustrator

I’m a Designer, Illustrator and all round arty guy. With my background in illustration i try to bring as much creativity to each job that i can. In my spare time i enjoy taking long walks with my dog Rufus, watching movies and reading comics and graphic novels.

Favourite film

Goodfellas – As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster.

Best advice

You get out what you put in, if you want something work really hard for it and you’ll get it.

Best holiday destination ever

Barcelona, it has everything, its modern, has some awesome history, the architecture is amazing, has loads of cool bars and a beach!

Thing that really baffles me most

The purpose of Mosquitoes…

Josh Taylor

Web Developer

Web dev superstar, living inside a terminal.

Slogan For Life…
Live slow, die old.

At The Weekend I Love…
Oatcakes & Cheese.

The Thing That Really Baffles Me…
Stoke’s away record.

Favourite Film…
Fight club. I never break the first rule.

Nick Roberts

Web Developer/DJ

Joining the SO Marketing team straight from University in June 2014, I transform designs into live websites. A self-confessed WordPress guru, I pride myself on creating the best user experience both on the website and an easy-to-use admin system behind it.

Guilty pleasure…
Apple products, they’re just so well designed.

Thing that really baffles me most
Why have The Simpsons never aged?

Slogan for life…
A day without laughter is a day wasted.

What inspired me to do what I do
Wanting to make the Web a better place for everyone.

Joe Ciavucco

Junior Web Developer

I left college to join SO Marketing in July 2015 as an apprentice developer. I enjoy challenging, unique projects that can add to my knowledge of the web! I also make good coffee. And criticise everything.

Favourite film

Django Unchained

Thing that really baffles me most

Secret Santa

What inspired me to do what I do

Really enjoyed doing small bits of design and web work for friends and family, loved it since then!

At the weekend I love…

Binge watching tv shows and eating more bad food than I should

Simon Mayeri

Digital Marketing Specialist

A lot of other people in my sector use high-powered words like “efficiency” and “dynamism” to market themselves, but the truth is that I like to do things a little differently. I believe in building long lasting relationships with my clients based on mutual prosperity; this means that if you haven’t succeeded, then neither have I. I devise tailored, multi-layered digital marketing campaigns that combine SEO, PPC and social media strategies, putting the client first without putting them through all that generic “innovation through evolution” spiel.

Party Trick
Putting you at the top of Google!

Biggest Bugbear…
People that go food shopping on a Saturday. They get two days off a week, and choose to spend one of them deciding whether or not to save 4p and buy an own brand tin of beans; it completely baffles me. Do they not know that supermarkets are open 24 hours a day.

Our Chosen Partners in Crime
Simon works as part of a very knowledgable team at Cobalt Cat Media.

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