Faith Brand Communications has been appointed by two Yorkshire brands to grow their profile through a combination of media relations and digital marketing services. 

The Brighouse-based agency has been brought on board by online news outlet Huddersfield Hub and Halifax-based digital consultancy true9.

Faith is supporting hyper local online media outlet Huddersfield Hub through a comprehensive digital marketing strategy.  

Faith will deliver paid social media campaigns, email marketing and strategic brand-building tactics to widen the reach of the outlet’s readership and unlock new commercial opportunities for the brand.  

Activity will include developing a commercial brochure to promote sponsorship of Huddersfield Hub and implementing an online payment gateway.  

Huddersfield Hub, a Community Interest Company, was set up by journalists Martin Shaw and Steven Downes in February 2021 to promote the town and focus on positive news, business, grassroots sport, what’s on and entertainment.

Steven Downes and Martin Shaw, directors of Huddersfield Hub

Hub editor and managing director Martin Shaw said: “We are thrilled to have Faith Brand Communications on board to help us elevate the presence of Huddersfield Hub. 

“We’re working together to grow our readership and unlock new commercial opportunities for our positive news outlet. This partnership is an exciting step towards further growth and impact in our local community.” 

true9 is an established full-stack engineering and UX design partner for businesses seeking digital transformation and consultancy. It counts prestigious organisations such as Channel 4, Lloyds Private Banking, and the NHS, among its client portfolio.

Faith has been appointed to help build awareness of true9’s services by growing the consultancy’s social media presence and securing positive media coverage for the brand as it seeks to continue on its rapid growth trajectory. 

Chris Richardson, managing director at true9, said: “We’re very excited to start investing further in our brand image and embark on that journey with Faith. Since starting to work with the team, we’ve already seen our name broadcast out there more than ever before, and we’re eager to see where this new partnership will take us.”

Managing director of Faith Brand Communications, Stefanie Hopkins, added: “We are delighted to welcome Huddersfield Hub and true9 to our client portfolio. 

“These partnerships highlight the confidence of businesses in investing in communications to support their growth and we are committed to delivering this through digital and traditional communications channels. It is brilliant to be working across two very different sectors, and we’re looking forward to helping to bolster the influence of both firms.”