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Platform Communications Appoints David Lawrence as Managing Director

London, 7 January 2020 – Platform Communications, the media and technology communications expert, announces the appointment of David Lawrence as managing director, a promotion from his previous position as director.

In the newly created role, Lawrence will take on responsibility for day-to-day agency management and growth, reporting to chief executive and founder Gay Bell. He will continue to be new business lead and senior counsel across a portfolio of accounts.

“I’m delighted that David is stepping into this new role and excited to continue to work closely with him as we develop Platform. Since he joined us in 2017, the agency has gone from strength to strength, winning fifteen new clients, retaining our most important long standing clients and significantly extending the breadth of our integrated offering. Altogether, the agency has grown by almost a quarter each year,“ said Gay Bell, chief executive of Platform Communications.

Platform Communications delivers integrated, global campaigns for clients including ACCESS, Bitmovin, Grass Valley,, Mediakind, MRI Software, The Switch and Verizon Media. 

“It’s a great honour to take on this role at a truly amazing agency with a fantastic team and brilliant clients. I’m excited to continue to work with Gay and the whole Platform family as we take the agency into its next phase of development,” said David Lawrence. 

Lawrence has 25 years’ experience leading UK and international campaigns, including a 16-year tenure with Weber Shandwick where, as Senior Director, he pioneered campaigns for clients including EA, Microsoft, Monster and Sonos.