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Verve Celebrates 30 Years in Business With New Hires

As it prepares to celebrate 30 years in business in 2021, Verve has made a number of key appointments to the agency, having successfully weathered a tricky 2020 for many agencies.

Simon O’Connor has joined the agency as digital account manager having previously worked for Creative Events Ireland, Outset and PREM Group.

Rita O’Brien has joined Verve’s studio as a designer and illustrator working on a number of accounts including AIB, KPMG and Diageo.

Róisín Ryan, meanwhile, joins as a junior designer, having just completed the ICAD Upstarts programme.  Elsewhere, Shauna Taylor has also joined the team as a virtual events manager, having previously worked for Boys + Girls.

In addition, Duane Doogan joins as a front-end web developer having previously worked at Owens DDB while Matthew Morrissey joins the agency’s events division, having previously worked with Verve for five months as part of a placement programme organised by the TU Dublin where he did a degree course in B.Sc Business and Management.

Ronan Traynor, founder and MD of Verve describes the new hires as ‘a good news story after a tough year for all creative agencies.

“We embraced the world of virtual events, digital and brand content at an early stage so thankfully we’re in a position to expand the team. We’re fortunate to have the kind of clients who trusted us to help them keep communicating with their audiences even in the middle of a pandemic,” he says.