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AV MARKETING AGENCY

Backed by expertise and experience

Unlike your typical marketing and design agency, we’re backed by industry professionals who know your market and understand the unique needs of the pro AV, security and technology industries.

Our team encompasses graphic designers, website developers, content writers, marketing strategists and skilled video creatives.

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THE TEAM

The creatives

  • All
  • Directors
  • Graphics & Video
  • Writing
  • Web & AI
  • Technical
  • Social Media
  • Operations & Admin
Roland Hemming
Director
Roland Hemming

Roland Hemming is an audio consultant and project manager with nearly three decades’ experience in the pro AV and entertainment technology industry.

He project-managed the two largest audio projects in Europe; the Millennium Dome and the 2012 Olympic Games.  His work spans domains that have taken him to live events, construction sites, hotels, rail, cruise ships, theatre, corporate AV, broadcast, education, and stadia.

He helps manufacturers develop new audio products and, as a digital audio networking expert, is helping to develop and introduce the next generation of audio networking systems. He is also a recognised authority on issues relating to voice alarm compliance.

He has presented papers to the Audio Engineering Society and been an advisor to InfoComm. He is a regular speaker at industry conferences, and a judge for many industry awards. He is also a regular author of articles for industry publications.

Kiera Leeming
Director
Kiera Leeming

Kiera is one of the leading public relations and media consultants specialising in the pro-audio, AV and entertainment technology industries.

Focussing on writing and PR, she has worked with some of the best-known brands in the industry.

Kiera’s forte is communication, in particular the written word. She has an excellent track record in helping companies achieve the maximum amount of exposure in the trade press and social media through well written, carefully researched and targeted PR, case studies and feature articles.

Her skills also include strategic marketing and media advice as well as campaign planning.

A combination of impeccable writing skills, extensive industry knowledge and a far-reaching network of contacts make her a formidable ally when it comes to putting your company in the limelight.

Marieke de Jonge
Finance Director
Marieke de Jonge

Marieke was born in the Netherlands and studied and taught at international schools in a number of countries including the USA, Kenya, Bolivia and Serbia before settling in the UK.

She has an MA (Hons) in English Language and Literature from the University of Amsterdam, a PGCE from Utrecht University and a BA (Hons) Environmental Studies. In her spare time she co-ordinates a local environmental campaign group. Marieke is Copper Leaf’s administrator.

Brian Galante
President Americas
Brian Galante

Brian has been working in the broadcast and audio-visual industries since his graduation from college in 1997. He began his career with IMAS Publishing, now part of the Future publishing portfolio, as managing editor of the NAB Daily News and a general assignment reporter for TV Technology..

He shifted to sister publication Radio World in early 1998, and quickly rose up the ranks to become Associate Editor, helping to shape the editorial content for each issue. He transitioned to public relations in 1999, where he gained invaluable experience in developing and maintain client relationships.

He has steadily increased his client roster both in Broadcast and AV, the latter of which has led to substantial business in digital signage, retail and other verticals. He has built a strong reputation as an excellent writer with a gift for balancing the technical with the business message, with stories that appeal to the C-Level as well as technologists.

Mariia Taran
Account Manager
Mariia Taran

Mariia’s analytical, data-driven approach ensures that she gets the best out of people and projects – maximum efficiency, minimum stress!

With a masters degree in law, Mariia took the unusual step of moving into marketing where she works as an account manager. She helps our creative teams deliver our wide range of services in an efficient and streamlined manner.Mariia brings intelligence, organisation and diplomacy to keep projects on track, achieving the long-term goals of our clients and, we hope, staying on the right side of the law!

Emma Fahy
Account Manager
Emma Fahy

Emma’s strong organisational skills and successful campaign management help keep our projects on track. Acting as the bridge between our clients and our creative teams, Emma is responsible for planning projects, scheduling tasks and ensuring client needs are delivered. She’s the smiling face of Copper Leaf to many of our clients!

In her free time, Emma trades in the structured routines and laptops for a weekend filled with whatever outdoor hobby strikes her fancy. Whether it’s climbing, cycling, cheering, or skating, you won’t catch her indoors.

Daisy Costello
PR & Social Media
Daisy Costello

With several years of copywriting and content curation experience, Daisy keeps our clients connected to their audiences through well-written, compelling copy and social media.

Daisy applies her diverse marketing experience to provide copywriting and social media solutions for a mix of client projects. Producing relevant campaign strategies and engaging content, Daisy’s copywriting and marketing background ensures she’ll help you find the right words. Having lived and worked abroad for several years, her global perspective informs her work.

Emma Davidson
PR & Social Media
Emma Davidson

Bringing a bit of Northern charm to the Copper Leaf team, Emma’s experience writing for a range of publications means that she can easily adapt to our client’s needs.

Emma was previously the editor of international entertainment technology magazine MONDO-DR and joins the Copper Leaf team after a couple of years covering the ever-growing food and drink scene in Manchester. She’s stomped around her fair share of tradeshows, so her industry expertise is reflected in her copywriting and content creation, which ranges from detailed case studies to snappy website copy, technical product information, script writing and more.

Alex Piper
Social Media
Alex Piper

Alex utilises his marketing degree and years of varied marketing experiences to maximise our clients’ social media presence and exceed their goals.

Working previously in copywriting, sales, and of course social media, Alex knows the importance of language and striking the right tone. As a creative, he can aid with a range of activities with his outside-the-box thinking. Always up for the challenge, Alex will lend his hand to everything from strategy to ideation.

Jake Daly
Social Media & Graphics
Jake Daly

Jake Daly is a graphic designer and social media manager with expertise in marketing, video editing, and copywriting.

Skilled in Adobe Creative Suite Jake loves creating diverse content and has even curated a YouTube series and produced podcasts. In his role, Jake manages B2B marketing, social media channels, content creation, and competitor analysis. He aims to drive brand awareness and audience engagement through innovative digital marketing. In his spare time he is renovating his apartment and also has a keen interest in drone photography.

Bruce Kennedy
Graphics & Video
Bruce Kennedy

With over 20 years of experience working at several Soho agencies, in design and advertising for the commercial and entertainment industries, Bruce has amassed extensive knowledge and skills in marketing, branding, photo retouching and web design.

In recent years Bruce has combined this flair for graphic design with audio visual work, specifically motion graphics and video editing. Successfully producing and directing a large number of video projects for a wide range of clients, including video game and movie trailers, TV ads, digital outdoor advertising, animated logo & title sequences and corporate video for online and events.

Lucy Killick
Graphics & Video
Lucy Killick

Lucy is a senior graphic designer with a strong focus on advanced layout design and expertise in the Adobe Suite, particularly Adobe InDesign.

Her attention to detail is evident in her ability to craft striking visual content, drawing from her background in video and photography.

Lucy’s approach, rooted in the rule of thirds, extends to both her creative and organisational tasks, streamlining project management for seamless team coordination.

Her diverse skill set makes her a valuable asset for managing client projects and creating consistent, engaging visual content.

CJ Baxter
Graphics & Video
CJ Baxter

CJ possesses a deep interest in all things graphic design, and has possessed a creative flair since childhood, when she was often told off for drawing on the walls when she’d run out of paper

After studying Graphic Design at the University of Kent, CJ embarked on her journey into the creative working world, joining Copper Leaf Media to apply and develop her skills as a member of the graphics team.

With the combination of natural creativity matched with her formal qualifications, CJ has been able to rapidly expand her command over new skills, techniques, and mediums, without running out of paper!

Matias Guisado
Graphics & Video
Matias Guisado

With 15+ years of experience working in visual communications, Matias has worked across a spectrum of design mediums and with companies of different sizes. Matias specialises in 3D and also dabbles in virtual environments including Unreal Engine.

Matias was born in Madrid but spent a lot of his working life and youth in Boston.
Harnessing a wealth of creativity, Matias always seeks to create impactful pieces that hold the audience’s attention whilst clearly communicating meaning.

Altu Mardell
Graphics & Video
Altu Mardell

Altu brings a wealth of video editing, animation, and music production experience to the graphics team.

Altu has worked on many projects during this time, including YouTube videos, animations and even albums – some personal, some commission based. A degree and a background in music technology provide him with a solid understanding of the industry, and associated hardware. Now, he combines his technical skills and knowledge to create striking visual assets for clients.

Altu is the quintessential ‘messy creative’. But, regardless of his chaotic methods, the finished product is always excellent.

Karyna Manukian
Graphics & Video
Karyna Manukian

Karyna is a Graphic Designer with a flair for Motion Design. Over the past few years, she has worked across diverse business sectors, showcasing her talent in creating visually stunning designs that elevate brands.

With a degree in Graphic Design she embraced both traditional and modern processes, whether it’s a brand design or a motion graphic, her creations are a testament to her commitment to excellence in the world of design.

Karyna has a penchant for black coffee and marzipan. She takes pride in her knack for finding treasures in charity and vintage shops. She has intentionally never read or watched Harry Potter.

Steph Collie
Graphics, Video & UX
Steph Collie

Steph studied ‘Design for Film and TV’ at University and has worked in graphic design ever since.

Steph’s main focus is on UX design and 2D graphics. With a keen eye for detail Steph has managed many of our larger graphics projects.

Even when not working, she always enjoys doing a variety of creative activities.

Ailin Grawe
Graphics & Web
Ailin Grawe

Ailin is a Multimedia Designer & Photographer with a wide range of skills. From digital image manipulation to 3D modelling, she assists in the creation of visual assets for clients.

Motivated by a passion for helping clients succeed, she’s always on the lookout to find new ways to improve her skills. Whether it’s the generation of multimedia and graphic content or co-ordinating projects to ensure that deliverables are met, Ailin loves what she does, and this is evident in all aspects of her work.

Ghyslaine Cordrey
Web
Ghyslaine Cordrey

French born, Ghyslaine started her career as a sound technician.

She then decided to expand her horizons and moved to London. She has been working as a website designer for 15 years. She now looks after all of Copper Leaf’s website development and maintenance projects, as well as providing another valuable pair of eyes on our graphic design work.

Ellie Sykes
Web & AI
Ellie Sykes

Pioneering AI implementation, Ellie is our Junior Web Developer & AI Integrator.

With a background in sound production and a passion for artificial intelligence, Ellie excels in systems and AI integration in marketing. From coding and web development to task management software and machine learning integration, she has a keen eye for detail. She even holds a powerboat licence!