Guy Cookson
Marketing Director

Guy has worked in senior digital, marketing, media and communication roles for over 15 years at corporates, agencies, and start-ups in London, Nottingham and Lancaster.

Prior to joining Hotfoot as a Partner to head up our client marketing and communications, Guy co-founded digital advertising company Respond; ran the marketing for a network of websites for DMGT plc; worked at the Red Consultancy with clients including Braun, Microsoft and the Woodland Trust; and launched a design magazine sold in many countries. Guy has spoken at industry events and written for titles including the Guardian, The Drum, Econsultancy, Campaign and others.

  • First job?

    I washed dishes at a local restaurant so I could buy records - in those distant days before Spotify!

  • Which person do you most admire?

    I'm a big fan of Jad Abumrad from the podcast Radiolab, because I love the show. And Tom Waits for his crazy imagination.

  • Most treasured possession?

    Probably my bookcase.

  • Favourite record?

    Currently Treacherous by Over The Wall, but maybe Joni Mitchell Blue overall.

  • Favourite book?

    The Art of Looking Sideways by the late Alan Fletcher - I keep going back to it.

  • Favourite piece of art?

    The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Katsushika Hokusai.

  • Favourite apps?

    Overcast for podcasts, Feedly for reading, and Spotify for music.

  • Favourite website?

    That's hard. Maybe CityLab by The Atlantic, Design Milk or Wired.

  • Favourite film?

    It's a tie between Manhattan and Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

  • Favourite podcasts?

    There's so many great ones. Reply All, 99% Invisible, Radiolab, Serial, Freakonomics, Planet Money, This American Life, Open Source...

  • What did you want to be when growing up?

    A journalist or an astronaut.

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Awards & Accreditations

  • RAR Recommended 2008-2016
  • Downtown In Business
  • The Bibas 2016 - Creative Agency of the Year Finalist
  • Lancashire Business Awards Nominee 2016
  • Boost Business Lancashire
  • CIM - The Chartered Institute of Marketing
  • Awwwards Nominee 2016
  • Digital Lancashire Founding Member
  • Lakes Hospitality Association
  • Red Rose Awards 2017

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