Guy Cookson
Marketing Director / Partner

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Guy Cookson

Guy has worked in digital, marketing and communications for 15 plus years at corporates, agencies, and startups in London and the North.

Prior to joining Hotfoot as a Partner, Guy co-founded digital advertising startup Azullo; 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, 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 imagination.

  • Most treasured possession?


  • Favourite record?

    These days it's a huge playlist I've created on Spotify.

  • Favourite book?

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

  • Favourite piece of art?

    Maybe the Great Wave off Kanagawa by Katsushika Hokusai.

  • Favourite apps?

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

  • Favourite website?

    The New Yorker.

  • Favourite film?

    It's a tie between Manhattan, Do The Right Thing and Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

  • Favourite podcasts?

    There's so many great ones. Reply All, 99% Invisible, Radiolab, Planet Money, 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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