Meet The Team

Cobb Digital was founded in 2013 after James Dempster, then a Commercial Director in private healthcare, formed a partnership with Cobb PR’s own Tim Cobb. Beginning as a healthcare agency, we soon evolved to encompass a variety of sectors, bringing new team members on board as we went. And we don’t work with just anyone.

Our team is comprised of experts in their field, who work closely together to ensure that all channels support one another. They love what they do, and they’ll make you love it too.

Find out who they all are, and check out their mugshots.

Paola Carnevale Arella

Paola Carnevale Arella

Paid Social Executive

With a degree in Marketing and a keen interest in how brands can make the most of social advertising, Paola brings a unique and versatile skill set to her role as Paid Social Executive. Continually ensuring her knowledge is up-to-date regarding all things social, Paola is adept at creating and running adverts to meet clients’ needs.

When she’s not in the office you’ll find her either in the gym or checking out the latest release in the cinema.

What is your favourite quote?
“Tomorrow is another day” – Scarlett O’Hara

What is your favourite sweet?
Snickers

If you could have any dinner guest, who would it be?
Bridget Jones because she’ll make me and my other guests laugh with her antics.

Camilla Chapman

Camilla Chapman

Email Marketing Executive

Having graduated with a degree in Multimedia Journalism, Camilla has spent three years in digital and email marketing, where she combines her love for writing with an understanding of what works to engage audiences online through email. She has learnt many key skills and is always keen to learn new ones; never stop learning is one of her mottos! In her spare time she is a massive football fan, loves to travel and is a keen photographer.

What is your Favourite quote?
“Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

What is your favourite Sweet?
Maltesers

If you could have any dinner guest, who would it be?
Tim Peake

James Dempster

James Dempster

Managing Director

James has worked in the Marketing and PR sectors for approaching 10 years. In 2013 he teamed up with the vastly experienced Tim Cobb (Cobb PR) to form Cobb Healthcare (a full service Marketing and PR agency for healthcare professionals) and Cobb Digital (a Digital Marketing agency aimed at helping all sectors create powerful online campaigns).

Experienced, with a track record of understanding markets and developing successful campaigns to wow customers and win profitable new business, he knows how to help clients achieve their commercial goals.

What is your favourite quote?
“Success is dependent on effort.” – Sophocles

What is your favourite Sweet?
Black Jacks

If you could have any dinner guest, who would it be?
Alexander the Great

Sophie Drinkwater

Sophie Drinkwater

Social Media Executive

Sophie has come from a creative background and studied Visual Communication and Design. She then found a passion for Digital Marketing and went on to gain her CAM Diploma on the subject. One of her favourite areas within the Digital Marketing world is Social Media and she loves how creative you can be with the platform.

What is your favourite quote?
“Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.” – Michelangelo

What is your favourite Sweet?
Haribo Cherries

If you could have any dinner guest, who would it be?
Fearne Cotton. I love her podcast so think we would have a great chat and I reckon she would show up with a yummy homemade cake!

Lawrence Greenlee

Lawrence Greenlee

Snr. website optimisation exec.

As our Natural Search Executive, Lawrence is a versatile and inquisitive jack of all trades. His strong analytical skills and methodical approach to SEO mean that he provides our clients with thorough work and ideas that are always rooted in solid data – meaning strong, positive results.
His academic background is in literature, but a love of data and mathematics has given him a knack for analysis and research, with a strong imagination and sharp creative focus. In his spare time he writes poetry and walks along Brighton beach – a true romantic at heart.

What is your favourite quote?
“Be yourself, everyone else is taken.” – Oscar Wilde

What is your favourite sweet?
Liquorice

If you could have any dinner guest, who would it be?
Patti Smith

Josh Humphreys

Josh Humphreys

Senior Account Manager

Josh has over 8 years digital marketing and advertising account management experience across agencies in Brighton and London. Working at Cobb Digital brings together his range of experience and he always puts his clients first. Following a year out to travel across S.E Asia and New Zealand, he’s now fully settled back into beautiful Brighton.

What is your favourite quote?
“If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain” – Dolly Parton.

What is your favourite sweet?
Apple Drumstick lolly.

If you could have any dinner guest, who would it be?
Is it too cheesy to say ‘My Wife?’ – Okay then…. Ryan Reynolds.

Lauren Isaacs

Lauren Isaacs

Email Marketing Manager

Coming from a background in Marketing and PR, Lauren’s varied skill-set translate to form a diverse and creative Account Executive here at Cobb Digital. With experience creating online social media strategies for a variation of companies, she knows what works online to engage audiences and to achieve the best results.

Lauren’s experience in Email Marketing enables her to create strategic, dynamic and individual digital marketing campaigns to maximise ROI with measurable results. Lauren is a positive individual, determined to make your online presence thrive.

What is your favourite quote?
“Ideas come from everything” – Alfred Hitchcock

What is your favourite sweet?
Daim Bar

If you could have any dinner guest, who would it be?
Ricky Gervais and Ollie his cat

Sammy Paget

Sammy Paget

Content Executive

Sammy’s background has varied from agency PR and in-house student communications to coffee shop management and retail, instilling a good commercial awareness and a strong interest in consumer behaviour that lends itself to the content she produces. After focusing on the varying consumer motivations when choosing a coffee shop for her undergraduate research project, Sammy discovered a passion for writing that led her to found a food blog based around dining and coffee culture in Brighton.

An avid foodie and seasoned coffee connoisseur, she loves nothing more than recommending new spots to eat and will dominate most conversations with the topic of food. Or dogs. Or Harry Potter.

What is your favourite quote?
“Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.” – Albus Dumbledore

What is your favourite sweet?
Any form of sugar covered fruit jelly

If you could have any dinner guest who would it be?
Chrissy Teigen

Zoe Reynolds

Zoe Reynolds

Senior Account Manager

Zoe started her career in shopper insight, using purchase data to help FMCG brands understand their customers better. Since then she has worked across diverse areas of marketing, helped launch a start-up company and spent a year in New Zealand, before deciding to settle in Brighton and join the digital world. She brings with her over 10 years’ experience working in agencies and account management.

What is your favourite quote?
If you can’t make it good, at least make it look good (Bill Gates)

What is your favourite sweet?
Cheesecake

If you could have any dinner guest, who would it be?
Michael Palin

Christian Ryan

Christian Ryan

Online Director

Christian has worked in the online marketing industry since 2006. During this time he has built up expertise across SEO, PPC, social media and email marketing. Christian is a data driven marketeer who strongly believes that gut feeling is no substitute for fact.

Before joining in Cobb Digital Christian worked in house for a leading email marketing company in the UK and before that a leading advertising agency in Sydney. Since joining Cobb Digital he has been instrumental in helping our fantastic clients achieve outstanding results.

What is your favourite quote?
“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” – Albert Einstein

What is your favourite sweet?
Peanut Kitty

If you could have any dinner guest, who would it be?
Alan Partridge

Chloe Seabrook

Chloe Seabrook

Paid Media Executive

Chloe’s been working in marketing for over four years, most recently in the travel and leisure industry before deciding to focus on paid media. She enjoys the ever-changing digital landscape and being able to continually learn new skills in response to this.

Chloe always likes to have a city break to look forward to and a new restaurant to try out.

What is your favourite quote?

“I just wish the world was twice as big and half of it was still unexplored.” David Attenborough

What is your favourite sweet?

Any of the Candy Kittens sweets.

If you could have any dinner guest, who would it be?

Louis Theroux

Elin Smith

Elin Smith

Administration Assistant

Having worked in both Cardiff and London, Elin left the green, green grass of home, to settle in Brighton, and joined Cobb Digital after a sabbatical of 5 years raising a young family. With a background of working in both the public and private sectors, within the fields of service delivery, customer service, project and contract management, Elin has now risen to the challenge of managing MD James’ life as his PA.

What is your favourite quote?

“The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters” Audrey Hepburn

What is your favourite sweet?

Raspberry Ruffles

If you could have any dinner guest, who would it be?

Sir Tom Jones

Suzanne Taylor

Suzanne Taylor

Website Optimisation Manager

Suze has worked in the digital marketing industry since 2006 creating and delivering robust on-page optimisation strategies that encompass ethical SEO, user experience and conversion rate tactics.

Suze has a background in psychology and by combining data with cognitive principles and customer insight, this allows us to focus our digital solutions around the end-customer. Always keen to get straight down to the needs of each client, she is able to develop bespoke strategies that maximise return on investment and help clients achieve success against their objectives

What is your favourite quote?
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.

What is your favourite sweet?
A fruit sherbet

If you could have any dinner guest, who would it be?
Noel Fielding

Sophie Turner

Sophie Turner

Paid Search Executive

Sophie has a real thirst for knowledge, with a “computer says yes” mentality. She has in-depth practice in creating PPC and paid social campaigns, analysing current and upcoming digital trends and monitoring the key performance indicators of a digital campaign. After graduating with a first-class degree in Marketing and Advertising, Sophie embarked upon her dream of travelling around the world.

What is your favourite quote?
“Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, dreams are forever.” – Walt Disney

What is your favourite sweet?
Percy Pigs

If you could have any dinner guest, who would it be?
James Corden

Mr Biscuit

Mr Biscuit

Head of security & wellbeing

I really like running and licking and barking and eating.

What is your favourite quote?
GOOD BOY!

If you could have any dinner guest who would it be?
Oh oh oh dinner I love dinner!