Marja Vest appointed as Avidly's PR Director

Marja Vest, M.Soc.Sc., M.A. has started on 25 November 2019 as Avidly's PR Director.  Previously, Vest has worked as communications and marketing director of construction company Hartela. She has also held a position as the communication's development manager and head of funding operation's communications at RAY. In addition, Vest has worked as a marketing and communications manager at the Docrates cancer hospital and as a consultant and project manager in communications agency Perfecto (SEK).

After ten years of working at a customer's side, Vest is happy to return to the other side of the table, especially to a versatile full-service agency. “It's nice to get to work at an office where you can genuinely say to customers that we can provide you with solutions for every kind of communication and marketing requirement. For the customer, this translates to a more comprehensive understanding of customer needs, paired with concrete solutions for those needs", Vest says.

In her new job, Vest develops the communications repertoire and customer contents of Avidly, while increasing the role of PR- and communicational thinking as an integral part of the agency's all marketing. “It's possible to find an interesting angle to every kind of organisation through communications and marketing. I want to bring creative concepts and digital-first thinking also to PR.”

Vest's mission is to give companies and organisations courage, skills, and tools to do successful communications and marketing. “In an age filled with fake news, organisations are surrounded by an atmosphere of mistrust and a demand for transparency. Every subject or theme can raise a social movement. Organisations must participate in conversations that play a role in their business. One can take the role of a chairman without simply waiting for an invitation to join in the discussion. Furthermore, Avidly's top-tier communications coaching offers an excellent way to increase conversational potential. Those who underestimate the forces of change will end up paying the consequences”, Vest adds.

“I'm truly glad that we got someone as pro as Marja, especially with her positive energy, as an integral part of a growing team”, says director Sirpa Alhava, responsible for Avidly's content-, PR- and IR-business. 

“My job is to help customers shine by solving their challenges through means of communication. This business is all about listening and building trust”, Vest concludes. 

Additional information:

Marja Vest, PR Director, tel. +358 40 678 6993, marja.vest@avidlyagency.com

Sirpa Alhava, Vice President, Content Business, tel. + 358 40 587 2446, sirpa.alhava@avidlyagency.com

Avidly is Finland’s leading marketing service provider and a leading marketing automation company in the Nordics, listed on the Nasdaq First North Growth marketplace in Helsinki. We create an atmosphere for growth to take our customers forward. We are a team of more than 250 navigators and explorers, makers and shakers in 16 locations in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Germany. Read more: investors.avidlyagency.com/en

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