Newsletter – September 2021

New Faces at Attacat

We’ve had a lot of people join the team in the last few months, so if you haven’t met them yet, please allow us to introduce them.

Graeme Orr

Graeme joins as Senior PPC Account Director. Graeme brings a huge amount of expertise and experience to this role having spent many years previously with Amber Green and subsequently 8 Million Stories. He’s looking forward to the challenge of integrating inbound and ecommerce marketing.

Out with work he loves spending time with his dog and his daughter (not necessarily in that order), watching football and F1 and is also a keen runner.

Hannah Porter

As part of our continuing build-up of HubSpot expertise, Hannah joins as Inbound Marketing Manager. Hannah was previously working in a similar role for Indigo Vision which was recently purchased by Motorola Solutions. She also welcomes the opportunity to bring that expertise across into ecommerce.

Normally an ardent traveller, Hannah has had to focus on getting to know Edinburgh better and has become one of the many devotees to wild swimming.

Ryan Lees and Marlena Vollmer 

Ryan and Marlena are recent graduates of the Edinburgh University Business School and join as PPC Growth Executives where we can only assume they were inspired by the “Marketing in a digital world” module that Tim (Attacat’s MD) teaches.

Ryan loves his football and has now taken on the role of coaching the Broxburn Athletics Under 12s.

Marlena enjoys running and hiking so has spent the last 12 months exploring Scotland. She has recently taken up bouldering (climbing without ropes).

Joe Moncrieff

Joe is still studying Computer Science at Edinburgh University but is interning for the summer at Attacat as a developer and has been getting stuck into the HubSpot API.

Away from the computer Joe enjoys parkour (free running) and bouldering as well as competitive sailing in the Squib class (he recently won his class as Cowes week. No mean feat).

Richard Taylor

Richard will be helping to market Attacat.  Richard is a long-time friend of the company and has previously worked in a HubSpot agency in a consultancy role.

Richard enjoys more sedate sports including golf, curling and sea kayaking.


…And Still Recruiting

We’re not done yet. We are still looking for people to fill the following roles:

Technical Implementation Specialist to bolster the transformation team

Inbound Marketing Manager to join Hannah and Jenny

And generally we are on the lookout for anyone with experience of (and a passion for) HubSpot.

For more information on any of the above please visit



Scottish Development International Webinar – Making the case for CRM in ecommerce

Tim Barlow and Andrew Morgan gave a fascinating insight into the challenges for ecommerce businesses to meet the demands and expectations of today’s customers. They believe that the “single customer view” is critical in creating a database of loyal customers. The key is identifying the right type of CRM that brings all the necessary tools together to make this possible.

In case you missed it and want to watch: Click on the link


Attacat Watercooler Day

To celebrate the lifting of some of the restrictions, we organised a fun social day in late June. We’re always keen to try something new, so this year we had 11  Attacats paddle from North Berwick to Seacliff. That’s a distance of just over 6km and took just over 2.5 hours. Our reward was a BBQ and beers on the beach on a beautiful sunny afternoon. Thanks to George and Dun Eideann Sea Kayaking for keeping everyone safe and being a great host.

Here’s a quick video of the day:

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