Former Channel 4 executive becomes Head Of Television at Organic

Ryan Davies

Entertainment PR firm Organic has today announced that it has appointed former Channel 4 publicity executive Ryan Davies as its new Head of Television among several significant new hires and promotions.

Organic, which is part of Havas Entertainment, said the new appointments are part of a move to cement its position as a market leader in all areas of film and television publicity and social media.

Ryan Davies

Davies takes up the newly created role of Head of Television, further strengthening Organic’s specialism in full-service comms for the TV industry. 

He will report into Managing Director Caragh Cook.

Davies brings with him over 15 years of experience working across the creative industries, seven of which were spent at Channel 4 Television where he was responsible for the strategy and execution of publicity campaigns across Channel 4’s scripted portfolio.

Most recently, working as an independent consultant, Davies managed the publicity campaign for Russell T Davies’ seminal drama It’s a Sin, and is currently working with SISTER on the BBC’s highly anticipated adaptation of Adam Kay’s This is Going to Hurt.

The hire of Davies comes 18 months after the appointment of respected senior television publicity consultant Christina Joyce, previously of Premier PR and BBC Drama. 

In the new look leadership team, Joyce becomes Executive Director, overseeing the development of Organic’s broad television offering. 

Davies will work closely with Joyce continuing to build a stable of clients and a team that offers the very best possible services in publicity and social strategy for TV content across all forms of linear channels and streaming services. 

The team also recently recruited TV publicity specialist Jenny Heaton (previously Channel 4 and Fremantle) who joined as Account Director earlier this year.

Across the Atlantic in Organic’s LA office, Kirsty Langsdale steps up to Senior Vice President, Global Publicity, leading Organic’s international offering which straddles both film and television. 

The recent recruitment of Account Manager Nida Karnani – formerly Participant Media and Sierra/Affinity – to the LA office, marks the start of a period of growth for the agency in the US with further hires planned for 2021. 

Senior Account Director Alice Taylor, previously Media Communications Manager at Disney + oversees the London-based team which includes Senior Account Manager, Dheeraj Agnihotri. 

Organic’s International team has in the past six months expanded from a team of three to eight and offers an around-the-clock service to clients from offices in LA and London.

Becky Palmer, who recently celebrated 10 years of service at the agency, has been promoted to Head of Film responsible for leading the UK film publicity business. 

Working closely with Palmer, Gill Littler will step up into the role of Associate Director and will oversee much of the agency’s digital/influencer focussed work.