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Our Team

Our ten-strong team of highly experienced PR, marketing and digital professionals are experts in effectively positioning a brand, marketing a business or promoting a destination. DCA works with market-leading businesses, top consumer brands and major public sector organisations across the South West and nationally to deliver creative campaigns through a full range of traditional and digital platforms.



John Casey


Former news editor of the Plymouth Herald and a quantity surveyor in a previous life, John brings strong regional insight, a journalist's eye and extensive experience in supporting industrial and B2B clients, major development, planning and public engagement.


Jason Clark

Jason Clark


Jason is a co-director of DCA having joined the company in 2001 and has more than 20 years’ experience working in media and public relations. Jason’s clients include the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership and much of his work involves working with key opinion formers and lobbying in support of client objectives.


Mary O'Leary

Mary O'Leary

Account Director

Mary is a highly experienced PR account director who joined DCA in 2013, having previously worked as an award-winning journalist, feature writer and columnist for over 12 years, writing for leading newspapers in Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Bristol. Mary manages a team of 4 who look after DCA’s travel, tourism and consumer-focused destination clients.


Sarah Hoyle

Sarah Hoyle

Account Manager

Sarah Hoyle has nearly 20 years’ PR experience, including leading PR roles within high profile institutions, such as London’s Natural History Museum and the University of Exeter. Her career began in the press offices of theatres and arts organisations, including the RSC. Sarah joined DCA in November 2013.


Cherie Woodhouse

Cherie Woodhouse

Assistant Account Manager

Cherie joined DCA from Cornwall and Devon Media, working as a reporter for The Cornishman. With a strong background in journalism, Cherie has previously worked for titles including The Plymouth Herald, Western Morning News and The Cornish Times.


Tristan Parkinson

Head of Digital Content

A former studio manager and freelance producer with published works on numerous media channels, Tristan has more than 15 years of experience in digital content and marketing. Tristan oversees social media strategies for DCA clients as well as producing high quality videos and creative content to support PR and marketing campaigns.


Karina Hayward

Senior Account Executive

Karina is a trained journalist and an experienced creative communications professional having previously worked for national PR agencies, editing and writing copy and managing a range of corporate and consumer accounts. She brings a passion for great content, engagement and communication to the team.


Georgia Gillespie

Account Executive

Georgia joined DCA in August 2018 after graduating from the University of the West of England with a First Class Honours degree in Journalism. Georgia leads on digital and social media for some of our destination clients, develops engaging content for websites and newsletters, and supports the team on key PR accounts. Georgia is from Cornwall and is enthusiastic about developing a career in media and PR.


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We pride ourselves on highly effective integrated communications driven by creativity and a no-nonsense approach to getting results for clients.

A team of former senior journalists, PR and digital specialists we offer unrivalled media relations and content creation

Our experienced team has the skills to develop your brand presence online, from web development to SEO and compelling social media content

Our approach to brand and content marketing has seen us become a trusted and integral partner for many leading businesses