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Marketing company Joe Public to close after 10 years due to ‘loss of revenue’

Marketing company Joe Public is to close after 10 years Marketing company Joe Public is to close after 10 years
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Marketing company Joe Public is to close after suffering “an unforeseen and sudden loss of revenue”.

The company, which had clients including West End shows such as Come from Away and Betrayal starring Tom Hiddleston, said it was facing financial problems in the forthcoming year.

Joe Public Marketing, which has also worked with venues such as the Bridge Theatre and touring company English Touring Theatre, was formed in 2009 as an independently-owned marketing and content company.

Luke Shires, who founded the company, said in an email to industry contacts: “It may have already come to your attention that this is an incredibly sad day for Joe Public.

“Due to an unforeseen and sudden loss of revenue for the forthcoming year, the board of directors of Joe Public Limited have very sadly had to pass the resolution for the company to voluntarily wrap up the business.”

He said staff and clients had been informed and added: “A core team will be in the office to keep everything moving on behalf of our shows and our clients for the immediate future.”

Shires described it as “incredibly sad” for the company to be “in this position”.

“But I will always be proud of the achievements of Joe Public over the last 10 years and so unbelievably grateful to everyone that has been a part of the Joe Public family,” he said.

The company lists 22 staff on its website.

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