Simon Cooke

Simon offers strategic advice and planning to our customers on all aspects of Digital Marketing. He develops and maintains the company’s own on and offline marketing strategy and provides leadership and support to our marketing team.

Simon has a degree in Graphic Communications and over 20 years experience with in the design industry. In 2002 Simon co-founded Republique Design, which initially operated as an offline agency offering services such as branding, advertising, and brochure design before gradually evolving into WordPress web development. At this point, Simon established BrightonWP, with both organisations going on to successfully attract big name global clients. Simon led the marketing for both Republique and BrightonWP since their inception and has spent the last five years offering marketing strategy and implementation services on behalf of their clients. Both Republique and BrightonWP have since become part of Pragmatic.

Simon first worked with WordPress in 2010 when he was testing out various CMSs to offer to his clients. It was the simplicity of administration and flexibility of design that swung WordPress for him. Although his focus now is in digital marketing, Simon will always have a passion for design, and he feels honoured to be part of the explosion of creativity that’s grown around WordPress over the past few years.

Outside of work, Simon enjoys life drawing and oil painting portraiture. He can’t get enough of Pinterest and is an obsessive Basketball fan.