Starstruck hires new managing director

The Drum Top 100 agency, Starstruck, has appointed Emma Sheldon as managing director, as the content agency looks to grow its client roster. With more than 20 years’ experience across TV, social and live events, Sheldon joins from creative gaming agency ADVNCR, where she was head of production. Having led production teams for MTV, Done and Dusted, Fulwell 73 and Progress Productions, Sheldon has produced comedy specials for Netflix and music and entertainment shows for the BBC and Channel 4, as well as overseeing live activations for clients including Microsoft, EA and Apple. Working alongside chief executive officer and founder Adrian Dickson and creative director James Delow, her focus will be on growing the branded content, live and broadcast sides of the business from Starstruck’s London hub in Soho. Starstruck, whose clients include British Airways, WWE and Shell, recently created a four-part series for LinkedIn focusing on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. Dickson said: “Emma brings a wealth of industry knowledge, experience and connections to our team, making her the perfect first managing director of Starstruck.

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