ABOUT US
Black Hare Marketing Agency Derby

Black Hare Marketing is a boutique marketing agency in Derby, providing digital and offline marketing services to SMEs in the Derby, Nottingham, Leicester and surrounding areas. We don’t claim to be better than other marketing agencies, but we do know we operate a little differently.

First of all, we’re small which gives us the ability to be streamlined, adaptive and speedy. Secondly, we know one size doesn’t fit all – that’s why we’re flexible and allow our clients to dictate a level of service that works for them, which includes one-off, ad hoc projects and cost-effective retainers that really deliver on value.

We believe in building relaxed and solid relationships with our clients and in the great results that arrive out of this. We’ll be the in-house team you really need but can’t justify the salary for; or we’ll supplement your internal marketing department, offering across the board, creative and digital solutions for any stage of your business’s life.

Most of our team have worked with us for a long time, some since our inception in 2015 and we keep them close and treat them well because we value their expertise, talent and hard work as much as you will. We operate by the mantra – an agency is only as good as its creative team. And we think you’ll agree.

Want to discuss your needs with us? Get in touch!

Our core team

Chrissie Rowell

Owner and Creative Director


A creative at heart, Chrissie has an all-round marketing background from managing experiential campaigns to copywriting and account management for digital and offline projects. With a commercial copy portfolio of work for brands like Amazon, Experian, Toyota and Jaguar Land Rover and publishing experience for Conde Nast, she understands the power of the written word.

Chrissie has a perfectionist attitude and a vibrant creative streak, she’s the woman to whip your brand identity into shape, implement a multi-channel strategy and manage projects from start to finish.

With an MSc in Marketing, she leads a hand-picked design and development team who will be working on your campaign or project. In between looking after clients and lecturing in Marketing at the University of Derby, she enjoys a G&T, spending time in the garden with her children, doting on her house rabbits and experimenting with plant-based cuisine.

Mike Hayes

Senior Digital Developer


Mike is a highly experienced and professional full-stack digital developer who has been developing software for well over 15 years, working on everything from basic marketing websites to complex web applications, games and web-based mobile apps. He specialises in projects built using Laravel or Craft CMS (PHP) and can build entirely bespoke or tailored theme-based websites using WordPress.

Mike has helped clients out of a digital pickle on numerous occasions. The consummate professional, he is that rare breed of technically minded and a great communicator – he has the ability to explain technical stuff to the layperson and help them understand something that’s rather alien and complicated.

Mike claims that development is not only his work but his hobby too – that’s how you know someone is good at what they do! Outside of his work he enjoys spending time with his wife and walking Casey, his beloved Golden Retriever.

Jolena Masceri

Senior Graphic Designer


Our longest serving team member, Jolena has worked with with Black Hare since we began seven years ago. She has a degree in Graphic Design and a wealth of experience in corporate branding from previous agencies and freelance projects, as well as a portfolio of impactful adverts and animations to build clients’ digital and print promotional campaigns.

She impresses all of our clients with her intuitive working style and attention to detail, interpreting and delivering effectively against their briefs and continually exceeding their expectations with ideas they hadn’t considered. She excels at visual brand development and often makes it difficult to choose from her brilliant concepts!

Proficient in InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop, we’d be lost without her positivity and eternal ‘can do’ attitude! When she isn’t busy creating beautiful marketing material, she loves to travel, can often be found in the gym and has a soft spot for Llamas.