About

Big enough to make a difference.

Small enough to care.

Who we are

Red Marlin is an independent, boutique PR and marketing agency specialising in the automotive and mobility sectors based at the heart of the UK’s car industry in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire.

Founded in 2009, we have more than 60 years of combined experience and proven success working with leading media outlets, from the LA Times to the BBC, and a network of well-respected suppliers both in the UK and abroad.

Our team is a powerful mix of trained journalists and certified marketing and PR professionals. Across the team we have valuable experience working both in-house and client side, including working with OEMs, tier 1s, dealer groups and global motorsport businesses.

Working within one of the most interesting, fast-paced and progressive industries, our skillset, knowledge and expertise within our sector enables us to deliver a high-end service to connect our clients with the most respected and influential publications, media outlets and online channels.

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Danny Rughoobeer
Managing Director

As the founder and managing director of Red Marlin, Danny has many years of marketing and PR experience across the automotive industry. He has worked both in-house and agency side for some of the world's most respected and recognisable brands involved in motorsport, aftermarket, manufacturing, advanced technology, road safety and cleantech.

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Liam O’Neill
Commercial Director

A trained journalist, who started out his career at a national newspaper before moving into the automotive PR world, Liam has worked with some of the biggest automotive and mobility brands in the business as well as Tier 1s and technology companies.

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Jordan O’Flanagan
Account Executive

Jordan has worked within a variety of relevant industries, including automotive, e-mobility, rail technologies and hospitality. This has earned him a valuable skillset in media relations, writing, strategy and planning execution and digital content production. ​

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Holly Sennett
Social Media Account Executive

Holly has worked with a variety of national and international clients helping them to build and manage their social media presence. With a passion for racing, Holly now supports Red Marlin’s motorsport clients.

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Joe Slinn
Account Executive

Joe possesses experience working with engineering, renewable energy, and lifestyle brands. This has allowed him to develop skills in content writing, campaign management and media relations. ​

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Debbie Onions
Office Administrator

With four decades of experience working for blue-chip and other high-profile companies, Debbie brings a wealth of office management, human resources and administrative experience to Red Marlin. ​

Stand out from the crowd

From featuring on prime time slots on national television through to winning the UK’s most prestigious business awards, Red Marlin’s clients benefit from our industry knowledge and contacts in many ways.

We’ve helped create internationally recognised premium brands, supported SMEs in securing government funding, and worked with high budget sponsors to deliver road safety messages that save lives.

Spark RM web
Spark EV Technology – Video Animation
IAM LOGO (web)
IAM RoadSmart maternity cover – Road Safety
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Pro-Align – Aftermarket
APC Pavilion
Government-funded low carbon vehicle research – Environmental
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IAM RoadSmart driver distraction study – Road Safety
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Tusker Direct – Fleet

Your journey with us

Your marketing challenge is as individual as you are, so we don’t have an 'off the shelf' approach.

After receiving your initial enquiry, we’ll get to work looking at all the options to devise a bespoke solution just for you.

Click the icons to the right to see our process.

Introductory phone call to identify your objectives

Red Marlin senior staff discuss your brief and formulate a strategy

Presentation of our ideas

Agreement of budget, expectations and KPIs

Sign-off on activation plan

We get to work

Regular reporting and updates