Supported by 70+ specialist global freelancers, meet our in-house team
CEO and Founder
Lou brings 25 years of incredible marketing expertise to the table. She has worked in-house for organizations like the British Standards Institution (BSI), the Royal Society of Chemistry and ProQuest, and for the last six years she has been building our business supporting societies, academic publishers, intermediaries and institutions.
Lou specializes in strategy, research, being a sounding board for senior management, and delivering our training programme.
Lou is also Chair of CILIP Cymru Wales Committee, Co-chair of the ALPSP EDI Working Group, and Chair of the ALPSP Membership and Marketing Committee, as well as an ALPSP Mentor.
Lou lives on the Gower peninsular in Wales, with her family, and small 'zoo'.
Director of Content and Research
Megan has a fabulous wealth of experience in content creation, delivery and communications, and research. She brings over 14 years of experience in academic publishing, research communications and marketing to The International Bunch.
Running the University of Huddersfield Press equipped Megan with a very special skill set for supporting growing presses. From her marketing and editorial roles at Emerald Group Publishing and Sweet and Maxwell Megan has built an in-depth understanding of academic publishing and workflows.
With a keen interest in inclusive and supportive management practices, Megan heads up the team at The International Bunch and is also an active ALPSP mentor.
Megan lives in the North of England with her family and grumpy cat.
Run by marketers, for marketing
What good is an idea if it can't be shared? The International Bunch was founded to foster collaboration and share ideas. The more you share your ideas, the more impact they have on the world around you. We are on a mission to make marketing better.
Run by marketers for marketers, we're a strategic marketing consultancy supporting research institutions, funders, publishers, libraries, and intermediaries with three distinct services - advisory, marketing and progressive thinking.
We're not a marketing agency, but a consultancy.
We're a 'partner for life', not just for a piece of content.
Our history stems back to 2016 when our CEO, Lou Peck, initially founded Lou Peck Consulting and then rebranded the consultancy as The International Bunch in 2018 to support the rapid growth of the business and became a limited business in 2019.
We have a deep understanding of the scholarly ecosystem, with practical experience in a wide range of areas including.
We have an excellent track record of delivering projects on time and to budget as well as keeping our clients happy.
"Great things in business are never done by one person, they're done by a team of people" - Steve Jobs