Steve Parks (16 May 1975 – 7 June 2020)
Steve Parks (16 May 1975- 7 June 2020), founder and managing director of Wake Media, has passed away after suffering a heart attack.
Steve Parks was a UK-based maritime PR director who established Wake Media in 2014 after leaving Riviera. He built up the agency into a leading position in the industry, combining a sharp eye for detail with an unparalleled list of contacts developed during his years in maritime communications.
Wake Media’s list of clients include many of the maritime industry’s leading companies, such as ABB Turbo, Alfa Laval, DNV GL, Wartsila and WinGD.
Steve had an entrepreneur’s eye for the possibilities in people and technology, and had been focusing on the possibilities of applying Big Data techniques to deliver tightly focused channel communications at Wake. The legacy of these transformative changes will survive him.
As a friend and colleague, Steve’s passing leaves a gap that cannot be filled. Steve was a larger-than-life character, who brought a zest and commitment to excellence to everything he did.
Andrew Webster, chief executive of Mercator Media commented: “On behalf of the whole team at Mercator, it was a true pleasure to know and to work with Steve. Our sincere condolences are with the Wake Media team and Steve’s family and friends.”