About Us

We are video journalists.

We know video, we know news, we know the web and technology. We know the importance of
new skills and how to present new ideas and information.

We’re portable, we’re flexible, we love to travel, get our hands dirty, work to what our clients
want but at the same time offer advice if requested to ensure the final product is actually
picked up and used. We can help de-mystify a world which is accessible to far more organisations and people than most probably realised.

geoff fox and holly droy of deadline digital

Deadline Digital, Barnsley.

Geoff Fox – MD

Geoff Fox, Deadline Digital, Barnsley

Geoff Fox

Deadline Digital founder Geoff Fox knows the media inside out with over 16 years of experience in journalism and communications.
Working on some of the UK’s biggest regional newspapers, including the Press and Journal in Scotland, Geoff has been a reporter, News Editor and most recently, the Yorkshire Evening Post‘s Digital Editor covering some of the biggest stories of the past decade, including the London bombings and the kidnap of schoolgirl Shannon Matthews.

Geoff also has vast experience in the world of communications, initially as the Environment Agency’s Media Co-ordinator before moving to public sector PR specialists Atlas and handling accounts for a number of NHS organisations, including Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust, and the private sector.

Technologically adept himself, and aware of the media’s evolving demands, Geoff specialises in shooting and editing, re-dubbing, converting and supplying videos for a wide range of clients.


Holly Droy – Senior Video Journalist

Holly Droy Deadline Digital

Holly Droy

Holly joined the Deadline Digital team in September 2016. Since then she has produced countless videos for clients ranging from NHS trusts, the government, local council, academy trusts, auto traders and much more.

Prior to joining Deadline Digital, Holly worked towards a degree in Journalism at The University of Sheffield, for which she received a 2:1 BA Hons.

Holly has immersed herself into the broadcasting industry through numerous work placements. These included Thumbs Up Productions, BBC Radio Sheffield, Sky and Attaboy TV. She also assisted in the research of Channel 4’s critically acclaimed series Unreported World for Quicksilver Media.

Holly furthermore worked on the Events, Social Media & Promotion team for HOPE Cosmetics – a social enterprise aimed at rehabilitating victims of human trafficking. Through working directly with customers and supporting the social media marketing she contributed to the great success and sustainability of the project.


Ben Housam – Video Journalist

Ben’s passion for all things video came about while undertaking his journalism degree at the University of Sheffield, where he completed a portfolio in broadcast journalism. His portfolio included a documentary on the state of youth unemployment in Sheffield and a report on how a vegetable shortage was impacting on the city’s retailers. He also had work placements at ITV Calendar, Press Association Sport and HR Media, which gave him a fabulous insight in to the journalism and PR industries. 

He worked as a media runner at the ICC Champions Trophy during the summer of 2017, assisting journalists, presenters, cameramen and photographers with the broadcasting of a major international sporting event.

Ben also worked as a volunteer recruiter for Oxfam Fulwood Road in Sheffield during his final year of university, running a social media-led campaign to encourage more people to volunteer within Oxfam.

Ben graduated with a 2:1 in July 2017 and began working at Deadline Digital in September, where he now produces videos for a variety of different clients.

“From refining our ideas to conducting the interviews, Geoff handled the whole process with great professionalism, despite our tight deadlines. The resulting video has helped the Centre get coverage in all of our key target media and given us some great content for our website.”

Mel Kanarek, Project & Incubation Director, Digital Media Centre