Cheeze Ramps up Business Development Team Wednesday 13 August 2008 PDF Print Digital direct marketing agency, Cheeze (www.cheeze.com) - a member of Digital Marketing Group plc, the AIM-listed digital direct marketing company, is ramping up its business development team with the appointment of Tom Griffiths as Business Development Manager. The agency is also adding more young talent with Tom Preston and Max Gilbert joining as Media Trainees. Griffiths brings to the role over four years business development experience across multiple marketing disciplines, with a deep understanding of search marketing. His high profile client wins include Tesco Personal Finance, Equity Insurance, SAGA, B&Q and Sony Europe. Reporting in to Managing Director, Matt O’ Brien and working alongside Business Development Director James Lunn and supporting Director of Innovation, Jamie Riddell; his brief is to help take Cheeze’s unique proposition to a wider client base, whilst managing the business development process. Matt O’Brien, Managing Director at Cheeze, comments on the appointments, “Tom joins Cheeze at an exciting time when the business is really flourishing. His appointment will be key to helping us continue this success and realise our ambitious targets for the agency through a focused new business strategy supported by our marketing and PR efforts. Tom’s commercial acumen and impressive track record in winning business for digital media agencies across the financial, travel and retail sectors will make him a fantastic asset.. It’s also great to have more young talent choose to develop their digital marketing careers with Cheeze.” Griffiths joins from Latitude where he was a Business Development Consultant. Before which he was at user experience consultancy, Foolproof Ltd. where as Business Development Manager he identified and responded to new business opportunities across the finance, retail and travel sectors, as well as helping to grow existing client relationships and overseeing the company’s marketing and PR. Prior to that he was Business Development Manager at the UK’s leading search conversion agency, Tamar.com Ltd. which saw him responsible for developing new business across the agencies SEO, design & build and usability offer. In this role he also managed the sales and marketing team and developed incremental business from existing clients. After graduating from De Montfort University with a BA Hons in German and Media, Griffiths began his business development career in 2005 as a Business Development Account Executive at new business consultancy, Rainmaker Consulting Ltd. Here he managed new business accounts for some of Europe’s top marketing services companies including PHD, Tequila London and Modem Media. Griffiths said of joining Cheeze “I’ve been admiring Cheeze for some time. As a major industry player at the forefront of innovation in digital direct marketing, with a game changing search marketing offer powered by the intelligent use of data, they were the natural choice for my next career move - I’m really excited about the opportunities to help them develop further.” Previously Preston was a Sales and Marketing Analyst at Archant Norfolk where he analysed both on and offline campaigns as well as planning and producing digital marketing campaigns, including email campaigns, for the likes of Harley Davidson. He is currently studying for an IDM Certificate in Digital Marketing. Gilbert is starting his career with Cheeze after recently graduating from De Montford University with a BA Hons in Advertising and Marketing Communications. Other recent hires at Cheeze include Advertising Group Head, Tim Cook and Account Manager Sophie Taylor who joined Cheeze London and Campaign Manager James Glick who joined the Ipswich office. -ends- About Cheeze Founded in 1999, Cheeze is one of the UK’s leading digital direct marketing agencies with a staff of 30 and a turnover of £13million. In 2007, Cheeze was acquired by the Digital Marketing Group plc for £9.5million. The business continues to grow year-on-year through its unique combination of first-class service, cutting-edge digital marketing solutions and focus on delivering real profit that sees clients average a £20 return for every pound spent. Cheeze offers a full range of digital marketing and advertising services including Search Engine Marketing (PPC), Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), Digital Advertising, Price Comparison Marketing , Digital Creative, Web 2.0, Strategic Consultancy, Media Buying and Planning and E-mail Marketing .In-house tools include Bid999™ for search marketing and BLAD for Blogvertising and Podvertising. Clients include: Budget Car Rental, Holiday Cottage Group, Imaginative Traveller, AXA plc, BUPA, Transform Medical Group, RSPCA Pet Insurance and Canterbury of New Zealand. In 2007 Cheeze was ranked 14th in New Media Age’s top 100 media agency rankings and in 2008 the agency took 10th place in its Marketing Services Guide search agency rankings. Cheeze is a member of the IPA, DMA & SEMPO. www.cheeze.com www.cheeze.com/blog About Digital Marketing Group: Cheeze is a member of the Digital Marketing Group which specialises in digital marketing. Digital Marketing Group plans, creates and executes communications across digital channels using the principles and skills of direct and database marketing. For more information please visit: www.digitalmarketinggroup.co.uk. For further information, please contact: Kirsty Langan, PR consultant, Cheeze E: Kirsty.firstname.lastname@example.org M: 07779 583 594 This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Cheeze in the following categories: Business & Finance, Media & Marketing, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.