ValueClick Europe has promoted Richard Sharp to the new role of Managing Director, UK Media and Trading, ValueClick UK.
Sharp, who will retain his role as Managing Director, ValueClick Media, (the online advertising network owned by ValueClick) but will now also be responsible for heading up UK trading agreements with the agency groups across all the ValueClick business units.
Carl White, CEO, ValueClick Europe, said: “Richard’s new role will allow us to bring a more focused approach to how we trade with agencies on a daily basis. Richard will lead trading conversations across all of our many businesses. Agencies increasingly want a simplified trading relationship.”
Richard joined ValueClick in early 2007 from Hemscott Plc, where he was Head of Retail, responsible for all activity on the premium subscription and free to air sites. Before that he held the role of Head of Media at the company, in charge of generating advertising revenue.
Prior to this, Richard was Head of Agency Sales at the Financial Times in the UK, where he oversaw relationships between the FT and major media agencies. Richard has worked in the online and media sectors since his career began at Haymarket Publications.
Commenting on his appointment, Richard Sharp, MD of Media and Trading, ValueClick UK said: “There are so many ways that agencies can interact across ValueClick. If we combine the sophisticated technology platforms across the business we have the opportunity to offer bespoke packages to our clients. There are some big challenges ahead for agencies and their clients and we are sure that we can help them to meet these”.
ValueClick Inc. (Nasdaq: VCLK) is one of the world’s largest integrated online marketing companies. Through its individual brands, ValueClick offers comprehensive and scalable solutions that deliver cost-effective customer acquisition for advertisers and revenue for publishers. ValueClick provides advertisers and publishers with performance-based solutions through all online marketing channels. Brand offerings include:
ValueClick Media - online advertising network and ad sales for advertisers and publishers
Commission Junction - affiliate marketing
PriceRunner.co.uk – the UK’s most comprehensive and impartial price comparison website
Mediaplex - intelligent technology for digital marketing, including adserving, email marketing and paid search bid management.
For more information, please visit www.valueclick.co.uk.
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