dealgroupmedia (UK) Ltd, leading online advertising and marketing company, announces the appointment of Chris Russell-Smith as Marketing Director for dgm UK. dgm is the trading division that houses the company’s intermediary businesses - dgmAffiliates, dgmAdNetwork and dgmSearchLab (SEO and PPC).
Russell-Smith joins dgm from Newsquest Media Sales, the national advertising sales operation for Newsquest Media Group, one of the largest regional media groups in the UK. Chris started with Newsquest in 2001 as a Business Development Manager and was quickly promoted to Marketing Manager in 2002, and has held this position since.
As Marketing Manager, Chris worked extensively across the Newsquest portfolio of products, liaising with advertising agencies and clients alike, preparing and presenting solutions for sales, events and marketing. Previous to his roles at Newsquest, Russell-Smith has six years experience agency-side working at Young & Rubican, TMD and Carat.
At the latter, he was most notably known for managing the regional media account for Specsavers Optical Group.
With his longstanding and experience in the media and marketing industry, Chris will apply his expertise in reviewing and developing both the internal and external marketing of all dgm businesses and products.
Russell-Smith comments: "dgm is a hugely dynamic company in a highly competitive market. It has already enjoyed success in 2007 and I believe it has masses of potential for further growth. I'm very excited about the opportunity dgm presents".
Carl Davis, MD of dgm UK says: "We are thrilled Chris is joining us; with his extensive media marketing experience and positive attitude he is the ideal candidate for the job ahead. On top of that Chris came highly recommended to us which naturally helped in confirming our decision. I am confident Chris will be a great asset to the team and very much look forward to him starting".
dgm UK has also bolstered its team with the appointment of a further ten new starters, who have joined the affiliate, search and technical teams.
For further details please contact:
Skywrite Communications DGM@skywritecomms.com
Emma Boyce, DGMemma.firstname.lastname@example.org
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