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Ciao announces new client team

Ciao announces new client team

Ciao Surveys, the European Internet survey solutions subsidiary of Greenfield Online, Inc. (Nasdaq: SRVY), a leading provider of Internet data collection and comparison shopping services, today announced an expanded and realigned Ciao Surveys European sales force to meet growing customer demand.

First, Chris Watson joined the company in the role Senior Director, Client Development at Ciao Surveys for the UK, Ireland, and recently added the Netherlands to his responsibilities.  Chris Watson will be based in London and is accountable for driving Ciao Surveys’ client development process and forging strategic relationships with partner companies.

“We are pleased that Chris has joined Ciao Surveys given his previous experience in the Market Research industry,” comments Richard Thornton, Managing Director of Ciao Surveys.  “Chris has a proven client development track record and an excellent network of contacts within the UK-based market research industry.”

Prior to Ciao Surveys, Watson was a founding Director of Qureshi Marketing & Research. Qureshi was purchased by MASMI Research Group, at which time he became a Board Director of MASMI UK and its Company Secretary.

Continued Thornton:  “We have also realigned our client development team across Europe to ensure we best meet the growing customer demand we are seeing in the European market, with experienced managers Abell, Deguignet and Maury taking on added responsibility.”

Leslie Abell, has been appointed Senior Director, Client Development for Germany, the Nordics, Austria and Switzerland.  Leslie joined Ciao Surveys in March 2005 as Director of Client Development for the Benelux countries and in October 2006 took on the important assignment of Global Director of Pricing Strategy.  Leslie’s previous experience includes five years in sales and marketing at Information Resources and GfK, B.V.

Christophe Deguignet, previously Client Development Director for Southern Europe, has been promoted to European Director, Key Accounts Team.  With this realignment Ciao Surveys has also created dedicated client services and project delivery teams for key accounts; with a particular focus on major global accounts.

Christophe joined Ciao Surveys in 2004 as Client Development Director for France, stepping up to also manage Italy and Spain since 2005.  Prior to Ciao Surveys, Christophe held various global positions with Gartner Group and JupiterMediametrix.

Cedric Maury has also been promoted to Director Client Development, France, responsible for building client relationships and driving incremental revenue in France.    He joined Ciao Surveys in April 2005 as Sales Manager.  Prior to Ciao Surveys, Maury held different global positions for ACNielsen.

About Ciao Surveys

Ciao Surveys GmbH provides a full range of Internet survey solutions including sampling, programming, translating and managing online data collection. The company has long been a pioneer in this field and has consistently delivered quality market research services with diverse, demographically representative data. Ciao Surveys’ proprietary panel with millions of survey participants is one of the world’s largest and highly profiled panel of its kind.

Ciao Surveys offers market researchers and corporate clients a ‘one-stop shop’ for providing quality panels, expertise in technical programming, and hosting facilities for a range of online market research tools
Founded in 1999 in Munich, Germany, Ciao Surveys GmbH has been a subsidiary of Greenfield Online, Inc. since 2005. Ciao Surveys has its headquarters in Munich with offices in London, Paris, Amsterdam, Sydney, Timisoara and Wroclaw. For more information visit

Press Contacts:
Dan Brown
Mulberry PR
Tel: +44 (0)207 928 7676
Mob: +44 (0)7920400525

Magdalena Ford
Senior Manager, Marketing & Communications
Ciao Surveys GmbH
Tel.: +44 (0) 207 324 0057
Fax: +44 (0) 207 324 0072

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