Fri 26th of November 2010, filed under Media Centre
Specialist search agency theEword has recruited Manchester technology entrepreneur Chris Sheffield as chairman.
Chris, a specialist in new media and gaming, has met with success with a number of Manchester-based companies, as well as further afield with multiple interests in the UK and China. Chris will play a strategic role in theEword's business development plan, helping to identity and support future growth opportunities.
Al Mackin, MD at theEword, and creative director Tom Glass quickly decided that Chris would be a perfect fit with the company. Al explains: "Chris has a long track record of success with companies which specialise in new media and technology."
"This synergy of experience, alongside his history of growing businesses made him the perfect choice for theEword and we are delighted to be able to draw on his knowledge and business skills."
Chris, who will begin in his role immediately, added: "The potential within theEword was obvious and so made my choice to join an easy one. It's a really exciting time to be joining the company and I'm looking forward to growing with them."
Chris spent 11 years at Deloitte as a principle partner, working alongside key clients such as British Airways, Morgan Stanley, WH Smith, British Gas and British Rail. He then founded Eunite, which was sold to N.Brown PLC in 2000, before creating mobile gaming company Million-2-1 and selling it to IGT, one of the world's largest gaming companies. Chris will remain senior vice president of Technology, Media and Telecoms at China Resources and Investment Vehicle.
theEword is a specialist search marketing agency, with expertise in paid, natural and mobile search engine marketing. It now services some of the UK's most valuable brands and employs a team of highly skilled marketing professionals. The agency prides itself on its transparent, commercially minded and forward thinking digital campaigns.
By developing innovative, commercially focused PPC (pay per click), SEO (search engine optimisation) and mobile search marketing campaigns, theEword has helped generate millions of pounds in sales for its mix of B2B and B2C clients.
theEword is an active supporter of the Forever Manchester fundraising drive. Chief executive officer Al Mackin is a Forever Manchester ambassador and members of staff are encouraged to donate their time to help with the campaign.
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