Mediaworks growth continues with the appointment of Performance Marketing Director

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Following another record breaking year, Mediaworks has announced the appointment of David Norris as Performance Marketing Director.

David joins the team from Teesside University where he was Associate Dean and brings a wealth of experience both in the education sector and as a consultant to the private sector.

Brett Jacobson, Chief Executive Officer at Mediaworks, said: “We’re delighted to welcome someone of David’s calibre and experience to Mediaworks. His appointment will go a long way in supporting our new and existing clients, especially those in higher education and service-based industries.”

David has experience of strategic partnership development across multiple sectors and international markets including the United States, South Africa, Singapore and Indonesia. His experience includes time with York St John University where he was a key member of the senior team that drove their Business School to double in size over four-years.

Brett continued: “This past year has seen Mediaworks achieve considerable organic growth across all service lines and expand successfully into new target geographic markets with the opening of our Leeds office earlier this year. David’s addition to the team will help us progress further towards our vision of becoming the leading digital agency in the North.

Universities are digitising student recruitment more than ever in the current climate. We have been approached by a growing number of higher education institutions to support their digital transformation. David’s experience of designing, delivering and implementing online programmes into global markets will support our clients delivering those digital strategies.”

Alongside his extensive experience, David also possesses a doctorate that focused on marketing and innovation-led organisational growth, with a focus on large and medium-sized businesses.

David commented: “It’s an exciting time to join Mediaworks. They’re an award-winning agency with a high-performance based culture and focus. Mediaworks has achieved fantastic organic growth to date, having been named as one of the top 50 fastest growing North East businesses within the last 12 months.”

“The opportunity to work as part of such a talented team and to support a growing list of high calibre clients is a great opportunity. I look forward to playing my role in further enhancing the reputation of Mediaworks both nationally and internationally.”

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