Operative Appoints VP of European Sales and Account Management

London, UK – June 29 2006 – Operative, the leading provider of ad operations software, consulting and outsourcing services around the world, today announced the appointment of Lyndon Gasking as VP of European Sales and Account Management. Gasking will report to Operative’s SVP of Global Sales, Tullio Siragusa and will be based in Operative’s European headquarters in London. His appointment follows Operative’s recent announcement that it has re-branded from Trafficmac to Operative in Europe and relocated to larger offices in central London to support its growth.

As VP of European Sales and Account Management, Gasking will be responsible for the strategic growth of Operative’s sales and business development in Europe and overseeing the success of its three distinct product offerings: business process management software, consulting services and on demand or full service ad trafficking. Gasking will also work closely with Siragusa to facilitate the penetration of new markets, strengthen relationships with customers and build brand recognition.

“Lyndon’s experience growing international organisations will be a huge asset to our European team and invaluable in helping to expand our global reach and market visibility,” said Tullio Siragusa, SVP of Global Sales. “Operative’s business has grown four-fold in the last two years and we will be looking to Lyndon to replicate this success in Europe.”

A native Australian, Gasking joins Operative from online intelligence company Hitwise where he held the position of International Senior Business Development Manager for Australia and New Zealand. During his five years with Hitwise, Gasking played an instrumental role in helping build sales for Australia, Asia Pacific and the UK market. Prior to this, Gasking was Corporate Sales Manager for Hutchinson Communications Australia and held sales and training roles at Sales.com and Foxtel. He was also Managing Director of digital music retailer Vibe Inc.

Gasking is currently co-authoring a book on electronic marketing and has written a number of papers on B2B ebusiness. He has also been a guest lecturer at Universities throughout Australia speaking on online media and marketing.

“It’s an exciting time to be joining Operative as it strengthens its reputation for improving bottom lines for digital Publishers and Agencies,” said Gasking, the newly appointed VP of European Sales and Account Management. “I am delighted to be given the unique opportunity of helping Operative achieve its objectives in Europe and look forward to playing a significant role in shaping the future success of the company.”

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About Operative
Operative enables interactive publishers and agencies to meet the demands of an increasingly dynamic Internet marketplace and to improve their bottom lines by providing expert management of ad operations through their industry-leading technology and truly obsessive service. Operative's flagship subscription-based software - accessed by clients via the Operative Dashboard, an ASP software solution - automates the entire ad operations process, from insertion order through trafficking, campaign optimisation through CRM, with sales force automation built in. Headquartered in New York City with its international base in London and offices around the world, Operative provides a full range of outsourced ad operations to many of the world's leading media companies including The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, MSN, Omnicom, and WPP. For more information, please visit: www.operative.com.


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Published on: 12:00AM on 29th June 2006