Webgains, the leading provider of affiliate marketing solutions, has appointed Melanie Hewitt to the new role of Head of Corporate Sales.

Ms Hewitt brings to Webgains over twelve years of media sales expertise as well as strong management skills. Prior to joining Webgains Hewitt worked as an Agency Sales and Supplement Manager for The Times newspaper managing key accounts such as the LVMH Group, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Unilever. During that period she has sold new sales initiatives, launched and managed The Sunday Times Style magazine and increased the revenues across both the Style magazine as well as The Times newspaper working with media agencies including Zenith, Carat and PHD.

Reporting to Webgains Managing Director, Robert Glasgow, Hewitt will be part of the management team and will apply her sales expertise to drive the UK’s corporate sales strategy.

Glasgow said: “Having Melanie on board is the first step in implementing additional muscle to the Webgains growth strategy, extending the focus to large corporate organisations and agencies. We believe that our combination of personalized customer service and pragmatic tools will add much value to how agencies perceive and manage affiliate campaigns”.

Ms Hewitt’s appointment is part of a wider strategy to boost the sales team and follows the appointments of Ms Emily Do and Mr. Robin Ward as Sales Executives.

Commenting on her appointment Hewitt said: “This is really an exciting opportunity to help grow the Webgains network. With our current reach into six countries and more on the way, Webgains now has a solid platform with which to service large and pan-European clients.”

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About Webgains

Founded in 2005, Webgains is one of the leading European affiliate marketing networks, providing a highly effective combination of user-friendly technology together with world-class client account management. With offices in London, France, Germany, Sweden, Denmark and the Netherlands, Webgains is the fastest growing affiliate network in Europe facilitating trans-national transactions for the benefit of both our affiliates and merchants. Webgains is part of ad pepper Media N.V., the pan-European online marketing specialists.

For further information please contact:
Shelly Chapman
Marketing Manager

Published on: 12:00AM on 1st August 2007