· Julia Smith joins from Mirror Group Newspapers

London 17th January, 2008 Online marketing agency Harvest Digital has recruited Julia Smith as Head of Client Development. She will lead the client development team in identifying growth opportunities for new and existing clients across the full range of services offered by Harvest including creative, display advertising, search and affiliate marketing. She joins from Mirror Group Newspapers where as Head of Digital she was responsible for all the company’s online properties including Mirror.co.uk and SundayMirror.co.uk.

Smith brings over ten years of new media development experience and a solid understanding of launching and marketing brands online. Before joining MGN she launched and managed five websites and improved performance from existing online media properties in her roles as Commercial Manager at Associated New Media and then as Group Sales Director at Dennis Interactive.

Commenting on the appointment, William Corke, Director of Harvest Digital, explains ‘Julia is exceptionally experienced in the online publishing industry and has worked at the highest level for some of the busiest websites in the UK. We see her as the perfect person to drive new opportunities for our clients particularly through high-profile partnerships with media channels.’

Julia Smith, Client Development Director at Harvest Digital adds, ‘From the perspective of a media owner, Harvest Digital has a great reputation for driving outstanding deals for their clients and working hard to guarantee that campaigns deliver on their objectives. I’m really looking forward to working with this highly professional team to offer clients a rich extension to their own in-house online marketing team.’

The appointment follows a spate a recruitment activity at Harvest Digital including Amy Chalkley, joining from TwentySix as Project Manager, Tim Barrett moving from Media Contacts as a Senior Account Manager and Helen Clark, formerly PPC manager at Jackpot Joy, as Search Consultant.

About Harvest Digital

Harvest Digital is a full-service online marketing agency specialising in media planning and buying, search marketing, and online marketing creative.

Formed in 2001, the company is privately owned by staff. Based in Soho in London, clients include Tesco, Tiscali, Shelter, Auto Trader and Plan UK.

www.harvestdigital.com


For further information please contact:

Joanna Burton
Head of PR
Harvest Digital
e: joanna@harvestdigital.com
t: 020 7479 7500

Published on: 12:00AM on 17th January 2008