Epsilon International strengthens service offering with appointment of first Client Services Director

Jon Maddison hired from Loyalty Management Group to boost senior team

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Epsilon International, the global arm of the world’s largest email marketing services business, has hired Jon Maddison as its first UK client services director.

Maddison joins from Epsilon client, Loyalty Management Group (LMG), where he was Nectar’s relationship director, responsible for high profile clients including EDF Energy, The AA, American Express Credit Cards, Ford and Hertz.

Reporting to the UK country manager, Nick Christie, Maddison will be is the company’s most senior European client handler and will work across a number of Epsilon’s clients. Epsilon clients include Tesco, P&G, Electronic Arts, The Economist, Aer Lingus, OgilvyOne and John Lewis.

Epsilon International has trebled in size in the past 18 months and in turn the UK account management team has also tripled in size in just eight months. This is a result of an increased customer service focus and a raft of new business.

Maddison was hired because email is now an integral part of client marketing strategies and clients are demanding greater levels of service. The email business is changing to become less about the technology and more focused upon the delivery of strategic advice. With this appointment Epsilon are positioning themselves as the industry leader in this competency.

Maddison holds an MBA with distinction from Bath University School of Management. Prior to Loyalty Management he was managing director of Labdirect, a direct marketing agency, owned by the RPS Group. Before Labdirect he was a consultant at Expert Information Services in Australia.

Nick Christie, UK country manager, said: “Jon is a polished, experienced professional who has worked both on the agency and client side. He brings extensive industry knowledge from finance to FMCG and from retail to telecoms.”

“Email is now an essential component of any marketing strategy and clients are demanding an increasing quality of service. Epsilon is responding by growing its account management team and providing a complete range of email marketing services. The email industry is changing and Jon will be able to offer the highest level of strategic guidance and vision to our clients.”

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For more information contact Mark Terry-Lush, 07740 432 112 or email mark@renegademedia.net

About Epsilon International
Epsilon International (http://www.epsiloninternational.com), is a leading provider of strategic, ROI-focused email communications solutions and marketing automation technologies. Through its combination of innovative technologies, professional services and vertical market expertise, Epsilon International helps marketers acquire, grow and retain profitable customer relationships through highly relevant and personalized email communications. The company's end-to-end suite of industry-specific products and services includes scalable email campaign technology, delivery optimization, marketing automation tools, turnkey integration solutions, strategic consulting, and creative expertise to produce email programs that generate measurable results throughout the customer lifecycle.

Epsilon International is an operating unit of Epsilon (http://www.epsilon.com), a leading provider of multi-channel marketing services, technologies and database solutions and has developed successful email programs for hundreds of companies, including Expedia, Northwest Airlines and The Washington Post/Newsweek Interactive.
Epsilon is an Alliance Data company with principle offices in Boston, Dallas, New York, St. Louis and Washington, D.C.

Epsilon, including its Abacus division, is a 21st Century Marketing Services Company that uses consumer and business data together with proven techniques to maximize marketing power for clients worldwide. Services include strategic consulting, database and loyalty technology, proprietary data, predictive modeling and a full range of creative and interactive services including brand and promotional development, web design, email deployment, search engine optimization and direct mail production. Among other notables, Epsilon is the world's largest permission-based email marketer. Epsilon is an Alliance Data company. For more information, visit www.epsilon.com.

Published on: 12:00AM on 11th April 2008