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Digital direct agency, Cheeze (<a href="http://www.cheeze.com">www.cheeze.com</a&gt;) - a member of Digital Marketing Group plc, has started the New Year confidently with Mike Groves taking up the position of client services director - a role previously held by Matt O’Brien, who was made managing director of the agency last year.
<br />Groves will head up the account teams working across the agency’s clients, which include Budget Car Rental, Holiday Cottage Group, AXA plc, BUPA, PDSA, Transform Medical Group, RSPCA Pet Insurance, Canterbury of New Zealand and recent additions, Exclaimer and ReD. Reporting to managing director Matt O’Brien, his task is to ensure that the agency continues to deliver first-class service to its growing client base.</p>

<p>Joining from full service agency Digivate, where he was head of online marketing
<br />overseeing SEO, PPC, affiliate marketing and email marketing retail, fashion and financial services clients; Groves brings ten years online marketing experience to the role – both agency and client-side.</p>

<p>Prior to Digivate he was Marketing Director at London Scottish Broking. Here for two years he oversaw online marketing - from websites, search marketing, SEO, affiliate, email and mobile marketing programmes - as well as offline; for brands including Easy Loans and Pacific Home Loans.</p>

<p>Before that he was a director at full service agency, Blue Edged Media for three years with responsibility for developing the agency’s digital services, including web design and development, paid search, SEO, media planning and buying, affiliate and email marketing. </p>

<p>Groves started his digital marketing career in 1999 at Citrus (who later merged with John Brown) where as new media account director he launched the agency’s new media offer and spent three years managing and developing major client accounts such as More Th>n. </p>

<p>Commenting on Groves’ appointment, Matt O’Brien, managing director Cheeze said “After what was a great year with some solid client wins bringing Mike on board now is key to managing that growth to ensure that we’re able to continue delivering the very best service for our clients. Mike’s first-class digital marketing pedigree and great mix of senior level agency and client-side experience makes him a very valuable addition to the team.” </p>

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<p>About Cheeze
<br />Founded in 1999, Cheeze is one of the UK’s leading digital direct marketing agencies with a staff of 30 and a turnover of £13million. In 2007, Cheeze was acquired by the Digital Marketing Group plc for £9.5million.</p>

<p>The business continues to grow year-on-year through its unique combination of first-class service, cutting-edge digital marketing solutions and focus on delivering real profit that sees clients average a £20 return for every pound spent.</p>

<p>Cheeze offers a full range of digital marketing and advertising services including Search Engine Marketing (PPC), Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), Digital Advertising, Price Comparison Marketing , Digital Creative, Web 2.0, Strategic Consultancy, Media Buying and Planning and E-mail Marketing .In-house tools include Bid999™ for search marketing and BLAD for Blogvertising and Podvertising.
<br />Clients include: Budget Car Rental, Holiday Cottage Group, AXA plc, BUPA, Transform Medical Group, RSPCA Pet Insurance and Canterbury of New Zealand.</p>

<p>In 2007 Cheeze was ranked 14th in New Media Age’s top 100 media agency rankings and in 2008 the agency took 10th place in its Marketing Services Guide search agency rankings.</p>

<p>Cheeze is a member of the IPA, DMA & SEMPO.
<br /><a href="http://www.cheeze.com">www.cheeze.com</a&gt;
<br /><a href="http://www.cheeze.com/blog">www.cheeze.com/blog</a&gt; </p>

<p>About Digital Marketing Group:</p>

<p>Cheeze is a member of the Digital Marketing Group which specialises in digital marketing. Digital Marketing Group plans, creates and executes communications across digital channels using the principles and skills of direct and database marketing.</p>

<p>In 2008 Digital Marketing Group was ranked third top marketing agency in NMA's Top 100 Interactive Agencies guide
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<br />For more information please visit: <a href="http://www.digitalmarketinggroup.co.uk">www.digitalmarketinggroup.co.uk</a>.</p&gt;

<p>For further information on Cheeze, please contact:
<br />Kirsty Langan, PR consultant, Cheeze
<br />E: <a href="mailto:Kirsty.langan@googlemail.com">Kirsty.langan@googlemail.com</a>
<br />M: 07779 583 594</p>

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Published on: 11:24AM on 7th January 2009