Steak, the full-service digital agency, today announces the appointment of John Barton and Mark Joseph to the roles of Head of Planning and Head of Affiliates respectively.

Renowned for his interest in digital media developments, ideas and theory, Barton joins from TBG London where he worked on accounts such as American Express, Harrods, Ladbrokes and His role will encompass client strategy/development, campaign innovation and new business, and he is tasked with the development and delivery of Steak’s social media offering for 2010.

Mark Joseph joins from PHD Media where, as Affiliate Marketing Manager, he helped set up and run their in-house affiliate network. Prior to PHD, Mark successfully launched and ran his own agency providing affiliate marketing, search marketing, web hosting and website design and development services to range of clients including HMV, eBay, Amazon, Harley Medical, Foxy Bingo and Zavvi.

Commenting on these appointments, Ollie Bishop, Steak Group CEO, said, “We’re very pleased to welcome Mark and John to Steak. They will play key roles in delivering to Steak’s clients the rounded digital offering that they are looking for from us. We have already seen social media become an integral part of the campaigns we are putting together and expect this area to go from strength to strength. And whilst affiliate marketing has been a core part of Steak’s business for some time we are fortunate that someone of Mark’s calibre has joined us to make sure that continues.”

About Steak:

Steak’s purpose is to drive digital response. We use a full range of digital strategies and tactics, including search marketing, online advertising, and creative design to get results for our clients. Our search-inspired approach means we bring the intelligence of search marketing to all communications, both online and offline. Steak’s clients include Virgin Holidays, British Gas, Debenhams and Swiftcover.

Steak is a previous winner of the coveted Media Agency of the Year Award at the Interactive Marketing and Advertising Awards and has offices in London, New York and Melbourne.

For further information, please contact:

Jocelyn Bull
Marketing Director
020 7420 3500

Published on: 12:28PM on 30th November 2009