London: 3 April 2017

Leading digital marketing, technology and commerce consultancy Amaze, has appointed Kirstie Buchanan as Chief Commercial Officer to drive forward its business development strategy. Kirstie starts her new role at the beginning of May 2017, reporting directly to Tony Murphy, CEO.
At Amaze, Kirstie will be responsible for the client services, new business and marketing functions.

Kirstie brings with her a wealth of experience, having worked in the digital industry for over 16 years. During her notable career she has been a driving force behind the innovation and growth of some of the UK’s biggest agencies and earned industry recognition in the form of multiple DADI awards, including Creative Director of the Year. Kirstie spent seven years at Reading Room, where she was responsible for steering the growth and development of the agency’s Manchester offering. More recently, she has spent six years at Rippleffect, helping the organisation cement its position as one of the UK’s top 20 design and built agencies, as well as carve out a reputation as a leading digital sports agency. She joins Amaze from IDOX, where she was Sales and Marketing Director for their digital businesses Rippleffect and Reading Room.

Chair of the DMA North Council, Kirstie is well known for her commitment to nurturing talent and preparing the next generation of marketers for life in the digital sector. Throughout her career, Kirstie has been dedicated to the advancement of women working within the digital industry and she works with senior women business owners in Liverpool to identify how the city can retain its best talent.

Kirstie Buchanan, Chief Commercial Officer, Amaze, comments: “I’ve always been impressed by the positioning, services and the ethos at Amaze. It has a highly respected brand and team and I’m excited by the opportunity of playing a key role and contributing to the next stage of the agency’s growth. I look forward to working closely with new colleagues and also getting out and about and meeting our clients, partners and prospects.

“Amaze has a deserved reputation as a leading digital innovator in the commercial market place and there is a tremendous opportunity to grow and develop further and continue to diversify into new sectors, bringing our strong business values, insights, expertise and service delivery to match the demands and rightly high expectations of our clients.”

Tony Murphy, CEO at Amaze, comments: “We’re delighted to welcome Kirstie onboard and we’re excited about the next chapter in Amaze’s development.”

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About Amaze

Amaze is a leading, full service digital marketing, technology and commerce consultancy.
We like to look past boundaries – between countries, media channels and especially services – to deliver integrated solutions right across the digital spectrum from strategy to solution design and global implementation to ongoing optimisation. Our thinking is truly global, with solutions live and supported in 120 countries including 40 languages for an impressive client list that includes, Emirates, Virgin Trains East Coast, Lexus, Toyota and Unilever.

We combine the thinking of a creative agency with the rigour and scale of a global consultancy, but no matter what we’re doing you’ll find a fascination with human behaviour and technology at the core.

In the Drum’s 2016 Digital Census, Amaze was positioned 2nd in the list of Top UK Digital Agencies, 2nd in the financial rankings and 3rd in the Digital Elite for the 100 plus employees category. In Econsultancy’s Top 100 Digital Agencies 2016 Report Amaze was ranked 11th overall and 7th in the full service category. In B2B Marketing’s 2016/17 Agencies League Table, Amaze ranked 1st in the UK’s top 75 B2B marketing communications agencies and 2nd in the top 40 globally.

Amaze is part of the digital division within the St. Ives Group.
For further information about Amaze, please visit www.amaze.com

Published on: 1:48PM on 10th April 2017