AN EXPANDING digital marketing agency has appointed an accomplished head of sales to drive further growth.
Tyneside-based ROAR Digital Marketing has recruited Chris Graham, who has extensive sales experience at various well-known companies within the industry and in sports travel, to develop and grow a new sales division at the company.
The appointment coincides with significant growth for ROAR which has increased its client base by nearly 50 per cent in the past three months.
Chris said: “I was looking for an opportunity where I could come into a company like ROAR and fully utilise my past experience. I met with ROAR Managing Director Michael Knowles and his ambitions and enthusiasm matched mine, and one thing which really appealed to me was being given the freedom and trust to stamp my own authority on the new sales division.
“I’m really excited about the upcoming challenge and I’m looking forward to being able to use my experience and skills to develop such an ambitious and upcoming company like ROAR Digital Marketing, and play a part in driving further growth.”
Chris followed his degree in Marketing Management with further study with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and with the Institute of Leadership and Management, pursuing professional coaching and mentoring qualifications.
His career in sales began at Europe’s number one golf travel company Golfbreaks, where he moved up the ranks to manage its specialist European Sales team.
Wanting to relocate back to the North East from his base in Windsor, Chris started his own sales training company specialising in neurosales, before further developing his specialist skills in the industry at two digital marketing agencies based in the region until the opportunity to join ROAR’s growing team became available.
Michael, who founded ROAR in 2016, said: “Welcoming someone as knowledgeable and talented as Chris into the ROAR Digital Marketing team will help elevate the business to new heights and help drive us towards achieving our ambitious growth plans.
“In the short space of time since joining the company, he has already shown his high level of capabilities and the rest of the team will learn a lot from the wealth of experience he brings with him.”
ROAR Digital Marketing specialises in Search Engine Marketing to boost online visibility for clients by increasing traffic to their websites and generating sales leads through implementing data and results-driven strategies.