Gekko, a field and retail marketing agency which specialises in enhancing the shopping journey on behalf of brands across both the physical and digital retail space, has made four key appointments as it invests in new initiatives to drive growth for the business and clients and reflect the current retail landscape.
Jeremy Daniels has joined as senior account director and is responsible for directing and expanding the agency’s strategic partnerships with key clients. With a wealth of experience in the telco sector, Jeremy brings not only industry knowledge and commercial acumen but also the drive to spot and maximise sales opportunities. His most recent role was managing the UK launch of Xiaomi into key retailers as well as the distribution channel. Previous roles have been at LG Mobile, ModeLabs and Kondor.
Coming from Oppo Mobile, Wilkin Lee joins as client services director to oversee all strategic client relationships. Recruited for his tech industry experience and understanding of the retailer landscape, Wilkin will ensure that as the business grows, clients continue to receive the strategic support and commercial direction they need to succeed in retail both online and in stores. Aside from Oppo, his career has seen him in roles at industry leading brands including Xiaomi and Huawei.
To lead Gekko’s data and reporting team, Tom Harwood joins as data and insight manager from within the retail industry having worked at QVC and Cotswold Outdoor. His role is to provide campaign, category and marketing information and analysis to Gekko’s portfolio of clients and the retailers they partner.
Finally, to expand Gekko’s ecommerce marketing capabilities, extending and complimenting the services provided to clients from traditional retail to the online retail space, Charles Burrows joins in the newly created role of e-commerce manager. By understanding the online retailer environment in relation to third party e-commerce sites and original equipment manufacturers (OEM) positioning of brand products and messaging, Gekko will now be able to direct and guide e-commerce strategies and improve sales opportunities with customers and retailers. Charles is a digital expert with many years’ experience in the gaming and telco sector including roles at EE and Carphone Warehouse.
Commenting on the appointments, Daniel Todaro, managing director, Gekko said: “During this pandemic, we’ve seen the increasing trend of the contraction of brick and mortar retail expedite. As a company that specialises in helping brands be more successful in retail, we’ve spent this time working closely with our clients to establish how best we can continue to help them to thrive across both bricks and mortar and e-commerce. These additions to the team will help us to strengthen our business and deliver on our promise to clients and demonstrates Gekko’s resilience and adaptability during the lockdown by deciding to invest in leading industry talent.”