MD, Agency Sales, North & Central Europe for Google
Joining Google in January 2006, Mark brought with him a wealth of advertising and marketing experience; having worked in the UK television industry for 20 years – over half that time in digital, multi-channel TV.
Mark’s role as the Media Sales leadership face of Google has seen him join the Council of the Advertising Association, the boards of ASBOF (Advertising Standards Board of Finance), the IAB, & the AA’s Front Foot, alongside sitting as a Trustee for NABS (National Advertising Benevolent Society) & the Internet & Media Leadership Group of the Princes Trust.
In the 8 years at Google the on-line medium has grown from 7% of the UK advertising market to a third. Whilst he doesn’t take credit for all of this growth he is proud of the stronger relationships Google now has within the UK advertising and media.
Mark’s biggest challenge remains ensuring Google builds lasting & trusted relationships with its customers.
In his spare time Mark has turned from international oarsman in his youth to sprint triathlons and open water swimming, surviving the Classic Escape from Alcatraz swim in San Francisco Bay on 2 occasions – so you can throw as much cold water as you like at him, he’ll love it!
One of his challenges this year is the London to Paris 24hr cycle.
He was educated at University College London & now lives in Surrey, with his wife, three children & Daisy the Labradoodle.
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