I have no doubt that Simon will be highly instrumental to our success.
London, UK (PRWEB) April 15, 2010
Savoo.co.uk, one of the fastest-growing voucher code sites, which features offers such as Dell discount codes, has appointed Simon Bird as the second UK-based person to join its team as UK Director of Retail Partnerships. Bird’s appointment is testament to Savoo’s heavy investment in working towards their goal of becoming number one in the UK voucher space, replicating the success of savings.com, their US parent company.
With Over 10 years of international and strategic commercial development with B2B and B2C markets, Simon’s business development expertise will be essential to developing key merchant partnerships for Savoo.co.uk.
Savoo.co.uk’s parent company, Savings.com, was founded in 2007, and has developed a number of media and exclusive retailer partnerships, including New York Daily News, The Oprah Winfrey Network, Gap and Old Navy clothing, delivering over £300m of revenue to its customers this year.
Birds’ role will be to work closely with UK retailers and networks to maximise the value received through affiliate channels. In his role he will initiate and build mutually beneficial partnerships advising on strategy and helping merchants to achieve their goals in the online retail and voucher space, securing deals such as Argos vouchers. All this being part of Savoo’s aggressive growth strategy that will replicate the huge success Savings.com has experienced in the U.S. over the last two years.
“Vouchers have grown significantly in popularity in the last year, representing opportunities for retailers despite the market downturn in terms of strengthening brand loyalty and awareness,” commented Bird, “I am excited to join the team and look forward to building Savoo’s leading position in the market.”
Bird began his career working in business development for online technology companies sixteen years ago. He began his merchant relationship career working for Softpoint Multimedia UK Ltd where he developed online loyalty and acquisition programmes for online data collection sites and Internet Service Providers including AOL. Prior to joining Savoo, he was a Brand Sales Manager at Affiliate Window (part of Digital Window), one of the largest Affiliate Networks in the UK. Bird was involved in securing large online merchants to the affiliate marketing network as well as developing strategic relationships with the UK's top digital and interactive agencies. In this role he secured over 300 brand partnerships, driving gross profits in excess of £1.5m (in their first year on the network). High profile wins included Sky, BA, Boden & New Look.
“We are pleased to have someone of Simon’s calibre to strengthen our team. His background in securing affiliate and major online merchants is exactly what we need to achieve our goal of repeating our US success story in the UK voucher industry,” commented Loren Bendele, CEO of Savoo.co.uk, "I have no doubt that Simon will be highly instrumental to our success.”
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Savoo.co.uk is a free, online voucher site that allows people to save on almost anything that they want to buy online.
Savoo.co.uk’s dedicated team of Deal Hunters scours the web to find top offers in every category, from designer clothes and baby gear to big screen TVs and gourmet food. Savoo.co.uk currently offers approximately 5,000 unique, active vouchers, with opportunities to save everyday on major brands, such as Apple, Amazon, Argos, Dell, Debenhams, Figleaves, Tesco, etc. If consumers are too embarrassed to use vouchers in public, then Savoo.co.uk is also a ‘discreet’ way for them to save lots of money on all of their purchases.
Savoo.co.uk’s mission is to be a true consumer champion by offering consumers the straightest, simplest road to the best deals online, as well as by offering lots of exclusive deals.
Visitors to Savoo.co.uk can add tips and great deals and become a Savoo.co.uk Deal Expert, earning the respect and admiration of fellow members. Or they can contribute to the community by voting and commenting on deals, which also lets the Deal Experts know they appreciate their savings savvy.
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