TMG: JON BEATTIE TAKES ROLE AS CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

Published on March 2, 2018

TMG: JON BEATTIE TAKES ROLE AS CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

Co-founder and CEO of Marker takes on role to drive the Group-wide strategy of a joined up, platform approach

The Marketing Group PLC (“TMG” or the “Group”), today announces that Jon Beattie has taken on the role of Group chief technology officer reporting to Adam Graham, CEO. The new position reflects the Group’s focus on technology and its commitment to a platform approach as a global marketing company.

He will drive the technological backbone of the Group to unlock more opportunities for collaboration and to provide a seamless, unified approach for clients.

With responsibility for shaping TMG’s technology strategy for the Group’s agencies, Beattie will work with individual technology specialists within each agency to share best practice.

Beattie will combine his new role with his position as CEO and co-founder of TMG agency Marker. Through his role at Marker, a leading digital transformation, product development agency and games studio, Beattie has worked across a wide range of organisations and industries on digital projects in the USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

Adam Graham, CEO of TMG commented:

“This is an important step towards our vision of providing a platform approach to a global marketing network. Technology is absolutely core to our strategy moving forwards and Jon has demonstrated his expertise in this area. I look forward to working closely with Jon to build a truly differentiated, scalable solution for global marketing clients.”

On his additional role, Jon Beattie said:

“I am excited about the challenge of this role and believe passionately in the ability for technology and digital to create substantial shareholder and customer value. This has been the focus of my entire career. The significant advantage we have at TMG is that we are not constrained by legacy technology and systems, and so can apply an agile methodology to quickly deliver value across the group. My initial focus will be on building collaboration and communication within the group for the benefit of our clients.”