Founder and MD at Ascending Media
Jon has been working in Digital Marketing since 1997, first agency side, working for Latitude Digital Marketing as one of the original core team members. Then he moved to MediaVest, part of Starcom Mediavest (now part of Aegis), and grew their Search department from around 20 to over 40 people, including setting up the SEO team.
In his time heading up Marin Software in the EMEA region, Jon helped grow the company; doubling the international revenues, opening new offices and assisted developing the product offering. Also he was part of the exec management team taking Marin Software through IPO in March 2013.
As VP & MD EMEA at Marin Software the company won the following awards:
Best PPC Management Software – UK Search Awards in 2011, 2013 and 2014
Best PPC Management Software – European Search Awards 2012, 2013 and 2015
Best Use of Search – Finance with Moneysupermarket.com at European Search Awards in 2014
Best use of PPC Innovation with Moneysupermarket.com at the DADI Awards in 2014
More recently Jon has been responsible for DeepCrawl Global Customers and Staff in 2 offices in UK and US. Driving growth of revenue in new business sales, retention of customers, and adoption of the platform and global marketing of the company and product. I was also a member of the Senior Leadership team and the board. Helping take the company through a Series A investment round (June 17) and establishing the ground for more investment.
In my time there we won a total of 3 awards for best in class in SEO Software and personally picked up the UK Search Personality of the Year Award in 2017 for my efforts.
Jon is seen as a thought leader in the digital marketing industry and speaks, keynotes, chairs and moderates at industry events worldwide. Jon is a regular judge at notable industry awards in the UK, US and Europe. He contributes regularly to the online and offline digital marketing and mainstream press, as well as trains, mentors and supports up and coming marketers.