Jamie Riddell made his name as the far-sighted, entrepreneurial co-founder of UK company Cheeze Ltd.
In 1996, Jamie was one of a handful of marketing pioneers harnessing the emerging web, encouraging clients such as Cable & Wireless and Exchange & Mart to add the web to their marketing mix. Working for the Media Business (now Mediacom) Jamie was the agency's first digital pioneer.
After successive roles growing the budgets and client involvement in Digital Direct Marketing at Evans Hunt Scott and Grey Interactive, Jamie launched his own Digital Direct Marketing Agency, Cheeze Ltd. in 1999.
From the initial £5000 investment, Jamie [as one part of the original management] grew the agency to deliver £12m billing in 2006, with 30 staff in 3 offices around the UK.
Jamie consulted for clients on various aspects of web marketing from advanced SEO strategies to content lead social media strategies. A constant digital innovator, Jamie was always at the forefront of trying new technologies, sites or gadgets to ensure his experience is always at the cutting edge.
Regularly listed in the NMA Top 20 Digital Agencies and twice listed in the Sunday Times Tech Track 100 fastest growing technology companies (2005, 2006), the agency attracted the acquisition attention, becoming part of The Digital Marketing Group plc. in January 2007. [digi.l]
In 2009, Jamie stepped down from group to focus on other interests.
2010 has seen the launch of Digital Tomorrow Today, a future looking consultancy for brands and businesses.
Jamie is also actively involved in a number of supporting projects including the position of Technology Editor for DMi International Magazine and will be announcing new projects and non exec positions through Autumn 2010.
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