Sales Newcomer of the Year

Winner

Lauren Alderton

Collective UK

Summary

Only nine months into her media sales career, Lauren has far exceeded our expectations. In that time, she has demonstrated an outstanding ability to service large agencies such as Mediacom and significantly grow our independent agency hub by 289%. Her infectious personality and attention to servicing garnished from previous experience in account management has contributed to the rest of the team significantly upping their game.

With one sales promotion already under her belt, Lauren is on steep path to becoming one media’s best sales people.

Highly Commended

Stefan Dimov

Oath

Summary

Stefan has made a significant impact to the Yahoo business internally through revenue generation, culture and process change, and externally through his work growing the Blue 449 business (Q1 2017 to Q2 2017 - 96% revenue growth H1 revenue - £586k).

Stefan is widely acknowledged as THE Superstar on the sales floor. He is widely respected for his professional attributes and for his dedication and infectious, positive and creative personality and drive. His results to date and obvious potential for future development and growth in the industry are by far superior to any previous candidates we have ever had.

 

Aysha Thompson

Rocket Fuel

Summary

Aysha has been an integral part of growing the Rocket Fuel Manchester office from a team of 2 to a team of 6 over the last 2 years – resulting in 2976% growth in gross revenue.

As a Platform Consultant Aysha has enabled her clients to take their programmatic operations in house, supporting them through the transition.

"Aysha is amazing when it comes to helping out with the accounts. Always quick to respond and has lots of useful tips. She also regularly sends proactive emails if she notices anything." Maria Yiangou, Associate Director at All Response Media

 

Matt Wilkinson

iotec Global

Summary

In September 2016 iotec took a leap of faith and hired Matt Wilkinson as Sales Executive. Matt had never worked in programmatic sales before but in a short period of time he has proven himself as an intelligent and eager employee who believes in and holds true to our values as a transparent and ethical business. In eight months Matt has made headways building trusted relationships across his agency patch and consistently delivers substantial revenue growth. Matt remains in the top three sales performers three months straight and is a fantastic asset to the iotec team.

 

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