ESI Media appointed Andy Morley as its new Chief Digital Revenue Officer. Morley brings over twenty years of expertise across digital audiences, agency sales, programmatic buying and selling, tech delivery and data. He has held senior roles at Emap and The Telegraph, as well as technology companies Grapeshot and Telaria. He joins from adtech company Amobee, where he was Vice President of Sales in EMEA.
His remit includes continuing to build international revenues for ESI Media, across The Independent and Evening Standard digital portfolio.
Zach Leonard, MD, Digital, ESI Media:
Andy’s strategic and operational experience in leading early stage and established businesses, across both the UK and the US, will be invaluable to us as we drive further growth across our digital portfolio. In The Independent and Evening Standard we have two established, heritage brands, both committed to innovation as they continue to grow global audiences – a desirable commercial proposition.
After 10 years in ad tech working for some amazing businesses, it was going to take a special type of organisation to make me change direction in my career. The Independent and Evening Standard digital brands are growing rapidly, and are well set for exponential growth in the near future. The management and editorial teams have genuine global ambition for both brands, so it is a privilege to join the team at this exciting time.
Morley starts on 1 May, reporting to Zach Leonard, MD, Digital, ESI Media, and Jon O’Donnell, MD, ESI Commercial.
The Independent currently reaches 86 million unique browsers globally, with the Standard.co.uk reaching 30 million (Adobe Analytics, March 2019).
ESI Media is the commercial division of the London Evening Standard, The Independent and London Live. ESI Media has a monthly cross-platform UK reach of 21.6m adults.