Gwyn Jones, former CEO of advertising agency Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH), will join global content marketing specialists Quill, as Non-Executive Chairman. He brings almost three decades of creative industry experience to the role after spending 27 years at BBH, the globally renowned creative agency.
In this part time role, Jones will support the expansion of Quill’s global customer base, building on its current year on year growth rates of over 300%. Jones will work with Founder and CEO, Ed Bussey to consolidate Quill’s position as a leader in the European market and to continue the development of their unique capability to deliver bespoke content across an unparalleled number of topics and languages, at scale.
Jones’ appointment follows a succession of senior management hires at Quill following a £5m capital raise led by Smedvig Capital in 2014. These include Chief Technology Officer, Andy Britcliffe, Chief Financial Officer, Kevin Deeley, VP Product, Nazma Ali and directors from market leading brands such as Amazon and the BBC.
Ed Bussey, founder of Quill, comments:
“Gwyn’s appointment is a huge vote of confidence for both Quill and the rapidly emerging content marketing industry. His understanding of the complex problems businesses are facing as they attempt to become publishers will help us consolidate our position as a trusted content partner for brands and agencies around the world.
“Quill’s rapid growth trajectory reflects the ever-increasing value placed on quality content marketing. Post a career spent at one of the world’s leading agencies, Gwyn shares our passion for quality and his experience in the creative industry will power our growth as leaders in our field.”
Gwyn Jones, chairman of Quill, adds:
“So many brands now face the need to create and refresh a huge volume of content online, and to do so in multiple formats and languages. Quill is approaching this problem in a completely new way. They have built a unique capability and software that delivers quality, at scale, in a very cost effective manner. Consequently the business is in an extremely dynamic phase of growth.