Clear Channel UK appoints ITV’s Sarah Speake as Chief Marketing Officer
Clear Channel UK this month announced it has appointed Sarah Speake to the new post of Chief Marketing Officer.
Reporting to CEO Andrew Morley, Sarah will join the outdoor media owner’s UK management board with responsibility for driving all Marketing strategy across Clear Channel’s next generation product portfolio.
Sarah joins Clear Channel from ITV where she was Director of Commercial Marketing and Research. Prior to ITV, Sarah spent seven years at Google in a variety of senior roles, most recently as Strategic Marketing Director.
Sarah said “I’m excited to be joining Clear Channel at a critical stage in their trailblazing investment in the out-of-home sector. With the recent innovative launches of Storm, Adshel Live and PlayLondon, I see a superb opportunity for advertisers and agencies to use out-of-home to test creative boundaries and create an even deeper sense of engagement with consumers. Equally, the fact that Clear Channel partnerships are underpinned by such a ground-breaking delivery system as Play IQ, is inevitably attractive for any data-driven Marketer.”
Andrew Morley, CEO of Clear Channel UK said “We are delighted to have further strengthened our senior leadership team with Sarah’s appointment. Sarah brings a wealth of experience to the role. Not only is she commercially and technically savvy, she also joins us with a well-deserved reputation as a motivator, coach and mentor.
“I look forward to Sarah joining the team at what is a key time for Clear Channel as we roll-out our nationwide digital proposition.”
Sarah is a member of the Marketing Society Board, WACL (Women in Advertising & Communications London) and a mentor for the Cherie Blair Foundation.
In 2011 she won the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s award for Female Marketing Leader of the Year.
Sarah will take up her new role in early March.