zanox/Affiliate Window: Appointment of new Executive Board finalizes integration of Europe’s largest performance marketing network to accelerate further growth
Following the November 2013 completed acquisition of Digital Window Ltd. operating in the UK under the brand of Affiliate Window, the Supervisory Board of ZANOX AG has made the decision to fully merge Affiliate Window and zanox into one organisation further consolidating the group’s position as Europe’s largest performance marketing network.
Over the past five years, zanox and Affiliate Window have collaborated to provide innovative affiliate marketing solutions for the industry. Bringing both organisations together under one management team will allow future collaborations to flourish for the benefit of all our partners.
From 15th September 2014, the current Digital Window executive team will transition to the ZANOX AG board and will comprise Mark Walters as CEO, Adam Ross as COO and Peter Loveday as CTO. Michael von Stern will remain as CFO.
After a phase of transition leaving ZANOX AG will be CEO Thomas Joosten, CSO Stefanie Lüdecke and CTO Christian Rebernik.
Andreas Wiele, Chairman of the zanox Supervisory Board and Member of the Executive Board of Axel Springer SE says: "I congratulate Mark Walters, Adam Ross and Peter Loveday on their new and enlarged roles within the zanox network. This merger will allow us to develop our commercial strategy, products and technologies more quickly and consistently. I would like to thank the leaving board members for their work in the Executive Board to lay the foundation for this step and their constant commitment during the entire acquisition and transition process.“
Arndt Groth, CEO of PubliGroupe says: "zanox and Affiliate Window are leaders in their respective markets. Combining the leadership structure of the two companies will further boost and strengthen the Group's position and result in greater cross-fertilisation to the benefit of all clients in all markets."
Mark Walters, new CEO ZANOX AG says: “The merging of Affiliate Window and zanox allows us to drive innovation at an even faster pace as well as provide harmonised, highly sophisticated service across all our markets. Through sticking to the core values of Service, Technology, Innovation, Ethics, and Performance that have made us successful, we will take the zanox Group to new levels.”
zanox Group comprises zanox, Affiliate Window, Metrigo and eProfessional. It is the leading performance marketing network in Europe, headquartered in Berlin with more than 600 employees. The company was founded in 2000 and has offices in the UK, US, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Poland and Brazil, providing unrivalled global coverage for its clients. zanox connects companies from all industries and sectors that sell products or services online with its extensive network of publishers, and is a specialist in Cost-per-Acquisition marketing where its customers only pay when publishers successfully sell on their behalf. The company is owned by Axel Springer SE, with a shareholding of 52.5%, and the Swiss PubliGroupe AG with 47.5%.
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