Manchester agency Degree 53 has made two senior hires to support its growth.
The agency, which moved to a new office in Steam Packet House last year after growing its team to 75, has brought in Natalie Merrison as commercial director and Steven Whelan as business development manager.
Merrison has 12 years of digital marketing experience and has previously managed the Betfred affiliate programme.
Whelan will take on new business and provide additional support to the existing team members. He joins from CDL.
Merrison said: “I’m delighted to be part of such a strong and dynamic company, and I look forward to building up on the progress the team have made so far. There are so many opportunities for us to pursue. We’re open to a number of other industries that we can apply our expertise to. Having a stronger commercial team will no doubt help broaden our reach and grow the business.”
Andrew Daniels, managing director at Degree 53, added: “We’ve experienced considerable growth as a business over the past year, winning new clients from Asia to North America, both in online gambling and other sectors. I’m really proud of our success and have even bigger plans for the future.
“This is a great opportunity to grow our commercial department to bring in new business and help Degree 53 enter new markets.”