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Teads boosts senior team with two new UK hires

The Global Media Platform Teads has announced the appointment of Clare Rush as VP Agency Development, and Dan Best as Industry Director FMCG, to Teads UK. The company has also made a number of promotions including Ryan Cook to Deputy Managing Director, with Melisa Jones taking over as Head of Marketing for the UK and Netherlands as Graham Alexander moves to Global Director, Communications and PR. 

With a depth of experience in media, Best will be responsible for expanding Teads’ relationships with FMCG clients in the UK, while Rush will be tasked with driving business growth and new revenue development for the company. 

Clare Rush, VP Agency Development at Teads comments: “I’m excited to join a company which is growing and providing such outstanding service to its clients. With my experience of working as Chief Revenue Officer at one of the biggest online publishers, I’m looking forward to building on the incredible success at Teads and being part of its future growth.” 

Dan Best, Industry Director FMCG at Teads comments: “I’m thrilled to be joining Teads and have the opportunity to apply my expertise to boost its FMCG offering. The company has been agile over the last twelve months and as a result grown its products and services. I’m looking forward to working with the entire team and being part of an organisation which is thriving.” 

Rush joins Teads after serving two years as a consultant for the company. She started her career at IPC magazines and worked for Gruner & Jahr and Nat magazines before moving to MEC (now Wavemaker). Prior to her consultant work with Teads, Rush worked at DMGT as Chief Revenue Officer at the MailOnline. 

Before joining Teads, Best was part of the Unruly executive team responsible for the most successful exit of a UK adtech business to date for $176 million to News Corp. Most recently he was Head of Advertising EMEA for WildBrain Spark, the largest independent global kids and family media company. 

Justin Taylor, MD Teads UK comments: “It’s a pleasure to welcome Clare and Dan to the Teads team, all of whom are incredibly experienced and the best in field when it comes to driving business outcomes. I’d also like to congratulate Melisa, Ryan, and Graham on their well deserved promotions. All three have been a real asset to the team over the years, especially in the past year which has undoubtedly been one of the most challenging for the whole industry. 

“Despite the pandemic and the disruption it has caused to businesses across the globe, Teads has not only been resilient, but is thriving. This is testament to the amazing group of people who make up the company. Without their hard work and dedication, we wouldn’t be where we are today.” 

Teads is a client of Bluestripe Communications, owned by the Bluestripe Group, publishers of New Digital Age