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New hires at marketplace amp

marketplace amp, based in Bury St Edmunds, specialists in all aspects of setting up, optimising and amplifying online marketplaces, has appointed client services senior executive, Peter Cruz, and digital intern, Robert Mihai Amarandi.

Peter, former sales account manager for Bury St Edmunds based luxury travel agent Britain’s Finest, brings with him a wealth of experience in search engine optimisation and client services. He has spent the last three years refining strategies to embrace emerging marketing trends. Peter will provide national account management, consumer insight and growth strategies for a range of clients, including Shake That Weight, Plant Theatre, Unigloves and Sage Brown.

Robert Amarandi and Peter Cruz at marketplace amp
Robert Amarandi and Peter Cruz (Photo: Allison Johnson Photography)

A business administration and management student at the University of Suffolk, Robert will be researching industry trends in vertical markets, preparing white papers and assisting agency-wide with analytics and reporting. He arrives with a keen entrepreneurial flair that saw him successfully build, market and trade via his own webstore, cattyCare.

marketplace amp’s creative director, Aime Anderson, said: “Peter and Robert join at a key point in the agency’s growth. Peter’s knowledge and experience will be vital as we continue our ambitious plans to grow and develop e-commerce solutions for our clients, and Robert’s research and analytical skills make them a formidable team!”

The expansion of the team arrives as marketplace amp takes on a number of new clients: Lintbells, Plant Theatre and Sage Brown. The agency is currently launching a recruitment drive and is looking to double in size by 2020. The 13-strong team based in the UK is supported by multilingual teams based in France, Germany, Italy and Spain.

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