We have appointed Performance Director Nick Handley, expanding our search offering into paid media and Amazon marketplace.

Nick Handley has held senior leadership positions at Fluid Commerce and m/SIX, leading on paid media activation and strategy. The appointment of Handley comes as we expand our offerings across social, SEO, PR and content - incorporating creativity into paid media.

Carrie Rose, our CEO and Co-Founder, says:

“The search industry has lost sight of drivers, with less spend on TV and more on digital. We need to be considering the full customer journey of making a purchasing decision - including the very start of driving search in the first place.

"Our new paid media offering is a huge part of influencing consumer search behaviour, converting customers and building brands worth searching for across channels including Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Amazon, Google, Pinterest and more.”

From building paid teams to leading search and social, Nick has a wealth of experience leading client work for TalkTalk, Tommee Tippee and Moda Furnishings, among various others.

On Nick’s appointment, Carrie Rose said:

"I am thrilled to welcome Nick to the Rise at Seven team as our Performance Director. As we build our integrated paid offering globally, Nick's experience will be hugely valuable to offering a completely different approach and bringing a fresh way of combining data and creativity with paid strategies.

"With a huge amount of experience working in all things performance, Nick brings an immense amount of value to Rise at Seven's search-first creative offering and is a great example of the direction the agency is heading in.”

Performance Director Nick Handley also had this to say about joining the team:

“Joining the Rise team felt like a natural move for me after meeting Carrie, Stephen and the other senior team members. They all share the common values and vision that I have and I'm thrilled to join the team and build our paid offering for Rise and their clients from the ground up.

"I'm excited to provide our clients with an integrated paid strategy that amplifies the amazing work done across social, SEO, PR and content."