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Forward3D names Gary Reid as new CTO

Previous Board Director of media agency Carat, Gary Reid brings 15 years of industry experience to the new role at Forward3D.

Forward3D  is appointing Gary Reid to the new role of CTO. Gary will be responsible for building on the success of Forward3D’s strong tech and agile approach and will be responsible for the development and roll out of all technology across search, social, display and linguistics.

Gary joins Forward3D from technology start-up E2 where he had built a global client base across SEO and Social Technology. He brings extensive digital experience from several senior digital agency roles, including: Head of Search and Board Director at media agency Carat and Director of Search performance at TradeDoubler’s ‘The Search Works’, where Gary successfully built its pan-European SEO business. Gary has worked with brands including Vodafone, Nokia, Santander and Vauxhall.

Gary’s arrival as CTO signals Forward3D’s on going commitment to streaming channels and improving the service delivered to clients.

Martin McNulty, Managing Director at Forward3D, says: “Gary’s extensive industry experience will be a great asset in integrating and streamlining the channels at Forward3D to ensure the best possible service for our clients.

“We aim to help grow brands through integrated online marketing, advanced analytics and website optimisation. Forward3D promises the next generation of marketing – driving over 200 million monthly visitors, in over 40 markets and 23 languages for our clients. As our new CTO, Gary will be pivotal to our ongoing success.”

Gary Reid, new CTO at Forward3D, says: “I have known the Forward3D team for some time and I’m delighted to be joining them. They have an unparalleled reputation for agile working, technical innovation and a desire to put technology and data at the heart of their offering. I’m coming on board at a very exciting time and will be able to play a key role in taking this dynamic agency to the next level and to see it deliver the next generation of marketing.”

Forward3D began life in 2004 as TrafficBroker – an agency specialising in paid search and affiliate marketing. By 2009, TrafficBroker was recognised by the Sunday Times as one of the UK’s fastest growing private technology companies.

Rebranded as Forward3D in 2009, the company has grown to become an award-winning agency specialising in fully integrated online solutions. Forward3D brings best in class online marketing, combined with sophisticated real time reporting. It is part of the Forward Internet Group Limited, a privately funded collection of internet-based businesses focused on consumer engagement and innovation.

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Elisa Hill 0203 2148454


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