Friday, April 17th, 2009

Search marketing leader e-Channel today announced the appointment of another key senior executive as the company grows to meet increasing demand for strategic search engine marketing. The former Director of Search at Universal McCann, Johnny Kairouz, has been appointed Director of Search, heading up e-Channel’s Agency Management division.

The announcement follows on last month’s appointment of industry veteran Guy Wayland as Head of Search.

e-Channel’s General Manager, Grant Goodall, said, “Johnny is a great addition to the national leadership team located in Sydney. His extensive search experience will contribute to our aggressive growth strategies. Johnny is well known in the search industry and is often referred to as ‘Johnny Search’ by his peers.”

Having worked in online marketing for over 10 years specialising in search marketing for seven years, Mr Kairouz works both with agencies and directly with clients to position search as a key component of implementing better marketing and advertising strategies within businesses.

At Universal McCann, he helped companies including Microsoft, the Australian Federal Government, Cathay Pacific, AMP and MasterCard to adopt search marketing strategies, both as standalone campaign drivers and within complex media schedules.

“Johnny helps both agency and client better understand how search marketing can best achieve marketing goals,” Mr Goodall said.

Mr Kairouz said that e-Channel “ticks all the boxes”. “It's rare to find such a good fit of philosohphy and vision," he said.

"Add to this what I believe to be the market’s best technology, Dynamic Creative, with proven performance for some very aggressive KPI-driven clients, I am the kid in the sweet factory.  e-Channel gives media agencies a level of strategy and performance that would otherwise be too expensive to deliver for clients who are leaders in their markets and who need to command a leadership position in search marketing.”

Prior to Universal McCann, Johnny was the Online Sales Manager with Reed Business responsible for the introduction of the search emphasis in Business Directories Infolink and Ferret. In 2004, Johnny headed up Search at Tempest Media and in 2002 received his search introduction with Australia’s then leading search agency Hitwise.


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e-Channel online

e-Channel online is Australia’s premier search engine marketing and optimisation agency, delivering highly relevant, targeted search engine marketing campaigns and search engine optimisation for its clients. e-Channel’s innovative search engine marketing platform, DynamicCreative™, is a powerful, patented campaign optimisation tool that assists large database-driven websites gain a competitive advantage by ensuring campaign relevance and increasing click volume and ad response without the extra cost.
Leila Henderson
P: 08 8121 5264
M: 0414 697 071


Search marketing firm e-Channel continues to expand, with Johnny Kairouz (aka Johnny Search) joining the industry's classiest search team. Pics available on request.



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