London, UK & Palo Alto, Calif., February 23, 2007 -- SearchRev, a leading developer and provider of Search Engine Marketing (SEM) technology solutions, today announced the appointment of Kate Burns as Board Advisor to its newly established London based European Operation. Previously Burns founded and grew Google’s European operations, starting in 2001 and building it in five years to a team of over 200 and delivering over $1.5 billion in revenue.
In her new role at SearchRev, Burns will work closely with Joint Managing Directors Mark Hindmarsh and Peter Jones, who recently established SearchRev Europe, to position the company as a major SEM technology solutions provider to media agencies, in-house PPC teams and specialist SEM agencies.
“I have looked at a number of credible companies in this market space,” says Burns, “but the Precision View platform offered by SearchRev appears to be exactly what the European market needs. I am excited to help deliver this solution to new customers.”
In addition to her experience with Google, Burns also worked at Alta Vista and DoubleClick in Europe.
“We are extremely pleased and very fortunate to have Kate working with us,” states Eduardo Llach, SearchRev Founder and COO. “Her background, network and knowledge of the search landscape will be invaluable in assisting us with the development and expansion of our European business.”
“For us in the UK office, having Kate join our team further validates SearchRev’s world class SEM technology solution which consistently outperforms its rivals while over delivering for clients,” says co-managing director Peter Jones. “The market has already responded well to the arrival of SearchRev in Europe and now with Kate coming on board, we are an even stronger competitor.”
SearchRev Europe enters a very robust market. According to a recent Online Adspend Study, the Paid Search market in the UK and Europe has grown over 40 percent between 2005 and 2006. Although official figures for the current year have not been published, some estimate the total bill for UK paid search in 2006 to top $2.2 billion, an increase of 65 percent over the previous year.
SearchRev is the performance leader in search engine marketing. As the performance leader, the company has proven results showing that its own patent-pending technology platform consistently doubles client revenues while increasing profits by an average of 52 percent. SearchRev licenses its SEM tools and also manages large scale search engine marketing campaigns for clients such as Yahoo!, Shutterfly, Real Networks and Safeway. SearchRev is headquarted in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the United States, Central America and London, UK.
For more information, contact - Jeff King, Director of Marketing, SearchRev, 650-213-8500 x113, or Peter Jones in the UK office at Suite 424, Linen Hall, 162 – 168 Regent Street, London, W1B 5TE - +44 (0) 845 6024950 email@example.com or visit www.searchrev.com.