Chris Gawor joins Shpock as Head of Global Advertising Sales

Chris Gawor joins Shpock as Head of Global Advertising Sales

Online marketplace hires top industry expert

Chris Gawor is joining Shpock as Head of Global Advertising Sales to lead the Sales teams in the United Kingdom, Germany and Austria. He will further build the advertising business within one of the UK’s leading peer-to-peer marketplaces.

With more than 20-years’ experience in digital advertising, Chris Gawor has built successful sales teams across a variety of digital advertising businesses. His sales leadership background includes well-known digital brands including Auto Trader, Mail Online, and Orange as well as AdTech businesses such as Xaxis. At Auto Trader, Chris was responsible for building the agency sales display advertising business including defining the sales strategy and delivering against revenue growth expectations.

“We are very pleased to welcome Chris to the Shpock team. We have no doubt that with his experience he will be a great asset in selling our digital ad solutions and further growing our client base”, says Esteve Jané, Shpock CEO.

A perfect match for advertisers
Shpock is one of Europe’s leading peer-to-peer marketplaces with more than 10 million monthly active users. Shpock’s advertising products allow brands to interact with consumers at key points in their shopping journey, from upper funnel awareness campaigns all the way through to the point of purchase.

“Combining our products with a detailed understanding of actual search and purchase behaviour makes Shpock the perfect place to match the right advertising campaign with millions of consumers” says Jon Hatfield, Head of Advertising Products & Technology at Shpock. 

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About Shpock

Shpock is a mobile marketplace that brings millions of private buyers and sellers and local businesses together. The categories range from electronics, fashion and furniture to specialised interests such as cars and property.

Shpock has more than 10 million active users and over 2 billion page impressions. These numbers and regular #1 rankings in the App & Google Play Store in three core markets (UK, Germany, Austria) make Shpock one of Europe’s most dominant shopping apps. 

Facts and numbers

- Among the leading online marketplaces in three countries (UK, Germany, Austria)
- Over 10 Million active users monthly 
- Over 2 billion page impressions per month
- Products worth more than 1 billion pounds are being traded per year (2018)
- A multi-national team of 100+ people responsible for the success of the digital marketplace

Recent prizes
- Apple awarded ‘Best of 2017 App’ in the category ‘Sustainability’
- Google awarded Shpock the “Android App Excellence 2018“