Jobs boost as agency plots European expansion

Jobs boost as agency plots European expansion

Digital marketing agency Rocket 9 has set out plans for expansion across Europe in the year ahead, creating 15 new jobs at its Newcastle HQ.

The firm, which provides marketing services to bingo and casino websites, has grown quickly since its launch in 2014, building up a workforce of 80-plus in the process.

It expanded into larger new offices at Newcastle Great Park last year and currently services 24 gaming sites across both the UK and Europe.

Over the next 12 months the company expects to break into a number of new European territories. It is also targeting several new niche markets in the UK and broadening its marketing channels to access players within foreign markets.

The company is currently looking to recruit affiliate partners to assist with European expansion - rocket9.co.ukaffiliates.


To facilitate its projected growth, Rocket 9 is looking to expand its team at its Newcastle base this year across its languages, marketing and frontline support teams.

It is aiming to recruit talented graduates and apprentices with marketing, digital marketing and customer relationship management experience, as well as European and Asian language speaking staff and selective senior hires.

Managing director Stephen Hare said: “As we increase our European presence, we are hoping to attract talented graduates within the North East, while also bringing in specialist language skills to add to our multinational team.

“The online gaming sector is growing rapidly across Europe and we are well placed to take advantage of this growth, bringing new and exciting opportunities to the North East.”

Rocket 9 offers a range of managed services to bingo and casino site operators, including acquisition, CRM, VIP Management, Fraud & Risk, customer services, chat room moderation, content management, graphic design and business intelligence.

Matthew Bramley, marketing manager, said: “We’ve made major gains in the organic search space. Taking three of our clients’ brands to the top of organic search for several key terms across the online casino market.

“2016 has also seen the launch of native apps for brands including Pink Casino, 21.co.uk and SlotBoss opening up a new acquisition and CRM channels for clients.”

The gross gaming revenue of the sites it services increased year-on-year by 37% from 2014 to 2015; today this figure is on track to make 2016 its best performing year.

Rocket 9 lists a number of major brands among its clients including Pink Casino, High 5 Casino, STV Bingo, and Health Bingo.

 

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