GB: Gumtree strenghtens in-house with new UK PR manager

Online classified ads site Gumtree has appointed Titus Thomson as UK PR Manager. In the new role Thomson will lead strategy, campaigns and the press office for the classified site after a year as PR and marketing manager at supply chain standards organisation GS1 UK.

The eBay-owned brand recently ended a four-year relationship with 3 Monkeys by taking its comms in-house. Thomson reports to Sam Diamond, head of brand and comms at Gumtree.

In addition to generating quarterly consumer campaigns and managing Gumtree’s press office, Thomson will build relationships with B2B media across the areas of motors, property and recruitment. Previously, he worked at Bite Communications where he managed PR campaigns for Nokia, Sony Professional, AMD and Box.

Gumtree is an extensive network of online classifieds and community websites. Classified ads are either free or paid for depending on the product category and the geographical market. Sellers may promote their listing through featured placements on the homepage or under product categories.

2013
UK PR Manager
2012
PR and Marketing Manager
2010
Senior Account Executive