BBC Worldwide’s commercial web service Beeb.com is on the lookout
for sales staff after posting a 20 per cent year-on-year increase in
first-quarter ad revenues.
The online brand is keen to push ahead with plans for expansion despite
the shock departure of founding directors Andy Conroy and Mike Clowes
Beeb.com has already increased its sales force substantially since the
beginning of the year after recruiting Matt Teeman as commercial
Recent additions to the five-strong team include Ruth Barry, formerly of
Good Homes, Lucy Elliot of Radio Times, and Beth Lewis from recruitment
consultancy Michael Page.
The sales posts are part of a spate of appointments across the
In late summer, Beeb.com aims to capitalise on its growing e-commerce
revenues with a broadcast, press and online promotional campaign
positioning it as ’the number one place to go shopping on the
’Our strategy is to become the UK’s premier e-commerce services
provider. We need to take people on as we gear up for this push,’ said
David Atter, sales and marketing director.
He added that the online brand had two vacancies ’and possibly more in
the near future’ for advertising managers.
He said Beeb.com was not looking for recruits with specialist
backgrounds: ’Good people are what we want - they can be from
television, radio or press.’
The recruits will manage e-commerce partnerships as well as handling
banner ad sales for the site’s shopping sections. These include Top
Gear, Holiday, Gardener’s World, Top of the Pops, Radio Times and Good
The latest ABC audit for Beeb.com listed the site as having close to 8.7
million page impressions per month and more than 402,000 unique
Beeb.com is wholly owned by BBC Worldwide, which generates income to
support revenue gained from the UK licence fee by marketing
programme-related products and services globally.