As part of the planned development of our sales strategy, today we are very pleased to announce the transfer of Catherine Stokes from her current job as Sales and Marketing Director of Bounce Sales and Marketing to become Nosy Crow’s first Head of Sales and Marketing.
Nosy Crow has outsourced its selling to Bounce Sales and Marketing since the launch of its first list in 2011. From the beginning of 2015, Nosy Crow will create an in-house Sales and Marketing Department under Catherine Stokes. A number of key accounts will, as a result of this, be represented solely by the new Nosy Crow team, but Bounce Sales and Marketing will continue to represent the company to a wide selection of accounts.
Kate Wilson, Nosy Crow’s Managing Director, said:
“We are delighted to have been able to attract Catherine to Nosy Crow to lead sales and marketing, and we’re so pleased to be able to combine this important step in Nosy Crow’s growth with an ongoing relationship with Bounce. It’s a testament to how well the relationship with Bounce is working for us that we looked to Catherine when we decided that the time had come to bring some of our key account selling in-house. She combines a depth of knowledge of the market with terrific publishing sensibilities and a wealth of marketing experience. We hugely look forward to building our sales and profile with her support.”
Catherine Stokes said:
“The opportunity to join such a fast-growing and dynamic publishing company, that has made such an impact on the children’s market, was one I couldn’t miss. And I am so pleased to be able to continue working closely with Robert and the rest of the Bounce sales team.”
Robert Snuggs, Bounce’s Managing Director, said:
“Everyone at Bounce is proud to have helped in the spectacular growth of Nosy Crow over the last four years. There is a great relationship between the two companies and we’re delighted that we will continue to support Kate, Catherine, the rest of the team at Nosy Crow and in particular their authors in the years to come.”
Catherine Stokes will join Nosy Crow on 19 January 2015. Until then, all sales enquiries should be directed to Bounce, and we will be in touch directly with those key accounts that Nosy Crow is planning to move in-house.
Bounce Sales and Marketing is the UK’s leading sales and marketing agency for children’s publishers. Founded in 2002, Bounce has one of the largest specialist sales teams in the country representing more than 30 children’s publishers.