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Top Ecommerce expert Sam Lindner joins Celtica Media as MD

September 30, 2013 Appointments No Comments Email Email

egtmedia59Taking over from John Alwyn-Jones, who will concentrate more on his cruise and other online on location activities.

Top ecommerce specialist Sam Lindner has joined CelticaMedia as Managing Director, taking over from John Alwyn-Jones, who will support Lindner, while concentrating more on his cruise and other on line TV, on location activities and other interests and activities.

Footsteps in AsiaJohn Alwyn-Jones said that he was delighted that Sam Lindner had joined CelticaMedia in the role of Managing Director, to take over spearheading and driving activity, including Global Travel Media on location programmes, advertising and PREVU and ICE Portal hotel and resort rich media programmes, plus other exciting initiatives in the pipeline.

Sam and his wife have recently relocated to Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, a big change from his last post in Jakarta.  Sam is recognised as a highly skilled senior marketing professional with many years of marketing and digital media experience, including country and international operation responsibilities, based in Sydney, London, Jakarta and now in Queensland.

Most recently he was Senior Group Director of Ecommerce for Swiss-Belhotel International based in Jakarta, responsible for the Ecommerce, distribution and online marketing for Swiss-Belhotel International and their 40+ hotels across SEA, Middle East and China.

Prior to that he was Australian Marketing & Country Manager for Asia’s largest international travel search engine, where he was responsible for launching and running the business in Australia and he has also held other senior roles including General Manager and Head of Digital during his many years within digital media agencies.

Along with Sam’s deep knowledge of the ecommerce, digital marketing and online travel landscape he is also an experienced photographer and has also completed TV Presenter courses at NIDA in Sydney, all of which will help Sam be a driving force behind CelticaMedia’s next exciting and creative business direction.

Sam said, “I am not only thrilled to have moved to the Sunshine Coast with my wife at this very exciting time for us as we are expecting our first child, but I am also thrilled to be joining CelticaMedia to help drive the future of that very exciting business, with tremendous opportunities ahead.”

“In addition, through the power of the digital world in which we now, plus in my case the proximity of the excellent Sunshine Coast and Brisbane Airports, it means that it is much easier for professionals like me to live in great family and lifestyle locations, yet undertake exciting and stimulating senior roles, in this case my new role as MD of CelticaMedia.”

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