Digital Visitor appoints Simon Jones as new managing director

From left to right: Client Services Director Laura Hartley, Senior Account Manager Simon Wreford Bush, Managing Director Simon Jones and Head of Paid Media Peter Marriot.

Digital Visitor, a leader in digital strategy and PR, has announced the appointment of Simon Jones as the new Managing Director. He brings over 25 years of experience in the sector with him to his new role.

Digital Visitor is pleased to announce that Simon Jones will be taking on the role of Managing Director. The agency, which is based in the UK, specialises in digital marketing for the travel and tourism industry. Digital Visitor was recently recognised as the ‘Best Digital Agency’ at London’s Travel Marketing Awards ceremony. It works with a range of progressive destinations, visitor attractions, accommodation options and tour companies.

Jones brings a great deal of knowledge and experience with him to the position. He spent 15 years working for attractions such as Merlin Entertainments and IMAX Cinemas, as well as taking on roles in the museum sector.  Jones then moved over to the agency side, where he has spent 10 years working on and delivering digital marketing strategies. In this time he has worked with a wide range of organisations.

Taking the agency forward

“I’ve been involved with Digital Visitor since its infancy and we’ve had a great journey so far.  I am thrilled to be tasked with the opportunity to take the agency forward even further,” says Jones. “I know the tourism sector well and I’m passionate about what it offers. By working with such fantastic destinations and experiences we get to introduce people to places of knowledge, inspiration, and excitement.

“Our team works hard to achieve high-quality results for our clients and to grow visitor numbers. I am proud of our achievements to date and look forward to many more in the future.”

The previous Managing Director, Anthony Rawlins will be moving to a new role. In his new position of Founding Director, he will focus on driving innovation and client strategy.

“Over the last few years, we have increasingly shifted our focus to the tourism sector, in particular, the attractions space in the UK,” says Rawlins. “Simon is uniquely qualified to drive the agency forward, with over 25 years of experience in the sector and there simply isn’t a person better suited for this role at such an exciting time for Digital Visitor.”

Digital Visitor was recently appointed as the official digital partner for the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA). The agency is proud to be working with ALVA, an exclusive organisation comprised of the UK’s most iconic, important and well-loved visitor attractions.