19 December 2012

Urban Airship Opens Office in London, UK

- Global leader in mobile push messaging 
- Nigel Arthur appointed UK Managing Director 
- Co-founder Michael Richardson relocates to London

Portland, OR and London – 19 December 2012 (Marketwire) - Urban Airship today announced the opening of its London office and the appointment of Nigel Arthur, as managing director of Urban Airship UK. Nestled in the creative and tech magnet building The Hospital Club in the Covent Garden area of London, Urban Airship UK will begin to rapidly build its team and expand the company's international customer base, which already accounts for 20 percent of Urban Airship's revenue. 

Nigel Arthur is a 20-year digital marketing software sales and services expert, who previously was the managing director of UK operations at ExactTarget -- a key Urban Airship partner. He has served in European sales leadership roles for Premiere Global Services, Responsys and WebTrends, spending the last eight years driving customers' online marketing success through the effective use of software and services. 

Urban Airship co-founder and director of partner strategy Michael Richardson, has relocated to London, joining digital and mobile expert and industry commentator Christian Howes, who along with Nigel form the initial team that will work to establish and grow Urban Airship's UK presence. 

"I was the first ExactTarget employee outside of North America and rapidly grew its London office to 58 employees with 300 percent revenue growth in just over a year," said Nigel Arthur, managing director Urban Airship UK. "Considering mobile's growth and Urban Airship's leadership position, I anticipate a brilliant year ahead.

Urban Airship enables brands to strengthen relationships with their always-connected customers using the most globally deployed mobile push messaging service to spark exceptional experiences, drive app engagement and increase customer loyalty and lifetime value. Its investors include Founder's Co-op, Foundry Group, Intel Capital, salesforce.com, True Ventures and Verizon. 

Source: Urban Airship