Digital marketing agency PushON has appointed Paul Delaney as head of search.

Delaney was head of SEO at Vizeum, a leading media buying agency part of the Dentsu Aegis Network, before joining the Manchester-based agency.

With over nine years’ experience he has provided SEO strategy and management for a number of large global clients including Matalan, Nintendo and Lloyds Banking Group.

In his new role, Delaney will be responsible for managing PushON’s online marketing team, leading on client engagement and providing strategic direction on search campaigns.

“I am delighted to have joined PushON as head of search,” said Delaney.

“As part of my role, I aim to continually deliver quality, online marketing services for our clients to ensure we are delivering on our commitments, as well as grow the digital marketing business further.”

Simon Wharton, managing director of PushON, said: “Boasting nearly a decade of experience, Paul’s specialist set of skills and knowledge will be integral in driving the business forward and enthusing the team to continually deliver outstanding results for our clients.”

PushON is an ecommerce agency based in Manchester, with a global client base.

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It won the 2015 Digital Entrepreneur Award for Stand Out Agency of the Year and went on to win “utterly huge” contracts.

Wharton is also a founder of SASCon, Europe’s leading online marketing conference, and leads on a number of initiatives supporting education in the digital sector.