UKTV’s Zoë Clapp joins Thinkbox board
London, 2 February 2017: Thinkbox announced today that Zoë Clapp, UKTV’s Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, is joining its board.
Clapp replaces Jan Gooze-Zijl, UKTV’s Chief Financial and Operations Officer, who was the previous UKTV Thinkbox board director.
The other board shareholder directors are Jonathan Allan, Sales Director, Channel 4; Kelly Williams, Managing Director of Commercial, ITV; John Litster, Managing Director, Sky Media; and Andrew Mallandaine, Sales Director, Turner Media innovations. Together, Thinkbox’s shareholders represent over 99% of commercial TV advertising revenue through their owned and partner TV channels.
The Thinkbox board is currently chaired by Andrew Mallandaine. The Chair is a rolling position which is held for a year before it passes to another Thinkbox shareholder director.
At UKTV, Clapp is responsible for the Communications, Creative, Digital, Marketing and Media departments. She is a member of the executive board and is in charge of maintaining and building on the viewership and reputation of UKTV’s network of award-winning brands. She also oversees UKTV’s in-house high-tech production facility.
Lindsey Clay: “I’m delighted to welcome Zoë who I know will bring enormous energy and talent and help us continue in our mission to get TV the credit it deserves. We’ve always been very lucky with our board. They challenge us, advise us and have always been an incredible support to Thinkbox in everything we do.”
Thinkbox is the marketing body for commercial TV in the UK, in all its forms. It works with the marketing community with a single ambition: to help advertisers get the best out of today’s TV.
As well as its five shareholders, Thinkbox also has a number of Associate Members. These are Discovery Networks Norway, Disney, London Live, RTL Group, TalkTalk, TAM Ireland, Think TV (Australia), thinktv (Canada), TNV Media (Poland), TV Globo (Brazil), TV2 (Norway) and Virgin Media. Discovery Networks UK & Ireland and STV also give direct financial support.
TV today has more to offer advertisers than ever before, not least because this growing medium remains at the heart of popular culture and advertising effectiveness. From understanding how audiences engage with TV advertising, uncovering what the latest technological developments mean, explaining innovative and affordable solutions, and encouraging creativity to providing the rigorous proof of effectiveness that advertisers need, Thinkbox is here to help businesses meet their marketing objectives.
In recent years, Thinkbox has won a number of awards including Media 360’s Industry Body of the Decade; Best Business to Business Marketing at The Marketing Society Awards for Excellence; the Grand Prix award for Best Media Research of the Year from the Media Research Group; the awards for Advertising and Media Research from the Market Research Society; Research Team of the Year from Mediatel; and its TV advertising has been awarded by The British Television Advertising Awards/ The British Arrows, the APA, D&AD and Creative Circle.
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