Blackjack Promotions appoints internal recruits to senior positions

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Blackjack Promotions, an airport staffing and travel retail agency, has promoted two members of its team to senior positions, both within a year of joining the business. Andy DeVito (left) has been appointed head of experiential, while Fiona Tindall (right) becomes head of domestic retail.

DeVito returned to Blackjack in 2016 as account director, having previously worked for the company from 2010 to 2014. In his new role, DeVito will continue to oversee his work in the integration of creative, design, planning, logistics and staffing services, while also managing Blackjack’s entire experiential operation.

“Experiential activations are a key part of the overall marketing mix and with more and more new exciting technology coming to market, the potential for brands is incredible,” said DeVito. “This is a fantastic opportunity and I’m truly relishing the challenge to drive our experiential activity forward.”

Tindall joined the business as an account manager in August 2016 from World Duty Free, where she worked as a customer service manager at London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5. In her newly-created role as head of domestic retail, Tindall will draw on her retail expertise, which includes working for fashion retailer Gap, to oversee the growth of Blackjack’s Domestic Retail division.

“Retail is my passion and being promoted to head up our domestic team is a dream come true,” said Tindall. “Using my extensive experience in this space, the new division will focus on securing new retail contracts and working in collaboration with Andy and the experiential team to deliver exceptional events and experiences for our clients.”

Commenting on both appointments, Sally Alington, managing director, Blackjack Promotions, said, “I’m delighted to be able to acknowledge Andy and Fiona for their fine work since joining Blackjack. The appointments show the depth of talent we enjoy across the business. I wish them both every success in their new roles.”

Written by Dan Symonds

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