Accell North America Announces Omnichannel Brand and Digital Leader in Stuart Johnson
February 28, 2018
Kent, Wash. (February 28, 2018) – Today, Accell North America (ANA) announces Stuart Johnson as its Chief Marketing and Digital Officer (CMO, CDO). This newly created position supports ANA’s recently launched 2018 Consumer-Centric Omnichannel Strategy, offering a new retail partnership opportunity for today’s modernized Independent Bicycle Dealer (IBD).
In a Jan. 19 announcement in Bicycle Retailer & Industry News (BRAIN), ANA unveiled the details of its omnichannel strategy to the North America bicycle wholesale market. The program creates opportunity for IBDs by positioning them as a critical point of entry for today’s connected consumer while protecting them from risk that have historically been brought through bicycle vendor relationships.
IBD’s continue to adopt the program’s low- to no-risk access to carrying ANA’s winning bike brand portfolio while offering fulfillment for online orders. The program is powered by ANA’s traffic-generating brand marketing as well as transparency in partnership and pricing.
“Our new omnichannel strategy is 110% about positioning the IBD to successfully engage and serve today’s connected bicycle consumer. My role is to help this company and team create and deliver exceptional brand experiences for the end consumer and renew growth for the company and our IBD customers alike. I’m fired up to build on the successful launch of ANA’s omnichannel strategy in 2018 and beyond,” Johnson said.
As CMO/CDO, Johnson will drive integration and consistency across all consumer touch-points through combined leadership over brand, product, end-consumer and wholesale customer experience. He will focus on leading brand management – including product portfolio and innovation – online channel and consumer experience as well as customer care.
Johnson is an award-winning business leader with over two decades in traditional strategy, brand management and innovation ranging from leading global consumer brands to start-ups. He has repeatedly led businesses to double- and triple-digit growth during his career, and his experience traverses multiple industries, including: consumer packaged goods, food & beverage, retail, ecommerce, athletic footwear and apparel, and sporting goods.
A graduate of University of Colorado in Boulder with an MBA from Babson Graduate School of Business, Johnson is also an accomplished ultra-distance athlete.
ABOUT ACCELL NORTH AMERICA (ANA):
ANA is the North American arm of the Accell Group, the leading bicycle company in Europe, and the global leader in ebike. The Accell Group is one of the most stable, largest bicycle companies in the world, and is the parent company of Raleigh Bicycles, and the Raleigh Electric bicycles, iZip and Haibike ebike brands, as well as Diamondback and Redline bicycles. ANA is also the largest investor in Beeline, a mobile channel franchise opportunity that also offers IBD’s a powerful tech platform, yielding very strong data that will continue to strengthen ANA’s new omnichannel program.
For more information on ANA’s Omnichannel Strategy, contact Tabi Adkins: TAdkins@accellna.com.
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