HOUSTON, June 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Nobilis Health Corp. (NYSE MKT: HLTH) ("Nobilis" or the "Company") announced today the appointment of Phil Ayres as Vice President of Marketing. Mr. Ayres' primary responsibility will be managing and further developing the Company's direct-to-consumer (DTC) platform used to market the Company's nine nationally branded surgical procedures.
Mr. Ayres most recently served as the Director of Marketing for Travelocity, where he successfully developed a digital-based marketing strategy focused on maximizing performance through audience retargeting and digital platform customization. During his tenure, Mr. Ayres led Travelocity's search engine optimization (SEO) channel through a period of exponential growth while completely redesigning the company's display, retargeting and social direct response efforts, with a rigorous focus on vendor expansion and channel conversion optimization. These efforts resulted in improved performance across the Marketing Division, while saving the company tens of millions annually in reduced marketing spend.
Prior to his role at Travelocity, Mr. Ayres was the Director of Online Marketing at Hotels.com where he oversaw digital marketing operations in North America and led his team to numerous awards and nominations, including Advertiser of the Year, Innovator of the Year and Hotels.com's Gold Star Award, which the company reserves for the top 1% of its performers.
"As our marketing platform becomes more technology driven, Phil's addition to our team allows us to capitalize on his experience and improve our marketing platform. We believe the experience Phil possesses in designing and implementing digital-based marketing campaigns on a global level makes him tailor-made for this very important role," said Kenneth Efird, President of Nobilis. "Throughout the course of his career, Mr. Ayres has shown the ability to improve marketing operational efficiency through dedicated application of specific SEO tactics and network analytics. As Nobilis continues to scale its marketing programs, Mr. Ayres' leadership and proven ability to reduce customer acquisition cost through technology will impact the Company's performance."
About Nobilis Health Corp.
Nobilis (www.NobilisHealth.com) is a full-service healthcare development and management company, with 25 locations across Texas and Arizona, including 4 hospitals, 10 ASCs and 11 clinics. In addition, Nobilis partners with an additional 38 facilities across the country. Marketing nine independent brands, Nobilis deploys a unique patient acquisition strategy driven by proprietary direct-to-consumer marketing technology, focusing on a specified set of procedures that are performed at our centers by local physicians.
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