Jeremy Langmead will return to U.K.-based luxury ecommerce site Mr Porter as brand and content director after a year-long hiatus. He will begin this newly created role on June 1.
“I’m thrilled to be returning home to Mr Porter. A year away was far too long,” said Langmead in a statement. “I can’t wait to take on this new role and join together the content, branding and marketing elements of Mr Porter and create a powerful strategy to continue the extraordinary growth the brand has already seen since it launched in 2011.”
Langmead was one of the founding members and editor in chief of Mr Porter. He left in April 2014 to work for Christie’s as chief content officer. Ian Tansley, managing director for Mr Porter, said in statement, “We are absolutely delighted to have Jeremy back as part of our amazing team and are proud to see that the founding principles of our business, that he helped put in place, will continue to develop further with his return. The merging of content, brand marketing and commerce is core to the Mr Porter DNA and as an industry leader, a highly experienced content creator and an innovative and experienced marketer with extraordinary relationships across the world, Jeremy is absolutely the right man to be at the helm of our brand for this next exciting chapter in the life of Mr Porter.”
Since the company has seen major growth in the U.S. market, Mr Porter appointed John Brodie to editorial director U.S. The Net-a-Porter Group recently announced a merger with Italian ecommerce giant Yoox. The combined net sales of the two companies for 2014 was $1.4 billion.