Today we announce that Dixon Jones will move from the role of Marketing Director to Global Brand Ambassador for the Company prior to retiring in November 2018.  Many will recognise Dixon as our public face. We have had a most enjoyable relationship with Dixon, both as a colleague and a friend, over the last few years. We would now like to share our plans for the future of Majestic and our relationship with Dixon.

Whilst the date of Dixon’s formal retirement from Majestic is a year away, the process begins today, with Dixon transferring from an executive to a non-executive Directorship role. Whilst the board will continue to listen to Dixon’s strategic insight, this subtle change of role is important as it frees Dixon from a number of fiduciary duties, instead facilitating a primary shift of focus to skills and knowledge transfer over the next twelve months. We are aiming to continue to strengthen and develop our entire team, including our marketing function and there will be a number of new faces ( and not so new faces ) coming on board to complement and strengthen the team moving forward.

Alex, our founder, will remain in his role of Managing Director ( CEO in international terms ). Steve, who has been closely involved with Majestic since Its inception in 2004, will move from Development Director to the role of Operations Director ( with the international equivalent of Chief Operating Officer ) We will be announcing further appointments in due course and look to increasing our team size to meet the demands of our valued customer base and wider market.

As for what the future holds post-2018 – we don’t want to rule out Dixon’s further involvement with the firm, albeit on a reduced level of commitment.

Finally, we all owe a great debt of gratitude to Dixon for his service to date, and his valuable contribution to helping build Majestic into the company it is today.


Comments

  • Miguel Lopez

    Thank you very much Dixon for your efforts.
    I hope this will become a new opportunity for you and Majestic family.
    Hope to see you in Valencia enjoying an original Paella with Sangria.
    And thanks again for your hard job over the years.

    November 30, 2017 at 9:37 am
    • Dixon Jones

      That’s very kind Miguel! Valencia is lovely and hopefully I’ll be driving through and stopping long enough for that Sangria…

      November 30, 2017 at 12:13 pm
  • Ken McGaffin

    Hi Dixon,

    You’ve done a fantastic job as Marketing Director at Majestic and I wish you all the best for the future. One of your great strengths is bringing people together and connecting them for mutual benefit – and I’m sure your role as Global Brand Ambassador will allow you to do even more of that.

    And when you’re next in Scotland, I’d take great pleasure in introducing you to the best little whiskey bar in Glasgow!

    All the best,

    Ken

    November 30, 2017 at 11:05 am
    • Dixon Jones

      Now there is a fast train from Milton Keynes to Glasgow…. that sounds like a VERY good idea!

      November 30, 2017 at 11:58 am
      • Brian Mathers

        Dixon,
        I still talk about you all the time (In a Good Way) The man in the Panama Hat and Cream Suit who in NYC introduced me to good people like Ken McGaffin. I said you to you back then how do you get to know all those people and become both colleague and friend in the circuit. Your advice to me was I had to find my way. I still refer to that advice today when doing workshops and so your always mentioned in dispatches. I’ll join you and Ken for that wee whisky bar visit and toast you both for helping me become part of this magic circle what I still enjoy.
        Thanks for every thing Dixon
        Brian

        December 1, 2017 at 9:07 am
  • Neil McCarthy

    Hi Dixon,

    Spain and Scotland so far. So France has _got_ to be on your list of countries to visit over the next 2 months. Paris in March or April I hope and if you get as far as Biarritz – foie gras and wine from me

    All the best -hope to keep running into you anyway

    – Neil

    November 30, 2017 at 12:47 pm
    • Dixon Jones

      Ah Oui! Marie and I do have a plan to drive around Europe… so we’ll have to come through France on our way to Valebncia… maybe I should do a "Waht’s next" travel blog, but I expect it would quickly turn into a Second Life or MySpace lookalike…

      November 30, 2017 at 3:48 pm
  • Todd Bailey

    Congrats Dixon and good fortune on your next chapter. Thank you for everything you have done for the industry and for me personally.

    November 30, 2017 at 2:18 pm
  • Gideon

    Best wishes for you retirement.

    We only spoke the once – I was very impressed (a) you took a random call from an App Developer and (b) you were very polite and gave me time despite the intrusion.

    Both spoke volumes for Majestic being built on good, strong leadership.

    Still think Majestic missed an opportunity to run a loyalty scheme – long time ago now but Vine Yards could have given Air Miles a run for the money 🙂

    November 30, 2017 at 3:01 pm
    • Dixon Jones

      Ah. The loyalty scheme was an agonizing strategic decision back in 2010 or so. I think on balance we made the right call, but some things we’ll never know for sure.

      November 30, 2017 at 3:46 pm
  • Greg

    Dixon,
    You are a professional and a gentleman. I have been in this space for almost 5 years and you have always been kind and willing to help in anyway you could. All the best and I hope to see you again soon.
    Respectfully,
    Greg

    November 30, 2017 at 3:20 pm
    • Dixon Jones

      That’s very kind. When I retire I will not be a professional. Does that mean I can drop the Gentleman and become a kid again?

      November 30, 2017 at 3:44 pm
  • Giovanni

    That sad news, we will not be seeing you again at search marketing conferences?

    November 30, 2017 at 5:44 pm
  • Jacob

    Thanks for all your hard work and commitment to the community.

    December 1, 2017 at 2:46 am
  • Nakul Goyal

    Dixon, you have been the "Face" of Majestic for almost a decade now. I don’t even remember when I 1st met you at Pubcon. Has there ever been a Pubcon you haven’t attended? I have been attending since 2004 and from what I remember, you have always been there :). Anyways, good luck with whatever you are up to next. Cheers. Nakul

    December 1, 2017 at 3:35 am
    • Dixon Jones

      Pubcon 1 was in the Cittie of York pub in London… The people in that room were the origina "Homebrew club" for SEO. I missed a couple in Vegas. Not many…

      December 1, 2017 at 2:37 pm
  • Scott Hendison

    Congratulations Dixon. I’ll never forget the first time we met, and we talked about space travel. I cant remember which conferemce it was, but I still own some of the domains I bought after our talk. November 2018..
    Well it ain’t over yet! At least one more Pubcon…

    December 1, 2017 at 5:04 am
    • Dixon Jones

      Yes – I think I have a space travel domain too. Infact – Brian Mathers above was going to introduce me to an astronaut… Some plans were never meant to pan out! 🙂

      December 1, 2017 at 2:35 pm
  • Bob Dearsley

    Well done Dixon! Great to hear that you are going to have time to do all that other stuff we all mean to get round to! Congratulations.

    December 1, 2017 at 8:27 am
  • Chris Elwell

    Hi Dixon –

    On behalf of the team at SMX and Search Engine Land, best wishes for whatever you decide to do in future. You’re a very creative and talented marketer, in addition to a Gentleman as others have said.

    I hope paths continue to cross on this small planet.

    December 1, 2017 at 1:35 pm
  • Mark Knowles

    Dixon,

    Thank you vey much for all your help. I’m almost certain all will agree, you’re a visionary and a gentleman. Thank you again.

    December 1, 2017 at 2:56 pm
  • Fili Wiese

    Good luck with the transition and the well deserved retirement prize at the end

    December 2, 2017 at 7:39 pm
  • Karl Hindle

    Well it looks like you owe me a pint, but I’ll be buying you champers!

    Seriously, I appreciate the transparency with how you are all handling this, and it just reaffirms what a great company, and a great ambassador you both are.

    Best wishes Dixon 🙂

    December 2, 2017 at 8:48 pm
  • Joe Connor

    You’ve done great. Change is good. You will be amazing at whatever life challenge comes next and I wish you every success and happiness with it.

    December 7, 2017 at 10:10 pm

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