The Student Room appoints Tony Lyons as Head of Commercial Marketing

The Student Room (TSR), the world’s largest online student community, has appointed Tony Lyons as Head of Commercial Marketing.

Tony’s appointment is part of a programme of growth and investment at The Student Room, focused on building its offering for over 3 million members and 7 million visitors a month, as well as its education and commercial clients. He will focus on developing and driving TSR’s commercial strategy and will be based at the company’s Brighton offices.

Tony brings 10 years commercial experience joining The Student Room from Aston University where he headed up their postgraduate marketing, leading strategic recruitment, marketing and admissions initiatives. Prior to that Tony built up extensive media and advertising knowledge launching new digital offerings and leading advertising teams for the likes of The Sunday Times and Midlands News Association.

TSR chief executive officer, Chris Newson, comments “We’re delighted to have Tony on board. The Student Room is used by over 75% of UK students and 80% of UK universities and is growing strongly. We are investing significantly to continue that growth and use the vast amount of student data and insight we have to deliver a new level of service to both students and clients. Tony’s experience will play a key role in that growth programme.

Tony brings valuable know-how and industry knowledge to TSR and will be a real asset to the team. His commercial and media experience will be invaluable as we look to define more innovative solutions for our clients and grow our market presence.”

Tony Lyons adds “I look forward to working on expanding TSR’s unique position in the industry and building strategic programmes to help clients reach their goals. I’m excited about the opportunities and challenges ahead and am blown away by the energy and passion here.”