IDG Global Solutions
Matthew Yorke is president, IDG Global Solutions (IGS), and is responsible for a sales organization that serves IDG's largest technology vendor customers worldwide. He continues to serve as president, IDG Strategic Marketing Services (SMS), an organization that provides social media marketing services and multimedia programs for clients such as Microsoft, IBM, Dell, Avaya, Citrix, and Cisco.
IGS serves technology vendors in the US, Europe, Middle East, Asia, Singapore, South Korea, Hong Kong, Australia, and China.
He was promoted to president of SMS in 2009 following five years as vice president and senior vice president, IDG Corporate Sales. In addition to major accounts responsibility worldwide, Yorke leads marketing and communications programs in the US.
He has been selected by Folio for its Folio: 40 for C-level visionaries. Media Business chose Yorke as one of its 2010 Business Publishing Executive Innovators. And in 2009, he was named to Min's Social Media Superstars list. He is also a columnist for Media Industry News (Min) Minsider series.
Yorke represents IDG on the Google Publishers Advisory Council.
Yorke relocated to the US from IDG Britain in 2004. In Britain, he served as senior vice president of business development in IGS. Yorke was directly responsible for representing IDG to clients and prospects internationally to develop innovative, integrated marketing programs for clients across IDG print and online media. One such program was voted by M&M Europe as best ICT campaign. He joined IDG Global Solutions in 1999 as business development director for Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Yorke is a qualified attorney (Grays Inn, London).