Stephen Vowles joined Argos as Marketing Director in September 2013.  

He is responsible for marketing, own brand, brand and customer strategy and consumer insight and analytics across all touch points. 

Stephen joined Argos from Ladbrokes plc, where he was Customer Experience Director and chief marketeer, responsible for building a group marketing function around traditional and digital channels, whilst driving compelling customer strategy and vision for the brand. 

Prior to Ladbrokes, he spent six years in the United States with Stop and Shop / Giant, the largest supermarket in the Mid-Atlantic and North East.  As chief marketer he led a major multi-year re-brand and re-positioning strategy and also ran their own brand business.  
 
Stephen was responsible for co-conceiving and launching Nectar in 2002 in his role at Sainsbury’s Supermarkets and previously held senior marketing roles at Thomas Cook Retail and Procter and Gamble.

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