Appointments: Hot Octopuss appoints Julia Margo as new COO

Posted: September 11, 2018

Hot Octopuss has appointed Julia Margo as its new chief operating officer. Margo co-founded the company in 2011 with Adam Lewis, but has since been working in an advisory role. As CEO she will direct Hot Octopuss’s marketing department and lead its public relations team.

Margo’s background includes roles with the think tank Demos, the consumer group Which?, and the medical research charity Genesis Research Trust. She is also a published author on social change, wellbeing and consumer issues. Hot Octopuss states that Julia will bring invaluable insight to the company as it grows its global customer base and focuses efforts on lesser-served markets in the sex toy industry, including disabled and older consumers, with a range of inclusive products that stimulate pleasure and transcend pre-existing stigmas.

Hot Octopuss co-founder Adam Lewis said: “I’m so excited to have my partner in crime fully on board. Hot Octopuss has always been committed to pushing the boundaries of the sex toy industry through our award-winning products and our loud and proud marketing efforts. I have no doubt that Julia will be a powerful force in taking us to the next level.”

Julia Margo added: “It has never been a better time to turn my full focus to Hot Octopuss, as we set our sights on another year of growth. We’re seeing a convergence within the wellness industry and the sex toy market which, in my opinion, has been a long time coming. Bringing my expertise from the health sector to the table, I am looking forward to working side-by-side with Adam as we bring new products to market, with innovative pleasure and inclusive technology at the forefront of our efforts.”