FRIDAY 08 NOVEMBER, 2013
//: DAVID HOATH JOINS APN IN NEW ZEALAND
David Hoath, one of Australias most experienced media executives will be joining APN New Zealand Media as Group Advertising Director.
Originally from the United Kingdom, David has led both newspaper and radio sales teams and was most recently Chief Operating Officer of Fairfax Media (AU), responsible for the profit performance of The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Canberra Times.
Announcing his appointment, Martin Simons CEO of APN New Zealand Media says David was a standout in a field of high quality applicants from New Zealand, Australia and the UK.
David has the right experience to lead our multimedia sales team into 2014 and beyond. He will play a key role in APNs integrated sales approach, working closely with The Radio Network and our other partners to build strong client relationship and drive revenue.
Davids UK media career has included stints as Sales Director for GWR Group, Britains largest owner/operator of commercial radio licenses, and as Group Advertising Sales Director of the Newsquest Media Group, a major newspaper publisher in the UK.
He was also one of Fairfaxs most active senior executives in the digital space and understands how to develop strong audience engagement across all channels.
Davids strong multi-media experience and his approach to building teams and leading in the market with ideas, make him ideally suited to take the lead sales role for APN New Zealand Media.
David will join APN New Zealand Media on 13 November and report to Martin Simons.
TUESDAY 05 NOVEMBER, 2013
//: THE LATEST CHANGES TO NZ HERALD ONLINE
The last few months has seen a considerable amount of development to NZ Herald Online in the lead up to the Herald’s 150th birthday celebrations in November 2013. The driving force behind this has been to improve the user experience across the site, encouraging users to browse Herald content for longer and in more depth. Through providing clearer signposts to associated features and content, the platform is being enhanced to capture longer interaction with stories and your advertisements.
Alongside a particular focus on improving the article pages that New Zealanders interact with throughout the day, November also sees the introduction of two firsts for New Zealand.
There are also several changes to a few familar advertising options - Super Rectangle, Special and Relevant Offers. For more details, visit the 'What's New' page of our Advertising on Digital section.