Marketing chief Anthony Xydis departs ARN

Staff Writer

Anthony Xydis, Australian Radio Network’s chief marketing officer, is on the market.

Xydis leaves ARN by “mutual agreement” with all networks looking to reduce overheads, as advertising revenue sinks during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I’ve had an incredible seven years at ARN,” said Xydis in a statement on Monday (March 30). I’ve worked with some wonderful people across the business, including our great business partners.

“I am very proud of all the achievements I’ve been able to contribute to as part of the executive team and the amazing brand and marketing team.

“In these unprecedented times, the power of radio and audio to entertain, inform and connect has never been more important and I look forward to hearing more of the team’s excellent work moving forward.”

Radio Today understands that Xydis is now on the lookout for new opportunities.

ARN CEO Ciaran Davis thanked Xydis for seven years with the business.

“Anthony has been a valued member of the executive team,” said Davis. “In his seven years at ARN he has led the brand, marketing and corporate communications strategy for a number of pivotal moments for the business including the launch of Sydney’s KIIS 1065 with Kyle & Jackie O, the rebrand of WSFM in Sydney, launch of The Christian O’Connell Breakfast Show in Melbourne and the rollout of the KIIS Network and iHeartRadio across Australia. We all wish him the very best in his future endeavours.”

Xydis first joined ARN in 2013 as a marketing consultant, later moving into the full-time role of national marketing director. He came chief marketing officer in 2016.

Today is his last day with ARN.

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