ARN bolsters commercial team in Melbourne
ARN this morning announced additions to its Melbourne Commercial leadership team across agency and direct sales.
The announcement included the creation of a new client solutions role to shape the future of ARN’s audio and digital offering for brands.
Nisar Malik from Nine Entertainment is the new agency sales director, while Nick Flood joins ARN from Macquarie Media as direct sales director.
Additionally, Lena Rapley has moved from Melbourne agency group sales manager into the newly created role of head of client solutions – Melbourne and Adelaide.
All new appointments will report to ARN Melbourne commercial director, Peter Whitehead.
“I’m delighted to welcome leaders with the experience and reputation of both Nisar and Nick as they join ARN to take charge of our Agency and Direct Sales teams respectively,” said Whitehead.
“They join ARN at an exciting time, as we take a fresh approach to market with our new on-air line ups across KIIS, GOLD and iHeartRadio, and continue to deepen our position in the Melbourne market with our agency and client partners.
“Lena’s promotion to the newly created role of head of client solutions supports our ambition to capitalise on the momentum and achievements of the last year, given her extensive experience in a number of markets working closely with clients and agencies.”
In other appointments to the Melbourne team Paul Edwards has been appointed as Direct Group Sales Manager, holding previous sales management roles at Nova Entertainment and Southern Cross Austereo, while Denis Donati has been promoted to Agency Group Sales Manager.