Scott McLaughlin leaving Wade Kingsley Joining
After 17 years in the chair, Scott McLaughlin National Client Solutions Director for Southern Cross Austereo is leaving the company. With that, SCA also announced that Wade Kingsley is set to join the company in a new national leadership role as Head of Ideas and Integration.
Wade will lead the Promotions, Response and Creative teams across the country working with Head of Content, Craig Bruce and National Sales Director, Andrea Ingham.
SCA’s Executive Director Metro Operations, Guy Dobson said, “We’re thrilled to have Wade on board in this new role where we’ll see him take charge of developing great ideas for client solutions. We are confident Wade will bring new creative thinking across the full breadth of our media assets both on air and across our digital and social media platforms.”
Wade Kingsley said, “It’s an exciting time for me to join the hard working and dedicated team at SCA. They have many very talented practitioners of creativity on and off-air, and when I had a look around the market I knew that SCA had both the vision and commitment to be successful over the longer term. In media, there is no finish line. The battles are never won or lost each day or each individual ratings survey – they are ongoing. I look forward to leading the team to develop strategies that will be successful for our listeners, clients and shareholders over the long term.”
Wade was recently General Manager of media agency Vizeum, and was previously with DMG Radio (now Nova Entertainment) for over 15 years. Wade starts next week, Monday 18th May.
Scott McLaughlin has led the client solutions arm of SCA for 17 years. In a memo to SCA staff Executive Director Metro Operations, Guy Dobson said:
“After a glorious 17 year career, firstly with Austereo and then Southern Cross Austereo, Scott has led the client solutions realm of our business with aplomb, steering all our solutions to deliver results for our clients, day in and day out.”
“Scott said to me, “After 20 years in the industry and 17 years with SCA, it’s just time to explore a career beyond what I’ve always done. It’s just simply time for a change. I’m excited about that.”
Scott’s last day will be Friday, June 5.