Arrivals & Departures: The Beeb taps Oz-based Pom

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Jamie Chambers has been promoted to regional sales director for BBC Advertising in Australia & New Zealand.

He will be responsible for advertising sales for BBC Advertising’s digital assets – and – as well as international deals for global channel BBC World News.

He will oversee the generation of new business, development of major accounts and expansion of existing business through the management of the in-house sales team based in Sydney and Melbourne, plus sales reps in New Zealand and Australia, across a number of digital platforms and custom solution opportunities.

Working alongside Katrina Norton-Knight, BBC head of advertising solutions, they will develop bespoke cross-media advertising and sponsorship opportunities for the ANZ market across all BBC Worldwide digital and STV platforms.

Over the years, Chambers has gained broad advertising experience across a portfolio which includes newspapers, magazines, digital, TV and event sponsorships.

He began his career in Manchester in the UK in 2005, working for Guardian Media Group and Trinity Mirror, rising to senior account manager.

In 2011, he moved to Sydney and joined BBC Worldwide, focusing on digital advertising. Rising through the ranks of account management to become sales manager NSW, QLD and ACT in 2014. In that time, Chambers has led BBC Advertising’s move into content solutions, events and programmatic sales.

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