NZME injects further talent into its audio & commercial teams

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AUCKLAND, Today: NZME has today announced the two external appointments of Alice Brougham and Kat Blackburn, as it extends its audio and commercial capabilities.

As part of a strategic focus on continuing to grow its audio platforms, the company has appointed Alice Brougham into the new role of senior audio strategist.

Brougham joins NZME with nine years of planning experience within digital audio and podcasting, including being involved in the launch of rova at MediaWorks.

She will report to commercial audio GM Philippa (PJ) Steibel, who says Brougham’s experience will be invaluable within NZME’s audio planning team.

“The development of this new role, focusing solely on our audio strategy, demonstrates NZME’s commitment to delivering a market leading audio planning function. I am thrilled to have someone with Alice’s experience joining our team.”

“Alice and Kat offer different skills, experience and perspectives and will help us deliver exceptional results for our clients and audiences.”

NZME has also appointed Kat Blackburn into the role of senior commercial engagement manager.

Blackburn has spent five years in trade marketing, most recently as CX & loyalty manager at MediaWorks, a role for which she was Highly Commended in the Rising Star – Media Owner category at the recent Beacon Awards.

Blackburn will report to commercial engagement head Danielle Tolich, who said: “Kat’s appointment further extends NZME’s commercial engagement team as we continue to build momentum and market presence, providing the very best service and customer experience, ensuring we are the preferred supplier for our commercial partners.”

Chief commercial officer Paul Hancox said: “We are thrilled to be further bolstering our audio and commercial teams with exceptional new talent.

“Alice and Kat both offer different skills, experience and perspectives and their expertise will be invaluable in helping us deliver exceptional results for NZME’s clients and audiences.”

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