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It's a Nova Red Room Global Tour special this week:

Podcast 50/2014:
Nova Red Room Global Tour #1

Tony Thomas, group marketing director, Nova Entertainment
Insights into how Nova Entertainment runs its Red Room operation and how the sponsors for the Global Tour became involved. Hear about the challenges the company faced with logistics, costs and finding the artists. Essential listening if you should have your brand associated with special events like this and probably good to listen to if you work in the media business and have ever run a competition for listeners. Recorded in the Qantas lounge at LAX during the Samantha Jade Red Room.
(Check out our first Tony Thomas podcast too from 18 months ago talking about marketing basics and his marketing career in and out of the media sector.)

 

Podcast 51/2014:
Nova Red Room Global Tour #2

Kent Small (Smallzy), Nova Network evening host, Tour MC
Nova's ACRA-winning national evening host is the Nova brand's music guru and he appears on his second Mediaweek podcast recorded at the end of the Global Tour. As well as covering off all the action from the tour, Smallzy talks about his evening show this year, his relationships with music companies (and who needs who most) and we even get to hear about his strictly behind-the-scenes executive producer Zach.

Podcast 52/2014:
Nova Red Room Global Tour #3
Nigel Lopez-McBean
, assistant director social media & content marketing, Optus (the sponsor)
The final podcast in this series of three recorded in the USA. We tracked down the rep for sponsor Optus in one of the biggest breakfast buffets in Las Vegas. Lopez-McBean had been not just living it large in swanky hotels full of beautiful people and popstars, he had been filming them too. He gives us some insights into the soon-to-be released piece of content he has been filming during the Global Tour. He also talks about Optus and how social media plays an important part of marketing and customer satisfaction for the telco. Nigel is such a good bloke he will have you thinking about saying Yes and tearing up your existing telco contact if you're with a competitor!

Listen to the podcasts online here or download on iTunes.

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Thursday
Feb232012

New roles for Simpson and Thomas at SCA

Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) has announced Jeremy Simpson as Sydney General Manager and he will immediately assume the responsibility of running 2Day FM and Triple M.
Transitioning from his role as SCA’s National Sales Director, Simpson brings enormous experience to the key Sydney market having been a critical part of the company for over a decade in a number of prominent sales positions spanning radio and television assets.
Prior to the Southern Cross Media and Austereo merge, Simpson spent 10 years with Southern Cross Media, joining the company in 2002 and leading the radio and TV sales teams nationally. He has robust experience in managing media sales and teams.
SCA Sydney General Manager, Jeremy Simpson said, “I am very excited about the opportunity to take on the General Manager role for Southern Cross Austereo in Sydney. There already exists an excellent culture of openness and cooperation across the company as well as a burning desire to develop the best possible content and ideas by investing in the best talent in the business - both on air and off air. The Sydney leadership team has done an outstanding job of producing media firsts in entertainment and I am thrilled to be part of this group going forward.”
In-line with this move, Cathy Thomas (left) is appointed National Sales Director for SCA. Currently Director of Radio Sales, Thomas has been with the business for 18 years and will now lead SCA’s sales strategy for metro and regional radio and television.
Thomas’ time with the company have seen her spend four years heading up National Sales prior to the merge then fronting SCA’s National Radio Sales function. She has been a leading force in radio sales with a strong focus on delivering firsts for clients across multiple platforms thanks to unique ideas and true national network leadership.
Southern Cross Austereo appointments for Sydney General Manager and National Sales Director are effective immediately.
SCA Chief Executive Officer Rhys Holleran said, “These announcements strengthen what is already an incredibly talented management team and further highlight the benefits of integrating two successful media companies.”
Source: Southern Cross Austereo