Jamie Chambers (pictured) has been promoted to regional sales director for BBC advertising in Australia & New Zealand (ANZ), further strengthening the local advertising sales team.
He will be responsible for advertising sales for BBC advertising’s digital assets – bbc.com and BBCGoodFood.com – 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, 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.
Chalmers began his career in Manchester in the UK in 2005, working for two of the largest UK publishers, Guardian Media Group and then 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, Chalmers has led BBC advertising’s move into content solutions, events and programmatic sales.
In his new role, he will lead the ANZ team based in Sydney and Melbourne and will continue to report to Alistair McEwan, who was recently promoted to SVP commercial development, Asia and ANZ.
Chalmers new role is effective immediately.
Source: BBC Worldwide