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ARN responds to the impact of COVID-19 by cutting wages and costs

Monday 06 April, 2020

The decline in advertising revenue created by the Coronavirus COVID-19 crisis has had a significant impact on ARN with the company already cutting costs, reducing spending and encouraging staff to take annual leave.

ARN completes integration of Conversant Media

Thursday 28 February, 2019

ARN today completed integration of Conversant Media into its network, following its acquisition in 2016 and allowing streamlining of content and commercial offering across its broadcast, digital, social and streaming assets.

ARN finishes 2016 strongly

Wednesday 22 February, 2017
APN News & Media Limited has released its results for the 12 months ending 31 December 2016 with ARN performing well.

It recorded an increase in revenues by 2 per cent to $225.3m, albeit behind market growth, a 4 percent increase on EBITDA to $86.1m and consistent ratings improvement in the second half of 2016, with a strong final survey 8.

That survey included ARN holding the #1 FM commercial stations in Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide and the #1 and #2 commercial FM breakfast shows in Sydney.

iHeartRadio adds Victoria's Ace Network to platform

Wednesday 22 June, 2016

ARN has added the full ACE Radio Network to the iHeartRadio Australia platform.
Listeners can now tune in to all 13 stations from the Victorian regional network to get local news, music, talk and sport anywhere they are on iHeartRadio Australia.
The new agreement will see all 13 of ACE Radio’s AM and FM stations from Albury, Swan Hill, Colac, Warrnambool, Horsham, Gippsland and Hamilton added to iHeartRadio Australia.

APN sees growth in radio and outdoor. Plans to merge NZ newspapers with Fairfax

Wednesday 11 May, 2016

APN and Fairfax have confirmed NZ merger plans following yesterday’s AGM, with APN extending a halt in trading on the stock exchange.

“APN and Fairfax have entered into exclusive discussions regarding the potential merger of their respective New Zealand businesses,” the firms said in a statement.

CEO Ciaran Davis has addressed shareholders outlining APN’s focus and priorities should the demerger go ahead.

ARN says goodbye to St Nick

Friday 22 May, 2015
Nick Condon is finishing up at ARN Sydney and moving permanently to Adelaide to take up a new job leading the South Australian Chamber of Commerce's digital and technology teams.

He has told radioinfo: "This is an excellent opportunity for me to diversify my digital knowledge, knowing digital is the future of everything."

Ciaran Davis on CEO Magazine cover

Thursday 22 January, 2015
It's not quite the Cover of the Roling Stone, but its the corporate equivalent for a CEO.

Jailbroken! Six of our best articles from recent months now unlocked

Sunday 02 February, 2014

Ignore the Locks!! Just click and enter. Now with hindsight, See how much we got right as we speculated on Kyle and Jackie O's defection to KiiS back in November. 


Shift of strategic direction for ARN

Thursday 10 October, 2013

ARN has shifted its strategic marketing direction to keep up with changing audience consumption habits.
CEO Ciaran Davis says ARN’s key focus is now on becoming “a contemporary media and entertainment company.”
In line with that philosophy, ARN has announced “a significant renewal of our marketing investment,” with the appointment of two new marketing positions.

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