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ARN launches Australian-first Neuro Lab to optimise the power of audio

Wednesday 16 December, 2020

The ARN Neuro Lab, an in-house media research initiative to enhance content creation, audience connection and commercial investment.

Backed by a neuroscientific research approach, the ARN Neuro Lab will aim to deliver a better understanding of consumer behaviour and provide new insights about the power of audio to inform better content creation, audience connection and commercial investment.

ARN marks 20 years for Kyle & Jackie O

Friday 27 November, 2020


To mark the final day on air for The Kyle & Jackie O Show in 2020 and to celebrate their huge milestone of 20 years together, ARN’s CEO Ciaran Davis and Chief Content Officer Duncan Campbell presented Kyle and Jackie with commemorative plaques.

October was Health & Wellness Month at ARN

Monday 02 November, 2020

ARN’s Health & Wellness Month, rolled out across the entire month of October, has been committed to supporting its staff during these challenging times and beyond.
According to Beyond Blue, three million Australians live with anxiety or depression, and research shows this issue has only been exacerbated by the tough times brought by COVID-19.

ARN's marketing investment ahead of the radio ratings return

Monday 27 July, 2020
ARN is launching high impact, multi-channel marketing campaigns for its KIIS and Pure Gold networks in every metro market ahead of the much-anticipated return of radio ratings.
CEO Ciaran Davis said the substantial investment was part of the company’s long-term strategy, to harness the proven power of advertising and maintain its dominant position as Australia’s market-leader in broadcast radio and digital audio.

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."


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