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MediaWorks announces 2017 line-up changes

Wednesday 30 November, 2016
MediaWorks New Zealand has announced a series of key talent moves across its radio brands to take effect from January 2017.


MediaWorks appoints new Chief Financial Officer

Friday 04 November, 2016

Ciara McGuigan has been appointed to the role of Chief Financial Officer with MediaWorks.

Mediaworks appoints chief commercial officer

Wednesday 05 October, 2016

MediaWorks has appointed Glen Kyne as the group’s Chief Commercial Officer, formalising his current position as Acting CCO.

In this role, Glen will manage the commercial operations across the MediaWorks Television Radio and Digital platforms and brands, including pricing, inventory, a nationwide customer engagement program, and revenue

Glen will oversee a 160-strong team of sales, integration, and sales engagement staff, including MediaWorks’ Integration division.

MediaWorks partners with Vevo

Thursday 01 September, 2016

MediaWorks has partnered with music and entertainment content platform Vevo to become their exclusive premium video sales partner in New Zealand.

The partnership will see MediaWorks, as part of their focus on digital content, become the largest supplier of professionally-produced, premium online video content in New Zealand with a combined total of more than 50 million monthly video streams. 

The new content figures means MediaWorks will reach more New Zealanders with online video content than any other local publisher.

New chairman of Mediaworks announced

Tuesday 30 August, 2016

MediaWorks Board Director, Jack Matthews will be appointed as Chairman of Mediaworks at the end of September.

Jack Matthews will succeed Rod McGeoch who has been Chairman of MediaWorks since 2013.

MediaWorks CEO resigns

Wednesday 04 May, 2016

In the latest in a string of high-profile resignations and redundancies from New Zealand’s MediaWorks, CEO Mark Weldon has let the board know of his intention to step down which has been accepted.
It follows the resignation of top newsreader and presenter Hilary Barry after 23 years amid a controversial restructuring of the company since Mr. Weldon took the reigns two years ago

New App amplifies reach of radio brands marketing activities

Thursday 28 May, 2015
A new app has been launched offering branded photo and video marketing for radio stations.

The newly launched Biz Brand Cam app lets radio stations capture authentic photo or video content (including animated GIF’s) and determine which social upload options they can be shared to. 

There is also the option to include a competition entry form or database collection tool, or include a link to an individual database URL.

Mediaworks buys 27 NZ licenses

Thursday 04 December, 2014

Mediaworks has secured 27 licenses around New Zealand on the same day that NZME paid $7.8 million for a Christchurch license.

The licenses cost MediaWorks $7.4 million and it aims to turn George FM into a nationwide radio brand, extend Mai FM’s footprint into 12 markets, and launch a new nationwide radio station in 2015 with its newest acquisition.

It also retained a number of key strategic frequencies for its other radio brands in the auction, which was run by The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. The licences last until 2031. 


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