Replaces Peter Davies who takes on new role with Adconion Direct in USA
Adconion Media Group (“AMG”) announced today that Matt Hunt has been appointed Managing Director of AMG Australia. Hunt is currently Managing Director at AMG UK and is responsible for operations in the UK and Ireland. He will start in Australia on 23rd January 2012 and will be responsible for the Adconion Direct and Joost digital distribution platforms, with a focus on the development of video and automated platforms in the business.
The appointment follows the promotion of current Managing Director Peter Davies to the position of Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing North America with Adconion Direct. Davies will leave the Australian team in mid February 2012.
Alex Littlejohn, President APAC of AMG, said: “Matt brings exceptional international experience to our team and we are confident he will be instrumental in steering us toward continued growth in the Australian market.
“Peter has made a huge impact on our business in Australia and we look forward to continuing to work with him from afar. I have no doubt he will make considerable inroads in the US market and we wish him well,” said Littlejohn.
Matt Hunt commented: “The opportunity to join the Australian team at such a pivotal point in the industry’s growth was one that I could not resist. The market is very robust and as we continue to approach the tipping point for online advertising here I see considerable scope for technological and business innovation that will assist our agency partners and advertisers.”
Peter Davies, exiting Managing Director of AMG Australia said “I am proud to have helped build one of the most successful digital media businesses in Australia and am confident that Adconion will continue to innovate and lead the market in video and direct response advertising.
“Adconion has exceptional product vision and makes deep investments to ensure we achieve our goals. I’m delighted to be joining Adconion Direct in what is arguably the most innovative and fast paced media market globally – New York,” said Davies.
Hunt joined AMG Australia in 2007 and has worked with the company since then in various roles overseeing the post-merger integration of Tempest Media into the Adconion Australia portfolio of businesses and as Managing Director of RedLever Australia. He was appointed Managing Director AMG UK in 2010.
Prior to joining Adconion, Hunt held a variety of senior positions at CBS Interactive over an eight year tenure including Sales & Marketing Director, ZDNet, UK Country Manager, CNET Direct and Commercial Director for Business Media.
About Adconion Media Group
The Adconion Media Group (www.adconion.com) operates one of the largest multi-channel digital distribution platforms, with a potential reach of 687m unique users monthly across display, video, social and email. This reach corresponds to more than half the global online population.
Adconion Media Group opened its doors in Australia in 2007 and has quickly established its position as one of the fastest growing converged digital media organisations in the country, capable of connecting advertisers, brands, publishers and content owners with the right audience at the right time, through the best possible channel for an optimum, measurable result.
Adconion has 27 offices serving 18 countries around the world. It is a member of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), is one of the first companies to be IAB certified with its unique Ad Networks & Exchanges Quality Assurance program in the US and is a founding member of IASH Europe.
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