ARN hires national digital director

The Australian Radio Network has appointed Kate Beddoe as national digital director.    

The announcement:

The Australian Radio Network (ARN) today announced the appointment of Kate Beddoe to the role of
National Digital Director. The new role will oversee the development and implementation of ARN’s
digital strategy across web, mobile and social for the network’s suite of brands including MixFM, Classic
Hits and The Edge. The role will also include working with Content and Sales teams to launch
i HeartRadio in 2013.

Kate has over 12 years experience in the Media industry working in senior online and digital roles. Kate
has previously worked at ninemsn, where for over 10 years she held a number of roles including Head of
Social Networking, Head of ninepixels and Head of Creative Service and Network Product. Kate’s most
recent role has been with APN News & Media where for the last 2 years she has been the Director of
Digital R Product and Services.

Ciaran Davis, CEO ARN said, “This appointment is an important step for ARN as we focus on expanding
our digital offering to audiences and clients with class leading products like iHeartRadio. Kate is a first
rate digital media executive with extensive experience across both the commercial and content sides of
the industry and we’re excited to have her leading our digital team.”

Of her appointment, Kate Beddoe added, “It’s a great time to be joining the ARN team, there is a
fantastic sense of momentum. I’m looking forward to working with a great team and strong brands like
MixFM and Classic Hits, which reach millions of Australians each week, to maximise their digital
potential for audiences and advertisers.”

Kate commences her new role today and will report to ARN CEO Ciaran Davis as well as joining ARN’s
National Leadership Team.

Source: ARN press release


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