Buzzfeed strengthens local sales hiring David Nemes to head up commercial operations

Nemes joins Buzzfeed from LinkedIn

Nemes joins Buzzfeed from LinkedIn

Buzzfeed Australia has hired its first Australian sales boss taking LinkedIn’s head of enterprise and marketing solutions David Nemes as director of brand strategy.

The publisher has also swooped for REA Group state media sales director Brad Arnold as manager of brand strategy.

Nemes joins the viral news company after more then five years with LinkedIn which he first joined April 2010 as senior account director, marketing solutions before being promoted to head of enterprise and marketing solutions in January last year.

He will be responsible for partnering with clients and agencies to create campaigns and help them engage with Buzzfeed’s audience. He takes on the leadership of Buzzfeed’s existing sales team which has to now been led out of New York.

“I’m very excited to be joining BuzzFeed. I’ve been a fan of what they have been doing for a long time and with such an engaged and growing audience it’s a perfect fit for marketers. The team here is already so great and I’m looking forward to learning from them and working with Brad to share our experience of the local market to bring Australian advertisers some amazing marketing opportunities,” Nemes said.

Arnold comes to Buzzfeed via REA Group

Arnold comes to Buzzfeed via REA Group

Arnold comes to Buzzfeed Australia after nearly three years with the REA Group where he was handling media agency sales in Queensland and NSW. Prior to REA Arnold was the national sports sales strategy manager for MCN for just over a year.

He will initially focus on market education sessions and understanding of Buzzfeed’s value proposition to advertisers.

Arnold said:”BuzzFeed means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. Some people know us for our fresh news coverage, lists or quizzes, some for viral videos or that WTF moment.

“But the concept that unites it all is communication. Buzzfeed is a global media company for how people communicate today and how they will communicate in the future. It’s an extremely exciting time for the business in Australia and for brands to be involved.”

Miranda Ward

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