Mi9 sales boss Emma Jane Owens to depart as Nine restructures its sales operations

Emma Jane OwensNational sales director of Mi9 Emma Jane Owens is to depart the company after a restructure within the digital sales division made her role redundant, Mumbrella can reveal.

Owens has been in the role for two and half years with staff at Nine’s digital division being informed yesterday afternoon.

“My leadership team is being reshaped,” Peter Wiltshire, group sales and marketing director of Nine Entertainment told Mumbrella.

“Emma-Jayne Owens’ position of national sales director, Mi9, has been made redundant, with the responsibilities of this role split between myself, Michael Stephenson and Matt James. We will clarify this in due course.” 

Owens has been with the company since 2010 and was previously a sales director at Austereo.

She is the latest senior departure out of Mi9 since Mark Britt departed as CEO in August of 2014 and was replaced by Alex Parsons.

Wiltshire explained the changes by saying: “The Australian media is experiencing unprecedented change, and the ad market is responding by demanding more integrated solutions and a more seamless service model.

“At Nine Entertainment (NEC) we are evolving our sales model to deliver the next phase of our integrated sales proposition  – a progressive and market-leading step into the future of how publishers will work with agencies and clients.”

Among the some of the other recent Mi9 departures are commercial director Steve Geelan who left two weeks ago, former COO Marc Barnett, head of data venture Tipstone Richard McLaren, head of research Gabbi Stubbs and general counsel Emren Kara.

Nine Entertainment last year moved to co-locate its sales arm with the digital venture Mi9 in an attempt to better integrate its offering.

Nic Christensen 


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