NOVA Entertainment has announced the appointment of Michael Graham to the role of commercial director for the Brisbane sales team. Graham will provide leadership, direction and manage resources for the local sales team including the agency, direct, CREATE and creative functions.
He will be accountable for the overall Brisbane sales performance, the achievement of revenue and profit objectives, inspiring and achieving high levels of team performance and engagement, developing market leading creative for clients and align local market sales objectives with NOVA Entertainment’s business strategies.
Peter Charlton, NOVA Entertainment group sales director said, “Our aspiration is always to put our client’s need at the forefront of our business decisions and Michael is a like-minded leader, with an impeccable reputation across the industry.
“The Brisbane market is integral to our national commercial strategy and Michael’s proven credentials in leading teams to high performance in both Sydney and Brisbane, is well known.
“We’re committed to continuing to deepen our connection with our clients and partners in Brisbane and Michael is the man to inspire our team to deliver on that commitment.”
With a media and sales career extending over 13 years, most recently Graham was agency sales director for ARN in Sydney, a role he has held since October 2012. With experience in sponsorship and key account management, Graham joined Triple M as direct sales manager in June 2008.
He was promoted to agency sales manager for Austereo (now SCA) in March 2009 and over the next two and a half years held agency manager and sales director roles within SCA. In April 2012 he joined APN News and Media as sales performance manager before taking up his current sales director role with ARN in October that year.
Graham will report directly to Jay Walkerden, Brisbane general manager and program director, and Peter Charlton, NOVA Entertainment’s group sales director, and will commence in the role in October 2016.