Cimon Constantine has taken the reigns of Meltwater ANZ as the media intelligence business continues to grow its headcount to support new business and upcoming opportunities.
Constantine (pictured above) will be taking over the ANZ area director role to continue to support Meltwater’s growth in the region and new client wins including American Express, Greenpeace, GSK, Singapore Airlines, G Squared, and TradeMe.
Constantine joined Meltwater in 2012 as a social media consultant and was most recently the managing director.
His new role will see him managing operations across Australia and New Zealand, and leading Meltwater’s new client success team – a division Meltwater has invested in significantly, with 34 new hires in the team since launching in 2013.
David Hickey has taken on the role of director of strategy for Meltwater across the Asia Pacific. He will focus on operational alignment, culture and strategic growth of the company across the region.
“We have been growing the Meltwater ANZ team to support an influx of enterprise brands coming on board. In the last financial year, we’ve grown the team by 33 per cent and in the last six years, a massive 638 per cent,” he said.
“We’ve invested in our staff to support rapid client growth and investments in multiple new dedicated teams, such as client experience and an onboarding team, to help develop positive client engagement and reduce account churn from the get-go.
“I have the utmost confidence that Cimon will continue to expand Meltwater’s ANZ team and client portfolio in his new role, while I shift my focus to growing the business across APAC.
“I am looking forward to working with Cimon to ensure Meltwater continues to be the leader in media intelligence for businesses across all industries.”
Constantine said: “Meltwater is experiencing an exciting growth period. We are investing big in our internal team, listening to what our clients need, and actioning this feedback.”
“Meltwater is also investing in its technology now more than ever as we continue to expand our offerings to become a true technology partner for businesses of all sizes.
“Our recent client wins demonstrate that Meltwater can provide an offering that is extremely hard to compete with.”
Constantine noted that 18 months ago, Meltwater’s dedicated insights team did not exist.
“We now offer our clients in-depth reports collated using the billions of real-time conversations happening externally that’s changing the way they work,” he said.
“I look forward to helping companies make more informed strategic decisions based on real-time data insights.”