Verizon Media have announced the appointment of two new roles within ANZ, with the senior promotion of Luke Burr to Head of Sales – Victoria and Alba Marco to join the Verizon Media Ad Platforms team.
Burr joined Verizon Media in June 2017, and has held the role of Group Sales Manager for the last two years. This latest promotion is a recognition of his leadership on various projects and initiatives that are driving the Melbourne market.
In his new role Burr will be responsible for leading the Melbourne sales team, and will hold commercial responsibility for Verizon Media’s premium media brands including HuffPost, Yahoo News, Yahoo Finance, Yahoo Sport and Yahoo Lifestyle in addition to their full range of advertiser solutions including RYOT Studio, Verizon Media DSP and Verizon Media Native Solutions. He will continue to report into Rachel Page, National Sales Director.
A well-known and popular figure in market, Burr won the Media i Victorian Digital Salesperson award in 2019 and holds a seat on the UnLtd Melbourne board.
In addition, Alba Marco has transferred within the business from London to Sydney, into the newly created role of Senior Platform Demand Partner – Exchange and Supply. She will be responsible for onboarding premium publishers to the Verizon Media Exchange adding to Verizon Media’s owned and operated content marketplace with video, native and display partners.
The two moves are the latest in a series of promotions and new hires as Verizon Media looks to bolster its leadership and depth of talent in the market. Last month Julia Edwards and Nick Gorshenin joined the business as part of the RYOT Studio team.
Rachel Page, National Sales Director at Verizon Media ANZ commented on the news: “It’s great to be able to share some positive news amidst everything happening in today’s climate. Verizon Media is committed to recognising our talent and supporting new opportunities for their growth and development within the company.
“This move rewards Luke’s hard work and commitment as well as the respect and reputation he’s built as the leading client partner in the Melbourne market. We’re also very excited to welcome Alba onto our team and utilise her international experience in mature markets to build our local offering across the growing platforms side of our business.”
Luke Burr added: “I am very proud of what the Verizon Media Melbourne team has achieved to date and believe we’re punching above our weight. I look forward to continuing the momentum in the Victorian market delivering outstanding results for our client partners.”
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