A month after launching Australia’s first advertiser-funded paywall, WINR has appointed Verizon Media’s Aaron Macarthur as its commercial director.
Macarthur will be supported by a newly announced advisory board; James Perry, former head of audience & publishing partnerships at Qantas Loyalty, and OnDeck Australia CFO Jerry Yohananov.
During his role as Sales Director (NSW) at Verizon Media, Macarthur held commercial responsibility for the company’s premium media brands and full range of advertiser solutions. Prior to this, he spent four years with Allure Media and News Corp Australia in senior sales and operational roles. With over 20 years’ experience, Macarthur’s new role will see him nurture agency, brand and publisher relationships in order to grow WINR’s market share and diversify its distribution capabilities.
Alongside Macarthur, WINR announces its newly formed advisory board with members: James Perry and Jerry Yohananov. The duo brings decades of experience across start-ups, media and publishing, as well as proven track records helping companies scale.
WINR‘s commercial director Aaron Macarthur said: “Australia has an incredibly sophisticated media landscape, but it’s being pushed to breaking point. Brands are not achieving the value they should and publishers are struggling to sustain revenue. WINR’s vision of achieving a fair transaction for all is simple but it has the potential to be game-changing. Having worked closely with agencies and publishers for many years, I’m looking forward to delivering a win:win scenario that can really make a difference.”
WINR head of product and co-founder added: “Having an expert like Aaron join us so early on our journey is key to our growth strategy. His expertise and passion for media are exactly what we were looking for. We’re excited to welcome him to the team alongside our advisory board members, James Perry and Jerry Yohananov. They are some of the industry’s most respected leaders and share our vision that it is time to evolve the outdated model and better meet the needs of brands, publishers and consumers.”
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