Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) Chief Sales Officer, Brian Gallagher, today announced the appointment of Nick Unger as Head of TV Sales - Sydney.
Unger, who began his career as a coordinator with SCA, is currently Group Business Manager at Nine, where he led the broadcast sales trading team, and was appointed as SCA’s Head of TV Sales, Sydney, following an extensive search for candidates.
In his role, Unger will be responsible for providing strategic direction to the Sydney TV sales teams, as well as supporting national sales opportunities. He has expertise as a leader in sales planning and strategy, group business planning and developing sponsorships and promotions.
“We were dedicated to finding someone dynamic and strategic to lead our high-performing TV sales team. A key focus for Nick will be building and managing these teams, and an ability to work collaboratively across the board,” Gallagher said.
“I’m thrilled that we have managed to lure Nick back to the SCA family. He has leveraged his intense enthusiasm and passion for TV and media into a career. He lives in the NBN market and will be a strong cultural fit and inspirational leader for the Sydney team.
“Nick’s is well-known for his ability to develop innovative cross-platform solutions and maximise revenue and market share. I’m sure he will be an outstanding Head of TV Sales for our Sydney team and help lead and nurture the best talent into the future.”
Commenting on his new role, Unger said: “SCA is known in the market for having the best sales people in the industry. Being a resident of Boomtown myself, I’ve witnessed firsthand the potential for growth in regional Australia. I look forward to building on the great success of the TV sales team and the ongoing potential of the vibrant regional market.”
Unger’s role is effective from 9 March 2020.
About Southern Cross Austereo
Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) is one of Australia’s leading media companies reaching more than 95% of the Australian population through its radio, television and digital assets. Under the Triple M and Hit network brands, SCA owns 96 stations across FM, AM and DAB+ radio. SCA provides national sales representation for 25 regional radio stations. SCA broadcasts 92 free to air TV signals across regional Australia, reaching 4.4 million people a week, with Nine Network programming and advertising representation across Australia’s East Coast, Seven Network programming in Tasmania and Darwin, and Seven, Nine and Ten programming in Spencer Gulf. SCA operates Australia’s leading premium podcasting network - PodcastOne Australia – and provides Australian sales representation for global open audio platform SoundCloud. SCA's premium brands are supported by social media, live events, video, online and mobile assets that deliver national and local entertainment and news content. https://www.southerncrossaustereo.com.au/