Online media publisher CBS Interactive Australia, home to category-defining brands BNET Australia, CNET Australia, GameSpot AU, TV.com and ZDNet Australia, is pleased to announce the promotion of commercial directors Jo Gaines and Barry McGhee to the new roles of joint General Managers for Consumer and Business respectively.
Jo and Barry have both held the positions of Commercial Director for the company's consumer and business divisions respectively since joining CBS Interactive in early 2010 and have used their 30+ years of combined experience in media and sales to drive CBS Interactive to achieve record revenue goals in 2010.
Jo and Barry's promotion to these new roles follows APAC VP and Managing Director Wendy Hogan's move to Singapore to lead CBS Interactive's regional business, strengthening the company's local leadership in the CBS Interactive Sydney office.
"Since joining our business in 2010, Jo
and Barry have jointly played an important role in helping us meet and grow our revenue targets and business," says Wendy Hogan.
As General Manager for Consumer
, Jo Gaines
will continue her
responsibility for guiding and directing sales, marketing and commercial partnerships, in addition to the management of the editorial and product teams across CBS Interactive Australia's
consumer brands (CNET Australia, GameSpot AU and TV.com).
The new role will also give Jo the added responsibility of leading CBS Interactive Australia's corporate brand activities, in particular acting as a company ambassador within the online publishing industry.
This will include speaking at events and in general on the broader digital media industry.
Prior to joining CBS Interactive Australia, Jo held positions at SheSpot as NSW Sales Director, Yahoo!7, Sensis MediaSmart and BMC Media.