New editor, new team for AdNews

By AdNews | 11 March 2019

AdNews is thrilled this morning to announce three new hires, including the appointment of a new editor.

Chris Pash, former business editor with Business Insider, has joined the AdNews team as of today and will take over the reins from current editor Pippa Chambers when she exits the role on March 22.

Pippa, who has decided to seek new adventures within advertising and media, had been with the company almost five years and will remain with AdNews in the role of editorial consultant with a remit to supply content for print and online.

Chris will be responsible for the entire editorial output of AdNews across online, print and social. He will also work closely with AdNews associate publisher Nicola Riches on the brand's commercial activities such as the branded content division, 1928 Content, Agency of the Year Awards, the Sydney and Melbourne Summits and the half-day AdNews Live events.

Chris is joined by Melina Gouveia, who has previously worked in a content role for WPP and as a journalist for Which 50. Melina will take on the title senior journalist.

Chris and Melina complete the editorial team alongside existing senior journalist Josh McDonnell and cadet journalist Mariam Cheik-Hussain.

AdNews Team 2019

 (top right to left: Amanda Wilson, Chris Pash, Paul Carroll, Melina Gouveia, James Yaffa - bottom right to left: Mariam Cheik-Hussain, Nicola Riches, Josh McDonnell, Kea Pleasance)

James Yaffa, publisher of AdNews, says: “We have enjoyed a wonderful five years with Pippa on the team as both digital editor and, for the past year, editor. She has done a sterling job and has delivered so many fantastic initiatives for AdNews that it would be impossible for me to list them here. She brings an upbeat and positive energy to our team and we are thrilled she's not severing all ties with us!

"We are pleased to welcome on board Chris our new team and the look forward to seeing how their combined experience will drive AdNews forward.”

To complete the new line-up of staffers, AdNews has also appointed a junior sales support executive, Kea Pleasance, who will work closely with national head of sales Paul Carroll and events BDM Amanda Wilson.

Chris can be reached here chrispash@yaffa.com.au and Melina here: melinagouveia@yaffa.com.au

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