NZME announces new hire

New Zealand Media and Entertainment has welcomed Mark Copplestone to the role of Commercial Development Manager, based in Christchurch. 

Copplestone has most recently held the position of National Sales Director for Stuff NZ and has more than 25 years’ experience leading high-performing sales teams. 

Prior to this, he launched InMobi and Groupon in New Zealand and was previously with TVNZ, Publicis New Zealand and Managing Partner for Optimedia.

Copplestone will be working closely with the NZME commercial team in Canterbury to create and activate the very best integrated media solutions for clients, delivering on their business objectives.

Paul Hancox, Chief Revenue Officer says: “I’ve had the pleasure of working with Mark for a number of years now as both a formidable ally and competitor – he’ll bring tremendous knowledge to the market to complement our GM Matt Bowness and his team. Canterbury is an incredibly important market for NZME.”

Matt Bowness, GM Christchurch adds: “We are absolutely delighted to have Mark join us with his proven record of building and developing a sales team and providing clients with solutions that work. 

“Mark is a great addition to our team and has started immediately.”

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