Network 10 has appointed Sarah Johnson as Head of Publicity, responsible for leading national publicity for 10’s shows and talent.
Johnson (pictured centre) has been with 10 for 8 years and also worked at Endemol Shine Australia and XYZ Networks.
In recent months she has shared the national publicity manager with former Head of Publicity, Catherine Donovan, who relocated to Brisbane.
Donovan (pictured left) becomes Head of PR strategy and events, responsible for strategic PR initiatives and managing key publicity events and projects.
Network 10’s chief content officer Beverley McGarvey said: “It’s really exciting to be making these two appointments. Not only are SJ and Cat brilliant and experienced PR executives, they are a pleasure to work with and invaluable team members. I am thrilled they are taking on these critical roles at such an important time for the Network.”
Sydney Publicity Manager Kirsty Wilson (pictured right) becomes Head of Social Content while Brad Garbutt, who previously managed 10’s Social Media team, remains Head of Marketing.
McGarvey added, “Social plays an increasingly crucial role in building our brands and engaging our under 50s audience. As we continue to increase our marketing investment and focus, it’s important that we have a dedicated leader to take our social strategy forward. It’s fantastic that we’re able to appoint Kirsty to lead this function and I look forward to continue working with her in her new capacity as she takes over the leadership of our energetic, imaginative and hard-working social team. Kirsty is a seasoned professional. She is dynamic, solutions-oriented and has great plans for social. I can’t wait to see the function continue to thrive.
“With the appointments of SJ, Cat and Kirsty, as well as Brad’s excellent work as marketing lead, we are in an excellent position to share our big 2019 plans with audiences in creative and innovative ways.”
All roles are effective from Monday 14 January.
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