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IGN and AskMen continue their growth in Australia and are now building their dedicated sales operation. We’re searching for a Sales Manager, Ad Ops Manager, 2 Account Managers and Sales Support

The former IGN brands have a growing reputation in Australia for creatively engaging, bespoke commercial campaigns like the successful IGN Black Beta Select Awards in association with Mountain Dew.  Their core audience are males 18-34 years old and the brands now jointly attract well over 1 million Australians a month through their online, YouTube, Mobile, Xbox Live and syndication platforms.   The new Ziff Davis Australia business plans to significantly expand its local sales team and are now hiring consumer, games and film sales specialists to join its new Sydney office – headed by General Manager, James Whitehead.

James Whitehead, General Manager, Ziff Davis Australia Pty Ltd, said:
“We’re thrilled to be launching Ziff Davis Australia – allowing us to take our established powerhouse brands to the next level, and introducing the opportunity to bring other globally successful sites to the country.  We have ambitious plans to build our consumer and sales offerings in Australia and to take advantage of the myriad advantages of becoming an owned and operated business.  Our team will be further strengthened with the best local talent available.”
Ian Chambers, Managing Director and VP, International, added:
“The Ziff Davis acquisition has been tremendous for AskMen and IGN – there’s continued investment and support to make the brands even more successful.  Building a dedicated Australian business is a testament to the hard work of James and his team.  We’ll be able to better serve our readers and commercial partners, while examining opportunities to launch localised editions of other Ziff Davis brands.”
Ziff Davis, a division of j2 Global, Inc. (NASDAQGS:JCOM) has transformed into a modern technology and media business with a bespoke digital platform that closely unites content, data and commerce.  Alongside the recently acquired IGN brands, the Ziff Davis portfolio includes the highly respected and influential technology site PCMag and LogicBuy – the deal site for US tech buyers.