SoundCloud announced two new hires for its advertising team in Australia. Shaun Alexander has joined as the company’s commercial director of Australia New Zealand. He previously spent four years with Pandora, most recently holding the title of client strategy director for the Australia/New Zealand markets.
“Australia and New Zealand are key markets for us, and having someone with Shaun’s experience in place to lead the team will help us bring our ambitious goals to fruition,” SoundCloud International Vice President Sonia Flynn said.
Marta Bonzanini is the second new hire. She will lead SoundCloud’s efforts in sales strategy and brand partnerships. Prior to this appointment, Bonzanini spent seven years at Facebook, where she worked with P&G, Nestle, Unilever and Coca-Cola as a client solutions manager for the social network.
The audio company rolled out its SoundCloud Go subscription tier for Australia in September 2016, while the free tier saw the addition of ads to the listener experience. According to comScore, SoundCloud was Australia’s second-biggest streaming service in December 2015, clocking in with 2.059m unique monthly visitors.