Monday, July 30, 2007

Who's coming to Australia next?

Often it is the job ads the give you the best guidance as to who is launching where when. There was an advertisement in this weekend's paper for this role
General Manager- Global Internet Media Company - Australia Launch!

A unique opportunity exists to launch a new venture for one of the world’s leading online media companies. This NASDAQ listed company, headquartered in New York, is experiencing significant growth and is well positioned for expansion into the Australian market.

The General Manager, Australia will be responsible for launching the business, winning and maintaining key accounts as well as the online consumer. This appointment requires an entrepreneurial leader with a passion for new media and the travel sector....[MORE]
I have a very strong suspicion as to who this is but have a little bit of inside knowledge that I promised not to reveal. What do you think, what's your guess? Either way - interesting to see the Australian market having reached a new stage where a media/advertising supported travel business model is attractive enough to support expansion plans.

UPDATE - the cat is out of the zoo, the role was for Travelzoo and ex-Lastminute.com.au Hotels GM Brad Gurrie got the job

6 comments:

Alex said...

the following job offer available only thru Linkedin could also be quite intersting...

Our client is a leading global travel e-wholesaler and specialist distributor of travel inventory across the Internet. With operations across 9 key markets and offices in over thirty countries, our client is truly one of the world’s few highly successful and profitable online businesses.

Our client is looking to secure a Director of Marketing for this global role reporting into the Managing Director based in Sydney...

Tim Hughes said...

Alex - no prizes for guessing who that is

Paul said...

Um...does it start with a "T" and end with an "R"?

Tim Hughes said...

Almost but not quite

Anonymous said...

does it start with a T and end with an O?

The Family said...

Why it is TravelZOO