Brian Danzis is the new Managing Director, Americas for Acast. Danzis will work on growing Acast in the US, Canada and Mexico.
Michael Bayston has been hired as the new Programmatic Director for Acast.
Four new employees for Sony Music and they all come from recognizable audio companies like Entercom, Pandora, Megaphone and Stitcher.
Woost join the company as Director of Business Development. He'll work to grow Pacific Content's roster of clients and podcasts, which already includes Facebook, Dell, Red Hat and others.
Digital audio advertising firm DAX has hired Chris Blackburn as EVP for Sales and Business Development.
Rob Proctor has stepped down as CEO and director of the company. COO Stuart Last has been appointed interim CEO as the company searches for a permanent CEO. Audioboom will report its third quarter earnings on October 7.
American Public Media has hired Liliana Kim as Managing Director of Podcasts. Kim will lead the APM podcasts team starting Aug. 19.
Podchaser — “the ultimate source of podcast information and tools” — has hired Dave Keine as its new Head of Marketing. Most recently, Keine founded Triangle Content, a podcast production studio.
Audioboom has had its own boom in the form of a record growth in revenue and has hired Jessica Landman as Sales Director and promoted Jordan Imsho to Junior Sales Director to lead brand direct and digital agency partnerships.
Detroit-based comedian and writer Dame Wilburn will now co-host nonprofit organization The Moth’s highly popular podcast of the same name. She will host the show — which is downloaded 61 million times a year — alongside storyteller/comedian Dan Kennedy.