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17 February 2017 | Passion Distribution

Emmanuelle Namiech, CEO of Passion Distribution today announced some staff changes in the sales team.

Nick Tanner, Senior Sales Manager is being promoted to the role of Head of Sales. In his new role Tanner will drive and execute the sales strategy across the Passion Distribution portfolio and look to further develop the company’s digital strategy. Tanner will continue to maintain key accounts across pan regional networks and in Australia and New Zealand. Notable recent successes include the expansion of the Make You Laugh Out Loud franchise in key Asia Pacific territories and the collaboration with Group M Entertainment APAC (GME) to bring the Robot Wars format to Asia.

Tanner joined Passion Distribution as part of the merger with Mentorn International in 2012. Prior to this Tanner held distribution roles in Hat Trick International.

Tanner’s promotion follows the planned departure of Elin Thomas who is leaving Passion Distribution for a new role yet to be announced. 

Thomas joined Passion Distribution in 2014 in the new position of Global Head of Sales and was quickly promoted to Director of Global Sales in 2015 as she oversaw the continued growth of Passion Distribution sales and format division, increasing format expertise amongst the team and consolidating Passion Distribution’s position as one of the most respected independent distributors. 

Nick Tanner said, “I am absolutely delighted to be appointed to the position of Head of Sales. I look forward to advancing Passion Distribution's strategy for growth, developing the sales team and tapping into new revenue streams. It’s been an absolute pleasure to work with Elin Thomas and I am thrilled to be stepping into the role at this exciting time for the company.”

Elin Thomas said, “It’s been a privilege to work with everyone at Passion Distribution since 2014. Having worked closely with Nick Tanner for my entire time in the company, I have confidence that he is the right person to take over at the helm of the sales team and I wish him every success.”

Emmanuelle Namiech CEO Passion Distribution said, “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with Elin. She has made a tremendous contribution to Passion Distribution for which I would like to thank her.  I have no doubt she will do well in her next role and wish her great success. I am delighted that Nick will be stepping up to head up the sales team. He brings a wealth of market knowledge, is passionate about content and has an excellent track record of building successful and mutually beneficial broadcaster relationships.”

As part of the team restructure, Passion Distribution is also looking to strengthen its existing sales team by hiring an experienced digital sales manager to further develop and maximise the potential of new and existing titles within the Passion Distribution portfolio. The senior sales manager will also handling programme sales to UK and US broadcasters, across all platforms.



For more information, please contact:

Claire Douglas, Head of Marketing and PR, Passion Distribution