WAN-IFRA is pleased to announce the appointment of Martin Fröhlich as Director Digital Revenue Network. Fröhlich, a native German, was previously a Deputy Head of Newsroom at Redaktionsgemeinschaft ostwestfaelisch-lippischer Verlage and has been in the industry for more than 25 years. During his career, he worked as a reporter, editor, media coach, head of departments, project manager, moderator and technical adviser.
Over the last decade, his focus has been on leading the digital transformation of editorial processes and products and adapting management methods. He has led numerous projects in these areas and has acquired in-depth experience in the operational and strategic issues related to the adaptation and transformation of editorial organisations.
Fröhlich started his career at a local newspaper before joining the Zeitungsgruppe Neue Westfälische where he held various editorial and team management positions for over 13 years. He holds a degree in history from Bielefeld University and is also an experienced author in the fields of health and sports.
In his new role at WAN-IFRA, Froehlich will lead WAN-IFRA activities in the Digital Revenue Network. He will also help to develop new programs and strategies to enable our members to meet the needs of the fast-changing media industry with a focus on digital transformation.
“It is a real privilege to be working for WAN-IFRA and to be given the opportunity to contribute to the development and sustainability of an industry I’ve spent 25 years in,” Fröhlich said about his appointment.
“I’m truly humbled by the confidence and trust that WAN-IFRA’s management has placed in me in leading the Digital Revenue Network team and will do my best to repay that trust. I look forward to working with partners and members of WAN-IFRA to meet the challenges of our fast-evolving news industry and hope to in some small way contribute to its success,” he added.
“I am delighted to have Martin Fröhlich join the team. His experience and knowledge of the news media industry and the daily processes in newsrooms will be a great asset as WAN-IFRA continues to support media companies on their way to a digital future,” said Thomas Jacob, Chief Operating Officer. “Fröhlich’s work will provide further momentum to our efforts to support the industry in its quest for generating revenue from its digital offerings.“