Georgina Holt joins Acast as MD from Stylist Group

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by Charlie Spargo

Podcasting platform Acast has appointed Georgina Holt as its Managing Director for the UK, Ireland and ROW.

Joining from Stylist Group where she was Executive Director at Stylist Studios, Holt will be responsible for driving commercial and content growth for Acast. Recently, the platform reported 100% year-over-year revenue growth and they hope to build on this success.

Holt spent three years at Stylist Group, and brings a total of nearly 20 years of media experience to bear at the podcasting company. She has led and delivered strategic and commercial transformations for magazine brands including Stylist and Cosmopolitan.

Ross Adams, Acast CEO, said: “The most important thing for us in every new hire we make is a cultural fit - it’s our number one priority as we look to maintain and grow as a business, and it was clear very early on that Georgina was exactly who we were looking for. Our sales and podcast teams are our biggest teams in every market in which we operate, so her background will also prove vital as we look to build on our offering for publishers, independent podcasters and advertisers alike.

“Naturally, it’s difficult to find senior talent with experience of a pure podcasting background, as the medium is still so young - so, as a challenger brand, we also look for leaders who have the ethos and attitude to bring something new to the table while ensuring we continue our global success. Georgina is the perfect person for the role.”

Georgina Holt said: “As a company that works with the best names in podcasting worldwide, it was an easy decision to join the Acast team. You just have to look at the likes of Off Menu, The Adam Buxton Podcast, and My Dad Wrote A Porno - not to mention shows from the BBC, the Financial Times, Vice and many more publishers - to see Acast is the global home of podcasting.

“At a rapidly changing time for all us, Acast’s continued energy and enthusiasm for podcasting - combined with its unrelenting commitment to bringing the most innovative opportunities to advertisers and creators - is why the success it has achieved for the past five years will continue long into the future.”