By Jess Baker
Our very own Samantha Wantling has been appointed to a new position of Advertising Manager for Warwick Today, Stanthorpe Today and associated publications.
Formerly an Advertising Sales Executive with Warwick Today and Stanthorpe Today, Samantha now has direct responsibility across all sales functions and staff – as well as local leadership and management over all staff in the Warwick/Stanthorpe Today office.
A Stanthorpe girl through and through, Samantha is a familiar face to most everyone in the Southern Downs and Granite Belt as well as to those in the local media industry.
She began her media career 12 years ago at the Stanthorpe Border Post, but said news has always been a big part of her life.
“I did my Grade 10 work experience with the Stanthorpe Border Post, my Grade 11 work experience at TV 10 in Brisbane and my Grade 12 work experience again at the Stanthorpe Border Post,” Samantha said.
“When I finished high school I was a Rotary Exchange student in the USA and during that time I used to write an article a month for both the Warwick Daily News and the Stanthorpe Border Post.
“If you can’t already tell, newspapers have always been a huge part of my life and my passion for them is unrivalled.”
In her new role, Samantha said she looks forward to getting to know the region’s business community on a more personal level and helping groups and individuals achieve their marketing goals.
“I am so excited to see Warwick/Stanthorpe Today grow in our marketplace and help take our businesses and events to a new level through our combined marketing strategies,” she said.
“Be it in our paper, online, in the digital space, or in any of our six other Today papers and four Seniors publications across Queensland.”
Warwick Today and Stanthorpe Today have undergone some major changes in the past 12 months – including a name change, a return to a tabloid news format, and the introduction of a glossy lifestyle magazine.
Samantha said the growth the papers have seen is indicative of readers’ support.
“Whether it is through our articles or through our advertisements, we are telling the story of our region, we are telling your story,” she said.
“And knowing that no matter what is happening in our region, there is a paper you can turn to.
“Whilst I can’t reveal everything that we have up our sleeves, let’s just say we will continue to live and breathe your community, our community.”
The team at Warwick Today and Stanthorpe Today are thrilled to have Samantha step up as Advertising Manager, and know her passion for the region, its people, and our publications will spur our growth going forward.
Businesses and individuals interested in meeting with Samantha to discuss advertising, an upcoming event, or simply to introduce themselves are invited to contact her on 0439 420 289.