Husband and wife team Mark and Celena Hinch take the reins at Albany Advertiser

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The Albany Advertiser’s Mark and Celena Hinch.
Camera IconThe Albany Advertiser’s Mark and Celena Hinch. Credit: Laurie Benson

Husband-and-wife team Mark and Celena Hinch have taken the reins at the Albany Advertiser, bringing decades of industry experience to regional WA’s oldest newspaper.

Mr Hinch has accepted a role as a regional manager for Seven West Media, while Mrs Hinch is the new advertising manager in Albany.

The pair met while employed at The West Australian in 1997 as they simultaneously worked their way up the print advertising ladder.

They have arrived in Albany after 15 years in the North West, driving the commercial success of four Seven West Media newspapers in the Kimberley and Pilbara.

“As a married couple, we are unusual in the sense that we are able to work and live together in an at-times stressful but highly rewarding industry,” Mr Hinch said.

“Our goals here in Albany are to build on the commercial foundations of a truly great newspaper, increase our visibility into our local and wider community, and ensure we meet the company’s budgetary requirements.

“We’re both excited about being here in Albany and we’re loving the culture of the community so far in our early days. The people here are so polite and friendly.”

Mrs Hinch started at The West Australian in 1992.

Mr Hinch began his career at the Western Mail in Perth in 1987, before moving to Community Newspaper Group and The West in 1999.

“I’m thrilled to be working with editor Liam Croy and his young and enthusiastic team of journalists,” he said.

“From an advertising point of view we are very keen to help our commercial partners expose their product or service through the multiple newspaper options, whether in hard copy with effective advertising ideas and campaigns or through the array of digital options available.

“I guess in a nutshell we are both passionate about helping make a difference for our advertisers.”

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