Andrew Goldsmith appointed CEO of Adelicious as Co-founders David McGuire and Pascal Hughes transition to Chief Growth Officer roles
2nd February 2024, London, UK – Adelicious has appointed Andrew Goldsmith to the role of Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Previously serving as Managing Director since October 2021, Goldsmith’s promotion comes at a time of exceptional growth for the company, allowing them to accelerate their long-term growth plans.
By the end of 2023, Adelicious had a 314% year-on-year increase in network listens, marking a sevenfold increase over the past two years and establishing them as one the world’s leading independent hosting and monetisation networks. This growth in listens led to their brand count more than doubling and both average campaign values and overall revenues increasing more than threefold.
Goldsmith’s tenure at Adelicious began with a mandate to expand the commercial and operations departments, alongside network growth and attracting senior talent to the business. His efforts have also been pivotal in fostering relationships with media planning and buying teams in the UK, US and globally. Goldsmith’s previous experience includes roles at Global Radio, Primesight and as Business Partner at The Guardian, where he was instrumental in returning the newspaper to profit for the first time since 1998.
The promotion of Goldsmith to CEO is part of the company’s wider growth strategy, allowing co-founders David McGuire and Pascal Hughes to move to the newly created roles of co-Chief Growth Officers, with the trio focusing on the on-going evolution and long-term vision of the business.
Andrew Goldsmith, CEO at Adelicious, said: “Stepping into the role of CEO at such a dynamic time for Adelicious is both an honour and an exciting challenge. Our impressive growth since launch is a clear indication of our team’s hard work and the innovative strategies we’ve implemented. As CEO, I am committed to working with David, Pascal and the team to bring our exciting plans to fruition and further reinforcing our position as a leader in the global podcasting market.”
In a joint statement, David McGuire and Pascal Hughes, co-Chief Growth Officers at Adelicious, added: “Our revenue and network growth has far exceeded our forecasts, made possible by Andy and his team and our fantastic partners whose amazing content they trusted us to look after. As a result, we’re able to accelerate our plans for growth and are delighted that Andy has accepted the position of CEO. Andy has already driven exceptional growth and opened up the door to some of the world’s biggest brands and we look forward to seeing our growth continue and our new projects come to fruition.”
Adelicious, founded in 2020, is home to a suite of popular commercial podcasts including Apple’s most popular UK podcast of 2023, The Diary of a CEO and the 2023 I’m a Celebrity ‘King of the Jungle’ Sam Thompson’s show Staying Relevant, alongside co-host Pete Wicks. The platform also features other notable shows such as Wellness Unpacked with Ella (Deliciously Ella), Short History Of, Socially Distant Sports Bar and The Motherkind Podcast.
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Adelicious, founded in 2020 by podcasters for podcasters, is the UK’s leading independent podcast hosting platform. Our founders recognised the need for honesty, integrity, and fairness in the podcast advertising landscape. Their vision led to Adelicious, a platform built around quality inventory, excellent customer service, a podcaster-first mentality, and innovation. Today, as an invite-only network, we’re the trusted choice for some of the world’s leading podcasts, with a three-fold growth in listeners year on year. At Adelicious, we believe in a personalised, results-driven approach that ensures both podcasters and advertisers benefit from our hands-on expertise. To find out more visit https://www.adelicious.fm/