The managing director of M&C Saatchi’s sport and entertainment arm has been appointed GM of Gemba’s Sydney office.
Andrew Condon will re-join the specialist marketing agency for sport and entertainment he left in 2009 to help set up M&C Sport and Entertainment.
In his new role Condon will report to director and CEO Rob Mills. Read more »
This time there will be six jobs in six states rather than the single job won by Ben Southall last time round as caretaker of an island in the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland.
DMG Radio’s Nova106.9 has seen a slight drop in the first radio ratings survey to give Australian Radio Network’s 97.3fm breathing room in the number one position in the city.
The ARN station dropped just 0.1 ratings points for a respectable 13.4 per cent share while Nova dropped from 13.1 per cent to 11.9 per cent. The youth station remains in second position however.
Australian Radio Network’s Mix102.3 has extended its lead in Adelaide’s market in the latest radio survey results.
The station had a jump from 15.5 per cent to 16.8 per cent from Monday to Sunday according to auditing company Nielsen.
Creative agency Iris Sydney has won a tender to make the city an international Christmas destination in three years.
The creative agency will develop and implement a strategy that will include cooperative marketing initiatives, developing new events and using new “cutting edge” technology for the City of Sydney’s City Christmas project. Read more »
News Limited’s Eureka Report has announced a new joint venture with Clime Asset Management to offer investors tools to track the performance of Australian shares.
Under the, as yet unnamed joint venture, investors will offer investors stock valuation and research solutions using Clime’s methodology of evaluating and assessing company value and also the Eureka Report’s investment commentary. Read more »
The University of Sydney and The Australian Broadcasting Corporation have also confirmed they will once again be the event’s principal partner and media partner respectively.
The annual ideas event is now in its fourth year and has an audience in the hundreds of thousands. TEDxSydney features a selection of Australia’s leading thinkers, storytellers and performers sharing their ideas to an audience both in person and online.
Talk station 2GB’s ratings have dropped to the lowest levels in more than a year, new numbers from Nielsen today show.
The station saw the biggest drop in Monday to Sunday share, with a fall of two ratings points from 14 per cent Monday to Sunday share to 12 per cent.
Meanwhile, the biggest rise came from WSFM.
Monday night was a two-way ratings battle between Seven and Nine with the gap closing between My Kitchen Rules and The Block: All Stars.
The Block rated 1.531m for Nine while MKR rated 1.791m for Seven, according to preliminary overnight metro ratings from OzTAM.
Seven narrowly won the night on share with 25.9 per cent fo the free to air audience compared to Nine’s 24.7 per cent.
Meanwhile, the only programme that Ten had in the top 20 most watched was Ten News At Five, which rated 694,000. Ten’s share for the night was 8.9 per cent, well behind ABC1’s 15.4 per cent. Read more »
In the latest session to be announced, David Redhill, chief marketing officer at Deloitte, Adrian Christie, head of communications at eBay, and Jeremy Wrench, group managing director of Capstone Hill Search, will debate the key issues around talent.
Among the questions being tackled in the session are what new capabilities does the PR professional need to add to their resumé as the industry changes?
Also on the agenda is the question of whether the answer to a small talent pool is to bring in skilled people from other industries or other countries, to outsource to other countries or to use technology to automate.
The panel will also discuss how to protect against poaching including stratgies to keep staff fulfilled and developing new abilities.
Save Your Legs opened across an ambitious 176 screens for distributor Madman, taking $165,000, for a screen average of just $936 per screen.
The film is directed by Boyd Hicklin, who created the 2005 documentary of the same name about a team of Australian cricketers on a cricket and cultural exchange to India. Read more »
Shares in Southern Cross Austereo today closed at their highest level in more than a year after it was revealed that the company was in talks with Nine Entertainment Co to merge their TV assets.
The global chief strategy officer, who has helped build Cheil into a network of 54 offices in 29 markets around the world, will depart the Seoul-based agency in April – exactly five years since he joined. Read more »
The move – part of a redesign of smh.com.au and theage.com.au to coincide with the switch of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age to compact format – created consternation on social media with “women’s perspective” labelled patronising and old fashioned.
He replaces JB Rousselot who stood down as Telstra’s executive director of media last week, ending a 10 year-stint at the company.
“I’m very excited about the role. The whole media space is one of Telstra’s key growth strategies for the future and I think there are a lot of synergies between the marketing porfolio as well as the digital media and IPTV platforms”, Buckman told Mumbrella this morning. Read more »
A writer of last year’s hit musical The Sapphires is among ten who have received development grants totalling $276,000 from Screen Australia.
Tony Briggs was given the funding to support his new venture called The Grip – a comedy drama about five young Australian men who discover the key to winning the pokies and develop Robin Hood-like reputations.
One guy is forgiven for bringing his girlfriend to a poker night, while two music fans arrive at a gig on the wrong day after a diary blunder. Read more »
Google Australia is searching for new MD after the decision of current boss Nick Leeder to take up a role running Google in France.
In a statement Leeder said: “My time with Google Australia and New Zealand has been one of the highlights of my career. The team here is doing tremendous things to help local partners, advertisers, and users. It’s been an honour to be part of it. I look forward to watching Google’s contribution to Australia and New Zealand grow in the coming years.” Read more »