Joe Talcott departs News Limited and AANA

Joe Talcott – one of the most high profile marketers in Australia – is to depart News Limited after nearly seven years. His last day is tomorrow.

Talcott was group director of marketing for five years before moving into the role of chief creative about a year ago.

He said of his stint at News: “It’s been a spectacular time for me.”

He said he would be taking a short break before deciding his next move. Asked whether he had an interest in doing another big role – whether media, marketing or at an agency if one came up – he said: “I reckon I do.”

Talcott has also stepped down as chairman of the Australian Association of National Advertisers, a role he served in for more than three years. Deputy chair Inese Kingsmill, corporate marketing director at Telstra, will assume the chair of the association in an acting capacity.  

CEO Scott McClellan said: “Joe has served more than three years as chairman. During this time, AANA membership has grown by over 15% and the Association has tackled several challenging industry and regulatory issues. Under his chairmanship, AANA has forged healthy working relationships throughout the advertising, marketing and media industry.”

Prior to News Limited, Talcott spent a lengthy portion of his career in marketing roles with McDonald’s. He has also worked at three different ad agencies.

Talcott appears at Mumbrella Question Time:


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