Nick Kavanagh leaves Naked over Rudd furore

nick kavanaghNaked’s communications director Nick Kavanagh has resigned over the “comment for content” furore.

Mike Wilson, chairman of Naked Communications, told the SMH: “The person responsible has today left the business.”

The controversy blew up after it was revealed that Naked was working on a project for Labor and offered video interviews with PM Kevin Rudd to youth sites including The Vine, Vice and Pedestrian TV.

The Vine, which is owned by Fairfax, claimed that Naked sought to extend the deal to free advertising inventory and tailored editorial. Pedestrian TV said that although it was offered the interview, the commercial element was not put to it, while Vice refused to discuss how far it had gone with negotiations.

Mumbrella understands that Kavanagh resigned and immediately left the country as he had already planned a holiday back in the UK. it is unclear whether he will return to Australia.


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