NEWS IN BRIEF: 15 August 2012

John Tripodi joins RMIT
Co-founder and chief executive of Twenty3 Sport + Entertainment, John Tripodi, has been appointed an Adjunct Professior at RMIT University's School of Economics, Finance and Marketing. Spanning over the next three-years, the appointment will see Tripodi deliver guest lectures, contribute to research activities and course content, and offer career advice to students. Prior to establishing Twenty3 in 2009, Tripodi held senior marketing and general management roles at both Mars Inc. and the L'Oreal Group.

US voters switch off TV
Forty two percent of Americans likely to vote in the upcoming November presidential election no longer use live TV as their primary source of video content, according to Say Media. Additionally, one third of voters own a tablet device, and 32% of voters who record TV skip through ad breaks.

Mindshare partners with TEDxMelbourne
Mindshare and TEDx has worked together to bring the director of The Economist Intelligence Unit, Ross O'Brien, to speak at the Melbourne event. O'Brien is also a writer for Business Asia and CNN and will appear at the 3 September event at the Crown Metropole for 18 minutes.

Sydney embraces NYE theme
Sydney's New Year's Eve celebrations have received artistic input from singer Kylie Minogue as creative ambassador. Minogue and creative agency Imagination revealed the theme will be 'Embrace' which is designed to express “love, inclusiveness and connection”.

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