NEWS IN BRIEF: 4 September 2013

By AdNews | 4 September 2013

OMA Indigenous literacy push raises nearly $300,000
The Outdoor Media Association's (OMA)  'Wall of Hands' Indigenous literacy appeal campaign, fronted by politicans including Kevin Rudd, has raised over $282,000 since its launch earlier this year. Over 1.6 million in free advertising space was donated by major firms including Adshel, APN Outdoor and oOh! Media. It wraps up this Sunday the 8th of September.

Manilla calling
Digital agency network Isobar will establish an APAC production hub in Manilla, Philippines. The hub will be headed by Isobar Singapore technical and operations director Chandra Barathi as general manager, who will relocate for the role. Visual Jazz Isobar managing director Konrad Spilva has played an advisory role in the development of the regional production hub and he will continue to support the office. The move was designed to provide greater efficiencies in technical production across web and mobile. There will be no redundancies in Australia. Isobar's major global production facility is housed in Poland.

Audi drives Sky News election coverage
Car giant Audi is the exclusive sponsor for Sky News' digital and broadcast election coverage on Saturday night. It forms part of a wider campaign which saw Audi also sponsor a range of election-related programs. Coverage kicks off from 5:30am on Saturday with political reporters, transitioning to commentary from political editor David Speers and a panel of guests from 4pm.

DMG recruits Adelaide GM
Radio network DMG has appointed Peter Maynard as Adelaide general manager for FIVEaa and Nova 919. He joins DMG from the Melbourne Football Club where he was general manager commercial operations since February 2010.

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