NEWS IN BRIEF: 7 September 2012

By AdNews | 7 September 2012

DGM and OMD WA join forces
Online marketing agency DGM has signed a partnership with OMD WA to launch a search and digital division within the media agency. The offering will be staffed by joint employee search director Melanie Hardie. OMD WA has already been working with DGM's Sydney office.

ARN hires Melbourne sales manager
The Australian Radio Network has appointed Steve O'Halloran as group sales manager in Melbourne. O'Halloran joined after eight years at Southern Cross Austereo, most recently as group sales manager for its Television and Radio division.

Financial Review Group launches premium brand promotion
Fairfax Media's Financial Review Group has kicked off a multi-platform campaign with BMW, Emirates and The Leading Hotels of the World. 'A Life Extraordinary' gives readers the chance to win a luxury travel experience in Munich, Rottach-Egern and Dubai, including business class flights, accommodation and the use of a BMW 5 Series.

Julian Delany appointed GM of News.com.au
NewsLifeMedia has appointed The Weather Channel general manager Julian Delany as general manager of News.com.au. In his new role, which he starts in October, Delany will be responsible for the commercial growth and product delivery of the service. He will report to NewsLifeMedia managing director Nicole Sheffield.

ABA expands digital team
The Audit Bureaux of Australia (ABA) has expanded its Digital Services division, with the appointment of Nielsen's Ben Willson as the new head of digital services. Also joining the team is web analyst Gavin Liu, who will manage day-to-day web audit operations. The ABA Digital Service launched in 2009 to audit and verify audience metrics for websites and email newsletters.

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