Movers and Shakers: Pandora, Unilever, Zenith

By AdNews | 24 March 2017

It's hard to keep up with all the moves across media, marketing and advertising so we've compiled them all in one place. Check out the Movers and Shakers from this week.

Jane Huxley exits Pandora

Pandora ANZ managing director Jane Huxley will depart from the company to pursue other opportunities. Huxley has spent five years at Pandora and was the company's inaugural MD. Pandora CEO Tim Westergreen said that he wants to thank Huxley for her dedication to the company over the last few years.Taly Yaniv, director of revenue operations for ANZ, will step in as the interim head of ANZ. It's not clear where Huxley will go next. She was the founder of Pandora in Australia in 2012 and has lead its growth and evolution, including the launch of advertising on the platform and premium subscription service. More about the leave here

Unilever axes CMO role, John Broome exits

John Broome is to exit Unilever, just over a year after joining as chief marketing officer. His departure follows a trend within the global Unilever business to axe the CMO role in local markets. AdNews understands it has been restructuring in this way globally for the last 18 months despite the fact that locally, the opposite occured. Broome, who was formerly CMO of Kellogg, joined 13 months ago when Unilever Australia restructured the senior marketing leadership which previously had two marketing director positions. The two roles, held by Andrea Martens and Hugo Verkuil, were combined into the one CMO role. It's understood that Unilever now has marketing heads in each of its three business units; ice cream, personal care and food. Read more here.

Cosmo editor Claire Askew departs

Cosmopolitan editor Clare Askew will exit the business after four years at Bauer Media to spend more time with her family. She has worked on Cosmopolitan Australia as deputy editor and then editor since 2014. Prior to that she was lifestyle director of Woman's Day. The move follows increasing pressure on women’s magazines, with rival magazine Cleo closing its doors last year. Recently, Bauer announced the closure of Rugby League Week magazine as part of a streamline of core categories. Askew remains in the role till April, with a new editor to be named in due course.

Leo Burnett appoints first national chief creative officer

Leo Burnett has promoted Melbourne ECD Jason Williams to the newly created national position of chief creative officer. The country-level appointment recognises Williams’ more than decade-long contribution to the business and will enable the agency to further build and leverage its national creative offering. It comes just weeks after former Leo Burnett Melbourne CEO Melinda Geertz was promoted to take on the agency's national CEO role and signals a more joined up operating structure for the two agencies. She says Williams has played a pivotal role in the Melbourne agency's ongoing success.
More here.

Visa hires Bank of Melbourne marketer Jacqueline Phillips

Former Bank of Melbourne  head of marketing Jacqueline Phillips has joined Visa in a senior marketing role. Phillips joined Visa in March as senior director and head of brand and marketing for Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific, based in Melbourne. Phillips strong background in financial services, broad network and diverse marketing expertise, which will see her leadership bring an intimate knowledge of the needs and challenges faced by Visa’s financial institution clients, helping build even deeper partnerships. Read more here

Zenith promotes Megan Kay to GM of Zenith Melbourne

Zenith Australia has promoted Megan Kay to general manager of Zenith Melbourne. She previously led the media and production team for the Victorian Government account. In 24 years in media, she has stints as Fairfax Radio, Starcom, Havas and NewsCorp under her belt. More here

Niblett joins AnalogFolk to lead HCF

Digital creative agency AnalogFolk has hired Alex Niblett as client partner, where he will lead the agency's HCF account. Previously, Niblett held the position of client partner at DT where he oversaw the Teachers Mutual Bank and Optus accounts. Niblett has worked in the creative and digital industries for over a decade, spending time in Dubai, the UK and across Australia. Prior to DT, Niblett was client executive and group account director at SapientNitro. Find out more here

InMobi appoints Bartram to head programmatic buying

Global mobile advertising platform InMobi has appointed Stuart Bartram as VP of brand solutions and programmatic across Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa (APMEA). Based in Sydney, he will attempt to grow the InMobi in-app exchange platform across the region. Bartram recently managed MediaMath’s leading demand-side platform as ANZ country manager and has worked as APAC managing director at Rubicon Project and publishers through its supply-side platform. More here.  

InMobi taps ex-MediaMath CM

Mobile programmatic company, InMobi, has appointed Stuart Bartram as VP of brand solutions and programmatic across Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa (APMEA). Bartram previously spent time at MediaMath where he oversaw the Demand-side Platform (DSP) as ANZ country manager. He also worked at Rubicon Project as managing director where he aided publishers through the Supply-Side Platform (SSP). Prior to this, Bartram lead strategic accounts for Linkedin. Bartram will primarily be focusing on software developer kits. More here

Accenture Interactive brings on new leads

Accenture Interactive has appointed Stephen Hamil to the role of managing director for the company's content division. Hamill will lead the strategic partner relationships throughout the APAC region, as well as the content business within Accenture's ANZ division. Prior to this role, Hamill worked as managing director for Adobe South East Asia. The business has also appointed Irwin Lim as marketing services lead for Australia and New Zealand. Lim has been with Accenture for nine years. AdNews recently reported that Accenture is intending to help clients with in-house programmatic trading amid transparency fears. More here

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