News Bulletin: GroupM reveals new deputy trading director; long-serving Seven exec resigns

By AdNews | 10 January 2017
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Long-serving GM Channel Seven Adelaide resigns
General manager of Channel Seven Adelaide, Tony Davison, has announced his resignation from Seven West Media. Davison recently marked 13 years in the role making him the longest serving general manager of Seven Adelaide. He had worked in the TV industry for 35 years and has been with the Seven Network for 31 years. His last day will be 1 February and a replacement will be announced in due course.

GroupM reveals new deputy trading director
Maxus Asia Pacific head of trading Nathan Cook has been replaced by Anita Munro as Cook moves to Australia to take up a GroupM deputy trading director position. Munro has been working with Cook and earlier with Simon Porter, overseeing the investment and negotiations for key accounts including L'Oréal, Huawei, Jetstar, Unicharm and working closely with countries to drive trading practice to deliver client KPI’s at a local level. Cook previously worked at Ikon at Mindshare.

Marissa Mayer resigns as Yahoo is renamed Altaba

Yahoo CEO and president Marissa Mayer and four other directors currently on Yahoo’s 10-member board will resign. It will also adopt a new corporate identity and cut the size of its board in half if the proposed $6.5 billion ($US4.8 billion) sale of its digital services to Verizon Communications goes through. The US arm of the company plans to change its name to Altaba Inc after it turns over its email, websites, mobile apps and advertising tools to Verizon. It is unclear what the change will mean for the Australian business, which is still part of Seven West Media.

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