News Bulletin: SMH sued; new role at Nova

By AdNews | 22 April 2016

SMH risks $12m damages bill in defamation suit

Lawyer and former Australian Water Holdings CEO Nick Di Girolamo has launched legal action against Fairfax Media over the publication of a series of articles in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian reports.

Di Girolamo's defamation suit alleges that his reputation was damaged by the articles, which were published in 2012 and 2013. He is seeking special damages, general damages, the payment of costs and the removal of the articles in question from Fairfax websites and its archives.

Nova appoints digital commercial director

Nova Entertainment has announced the appointment of Nicole Bence to the role of digital commercial director. Bence will help devise the strategic plan to continue to commercialise Nova's digital audience and environments. 

JWT’s Simon Langley to judge Entertainment Lions

J. Walter Thompson executive creative director Simon Langley has been named on the jury of the inaugural Entertainment Lions at Cannes in June. Langley will join a raft of creatives from all over the globe to judge winners for the newest specialist event under the Lions banner, dedicated to “unskippable creativity”.

Global social ad spend rises 86% YOY

Kenshoo has found global social ad spend rose 86% in the past year and 8% in the first quarter of 2016, underpinned by a sharp jump in spending on Facebook Dynamic Product Ads and a jump in Instagram inventory supply, after the photo sharing service widened its offerings to advertisers. The report also finds in search advertising, smartphones made up 40% of clicks and 29% of spend.

Integral ad science partners with Facebook

Technology company Integral Ad Science has announced it has partnered with Facebook to deliver third-party viewability measurement to advertisers. Integral’s viewability solution will be optimised to support video and display campaigns running on Facebook on both desktop and mobile platforms.

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