News Bulletin: Taylor Swift most mentioned at Grammys; Jury presidents announced for Cannes Lions

By AdNews | 17 February 2016

Taylor Swift most mentioned during Grammys

The Nielsen Twitter TV Ratings Australia results show Taylor Swift was the most mentioned talent of the Grammy Awards last night, closely followed by Justin Bieber.

The awards show had a unique audience of 201.9k, with a total of 76.1k tweets and 1.9million impressions. The hashtag #grammys received nearly 30,000 mentions.

The top social moment was Taylor Swift winning album of the year for the second year. The top retweet was from the Beibs.

Alissa Thomas appointed editor of Shop Til You Drop

Bauer Media has announced the appointment of Alissa Thomas as editor for Shop Til You Drop.

Thomas most recently worked as fashion director at Cleo and Dolly, also making regular appearances on Nine Network’s Today Extra as fashion and style commentator.

Hearst Australia manager Marina Go, says Thomas will be using her vision to refresh the magazine and overhaul the brand's social media strategy.

Here Come the Habibs down on launch; MKR continues strong run

Here Come the Habibs is slightly down on its launch audience but still had a strong result, with 944,000 people tuning in, according to overnight OzTam figures.

The week prior saw the Network Nine series debut with 1.25 million viewers, making it the second most watched show of the night.

The top watched program of last night was Seven's My Kitchen Rules, which continues its strong run with 1.6 million viewers.

My Kitchen Rules and Here Come the Habibs was the first and second most watched shows by the major demographics, including the 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54 age brackets.

Seven won the night with 33.3% audience share, followed by Nine on 26.5%. Ten picked up 19.2% audience share followed by ABC on 15.5% and SBS on 5.4%.

PubMatic hires new country manager

PubMatic has appointed Peter Barry as its new country manager for Australia and New Zealand. He leaves his role as commercial director in Australia for Ad2One.

Barry will be responsible for developing new publisher relationships with a particular focus on growing mobile and video inventory. He will also be responsible for increasing spend with key agency trading desks and Demand Side Platforms.

PubMatic vice president Jason Barnes says he is confident Barry is the right leader to help publishers make the most of the market opportunity for the Asia Pacific region.

The Age editor-in-chief Andrew Holden steps down

The Age editor-in-chief Andrew Holden is set to resign from Fairfax Media newspaper after 13 years at the company, The Australian reports.

Holden’s departure precedes an editorial restructure for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, said to allow the publications to better deliver its 24/7 news cycle. It is understood that Darren Goodsir, current editor-in-chief of the Sydney

Morning Herald and the Sun Herald, will oversee the metro publications. Mark Forbes will be acting editor-in-chief at The Age.

qantas in flight ted talkThe departure follows news the company is to reduce its staff by another 70 jobs as it moves production back to Pagemasters. The Age has seen year-on-year declines, with the last drop in print sale leaving them down 8.7% in the December quarter.

Qantas launches world’s first tech talk in the sky

Passengers on Qantas flight 73 departing from Sydney to San Francisco this afternoon will experience the world’s first tech talk in the sky, through a partnership with TEDxSydney.

‘Ideas That Travel’ will see four of Australia’s most prominent technology and science innovators share their vision for the future of technology in design in a series of talks held aboard a 13-hour Qantas flight.

The talks will be live-streamed to passengers through the in-flight entertainment system and available online on arrival.

 Jury presidents announced for Cannes Lions

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has announced the 2016 just presidents, including Aussie director Emad Tahtouh, from Finch.

Lions Festivals CEO Philip Thomas says the judges are looking for unique work that is creatively exceptional and challenges the norm.

The full line-up of 2016 Cannes Lions jury presidents have been named as follows:

Creative Effectiveness Lions: Andrew Robertson, CEO, BBDO, Global
Creative Data Lions: Tash Whitmey,group chief executive officer, Havas helia, Global
Cyber Lions: Chloe Gottlieb, SVP, executive creative eirector, R/GA, Global
Design Lions: Tristan Macherel, cxecutive creative director, Landor, France
Digital Craft Lions: Wesley ter Haar, founder & COO, MediaMonks, The Netherlands
Direct Lions: Mark Tutssel, global CEO, Leo Burnett Worldwide / Creative Chairman, Publicis Communications, Global
Entertainment Lions: Jae Goodman, chief creative officer, CAA Marketing, USA
Entertainment Lions for Music: Josh Rabinowitz, EVP/director of music, Grey Group, USA
Film Lions: Joe Alexander, CEO, The Martin Agency, USA
Film Craft Lions: Laura Gregory, founder & CEO, Great Guns, Global
Glass Lion: The Lion for Change: Madeline Di Nonno, CEO, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, Global
Health & Wellness Lions: Joshua Prince, president, The CDM Group, USA
Innovation Lions: Emad Tahtouh, director, Applied Technology, Finch, Australia
Media Lions: Nick Waters, CEO Asia Pacific, Dentsu Aegis Network, Asia Pacific
Mobile Lions: Malcolm Poynton, global CEO, Cheil Worldwide, Global
Outdoor Lions: Ricardo John, CEO, J. Walter Thompson, Brazil
Pharma Lions: Alexandra von Plato, group president, North America, Publicis Healthcare Communications Group, North America
PR Lions: John Clinton, chair, Canada, North American Head of Creative and Content, Edelman, North America
Print & Publishing Lions: Joji Jacob, group executive creative director, DDB Group, Singapore
Product Design Lions: Amina Horozic, lead industrial designer, fuseproject, USA
Promo & Activation Lions: Rob Reilly, global creative chairman, McCann Worldgroup, Global
Radio Lions: Tom Eymundson, CEO, Director, Pirate Group Inc., Canada
Titanium and Integrated Lions: Sir John Hegarty, founder. Creative, BBH, Global

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