NEWS IN BRIEF: 24 June 2010

By AdNews | 24 June 2010

OMD tops best places to work in 2010
SYDNEY: BRW has released its "Best places to work 2010" report, in which OMD is the only media agency on the list at number 21. Google Australia came in at number four, down from the top spot last year. Other media firms include online marketing company E-Web Marketing at seven, radio network Austereo at 24, outdoor media owner Ooh!media at 44 and media network Sound Alliance at 46.

JWT appointed to Health reform
CANBERRA: The Federal Department of Health and Ageing has appointed JWT Melbourne as creative agency for the Federal Government's health reform package following a competitive pitch against four other agencies. The agency will create a communications strategy and advertising campaign for the health reforms, following the former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's announcement of the National Health and Hospitals Network last month.

Daily Telegraph publishes special edition
SYDNEY: Nationwide News will publish a special afternoon edition of The Daily Telegraph to coincide with the announcement of Australia’s first female prime minister, Julia Gillard. The specially commissioned edition will deliver insight and comment on current political events. It will be available at selected outlets from midday.

If Talks focuses on sustainable future
SYDNEY: Republic of Everyone co-founder, Matt Perry, will host the latest If Talks forum on 14 July. The sustainable future-themed event will include speakers Grant Young, founder of Zumio, and Blair Palese, CEO for 350.org.

APG announces Jon Steel as chairman
The Account Planning Group (APG) has appointed Jon Steel, vice chairman and chief strategy officer of GPY&R, as chairman of Judges for the APG’s Creative Strategy Awards 2010. The APG Creative Strategy Awards are now open for entry; the deadline is 16 September 2010. The award night will take place on Thursday 25 November in Sydney.

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