NEWS IN BRIEF: 26 October

By AdNews | 26 October 2010
Comms Council wants your photos for exhibition
The Communications Council is calling for photographic submissions for an exhibition at the Australian Centre for Photography in February next year. Agencies and photographers are invited to put forward their work, which will be displayed at Oxford Street Gallery, Carriageworks and State Theatre.

Green Press to launch bike magazine
Independent publisher Green Press will launch a new magazine called Treadlie, devoted to local and international bicycle culture. The quarterly magazine will target the 24 to 40-year-old demographic with reviews and interviews. Treadlie will also have an accompanying website, to support a print run of 15,000 copies and an $8.95 cover price.

Loud in hiring spree
Independent agency Loud has appointed former Ogilvy Estonia interactive designer Artur Weber as art director, while Sunchi Mathur, who is new to the industry, has been appointed digital designer. Additionally, five roles are currently being recruited in the creative, production and account management areas. Meanwhile, David Halter has been promoted from account director to strategy planner, while Lindsey Cummings has been promoted from account manager to social planner.
Food ad bans are unjustified, says AFGC
There is no evidence to justify the introduction of advertising bans to address childhood obesity levels, or the introduction of taxes on high fat, sugar and salt foods, according to the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC). The claims are based on recent Productivity Commission research released by the Federal Government, which states: "Evidence suggests that the link between television viewing and childhood obesity is small in magnitude - it's difficult to discern a relationship between advertising and body weight."

Patts Brisbane dominates BAD
George Patterson Y&R Brisbane has cleaned up at this year’s Brisbane Art Directors awards, taking out a total of 22 awards, including Best of Show for its Asia Pacific Breweries Beer Coasters. The agency's haul included two golds, and seven silvers to eclipse last year’s record haul of 19 gongs.

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