Movers and Shakers: Marketer exits Twitter nest; BBC poaches

By AdNews | 19 August 2016

The world of media, marketing and advertising is always moving and so are the staff. It's hard to keep up with the churn, so here are the movers and shakers of the week.

BBC Worldwide ANZ appoints Seven West Media director

BBC Worldwide ANZ has hired Dustin Lockett as its commercial director. Lockett is currently the director of Red Live Events and Touring, a Seven West Media group company and will begin his new role in November. Lockett will be responsible for live events and entertainment, consumer products, home entertainment and related brand licensing revenue streams at the Beeb. Read more here.

Twitter's local head of marketing departs

Twitter Australia's head of marketing has left the business after less than two years in the role. Marshall Maher took on the role in January 2015 and is understood to have left the role a few weeks ago to return to the US. Maher previously held several roles in the US, with various communications and PR businesses. Twitter is currently searching for a replacement in the form of a marketing manager, with the role reporting into either Singapore or Tokyo. Read more here.

Jenny Brown leaves MediaCom for Atomic 212

MediaCom business director, content and connections Jenny Brown has left MediaCom for a role as senior group account director with Atomic 212. Brown will be based in its Sydney office and is being "groomed" for the GM spot. Brown has more than 10 years' experience in the industry across client service and business leadership. Just last week Atomic announced it was ramping up its Melbourne presence. Read more here.

Clemenger appoints retail head

Clemenger BBDO Melbourne has appointed its first head of retail, with Pippa O'Regan joining the team. O'Regan joins from .99, a Clemenger Group agency in Auckland, where she was group business director. He new role will see her focused on the Myer account.

Former Mamamia editor-in-chief Jamila Rizvi joins News Corp

Former Mamamia editor-in-chief Jamila Rizvi has resurfaced as a contributor for News Corp’s and parenting website Rizvi stepped back from her role at Mamamia from editor-in-chief to editor-at-large earlier this year, to concentrate on her new family. She then quietly exited that role completely, but was still to contribute to Mamamia, MD Kylie Rogers previously told AdNews.

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