Movers & Shakers: Bauer's digital boss, PacMag's commercial director

By AdNews | 15 July 2016

Bauer digital MD to exit

Bauer’s MD of its digital arm, Bauer Xcel, Carl Hammerschmidt, is exiting the business after six years following Nick Chan starting his role as CEO two weeks ago. He will continue to work with the publisher for the next few months until his replacement is found. Hammerschmidt has not announced where he will be going. Read more here.

NewsLifeMedia's Prue Cox resurfaces at PacMags

Pacific Magazines has appointed Prue Cox as commercial director as it looks to further its “digital evolution”. It's understood that Cox left rival NewsLifeMedia where she was chief commercial officer several months ago. She was promoted to the chief commerical role at NewsLifeMedia in November last year. Her role at News Corp is now filled by Paul Blackburn. Read more here.

Dentsu appoints chief data officer

Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN) has appointed Philip Zohrab as chief data officer for Australia and New Zealand. Zohrab joins from iProspect Singapore, where he was regional managing director, digital technology operations. In the newly created role, Zohrab will drive DAN's global data strategy across agencies in Australia. Zohrab has been at DAN since 2013 and brings nearly 20 years of experience in performance digital, data, operations and technology.

Saatchi & Saatchi hires client service director

Saatchi & Saatchi has hired Rebecca Robertson as cleint service director for its Melbourne office. Robertson has experience across the globe including London and in Saatchi & Saatchi in New York. She started her career at DDB Melbourne. Saatchi & Saatchi Melbourne MD Mark Cochrane says: "We are so pleased to have Rebecca leading our growing client portfolio in Melbourne. We have gone from a start up a full service collective of thirty-two in little over a year, and with her progressive experience, passion and leadership it is incredibly exciting to have Rebecca on board for our next chapter."

Helen McCabe named head of Lifestyle for

Former editor of the Australian Women’s Weekly Helen McCabe has joined Nine Entertainment Co as head of the Lifestyle vertical for its recently relaunched web presence The announcement follows McCabe’s announcement she was leaving the Bauer title to “pursue other interest”. The move follows Nine’s decision to rebrand NineMsn from 1 July and shows its focus on its new online offering.

The Royals appoint new creative director

Independent agency The Royals has appointed Stuart Nightingale as its new creative director. Nightingale has more than a decade of advertising experience from several creative roles in London including Iris Worldwide. Nightingale says: “When I first stumbled across The Royals I thought they looked like a curious bunch of misfits doing interesting things together. As a curious misfit myself, it feels like home. We’re an agency that is always hungry to learn more, which is a good way to be.”

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