Movers and Shakers: Bohemia, Clems, News DNA

By AdNews | 7 July 2017

It's hard to keep up with all the moves across media, marketing and advertising so we've compiled them all in one place. Check out the Movers and Shakers from this week.

Ant Keogh exits Clemenger Melbourne after a decade

Ant Keogh, one of Australia’s highest ranked creatives, is leaving Clemenger BBDO Melbourne after more than a decade. Keogh, who is chief creative officer, is leaving the agency on a high after it saw its most successful year. Clems was named Cannes Lions Agency of the Year last month, following a record-breaking haul of 56 Lions. It is also D&AD Agency of the Year 2017. Keogh was last month named him one of “10 Global Creative Leaders that are Reinventing the Advertising Industry” by AdWeek. Campaign Brief ranks him the #1 creative director in Australia. Interestingly, he didn’t enter the AdNews Creativity List and was overseas during the entry period. Keogh’s reel includes: TAC ‘Graham’, Snickers' 'Hungerithm', Bonds “Boys”, National Australia Bank “Breakup”, Carlton Draught “Slo Mo” & “Beer Chase” and “Made from Beer”. More here

OMD bolsters digital capabilities with ex-Ikon hire

OMD Sydney has appointed Sian Whitnall to head of digital. Whitnall joins with more than 10 years of experience working across both the UK and Australian markets. She started her career at MediaVest and then moved to OMD as interactive director working with clients including Qantas, Johnson and Johnson and Estee Lauder. Whitnall was most recently head of digital amplification and trading at Ikon Communications. She will begin immediately. More on OMD here

Isobar taps Fjord designer

Isobar has hired Fjord's Chirryl-Lee Ryan as head of experience design in Hong Kong. Ryan will drive creativity and innovation in experience design in Hong Kong and Australia, reporting to Isobar MD David Jessop. She will also work with the global experience design community in Isobar, including with Cheyney Robinson, CEO EMEA & APAC. Ryan joins with two decades of industry experience spanning visual, digital, motion, spatial, industrial and strategic design, with a specific focus on human-centered design. More on Isobar here

Sebastian Graham exits Bohemia for Yahoo7

Bohemia's Sebastian Graham has left the agency after two years as group performance and technology director. He has joined Yahoo7 as head of programmatic services and has been in the position for a month, according to his LinkedIn. Graham joins Yahoo as the Verizon acquisition comes to completion. Graham's departure comes just months after Bohemia was purchased by M&C Saatchi. He's not the first ad tech exec to exit for the bright Yahoo7 lights with Rocket Fuel's sales director ANZ, Liz Adeniji, joining last year. More here

The Australian Women’s Weekly appoints Nicole Byers as new editor

Nicole Byers has been named the editor-in-chief of The Australian Women’s Weekly following last week’s shock departure of Kim Doherty. Byers has edited Bauer’s OK! Magazine for the past seven years, and previously edited Woman’s Day, New Weekly and TV Week. Last week’s departure of Doherty followed last month’s exit of CEO Nick Chan. He was replaced by Bauer Media’s New Zealand chief executive Paul Dykzeul. More here

SCA’s Chris Derrick to chair IAB audio council

The IAB Australia Audio Council has elected head of digital strategy for Southern Cross Austereo, Chris Derrick, to the position of co-chair, taking over from Pandora's business development and partnerships head Rick Gleave, who was council co-chair for the past two years. Pandora officially closed its Australian last week. Derrick has 18 years of experience spearheading digital strategy. The council is working on a number of education pieces including guidance on best use of creative across different audio offerings. It will soon be releasing a glossary of commonly used terms and metrics, in line with a number of IAB Australia Councils that are also releasing glossaries to help set standards in terminology and establish a base understanding to move the industry forward. More here

News Corp promotes Julian Delaney to News DNA MD

Julian Delany has been promoted at News Corp, stepping up to News DNA managing director. The role has been left open since Nicole Sheffield took on a broader role at the publisher as chief digital officer of News Corp. Delany will be responsible for News DNA's digital assets across content, product, production, strategy and integrated commercialisation for all brands and mastheads. Delany joined News in September 2012 as general manager of news.com.au. In November 2015 he was promoted to MD of news.com.au also recently stepping up to chief digital officer of NewsLifeMedia. Prior to joining News Delany spent 10 years at Foxtel leading the growth of The Weather Channel. More here.

Caleb Bush steps up to lead GPJ following exit of Peter Rix

Caleb Bush will lead experience marketing agency GPJ as Peter Rix steps down as executive chairman after 14 years. He will continue as non-executive chairman through until December 2017. In his 45-year career, Rix has worked on large projects within the events and music industry, including the Sydney Olympics Games, the NRL grand final and ARIA Music Awards. Bush will continue the next stage in the agency’s transformation from an events business to a full service experiential agency. More here

Ad tech shakeouts at Innovid

MD of personalised video marketing platform Innovid, Carolyn Bollacihas left the business and the firm's country manager, Adam Natiq, is set to exit the business this week for a role at media measurement and analytics comScore, AdNews understands. Bollaci was in the role for about 15 months and prior to that was regional VP president at Sizmek. Natiq had been with the company for five years. More here

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