News Bulletin: Clemenger Sydney lures Leo’s COO; Former Monkey joins Innocean; Weekly ratings wrap

By AdNews | 26 June 2017
Jeremy de Villiers

Clemenger Sydney lures Leo Burnett’s COO

Clemenger Sydney has lured Leo Burnett’s chief operating officer Jeremy de Villiers to the agency as head of operations. De Villiers has been at Leo’s for six years, holding the COO position for a little over a year. He will play an important role in the new management line up at Clemenger, which includes the recent hire of Ben Coulson.

Innocean Australian hires former Monkeys creative Paul Bruce

Innocean Australia has hired former Monkeys creative Paul Bruce as creative director for the agency. Bruce was most recently ECD at Zoo Group, following his three year stint at The Monkeys. He has held positions at The Glue Society, Mother, Publicis Mojo and Mother in his 20 year career. The move reunites Bruce with Innocean ECD Steve Jackson.

Nine wins key demos; Seven wins total people

Channel Seven has edged out Nine in last week's TV ratings on total people, attracting 38.6% share of viewers among the three commercial FTA TV networks. Nine trailed closely behind with 37.6% of share and Ten claimed 23.8%.

Nine won the key advertising demos in prime time. In 25-54s, it had a 37.2% commercial share to Seven's 35.1%; in 16-39s, Nine had a 36.3% share to Seven's 34.8% and in grocery buyers with a child, Nine won 39.1% to Seven's 34.8%. It was the strongest week of ratings fo Nine this year, led by their broadcast of the Origin ll game, which was the top program of the week, pulling in an average metro audience of 2.38 million.

The pre-match show came in second in the top 10 shows, with an average metro audience of 1.4 million, followed by Sunday editions of Seven and Nine News, Hamish & Andy (1.05 million) and House Rules Monday (1.03 million).

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