News Bulletin: Jay Stevens exits Rubicon; Murdoch gets hitched; Telegraph test blocking the ad blockers

7 March 2016

A new challenge

Rubicon Project’s, general manager international, Jay Stevens, has exited the company.

Uk-based Stevens, who is well known across the ad tech space, had been with the business seven years – arriving from MySpace back in 2009

Speaking to AdNews, Stevens said the plan was to take some time off before moving onto the next opportunity, but added he will no doubt stay in digital media space. The move follows the departure of Rubicon's country manager ANZ, Adele Hanzlicek.

Fourth-time lucky

This weekend Australian media mogul Rupert Murdoch and former supermodel Jerry Hall toed the knot.

The private ceremony took place in London and guests included Andrew Llyod Webber, musician Bob Geldof and actors Richard E. Grant and Michael Cain, British Government minister Michael Gove, Barry Humphries and Rebekah Brooks, CEO of News UK and former News of the World editor until the time of the hacking scandal.

The couple posed for pictures outside St. Bride’s church after blessing.

Men’s Style launches

Bauer Media has announced that Men’s Style has launched with supporting partners Ben Sherman, Cartier and Henkell. The website forms part of the publisher’s multi-platform focus for its luxury titles and will sit alongside the quarterly magazine and fortnightly eDM.

The website will present curated content reflecting the masthead’s pillars of fashion, watches, fragrances and grooming, motoring, events, lifestyle and more.

Trinity Mirror and The Telegraph test blocking the adblockers

In the UK Trinity Mirror and The Telegraph are testing the hardline approach to ad blocking by preventing people with installed adblockers from viewing content until they disable the adblocker or whitelist the site.
Trinity Mirror has been running messages on its regional title, Birmingham Mail, for a month, although the publisher isn’t disclosing what results it is seeing.

News Corp opens entries for Cannes Young Lions

News Corp has opened the entries for the 2016 Cannes Young Lions competition.

The competition, in its eighth year, searches for the best young talent in media and creative to represent Australia at the renowned advertising festival.

The award categories are print, media and cyber.

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