Armsden joins The Bureau of Business

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Justin Armsden (photo credit: Twitter profile)Former TV anchorman/producer Justin Armsden has signed on with PR/marketing agency The Bureau of Business as the head of its video production department.

The new job calls for Armsden to oversee the creation of various graphics and video materials to support the agency’s campaigns by applying his extensive knowledge of the media environment. He earned the assignment based on his experience hosting World Sport on CNN, shows on Fox Sports, and producing segments of A Current Affair in Victoria before running his own marketing communications business.

“I have spent a lifetime telling stories across all formats, which means I have a unique set of skills to bring on board. We will be producing the highest-quality videos that will appeal to a mass consumer market. It’s what I have been doing for a long time in various forms,” said Armsden.

“It makes perfect sense to appoint Justin and his team to The Bureau. This is truly an exciting time for us,” added agency director Sandra Aloi.

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Cosmo Australia closes down

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One of Bauer Media’s prized publications, Cosmopolitan Australia, has reached its end.

Bauer Media ANZ CEO Paul Dykzeul said today that after careful considerations, the magazine will wrap up after the release of the December 2018 issue, which has American singer Ciara on the cover.

“We are incredibly proud of the brand and the people who have been involved and represented over the last 45 years. It has helped to launch the careers of media personalities, supported great brands and causes, and inspired millions of young women across the country,” Dykzeul added.

The move followed months of uncertainty at Bauer Media, which included a noticeable absence of Cosmopolitan Bride from news agencies and Lorna Gray taking over the editorship last July from Keshnee Kemp.

NewsCorp launches veterans tribute campaign

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NewsCorp Australia has embarked on a new campaign to remember the military and thank service personnel as part of marking 100 years after the armistice that ended World War I.

Supported by the RSL, Legacy Australia, and the Department of Veterans Affairs, plus Victoria Cross awardees WO2 Keith Payne and CPL Dan Keighran, NewsCorp’s #THANKSFORSERVING campaign involves all NewsCorp media outlets publishing content on Australia’s military history.

NewsCorp subscribers will also have a chance to purchase a 15-piece ANZAC Spirit coin collection. The #ThanksForServing is also attached to coverage over the next month, such as the Invictus Games.

“At this time of year, as we approach the centenary of the 1918 Armistice, it is important that we send a sincere message of thanks to those men and women, and their families and that we continue to tell the stories of those who served,” said NewsCorp Australasia chairman Michael Miller.

The campaign started yesterday and w

Cavanagh takes time off

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Kennedy Molloy executive producer Sam Cavanagh has temporarily stepped down from duties.

The Triple M Network announced that Cavanagh is out on service leave for the rest of 2018 and will be back at the start of 2019. He joined the Kennedy Molloy team after exiting Hamish and Andy last year.

Senior producer Whitney Plowman will assume Cavanagh’s duties on Kennedy Molloy for the meantime.

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Davy to publish Vacations and Travel

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Adam Davy has signed on as the new publisher of Morris Media Network travel magazine Vacations and Travel.

His appointment forms part of Morris Media’s push for Vacations and Travel to become a digital publication.

Davy is heavily involved in the publishing and travel industries, with experience over 20 years. He had recently stepped down as national sales manager at Universal Media. He was also publisher for Luxury Travel magazine, Onboard Media’s sales and brand manager, and ANZ business development manager for Silversea Cruises.

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Longhurst to produce FOX FM Melbourne breakfast show

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FOX FM Melbourne has tapped Alisson Longhurst to be the senior producer of breakfast show Fifi, Fev, and Byron.

Radiotoday reported that Longhurst became involved after current producer Tim James left last month to join his brother Scotty in writing and producing the mockumentary show All Day SJ. She will work alongside executive producer Leon Sjogren and producer Kaycee Frame.

Longhurst has spent over two years with Southern Cross Austereo as executive producer.

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9Honey welcomes new contributors

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Nine Network women’s lifestyle portal 9Honey has four new high-profile contributors.

The network reported that Rebecca Judd, Victoria Arbiter, Rosie Waterland, and Roxy Jacenko are coming in as contributors under incoming network editor Shauna Anderson and MD for lifestyle Julia Naughton.

The signings come as 9Honey is marking two years, complete with a revamped website.

Judd is partnering with 9Honey to promote her show The Style School, which currently features her latest project – remodeling her family home.

Arbiter will write a weekly column on the royal scene. She is well-known for her expert analyses on events surrounding the British Royal Family, having guested on multiple networks, and wrote a number of books.

A prominent figure in Sydney’s comedy circuit, Waterland is set to write a weekly column called “I know nothing, ask me anything!”

Jacenko is aboard as a branded content contributor. She is the founder/director of Sweaty Betty PR.


The Guardian Weekly goes magazine route

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The Guardian has reformatted its weekly edition, the Guardian Weekly, as a news magazine.

The relaunched Weekly combines all of the best articles produced by satellite publications of The Guardian for the week, including the Guardian Australia. The magazine itself will have more pages than the original Weekly newspaper. The relaunch’s first issue (pictured, right) has newly-confirmed US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh on the cover.

The Guardian Australia staff will now coordinate with Weekly global editor Will Dean and the Weekly’s US staff on producing the magazine.

“The Guardian is committed to providing quality, independent news for a progressive Australian audience in the formats that they need. Many people who read digital news still enjoy picking up a paper at the weekend.With Guardian Weekly, you get a roundup of the world’s most important news stories delivered to your home wherever you are in Australia, and the new format means we can offer Aus

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