Wrap-Up 18/7/2014

Today: Newzulu backs down; Major reforms could shake up market; Microsoft confirms closures

Patulny joins FAMOUS

Former SHOP Til You Drop beauty editor, Lisa Patulny (pictured) has joined FAMOUS following the departure of Justine Dunton-Rose in June.

Research suggests communications and marketing are merging

Corporate communications, traditionally seen as a subset of the marketing function, is increasingly enveloping that discipline, according to new research conducted by Weber-Shandwick.

Vodafone’s GK shifts to Huawei

Former Vodafone PR pro, Geeke van der Sluis has quickly reappeared within the telco sector, replacing Luke Coleman and taking on the position of media and communications manager at equipment vendor, Huawei Technologies.

Wrap-Up 17/7/2014

Today: Austero CFO resigns; Fishlock and Y&R Brands settle court fees; Time Warner rejects Fox takeover; Twitter sued by former employee

Five minutes with... Penelope Holloway

Influencing spends five minutes getting to know Penelope Holloway, managing director of Hill+Knowlton Strategies.

Westwick-Farrow launches field service media suite

Westwick-Farrow media has announced that Field Service Business will launch in August 2014.

brand new media acquires Waterfront

Digital media company, brand new media (BNM), has secured a majority stake in entertainment marketing, celebrity, and content specialist agency, Waterfront.

Wrap-Up 16/7/2014

Today: IAB announces shortlist; Telstra narrows down candidates; Tribune Publishing confirms spin-off.

Fin tech reporter Hutchinson clicks over to PR

Australian Financial Review journalist James Hutchinson has left the paper to join Vuki Vujasinovic at Click PR as an account director.

Bennett ditches Digitl for eponymous brand

New Zealand technology journalist Bill Bennett has abandoned his Digitl project, and will instead re-focus his writing on his eponymous blog, billbennet.co.nz.

Bauer joins with Lorna Jane

Bauer Media and active-wear brand, Lorna Jane, have partnered to launch lifestyle magazine, Active Living.

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