Rowan Deane to edit The Spectator

The Spectator magazine will welcome AFR columnist and political commentator Rowan Deane as its new editor, taking over from Tom Switzer.

Shop Til You Drop focuses online

Shop Til You Drop will shift to be predominantly being a digital product from October 1 - a decision from publisher Baur Media that has prompted speculation of double-digit redundancies.

Amal Awad rejoins Property Australia

Property Australia has a new editor, with Amal Awad returning to oversee the publication and its sibling e-newsletter Property Week.

Hotwire rebrands and appoints new Aussie MD

Global PR agency, Hotwire is to rebrand under the stewardship of a new Australian managing director, Alexis Wilson.

Aussie Huff Post to launch early 2015

The Huffington Post will come to Australia in the first quarter of next year, the publisher has confirmed.

Nine exec makes Swift switch to ABC

The ABC has picked up the Nine Network’s Adrian Swift, appointing him to the position of Head of Content and Creative Development.

SAP PR safe at Howorth for now

SAP has decided to consolidate its global advertising and marketing under Omnicom, but there will be no change in its Australian PR - at least for the time being.

Havaianas hands the thong to Pulse

Ogilvy’s Pulse Communications will represent The Havaianas footwear brand in Australia as its consumer agency of record following a competitive review.

Wednesday Wrap: 23/7/14

Lucy Jones leaving Luxury Travel, L&A gets on the plonk, Newspaper of the Year finalists announced, H+K loses its US boss

The Mandarin to officially launch next week

Private Media’s The Mandarin will come out of beta and officially launch next week, with the online masthead targeting the 200,000 public servants in Australia, both at a Commonwealth and State government level.

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travelBulletin goes into retirement

The travelBulletin has ceased publishing and will join the growing graveyard of deceased magazines unless it can find a last-minute buyer.

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