April 2021: Media and industry changes

Below is a rundown of industry changes and movements across media and agencies over the past few weeks.

If you have any updates you'd like to share on BD, please forward details through to Aja at: Aja.Walter@aremedia.com.au

Industry movements:

INSTYLE and Styleicons announce editorial changes

INSTYLE and Styleicons has shared changes to its editorial lineup, announcing editor Cameron Pine has been promoted to creative and editorial director.

Pine has held the editor role for the best part of the last 18 years, alongside national sales director Jo Cowan, who celebrates 20 years with the title in July.

Along with this news, deputy editor Shannon Gaitz will be stepping up to become editor effective immediately.

Gaitz has been key in growing the digital and print offering over the last seven years as online editor. She now becomes responsible for the magazine’s timely publication and becomes the key contact internally with design and production teams.

Gaitz will continue to contribute across various touchpoints and will enable Pine's editorial vision through new features, strands and content approaches.

The Australian welcomes new digital editor

Elle Halliwell has been appointed digital editor (luxury & lifestyle) at The Australian. She will be working on the luxury and lifestyle website vertical on a part-time basis. Elle will continue to freelance, covering beauty, fashion and wellness, in addition to her new role.

Elle is looking for any news or alerts that are relevant to the luxury and lifestyle industries. Contact her at: elle.halliwell@news.com.au for The Australian, and at: hello@ellehalliwell.com for freelance work.

Australian beauty media icon returns to Sydney

After an enviable 5-year sabbatical in LA, Mary Zavaglia – former beauty editor at Woman’s Day for over 10 years and much-loved by all beauty PRs and marketers for her knowledge, professionalism and passion for beauty – is returning to Sydney to start her next beauty venture.

Zavaglia will be in Sydney (and out of quarantine) in April and can be contacted for more information about her spa consultancy and WWW.MARYZAVAGLIA.COM on: MARY@MARYZAVAGLIA.COM.

Are Media appoints new CEO

​Are Media has announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer, Jane Huxley, who has replaced former CEO, Brendon Hill.

Huxley is a highly experienced executive with a background in digital and technology businesses. Most recently, she was the regional managing director for Spotify, covering Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

SPA+CLINIC announces new online editor

Jessica Frost is the newest addition to the SPA+CLINIC team, joining as the online editor following Sarah Mourtos’ departure.

Working alongside editor Nadine Dilong, Frost be covering the latest news from the aesthetic and wellness industry for the website and social channels. 

Iconic Aussie influencer launches podcast

Sometimes your biggest failures can lead to your greatest successes, this is the inspirational message behind influencer and model turned entrepreneur, Elle Ferguson’s new podcast series, Sliding Doors with Elle Ferguson.

In her podcast, Ferguson speaks to influential people who are at the top of the fashion and beauty industries about their ‘sliding-door moment’, that is, the moment they took a risk or leap of faith that ultimately led to their success.

The Intermedia Group welcomes new beauty editor

INSTYLE and Styleicons is thrilled to introduce a new member to the team in the role of beauty editor and journalist across the publication’s renowned print and online titles. 

Please welcome Ariana Pezeshki, who will contribute to news, events, product releases and photo shoots pertinent to the national salon industry landscape.

Pezeshki enters the team with a wealth of experience across beauty, lifestyle and entertainment writing for esteemed titles such as BuzzFeed, Chattr, New Idea and WHO.

Introducing BEAUTYcrew's second digital issue

Are Media's BEAUTYcrew has launched its second digital issue, which features cover star and Miss Universe Australia, Maria Thattil.

BEAUTYcrew editor, Samantha McMeekin, said: “The April digital issue celebrates strength through beauty and the empowerment that comes with feeling your most confident, no matter what that looks like.

Maria’s story and what she represents aligned intrinsically with BEAUTYcrew’s values and the message we want to share with our audience through these special editions.”

Amy Hadley departs Are Media

Amy Hadley has finished as a lifestyle writer at Are Media, where she has written across TV WEEK, Woman's Day and New Idea Royals.

She is now open to freelance copywriting and editorial opportunities, with a focus on beauty content. Stay in touch with Amy at: amy@hadleyco.com.au and visit hadleyco.com.au.

PR updates:

TMC shares brand partnership news

TMC will be representing ghd surrounding its partnership with AAFW as the official hair tool partner, as well Hunter Lab, who is the official skincare partner for AAFW. For any partnership or media opportunities, please contact: beauty@tmcpr.com.au

Jessica Durrington starts new role

Jessica Durrington is very excited to announce her new role with Sunday Riley Modern Skincare as senior PR & influencer marketing manager ANZ. For all enquiries, please contact her at: jessica.durrington@sundayriley.com.

Image source: TYLER JOE.