August 2021: Media and industry changes

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

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 news:

BD wants to hear from all editors, writers and content creators

We value the expertise of content creators in the beauty space, and want to ensure the site is continually evolving along with the industry. Which is why we have created the BEAUTYDIRECTORY Media Insights Survey - a resource which can help fellow beauty journalists and creators, as well as brands, as we navigate the ever-changing media landscape. Have your say, here.

Pioneering lifestyle brand launches its first magazine

Pioneering independent lifestyle platform, Rescu (, is delighted to announce it has expanded its portfolio with the launch of a digital magazine – an extension of independent media brand, Rescu by Bahar Etminan. With the first issue featuring perennial model and entrepreneur, Miranda Kerr, Ageless is a digital magazine for men and women focused entirely on aesthetic rejuvenation and modern beauty. More here

Lux Nomade welcomes new beauty editor

Lux Nomade, Australia’s modern wellness and travel publication, is excited to announce the appointment of Belen Arce, as its new beauty editor. More here.

Beauty editor, Kelsey Ferencak, farewells body+soul and Stellar

body+soul and Stellar are saying goodbye to beauty editor, Kelsey Ferencak. For the best contacts moving forward, click here.

T Australia mag increases print frequency in 2022

After a successful first year, T Australia: The New York Times Style Magazine will increase its print frequency to become a bi-monthly magazine, starting in February 2022. More here.

Centennial Beauty shares staff update

Award-winning Gen Z website, Centennial Beauty is expanding, welcoming two new staffers to the team. Annabel Bendavid and Hayley Ng have joined as junior content creators, working across on-site editorial and TikTok content creation. Full team list and contact details can be found here.

Mumbrella Publish Awards shortlist revealed

The shortlist for the Mumbrella Publish Awards has been revealed for 2021. The winners will be announced in a live virtual event on Thursday, September 9. More here.

Fashion Journal welcomes new contributing writer

Hannah Cohen has started a new role as a contributing writer at Fashion Journal, on a freelance basis. She is open to receiving pitches on lifestyle, women's issues, fashion, beauty and careers. Contact Hannah at:

New editor-in-chief of DARE magazine

Lisa Sinclair has started her role as editor-in-chief of DARE magazine for Australia’s dynamic over 50s. Content includes travel, health, books, finance, fashion, beauty, careers, inspiring real life, aspirational celebrity and much more. You can contact Lisa at: with pitches relevant to the over 50s demographic.

The latest staffer to join Harper's BAZAAR Australia

Kristina Harrison has been announced as the art editor at Harper's BAZAAR Australia. She had previously been at Are Media. You can contact her at:  

The Urban List announces beauty editor

The Urban List's lifestyle and travel editor, Morgan Reardon, is now looking after the publication's health, beauty, and wellness vertical. She will also continue to oversee the site's travel, entertainment, career, money, and sustainability content. Relevant press releases can be sent to:

Laura Wilson to take leave from Hello May  

Hello May's fashion, features and beauty editor, Laura Wilson, will commence maternity leave in October. Hello May is currently recruiting for her replacement. 

PR updates:

L’Oréal Luxe welcomes a new communications manager

Madison Woodfall has joined the L’Oréal Luxe Division as communications manager across Giorgio Armani, YSL and Valentino beauty brands. Madison can be contacted at:

Bridie Alman farewells The ARC Factory

Bridie Alman has sadly said goodbye The ARC Factory. While Alman says it’s been an incredible four plus years at ARC, she is now moving on to a new position as PR and special projects manager (mat cover) at Aje. You can find the new contacts for Ella Baché here.

An Australian first for L’Occitane

French skincare brand, L’Occitane has appointed the brand's first media agency in Australia, with Audience Precision winning the gig. Previously handled in-house, Audience Precision will now be looking after all media strategy and offline media buying for the brand. More here.

New media agency appointment for L’Oréal Australia and New Zealand

As part of L’Oréal’s global corporate governance process, which sees a media review completed every four years, L’Oréal Australia and New Zealand have appointed GroupM agency Wavemaker as its new media agency from October 1, 2021. More here.

MCMPR welcomes Youth to the People

MCMPR is please to be appointed as the local communications agency partner for pro-grade, vegan skincare brand Youth to the People. For all enquiries, please contact Nicole Harnischfeger:

HIVE HQ current and latest brands

HIVE HQ has provided an updated client portfolio list. For any further enquiries, please contact Jessy Marshall: Full list here.

Portobello shares updated client list​

To see the full updated Portobello PR client list, click here.

Wella Company announces new global leadership team

Wella Company, a global leader in the $100 billion beauty industry with a top professional and retail hair, beauty tech and nail portfolio of iconic brands, has appointed three diverse C-suite executives to its leadership team. You can find more details here.

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