There's been plenty of discussion from media pundits about Jeremy Wells and Hilary Barry getting the nod as new co-hosts of Seven Sharp. But what do the people who pay the bills think? Do new hosts have a big impact on ratings? Or is it more about engrained behaviour? StopPress checks in with some media industry players to see what impact the new team could – or could not – have.
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Paperboy will not be hitting the streets as expected at the end of January after Bauer announced it will cease publication of the magazine under its current print model. In wake of the news, we speak to media leaders to hear their thoughts on the magazine and its distribution model.
Every year, StopPress asks players in the local industry for their reflections on the marketing year that was. Here's what Matt Bale, managing partner at MBM, has to say.
Independent media strategy and management agency MBM, which was started in 2010 by Sean McCready and Matt Bale, has been quietly—and fairly successfully—going about its business for the past few years. But it's got something to shout about now, with ex Sparkie Alysha Delany signing on to become managing partner and shareholder.
Matt Bale, self-proclaimed media junkie, digital zealot, part-time fictional gangster and general manager at OMD Wellington, has confirmed he will be leaving the agency in September to take on "new challenges, etc."