Media Movers: Scott Nowell leaves The Monkeys, Seven appoints Georgie Nichols, SCA welcomes Luke Minto, Nine, M&C Saatchi

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Media Movers takes a look at the recent movements announced across the industry during the week of 30/10/23

Media Movers across the industry include:

• Mamamia has announced the appointment of Natalie Harvey as its new chief revenue officer, replacing the outgoing Tony Prentice.

Harvey comes to Mamamia from her previous role as national sales director at Seven West Media.

Read more: Natalie Harvey makes the move from Seven to Mamamia as CRO

Jasmine Kostas will finish as the managing editor of Channel 7’s Sunrise in November.

Ros Reines has joined Australian Life as the features editor.

• The Monkeys co-founder and group chief creative officer of Accenture SongScott Nowell, has departed the agency he co-founded in 2006.

Nowell, along with co-founders Mark Green and Justin Drape, were responsible for building the business into one of the most highly respected creative shops in the country.

Read more: The Monkeys co-founder, Scott Nowell, leaves the agency

Lorna Clarkson is now the head of parenting and kids entertainment at LiSTNR.

Alexandra Koster has been promoted to culture editor at Refinery29 Australia.

• The Seven Network has announced a series of senior appointments across its sales leadership team including the appointment of Georgie Nichols as national sales director, effective January 1 2024.

Nichols will be responsible for leading the network’s total TV convergence and growth across capital city, regional and BVOD markets. She will report to Seven West Media chief revenue Kurt Burnette.

Read more: Seven appoints Georgie Nichols to national sales director

Rohan Smith has finished as the afternoon news editor at

 • Terry Hansen has resigned as the breakfast host at KIIS 97.3.

• Nine has announced the appointment of Andrea Salmon as the director of sales – Melbourne. 

Salmon will be responsible for the network’s metro, regional, streaming and on-demand TV, radio, print and digital publishing teams. Her role will also encompass helping brands to create big ideas and deliver better business results leveraging Nine’s unique suite of assets and unrivalled scale, alongside Powered by Nine.

Read more: Nine names Andrea Salmon as director of sales – Melbourne

Tracey Holmes will finish as the senior reporter and presenter of ABC Radio Sydney’s The Ticket on 30 November 2023.

Glen Bartholomew has finished as a presenter on ABC NewsRadio.

• M&C Saatchi has appointed Steve Coll as group chief creative officer AUNZ, replacing Cam Blackley, who left the agency last month.

Coll joins from Meta, where he was the head of creative shop for Australia and New Zealand for four years.

Read more: M&C Saatchi welcomes Steve Coll as group chief creative officer AUNZ

Julian Abbott will finish as the presenter of ABC Sport Sydney.

Sandra Godwin has finished as a journalist at The Swan Hill Guardian.

• SCA chief commercial officer Seb Rennie has announced the appointment of Luke Minto as national head of audio sales, following the resignation of national head of audio sales Andrea Salmon after eight years. 

Minto, who joined the radio network in September as head of regional sales strategy, was previously with Nova Entertainment as group commercial director Australia. He spent 19 years with Nova, most recently as group sales director and was also general manager of Nova 96.9 and Smooth 95.3. 

Read more: SCA appoints Luke Minto as national head of audio sales

Man of Many (, has announced Marcus Hurley as its newly appointed sales and partnerships manager. Coming to the publication from his former role as corporate partnerships manager at Sydney Dance Company, Hurley is set to lead the brand’s partnership initiatives.

At the Sydney Dance Company, Hurley grew the corporate partnerships portfolio, securing partnerships with industry luminaries like LG SIGNATURE and Cartier. Beyond introducing new relationships, Hurley also demonstrated how to cultivate and maintain them through a events, social activity, performances and content creation.

Read more: Marcus Hurley joins Man of Many as sales and partnerships manager

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