GadgetGuy picks Shaw as new managing editor

By Craig Daveson in Media News on
Ray Shaw has been announced as the new managing editor of GadgetGuy today. He will commence the role on September 11 after returning from a holiday in Europe.
 
Speaking to Influencing, Shaw explained that he is excited to get stuck into some serious consumer technology reporting after covering a much broader array of topics for iTWire over the past few years.
 
The hustle of operating from a proper office again was also an attractive proposition after working solo for so many years.
 
“My role changed at the end of last year to consumer news editor and reviews editor, and that began to whet my appetite again for consumer news and reviews,” said Shaw.
 
“I was news editor before that for ACT and NSW, but I got the taste and I like it. There’s lot of toys to play with.”
 
As such, when GadgetGuy managing director Valens Quinn approached Shaw he said it was a marriage made in heaven and he jumped at the opportunity.
 
Outside of consumer reporting, Shaw has also been tasked with working to grow the GadgetGuy audience whilst managing the site itself and a stable of freelance writers.
 
On his time at iTWire, Shaw said that many of his highlights came from the enterprise-side and learning more about companies such as SAS, Veritas and Intel as well as attending “mind blowing” international conferences.
 
“You tend to think these are boring companies but they are not, SAS is just the most amazing organisation I think I’ve ever come across because of what it’s doing with big data and machine learning.”
 
On working with the PR community, Shaw said GadgetGuy would be releasing a comprehensive media kit in September which would cover all the bases, including exactly how best to get his attention with a press release.
 
Shaw also noted that personally, he would like to shine a spotlight on computer security messages as well as the nice things that consumer tech companies, such as charity and education programs.
 
Ray can be reached directly via his new ray@gadgetguy.com.au address, but he urged PR staff to send all releases to news@gadgetguy.com.au so that they can be passed along to the right person for the job.

Membership privileges

  • Read and comment an all stories
  • Weekly digest of media and PR news (optional)
  • Post media releases to PRWire newswire
  • Advertise job vacancies
  • List your business in our PR directory


Please note that Influencing is used EXCLUSIVELY by media and influencers, as well as professionals who manage marketing and communications within their organisations, so we need a work email address.

More Media News

Fogarty joins Triple M

By Jonas Lopez in Media News on

Triple M Sydney has welcomed Deirdre Fogarty as a new digital content lead.

Fogarty came over from ARN, where she worked since August 2016 as digital content producer. Fogarty previously worked with The Edge 96.1 and Newstalk 106-108, plus a freelance gig with Bauer Media’s The Australian Women’s Weekly.

Keep in touch with Fogarty on LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter.

Pacific Magazines takes in new staff

By Jonas Lopez in Media News on

Pacific Magazines is heading into 2018 with new talent for some of its publications.

The company stated that Paige McMillan is starting as the new fashion editor for That’s Life and Who magazines. She moved up from New Idea magazine and was previously Who’s fashion stylist.

Over at Men’s Health, physical trainer Chief Brabon signs on as the publication’s new fitness director. The move is the first act of a year-long “celebrity transformations” project, during which Chief and his wife and business partner Emilie Brabon-Hames will produce various fitness and nutrition content for the magazine.

Stevenson departs Yahoo7 Be

By Jonas Lopez in Media News on

Today is Amy Stevenson’s last day as Yahoo7 Be’s entertainment producer.

Stevenson is currently relocating to Canberra, where she is starting journalism work with SCA on January 10, 2018. She had been with the search engine service since July 2016.

Stevenson has turned over her responsibilities to Eliza Sholly, who is also coming aboard as lifestyle producer, while Alicia Vrajal remains as deputy entertainment editor.

Follow Stevenson on LinkedIn and Twitter, while Vrajal and Sholly are also on LinkedIn.

Crowe leaves the Oz

By Jonas Lopez in Media News on

David Crowe has parked his political correspondent’s pen at The Australian.

Crowe said in his Tweet that he had left the paper because he will be going to “new fields in the new year.” He had been in the paper for several years, with one of his last articles being a story about toymaker LEGO winning a copyright infringement case in China. He previously wrote for numerous publications, such as the Australian Financial Review, the National Law Review, and the Herald Sun.

Stay in touch with Crowe over Twitter.

Hamish and Andy to air on PodcastOne

By Jonas Lopez in Media News on

Former Hit network stalwarts Hamish and Andy will be hosting podcasts over PodcastOne Australia.

Mediaweek reported that the duo are slated to go on air over the next two years, running 80 episodes in total, featuring original content. The shows will first air on PodcastOne then over iTunes, as had been the norm with their Hit drive show. Hamish and Andy previously stated that their work direction was up in the air after finishing their Hit broadcast last December 1.

“Hamish & Andy’s millions of fans won’t miss them – they can still hear Hamish & Andy weekly with their new original podcasts… Given PodcastOne is a partnership with PodcastOne in the US, Hamish & Andy will now have the opportunity to reach a whole new audience,” said SCA podcasting and PodcastOne Australia chief Grant Tothill.

Collingwood TAFE to host PBS

By Jonas Lopez in Media News on

PBS 106.7FM is moving into the former site of Collingwood TAFE on Johnson St, as reported at radioinfo.

The move came after the building’s owners, Contemporary Arts Precincts Ltd, opened up offers for interested tenants. The building has over 1,800 square metres of floor area, with expected tenants including local art galleries, retailers, and community organisations, among others.

“PBS is thrilled to be moving to the Collingwood Arts Precinct. We’re really looking forward to moving in with other creative organisations and working together to make Melbourne an even better place to be a musician or music lover. Our move to the Collingwood Arts Precinct means our hundreds of volunteers will continue to have a base in the heart of the city from which we can organise events and activities for thousands of music fans and reach hundreds of thousands more through our broadcasts. Bring it on!” said station GM Adrian Basso.

Fernandez lands national news anchorman spot

By Jonas Lopez in Media News on

ABC reporter Jeremy Fernandez has been chosen to anchor a new national news bulletin show, the network announced this week.

Scheduled to go on air on January 29, 2018, the new show will air nationwide weeknights from 10:30pm to 11pm. However, timezone differences with WA have forced ABC to consider a yet-to-be-named host for the WA 10:30pm broadcast. Fernandez will continue his current presenter duties for the NSW 7pm News every Friday and Saturday.

“It has been an eventful and enriching year for me and I’m thrilled to be launching the ABC’s late-night national bulletin in 2018. I’m looking forward to finding my new home on the national ABC TV schedule next year. It’s a great privilege to be welcomed into people’s loungerooms and bringing them up to date on the news that matters to them,” said Fernandez.

“Jeremy brings solid journalism credentials to this role and we are delighted to have him in this key position. As well being a skill

More News latest

Ogilvy PR moves up staff
Ogilvy PR has promoted some members while welcoming new ones.

DEC PR scores Hisense account
​DEC PR has won the Hisense account.

Filtered Media brings new talent
Communications outfit Filtered Media has eight new staffers on the rolls. ... Show more

LEWIS Australia expands talent and clientele
​The Australian arm of communications agency LEWIS has landed new accounts and fresh talent.  ... Show more

Etched Communications rebrands to Wilkinson Butler
Etched Communications rebrands as Wilkinson Butler.