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Nick Fawbert joins MediaCorp as head of digital enterprise

Nick FawbertNick Fawbert, one of Singapore’s most outspoken digital thinkers, has taken a role at publishing and broadcasting group MediaCorp as head of digital enterprise.

Fawbert joins the company after more than four years running his own digital consultancy Third Space Asia, which specialises in training.

His role is to drive MediaCorp’s digital strategy for its news, entertainment, kids, youth, fashion and food verticals.

The news emerges the day after MediaCorp announced that it had made seven of its magazines – 8 Day, FHM, I-Weekly, Style: and Style: Living, Mother & Baby and Manja – available on digital platforms.

Fawbert will also help drive digital initiatives started by MediaCorp this year, which include investments in e-tailer, Reebonz and games publisher Cubinet.

MediaCorp CEO Shaun Seow said in a statement: “I welcome Nick to the team and look forward to his insights on the digital space which is a key focus of MediaCorp. His joining is indeed timely, seeing how the company’s been riding the digital wave, building up a range of popular assets and investing in an e-tailer and online games publisher.”

“I’m confident he will add to the strength and depth of our management team to deliver content that engages, entertains and enriches audiences,” he said.

Fawbert, a native Brit, set up Third Space after just over a year and a half as chief operating officer of Aktiv, an online sales group that he launched in Asia in 2007.

He had a stint on the leadership council of the Interactive Advertising Bureau of Southeast Asia as secretary and executive director between 2009 and 2012, but spent his earlier career in traditional media.

Before moving to Singapore in 2007, Fawbert spent over a year in China as VP, international of CBS Outdoor.

He started his career at BBC Worldwide magazines working on Top Gear and BBC Worldsports before moving to Dennis Publishing where he sold advertising for magazines Maxim and Stuff.

He moved into digital media in 2002 when he joined Yahoo! as head of sales in the UK.

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