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IAB, AANA trade words over advertisers avoiding news coverage of COVID-19

Brand advertisers are reportedly avoiding advertising on news media websites around coronavirus coverage, prompting an urgent call from both publishers and the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) for them to stop the practice and get behind publishers and the media community. And it’s a call that’s now provoked a response from the CEO of the Australian Association of National Advertisers (AANA), John Broome, defending brand owners from cutting spend and preserving cash while reiterating the advertising community’s appreciation of trusted news sources and a commitment to working through issues.

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Spirits Platform calls Cocktail O’ Clock to support bartenders

Spirits Platform wants out-of-work bartenders who have lost their jobs because of the hospitality shutdown in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic to create simple cocktail video tutorials aimed at home consumption for its ‘Home Five O’Clock-tails’ initiative.

Strategy

City Tattersalls Club finds the bonus in new digital loyalty scheme

As physical cards and coupons are becoming obsolete, new technology like mobile wallets, are changing the way customers are interacting with brands. City Tattersalls Club, a 120-year-old social club located in Sydney’s CBD, saw the limitations of using traditional vouchers and cards and decided it was time to embrace customer loyalty in the digital realm.

Digital Marketing

Report: Digital trust has a long way to go

In the wake of increased digital marketing following mandatory isolation, new research shows six in 10 consumers are less inclined to use a product if their data is used for any purpose.

Strategy

Chatime's CMO on customer loyalty and turning marketing on its head in the COVID-19 crisis

It’s a situation many brand marketers want to get to: A healthy and highly engaged customer loyalty program delivering potentially millions in sales and value to business and customers alike. And for iced bubble tea franchise outlet, Chatime, efforts to deliver just that will not only help build long-term brand equity, but provide some tools to help cope with the current COVID-19 crisis.

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What Earth Hour had to do to cope with COVID-19 lockdown

“Prototyping in public” is how Earth Hour’s head of marketing, Marion Joyce, describes her team’s efforts to create and launch the first-ever digital livestream event just a week before the big lights-out on 28 March.

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Report: Covid-19 tech winners & losers

Cloud services and virtual collaboration software vendors along with IT infrastructure businesses may get a bounce from the effects of Covid-19, while IT services and consumer electronics brands may be hardest hit, according to the revised GlobalData Tech, Media & Telecom Trends 2020 report.

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Why data experience is the new customer experience

La-Z-Boy has been around for nearly 100 years. However, in the 1990s, the recession and various competitors manufacturing overseas hit the company hard and it decided to switch up its marketing to attract more affluent and younger buyers, as well as women.

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Can virtual events fill the physical conference gap?

The long-term impact of the COVID-19 lockdown on the Australian events industry won’t be known for some time, but one immediate outcome is the rapid rise in interest in virtual conferences.

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Report: Direct to consumer brands now mainstream

The direct brand economy has gone mainstream, according to the IAB's latest US Brand Disruption 2020 report. And these direct-to-consumer brands are driving a tremendous transformation in the way consumer goods and services are created, marketed and sold.

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How to achieve virtual experience success

​With so many physical events now being cancelled, many organisations are turning to virtual platforms to retain at least a semblance of presence and engagement. But as anyone who has ever attended a virtual event knows, a successful experience requires more than just pointing a video camera at a presenter and pressing record.

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Why content marketing can make the difference amid the COVID-19 closures

With events and roundtables being cancelled in all industries across the globe in the wake of COVID-19, and no indication when they may be able to start up again, content marketing is going to be vital for lead generation. However, according to a new report, only 12 per cent of marketers believe their content marketing programs target the right audiences with relevant and persuasive content.

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How can organisations debias their decisions?

​People whose personal details and experiences signal they come from racially diverse backgrounds are less likely than anglo or Caucasian candidates to make it through the first cut in recruitment processes. Even if the organisation says it values diversity.

Dr Karen Morley

Author, commentator

Is your marketing team adapting quickly enough to the COVID-19 crisis?

The impact of coronavirus is far reaching with the true impact on the economy and businesses is unknown. While there are a few categories and brands experiencing growth, for the most part the crisis is wreaking havoc for large and small operators across many sectors including entertainment, tourism, retail, fitness, services and the list goes on.

Teresa Sperti

Founder, Arktic Fox

Why COVID-19 makes it more important than ever to move at the speed of the consumer

There is no doubt the challenges we are facing as businesses, advertisers and audiences with COVID-19 are all unprecedented. But with this comes an opportunity to take stock and re-evaluate current strategies, plans and processes to drive efficiencies and relevance in today's market.

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General manager, SuperNova Media

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