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Australian privacy law set to be reviewed

Australian privacy laws will be reviewed through the Attorney-General's department, the government recently announced. The inquiry is currently accepting submissions with an issues paper to be released at the end of this month.

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Budget Direct acquires Chasing Cars automotive reviews platform

​Motor and home insurer, Budget Direct, has acquired Chasing Cars, an automotive content and video platform. Founded by Tom Baker in 2013, Chasing Cars also operates a YouTube channel providing independent, long-form reviews and comparisons of new cars available to Australian buyers and delivering over a million views every month.

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Report: Top 100 nation brands lose US$13.1 trillion of brand value

Australia has ranked as the 12th most valuable nation brand, valued US$1.3 trillion, according to the Brand Finance Nation Brands 2020 index. However, in recession for the first time in 28 years, Australia is seeing higher unemployment and significant government debt, although economic partnerships with East Asian nations should help in supporting growth.

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How digital saved the radio star

It’s not often a technology which was once thought would signal the decline of an industry actually ends up revitalising it. But somewhere in the 2000s other technologies began to emerge that would start to describe a future for audio.

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Report: Covid has changed Australian shopper behaviour forever

Consumer shopping habits formed in lockdown are here to stay, according to Opinium Research, which was commissioned by payments platform Adyen. While COVID-19 has been a huge catalyst for change, it’s also solidified our preference for certain activities, including shopping in-store.

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How the coronavirus crisis brought a new meaning to social media for brands

The average time spent on social media has grown by 30 per cent during the COVID-19 crisis, according to an L&A Social census.This increase in social media usage, coupled with the shift towards ecommerce, has created a commercial imperative for brands and businesses to understand consumer behaviour across social platforms, according to the agency.​

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COVID effect: Ad spend data shows effect of pandemic

The delays to the AFL and NRL finals in September, driven by Coronavirus lockdowns, have resulted in an abnormal decline in Australian media Agency ad spend in the month, according to the latest Standard Media Index (SMI) numbers. It has also boosted early October advertising demand with bookings already the strongest since COVID began.

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How amaysim worked out how to do the right thing during COVID-19

Of the many trends in marketing content that have emerged through 2020, one of the most common has been displays of empathy. But how well those messages landed probably had more to do with how people felt about the brands to begin with rather than the quality of the communications themselves.

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Why Brightcove rebranded during a pandemic

​Brightcove is one of the hidden platforms that power online services – sometimes little known to consumers, yet integral to the workings of many digital services. In this case, Brightcove has rolled out its online video platform widely across the web, and its roster of customers includes Nine Digital, Seven Network, TVNZ, Stuff Limited, Bunnings, Deloitte, Department of Education NSW, NAB, SEEK, and Xero.

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Why Thermomix embraced imperfection and new virtual customers

Thermomix was working towards more digital ways of interacting with customers and doing business. And then then COVID hit. The original process would have taken years, but the pandemic has seen it accelerated to take place over a matter of weeks. Knowing it wouldn’t get it perfect from day one, teams were encouraged to work together and be open to testing new ideas and technologies.

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How the crisis is reshaping the AFL's digital engagement with fans

The COVID-19 crisis had a devastating impact on numerous sporting codes in 2020, forcing cancellations and scheduling changes around the world. One of the legacies for the Australian Football League will be a greater focus on use of digital media to connect directly with fans – before, during and after the games.

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What Farmlands did to digitally accelerate member engagement in the crisis

It’s a problem many brands have been working for years to solve: Growing interest in digital engagement and commerce and a need for greater capability to meet it. But in Farmlands New Zealand’s case, the timeframe for a response was shortened to just three weeks after the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown struck antipodean shores.

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Seven West Media makes big data play

Seven West Media (SWM) is making a big data play, touting its first-party data offering with new audience insights, activation and measurement solution within 7REDiQ, along with second-party data partnerships and its new 2021 content lineup.

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Blog Posts

Creating a culture club builds ownership of teamwork

Workplace cultures are the sum of everyone’s beliefs, behaviours, attitudes and skills. This means that no single person is responsible for culture, it belongs to the team.

Colin D Ellis

Culture change expert, author

A Brand for social justice

In 2020, brands did something they’d never done before: They spoke up about race.

Dipanjan Chatterjee and Xiaofeng Wang

VP and principal analyst and senior analyst, Forrester

Determining our Humanity

‘Business as unusual’ is a term my organisation has adopted to describe the professional aftermath of COVID-19 and the rest of the tragic events this year. Social distancing, perspex screens at counters and masks in all manner of situations have introduced us to a world we were never familiar with. But, as we keep being reminded, this is the new normal. This is the world we created. Yet we also have the opportunity to create something else.

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Managing director of Designit, Australia and New Zealand

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