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Report: Australian ad spend to grow 9.1 per cent in 2021

Australia’s advertising spend is expected to grow by 9.1 per cent in 2021 as the sector makes a quicker and stronger recovery than expected but will still trail 2019 investment levels as some channels take longer to bounce back from the global pandemic.

Social Media

Lorna Jane slapped with $5m fine for misleading consumers

Lorna Jane has been penalised $5 million by the Federal Court after admitting it made false and misleading consumer claims around its ‘LJ Shield Activewear’ technology suggesting it would prevent customers catching Covid-19.

Digital Marketing

Local app to give social media a G-rating

Australian software developer and cybersecurity expert, Mick Esber, will this September launch the beta version of bhapi, a safe social media platform he has developed for Apple and Android.

Social Media

The social strategy driving the Gold Coast Titans fanbase

A decision to ramp up social media management has given the Gold Coast Titans the means to improve content and community processes, stakeholder reporting and marketing team efficiencies – as well as build that all-important fan base.

Digital Marketing

Menulog: The four steps we took to win over Gen Z

Long before COVID-19 made it an essential service, Menulog faced a challenge. Australia’s original online multi-outlet food ordering service had come under pressure from well-funded arrivals such as Deliveroo, DoorDash and Uber Eats, which had connected better with Gen Z consumers.

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Are shoppable livestreams the next wave of ecommerce innovation?

The pandemic has accelerated the shift to online shopping, and with it has come innovative ways retailers and brands are connecting with consumers. Livestreaming is one of the growing new ways consumers can shop in real time while watching live videos.

Digital Marketing

L'Oreal brand joins influencer marketing body as other Aussie brands found breaching the Code of Ethics

Beauty brand, LÓreal, has become the latest organisation to join the Australian Influencer Marketing Council (AiMCO) as part of efforts to elevate transparency of its influencer marketing practices. The news comes as a fresh global report highlights a raft of other Australian brands appearing to breach the recently introduced AANA Code of Ethics despite growing legal action against those who don’t follow the guidelines.

Social Media

Why Carbar goes all in on social marketing

Carbar, by its own admission, is a brand with a complex proposition. “We have a complicated story to tell, and to tell it, we needed to nail our proposition, build a category, establish a new audience and educate them on our service,” Carbar CMO, Kieron Wogan said.

Digital Marketing

News Media Bargaining Code passes Parliament

Australia’s News Media and Digital Platforms Bargaining Code has officially passed through the Senate a day after the Government confirmed last-minute amendments made as part of the Morrison Government’s negotiations with Facebook over the past week.

Social Media

New digital industry code to limit spread of misinformation

A new industry code has been launched aimed at reducing misinformation on digital platforms. It comes in the wake of the Digital Platforms inquiry, conducted by the Australian Communications and Consumer Commission (ACCC), into the dominance of the platforms and the News Media Bargaining Code currently in parliament.

Social Media

News Corp inks deal with Google Showcase as Facebook shuts down Australian media content

Less than a week after the Australian Senate endorsed the News Media Bargaining Code, and on the same day as Facebook introduced blanket restrictions to all Australian media content across its platform, News Corporation has joined the growing ranks of Australian media companies signing licensing deals for Google’s freshly launched Showcase offering.

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Launch marketing council Episode 5: Retailer and supplier

In our fifth and final episode, we delve into the relationship between retailer and supplier and how it drives and influences launch marketing strategies and success. To do that, we’re joined by Campbell Davies, group general manager of Associated Retailers Limited, and Kristin Viccars, marketing director A/NZ, Apex Tool Group. Also featured are Five by Five Global managing director, Matt Lawton, and CMO’s Nadia Cameron.

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Getting privacy right in a first-party data world

With continued advances in marketing technology, data privacy continues to play catchup in terms of regulation, safety and use. The laws that do exist are open to interpretation and potential misuse and that has led to consumer mistrust and increasing calls for a stronger regulatory framework to protect personal information.

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Head of biddable media, Tug

​Beyond greenwashing: Why brands need to get their house in order first

Environmental, Social and (Corporate) Governance is a hot topic for brands right now. But before you start thinking about doing good, Craig Flanders says you best sort out the basics.

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​The value of collaboration: how to keep it together

Through the ages, from the fields to the factories to the office towers and now to our kitchen tables, collaboration has played a pivotal role in how we live and work. Together. We find partners, live as families, socialise in groups and work as teams. Ultimately, we rely on these collaborative structures to survive and thrive.

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CEO, FutureBrand A/NZ

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