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The middle of a global pandemic might seem like an odd time to take on managing a tourist-oriented retail and entertainment precinct. But for Karen Hugg, her appointment to the role of general manager of The Wharf, Mooloolaba, has given her an opportunity to see firsthand just how important a local community can be in supporting a local tourist asset.

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Mars loses face of Uncle Ben in rebrand as Ben's Original

Following public criticism in the US about racist advertising and a name-change announced last year, Mars Food is now airing its rebrand of Uncle Ben’s rice as Ben’s Original, in new packaging minus the smiling face of ‘Uncle Ben’, a person of colour.

Digital Marketing

University of Sydney goes cleverly social

With a view of only four out of 36 official social channels, the University of Sydney’s corporate communications team found it impossible to coordinate messaging, content, or measurement and reporting - let alone work strategically with its eight faculty comms teams.

Digital Marketing

Dri-Glo debuts its first direct-to-consumer model

Winning over the millennial generation of consumers and taking advantage of rapid digital take-up has led iconic 90-year-old Australian brand, Dri-Glo, to take its first steps into direct-to-consumer commerce.

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TikTok campaign run delivers for Athlete’s Foot

Athlete’s Foot reports its first TikTok campaign reached almost five million people in a few weeks as part of its launch of Asics’ latest Kayano 28 shoe, an important annual event for sports shoe retailer.

Digital Marketing

Influencer marketing code updated, gifting guidelines scrutinised

An update to the Influencer Marketing Code of Practice, and a new Guide to Gifting and Ad Disclosure have been released by the Australian Influencer Marketing Council (AIMCO) to give further clarity to brands, creators and agencies using influencer marketing.

Digital Marketing

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.

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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.

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As workers across the country slowly head back to the office, many of us might have forgotten how to deal with one another in person and the best way to persuade someone in a working environment.

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5 commonly missed opportunities when marketing to multicultural customers

The latest census data shows Australia has become a majority migrant nation for the first time. According to the new national data, more than 50 per cent of residents were born overseas or have a migrant parent.

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Covid-19 created a shift in the customer and economic-based reality unlike anything most of us have ever experienced. Customers have changed from routinised pre-pandemic shopping behaviours to frequently purchasing new brands and suppliers.

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