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Report: Two-speed ad recovery underway

A two-speed recovery from the COVID advertising downturn is underway in the local ad market, with advertisers showing clear preferences for media less impacted by the pandemic, according to the latest Standard Media Index (SMI) report.

Digital Marketing

Reports: COVID-driven innovations in tech, media and telecoms

Across technology, media and telecommunications, innovation is being driven by the global pandemic’s economic and societal impacts, resulting in intensifying growth in video, virtual (VR), and cloud technologies, according to the latest Deloitte Australia Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) Predictions report.

Digital Marketing

Report: Ad market starts 2021 softer

Digital media advertising has narrowly taken the largest share of ad spend for the first time, according to the latest Standard Media Index (SMI) results.

Digital Marketing

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.

Digital Marketing

Data shows ad spend slowly recovering

National ad spend is showing signs of recovering, with lower declines in June and July and August numbers already showing stronger spending than previous months, according to the latest Standard Media Index data from July.

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In early 2020, I had the pleasure of staying at the newly opened Fullerton Hotel in Sydney. It was on this trip I first became aware of the Fullerton’s commitment to brand storytelling.

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You’re doing it wrong: Emotion doesn’t mean emotional

If you’ve been around advertising long enough, you’ve probably seen (or written) a slide which says: “They won’t remember what you say, they’ll remember how you made them feel.” But it’s wrong. Our understanding of how emotion is used in advertising has been ill informed and poorly applied.

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The launch of a new brand, or indeed a rebrand, is a transformation to be greeted with fanfare. So why is it that once the brand has launched, the brand execution phase can also be the moment at which you kill its creativity?

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