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Macquarie Media name dropped following acquisition

Following the finalisation of ​Nine’s​ acquisition of the ​remaining 45.5 per cent of Macquarie Media​ for $113.9 million, officially concluded late last year, Nine has dropped the name ​Macquarie Media​ from the business.

Leadership

Laxton joins Ronson at Coles

Michael Laxton is joining the Coles marketing team as general manager of brand and media, starting next week, according to a statement from the supermarket giant.

Digital Marketing

Fairfax shareholders vote for Nine takeover deal

Fairfax Media has played down reports former Domain Group CEO, Anthony Catalano, has made an alternative offer for the business as shareholders throw their support behind the proposed historic merger with Nine Entertainment Company.

Digital Marketing

ACCC gives go-ahead for Nine-Fairfax merger

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) will not oppose the merger between Nine Entertainment and Fairfax Media, even as it admits the deal is likely to reduce media competition.

Digital Marketing

Fairfax calls in Google for adtech, digital audience efforts

Fairfax has struck a deal with Google to bolster its programmatic advertising and digital audience efforts across flagship media titles including The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, the Australian Financial Review and Canberra Times.

Leadership

Changing culture key to achieving digital agility

The cultural aspect to achieving digital agility should not be underestimated, and IT and marketing teams need to work together to convince their boards that moving to agile development processes will positively impact their businesses.

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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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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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