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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

Why fortune favours the brave marketer

The next 12 months represent the biggest, most exciting opportunity retailer marketers have ever had. This unprecedented window is an opportunity to innovate like never before.

Leadership

Report: Marketing job ads showing strong recovery

Marketing and communications job ads were up 23 per cent in February from January 2021, according to the latest SEEK Employment report. It was the biggest rise across all the sectors, including trades, accounting, engineering and ICT.

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

Report: COVID-19 has forever changed sports marketing

The COVID-19 pandemic has altered sports sponsorship, accelerating trends already in play such as the growth of hybrid events, rising importance of player advocacy and popularity of esports, according to the Nielsen Sports 2021 Global Sports Marketing Trends report.

Leadership

Report: Australia's trust levels at all-time high

Trust is at an all-time high across Australia’s government, media and corporate institutions according to the latest Edelman Barometer Index - even as the trust-inequality gap remains significantly larger here than globally.

Digital Marketing

How the pandemic hit brand values in 2020

The Australian retail sector has now overtaken banking in overall brand value, accounting for 25 per cent of total brand value in the Brand Finance Australia 100 2021 ranking, according to the latest Brand Finance report. Among Australian brands,

Social Media

How 2020 has changed the way brands engage on social media forever

2020 has challenged – and changed - how brands and marketers use social media. Some have scrambled to make a rapid move to the digital environment, while others have followed users as they’ve embraced and altered the ways they use social media.

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Brand storytelling lessons from Singapore’s iconic Fullerton hotel

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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