Media Strategy

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Can Australia's strong ad spend trajectory continue?

Australia’s robust advertising expenditure in the face of continued Covid-19 disruptions might feel remarkable to some, but it’s no surprise to media industry thought leaders. And many agencies reporting a record-breaking year as a result.

Leadership

Playing the right game during and beyond a crisis: The Lott

Balancing flexibility and routine, community contribution and the consumer’s desire for optimism proved instrumental for The Lott’s marketing team over the last 15 months. And they’re the keys to getting through this next normal, too.

Social Media

Facebook announces new measures to tackle harmful content

Facebook has announced it’s tightening its rules around hurtful content as more brands boycott the platform. Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg, shared the platform’s renewed efforts from its second civil rights audit.

Digital Marketing

COVID-19 drives global ad spend down

Global ad spend will fall by almost 12 per cent this year (excluding US political advertising), but this will be followed by growth of 8.2 per cent on a comparable basis next year, according to GroupM’s twice yearly This Year, Next Year report.

Digital Marketing

IAB, AANA trade words over advertisers avoiding news coverage of COVID-19

Brand advertisers are reportedly avoiding advertising on news media websites around coronavirus coverage, prompting an urgent call from both publishers and the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) for them to stop the practice and get behind publishers and the media community. And it’s a call that’s now provoked a response from the CEO of the Australian Association of National Advertisers (AANA), John Broome, defending brand owners from cutting spend and preserving cash while reiterating the advertising community’s appreciation of trusted news sources and a commitment to working through issues.

Digital Marketing

Zenith innovation leader: Mid-digital age creating brand short termism

The marketing and media industry is too heavily skewed towards data, efficiency and short terminism in this mid-digital age where consumers are confused and neither brand nor media is benefiting as a result, Zenith Media’s head of innovation, Tom Goodwin, claims.

Digital Marketing

What Allianz has learnt from its test-and-learn approach to online media buying

​Allianz’s test and learn approach to online video advertising is not only helping the brand understand what publishers and platforms are the best for reaching prospective customers, it’s changing the way teams think about data, audiences and creative, its senior media planner, Mark Dawson, says.

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