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Leadership

Mardi Gras 2021: How brands are showing their support

In 2020 political division and instability shocked the world, and it came in a year with protests and a new movement for racial equality, all while the world grappled with the coronavirus pandemic. The events of last year have thrown the role of brands into sharp relief as many people looked to them for their support and leadership on these health, social, racial and progressive crises.

ARN, Southern Cross latest media companies to slash salaries

Radio network operators, Southern Cross Austereo and Australia Radio Network, have become the latest media operators to confirm staff pay cuts and reduction of hours across teams as they battle again declining advertising spend in the COVID-19 crisis.

Leadership

More media companies withdraw earnings guidance

Media companies are continuing to withdraw their earning guidance as COVID-19 continues to spread and affect business operations globally, while others suspend trade altogether.

Digital Marketing

Panel debates the challenges facing digital audio advertising

Panelists shared their views about how brands can assess what is a good place to start with audio advertising and how they can fit it in with their wider strategy with moderator Stephanie Famolaro from the Trade Desk. And there were some bold predictions about how audio will assume primacy in a screen-less future.

Measurement & Analytics

Southern Cross Radio hits smart speaker and app news milestone

Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) says it has achieved more than one million listens to its 'News on Demand' smart speakers and app service, less than two years after launch, reflecting fast adoption of voice-activated device engagement.

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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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