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IAB CEO Alice Manners discussed the state of digital and touches on the key findings from the IAB/PwC Online Advertising Expenditure Report released last month for the full financial year ended June 30th 2015. Watch the full interview here....

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Zuni’s ZEN, an annual night of networking, held earlier this year, brings together Zuni’s senior marketing clients and industry executives in informal social roundtable discussion groups to explore current and key issues in digital marketing. This year, the proposed discussion topic that I hosted was selected around the key questions; “How...

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The Photocall: A Picture says a thousand words. For decades now, organisations have been creating events with the purpose of showcasing their brand and building awareness through PR coverage. However, with the ongoing growth and intrinsic strength of digital media, the lines between pure marketing and pure PR are becoming blended;...

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One of the things I love about the media-agency side is the frequent interaction with publishers. From chats at industry events, to formalized presentations and client brief responses, I've met with hundreds of media partners over the years. Below is a summary of the key traits of the best media publisher...

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Here's the thing about content. There's no shortage of ideas but it's harder than ever to come up with stories that stand out. We are all exposed to a tsunami of content via social media and the web and it's tougher than ever to get noticed. As Wired so presciently put...

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The media landscape in Australia has always been characterised by a concentration of ownership. Fairfax and News Corporation still control over 80% of the country’s print media, and have long been the dominant voices setting the news agenda, even if no longer from a rolled up paper delivered to the doorstep....

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There isn't a perfect strategy to finding and retaining good digital talent. It is and will continue to be an ongoing challenge as the industry evolves and fragments into specialisations.   One notable difference between the UK and Australia is that due to the size of the market in the UK,...

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The coming-of-age programmatic ad industry passed another milestone last week – the convening of its first conference in Australia. Adtech is an area that came with its fair share of 'snake-oil salesman' as players in the market jostled to take advantage of the opportunity. It's good to see progress and educated...

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I think every year of this millennium has been 'the year of mobile' but for me 2014 was when it became painfully apparent the Australian digital media was well out of step with our audience. For the brands I'm closest to, which thrive on being immediate and relevant to a highly...

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Each month Denise Shrivell from MediaScope, curates a series of must read articles and insights for the digital media community to help you stay up to date and informed. - The 'MediaScapes' have had a makeover. These well-known guides of the Australian commercial media landscape appear in presentations and on office...

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I'm going to close out this 4 part blog series with 3 final points. It was going to be 2 points but after rereading the blog the final point needed to be individually highlighted!Point 1: Make everything a process!You may think I'm a little crazy, somewhat controlling or suffering from an...

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See the AOL 2015 predictions graphic at the bottom of this article. While the term "disruption" has become a cliché, there's no denying that technology is radically reshaping the ad industry. As investments in programmatically-powered ad campaigns continue to climb, agencies, brands, publishers and even broadcast players are realising significant value...

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Each month Denise Shrivell from MediaScope, curates a series of must read articles and insights for the digital media community. - Legacy Media Vs Digital Native (MondayNote) - From valuations to management cultures, the gap between legacy media companies & digital natives seems to widen. This excellent article provides commentary & a...

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The final two blogs in this series, suitable functions in your digital capability and hiring the right people, are, to me, very interesting. I have a keen interest in identifying needed functions for now and the future, and in hiring the right people. The digital industry is in a constant state...

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There's a story I heard once from a mate who had watched a David Attenborough documentary about killer whales. I have no idea if it's true but it illustrates my point so I'm going to share it anyway.Killer whales like to eat penguins. Penguins aren't stupid and don't like to be...

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Constant connectivity and the accessibility of information online has empowered consumers and turned marketing on its head. As organisations are striving to become consumer centric in their marketing initiatives and digital platforms, many lose sight of the bigger picture, instead getting caught up in the details of personas, consumer journeys, content...

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I think it's safe to say that the first IAB Australian Digital Ad Ops conference held in the PwC building in Sydney last week was a huge success. The half-day conference, sponsored by Krux and SAS, attracted around 200 of the leading ad ops professionals in Australia and covered a range...

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IAB Australia has been tracking digital advertising expenditure since 2003 when the total market was only $236 million and I am personally old enough to remember getting excited when online advertising tripled in 1998 to $8 million. We released the latest Australia digital advertising revenue information in the IAB/PWC Online Advertising Expenditure Report a couple of weeks ago and the market neared $4.4 billion for FY14.

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IAB CEO Alice Manners is featured as Mediaweek’s “Person of the Week” in the publication’s latest edition, in an interview with writer Sally Rawsthorne.

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An unbelievable amount of new content is published to the web every single day. More and more experts are talking about the "noise" that is out there and the need to cut through it.

In other words, relevance isn't just a buzzword anymore. If you can create content that directly appeals to and applies to your customer base, solves their problems, and gives them the information they're looking for, you can develop a loyal and engaged following over the long term.

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Sophie Madden, MFA CEO, shares her thoughts on the role of digital media, her passion for the industry, and why the MFA and IAB joined forces to create the IAB-MFA Agency Advisory Group [IMAAG].

 

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An increasingly dynamic and fragmented media environment has led to an explosion in the number of advertising messages a consumer sees, estimated at up to 5000 each day. In such a cut-throat grab for consumer-attention, marketers need to look beyond historically-standard avenues of connecting with audiences, i.e. conventional paid media. After all, you're more likely to survive a plane crash than click on a banner ad.

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The Federal Government shows us what not to do when it comes to data privacy and data collection. I think I can be forgiven for being surprised when I found out the Federal Government does in fact have a public relations company on its books.

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Each month Denise Shrivell from MediaScope, curates a series of must read articles and insights for the digital media community.

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Sometimes I'm surprised to find myself on the home page of a website. Most of my media consumption starts on Facebook, Twitter or even a good old-fashioned email (yes, by 'media consumption' I mean looking at lists on Buzzfeed). I know I'm not alone, too. Looking at sites like KIIS 1065 and The Edge, which have dramatically increased their mobile audiences this year, we have days where up to 70% of our audience is arriving via social media.

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While there seems to be no universally acknowledged definition of 'Millennials', it is typically agreed that they are currently a relatively young demographic which follows Generation X. For purposes of this post, we will talk about Adult Millennials and define them as anyone currently aged between 18-35 years.

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In Part 1: Understanding Business Engagement, I highlighted the importance of engagement, particularly with the senior executive team (the C Suite). The following some of the pros and cons of building digital expertise in house which will define your level of agency/vendor engagement.

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Using my fastidious behaviour to help you:

I've been a gamer since I was six, playing Atari, mastering Pac-Man upside-down and finishing Missile Command thinking there was this amazing new level or celebration to discover, only to find the credits roll by. I'm pretty sure this is where my fastidious nature started.

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Mobile now commands 45% of consumer attention in the US, yet currently accounts for only about 5% of marketing budgets. Similarly TV commanded a share of around 35% of media consumption yet around 42% of budgets are allocated to it. What is going on here and why the divide?

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In our first paced world in digital-land, it's so easy to just get caught up in our own daily bubble. Every day we churn through hundreds of emails, ever-expanding task-lists and back-to-back meetings. No wonder it's easy to become flustered and subsequently less effective in our roles. Here are seven habits that we can all incorporate within our daily work routine: