Meet the Digital Leaders: Jonas Jaanimagi - REA Group

Meet the Digital Leaders: Jonas Jaanimagi - REA Group

The IAB is talking to some of Australia’s digital leaders to hear their opinions on this dynamic industry. This week we talked to Jonas Jaanimagi, Head of Media Strategy and Operations at REA Group, about the state of digital in Australia and his leadership style, and managed to get some sage advice for those starting a career in digital.

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Is your CEO digital ready?

Is your CEO digital ready?

Quite a number of Australian businesses are somewhere along their digital transformation journey with the CEO an essential part of driving the digital strategy. It can be a daunting task for any CEO especially one who is not digitally savvy to understand digital development costs and timelines, ROI and the competitive digital environment.

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5 Challenges for the Digital Leader in 2016

5 Challenges for the Digital Leader in 2016

After a couple of year working overseas, I recently returned to Sydney and started investigating employment opportunities. This entailed numerous cups of coffees with recruiters, former colleagues and vendors and a few potential employers. Out of these discussions I noted a number of interesting challenges facing digital leaders in 2016.

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7 Initiatives for Finding and Retaining Digital Talent

7 Initiatives for Finding and Retaining Digital Talent
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...
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Start-up or stay put?

Start-up or stay put?
With so much innovation happening across media and advertising, a new wave of global and Australian start-ups are luring industry talent to execute on their bold plans. It's a big decision for anybody - to leave the security of a corporate or established business and back an unproven offering or...
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Building Digital Capability – Part 3: Core Digital Team Capability

Building Digital Capability – Part 3: Core Digital Team Capability
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...
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Can Women In Marketing Really Have It All? Yes. Yes They Can.

Can Women In Marketing Really Have It All? Yes. Yes They Can.
By Valentina Borbone, Zuni After reading Jane Huxley's post for the Big Tent, 'How To: Find Balance' , I felt relieved. I am also a mother of two (who aren't yet at school), a small business owner and I work full time. Saying that to others is usually met with...
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Building Digital Capability – Part 2, Business Partners – level of agency engagement

Building Digital Capability – Part 2, Business Partners – level of agency engagement

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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5 Every Day Productivity Boosters;

5 Every Day Productivity Boosters;

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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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Digital People

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Digital People

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:

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How to Walk the Plank

How to Walk the Plank

I left three companies that feature significantly on my resume – Microsoft, Vodafone and Fairfax without knowing where I was going..... Walking the plank so to speak, and dropping off the end into the great unknown. The purpose of this blog is to share what I learned along the way.

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How to Come Back After a Career Break

How to Come Back After a Career Break

There are a lot of reasons people take a career break. Redundancy, exhaustion, building a family, fulfilling the role of carer, or to pursue a personal passion. A career break is a good and healthy thing to do. But there is always a fear about coming back. I've taken a few career breaks in my time, and I wanted to share that story.

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