Spend some time on the digital 'shop-floor' & get your hands dirty

Spend some time on the digital 'shop-floor' & get your hands dirty
​ I was flicking through Facebook earlier today and I caught a picture of a school friend who is now the CEO of a UK retailer. He had updated his status with a picture of him on the shopfloor and with a name tag bearing his christian name. Nothing ne...
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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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Why you need an editor (and I do too)

Why you need an editor (and I do too)
Editors get a bad rap. Just think of the editor-in-chief of American Vogue Anna Wintour who is known as "nuclear Wintour" for her famously frosty demeanour. In The Devil Wears Prada , a film that is said to be inspired by Wintour, the editor of the fictional Runway magazine is...
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How to: Get over the nerves of presenting

How to: Get over the nerves of presenting
I present in front of people a lot. In fact, I almost can't remember a time in my career where I wasn't expected to get up in front of people – from maybe two to two thousand, to talk about a new product, a strategy, a vision and, increasingly, my...
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Megan Cronje: Ad Ops conference a great course by professionals for professionals

Megan Cronje: Ad Ops conference a great course by professionals for professionals
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...
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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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IAB CEO Alice Manners featured as Mediaweek's "Person of the Week"

IAB CEO Alice Manners featured as Mediaweek's "Person of the Week"

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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How to: Give and receive quality feedback

How to: Give and receive quality feedback

Does the word feedback make you quiver with anxiety, or get ready to learn and change? I think the answer to this depends on your frame of reference – and whether or not you have ever been on the receiving end of helpful and critical feedback, or if you have just been the dish of the day. I've seen both.

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Australia is Programmatic Fantastic

Australia is Programmatic Fantastic

If you could have any job in the world, what would it be? Speechwriter for the Dalai Lama? Events manager for Richard Branson? Financial advisor to Gina Rhinehart?

All those jobs have their merit, but I suspect the novelty would soon wear off. For me, when it comes to the best job, I'm already in it. Why? Because programmatic advertising is booming and, right now, Australia is one of the best places to be involved.

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How To: Find balance

How To: Find balance

Like most of you, I wear many hats. From managing director to mate, mentor and mother, my life is full, challenging, frustrating, fast paced, and there is certainly neither a dull nor idle moment. I do get asked from time to time how I achieve a balance, and whether or not it's possible to "have it all". I respond that I have a balance that I am happy with. One that allows me to juggle my roles, and find a sense of fulfillment in each of them. I think that this comes with experience, so the purpose of this blog is to share what I learned along the way.

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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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