Facebook pleased with Stories, but braces for record $3 billion fine

Facebook pleased with Stories, but braces for record $3 billion fine yesterday

Mark Zuckerberg told investors that Stories now grab 500 million users across each of its three platforms. He also revealed it’s put aside $3 billion for a fine relating to its data practices.

Campaigns

The Twilight Zone takes shoppers into another dimension

The Twilight Zone takes shoppers into another dimension

The campaign will also look to drive subscriptions to Ten's new streaming platform 10 All Access.

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Krispy Kreme launches retro doughnut range with nostalgic campaign

Krispy Kreme launches retro doughnut range with nostalgic campaign

The dessert brand is transporting millennials back to their childhood with its latest campaign.

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Telstra unveils 'I'm Not Worried About Data' campaign

Telstra unveils 'I'm Not Worried About Data' campaign

The new work for Telstra targets people’s desire for better, faster data.

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Opinion

Indago Digital senior SEO executive William Chung
Indago Digital senior SEO executive William Chung

Why encouraging your employees to freelance is good for business

A majority of Indago Digital employees have some sort of freelance or side hustle going on. Not only is it not a taboo thing to do or discuss, but actively encouraged by management. William Chung discusses the advantages of the freelance game.

Southern Cross Austereo chief sales officer Brian Gallagher
Southern Cross Austereo chief sales officer Brian Gallagher

How mood merchants are bending the ad market

Since October 2018 media spend, as tracked by SMI, has been softening and there’s a new boogeyman in town as a lead indicator for the advertising market, argues Brian Gallagher.

Bohemia and M&C Saatchi Group head of integrated strategy Sophie Price
Bohemia and M&C Saatchi Group head of integrated strategy Sophie Price

Technology-led optimisation obsession is limiting creativity in media agencies

Driven by their clients desire for greater efficiency, media agencies have become far too focused on technology at the expense of a once great skill in their arsenal – creativity. Bohemia’s Sophie Price makes a case for redressing the balance.

Rival papers printed in the same issue 13 hours ago

Rival papers printed in the same issue

In a printing error, News Corp published pages from They Sydney Morning Herald in The Daily Telegraph.

Movers & Shakers: TubeMogul, VMLY&R, MediaCom 15 hours ago

Movers & Shakers: TubeMogul, VMLY&R, MediaCom

This week saw changes to the roles of Brett Wilson, Derek Green, Bart Pawlak and more.

Snap hires first CMO 14 hours ago

Snap hires first CMO

Snap has named McDonald’s VP of brand content and engagement Kenny Mitchell as the company’s first CMO.

Ant Melder launches podcast on diversity 12 hours ago

Ant Melder launches podcast on diversity

Former Host/Havas ECD Ant Melder is launching his own podcast, Brown Riot, to celebrate diversity in the industry.

Twitter stock lifted following earnings report 2 days ago

Twitter stock lifted following earnings report

The report, which frequently referenced Twitter’s efforts to create a safer, healthier platform, showed its total revenue for the first quarter was $787 million, an 18% increase year-on-year.

Young Gun: MercerBell senior copywriter Sophia East yesterday

Young Gun: MercerBell senior copywriter Sophia East

Sophia East wanted to be a vet but after some work experience turned her attention to media where she went from scheduling ads to writing them.

Nine reveals sponsors for debut season of Lego Masters 2 days ago

Nine reveals sponsors for debut season of Lego Masters

Nine has revealed its major commercial partners for the first season of the debut season of its competition game show, Lego Masters, including Honda, a2 Milk and Kmart.

Palmer splashes entire ad budget of major parties in one week 2 days ago

Palmer splashes entire ad budget of major parties in one week

Both the major political parties have spend more than $2 million on advertising so far, according to Nielsen data.

Can Nine continue its strong Netball ratings run? 2 days ago

Can Nine continue its strong Netball ratings run?

Suncorp Super Netball is set to return for its third season on Nine this year, and insights from Nielsen reveal it could be set to see further ratings success.

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