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In-store Body Scanner Makes Clothes Shopping Easier

With Bloomingdale’s installation of ‘Me-Ality’ body scanning stations, clothes shopping in the US just got a little easier. Fitted in five stores, the stations scan your body then email and print you out a chart of all your optimal sizes across participating brands in the store.

Walmart Concept Sees Public Make Online Deliveries

Would you take someone else’s groceries home in exchange for a discount of your own? This may soon become a reality with a new concept Walmart are looking into. Similar to Australian startup ‘MeeMeep’, where anyone can become a courier, Walmart will allow customers to sign up to deliver online shoppers goods in exchange for a discount on their own purchases.

Hyperlapse Lets You Create Video from Google Streetview

Budget filmmakers around the world are rejoicing with the creation of ‘Hyperlapse’, a new web app from Teehan+Lax Labs that allows people to make video from Google Streetview. The app allows you to pick any two points on Google Maps and stitch together the corresponding Streetview images (almost 360degrees) to create impressive moving images.

A Taxi that Saves You Money Each Time it Brakes

It’s not often that you’ll see a taxi meter go anywhere but up. However, in a move to demonstrate the cost saving advantages of their new brake energy recovery technology, Spanish car maker SEAT has created a taxi meter that drops the fare when the taxi brakes. A video has since been released, documenting the confusion then delight of the taxi’s passengers.

Girl Guides Introduce a Cookie Locating App

No longer (in the US at least) do the public have to wait blindly for a knock at the door for their next Girl Guide cookie fix. A new app from the organisation called the ‘Cookie Locator’ allows sellers to show their location on a map so people know where their nearest cookie booth is.

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“A Diverse Workplace Is Simply Clever Business”: OMD’s Martin Cowie
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“A Diverse Workplace Is Simply Clever Business”: OMD’s Martin Cowie

In case you haven’t heard, we’re holding an event pretty damn soon to celebrate and promote inclusion and equality in our industry. You’ll walk away from Changing the Ratio inspired and ready to initiate change right now in your own organisation. And with the event less than a week away, we spoke to one of the […]

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TBWA\Sydney Triumphs Over Clems Sydney & Melbourne To Win Pepsico’s Creative
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TBWA\Sydney Triumphs Over Clems Sydney & Melbourne To Win Pepsico’s Creative

Pepsico has appointed TBWA\Sydney as the creative agency of record for its beverage portfolio, which includes Pepsi and Pepsi Max. TBWA\Sydney won the account after a competitive pitch against long-term incumbent Clemenger Sydney, as well as Clemenger BBDO Melbourne. TBWA\Sydney has been the agency of record for Pepsico’s Gatorade for the last five years. The […]

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AMEX Launches Global Media Review

Are there not enough hours in the day? Are you cheek-by-jowl with your co-workers? Well, hopefully you won't win this.

Sydney Water & Republic of Everyone Create Vinyl Records Made Of Recycled Marine Plastic
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Sydney Water & Republic of Everyone Create Vinyl Records Made Of Recycled Marine Plastic

Sydney Water has pioneered a way to create records from marine plastics and, in doing so, encourage more people to join the movement of local clean-up groups rolling up their sleeves every weekend to clean plastics, litter and other pollutants from the city’s beaches and waterways. Plastics are collected by volunteers, then cut in pieces […]

Credit Card Compare Names Its First Head Of Marketing
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Credit Card Compare Names Its First Head Of Marketing

Aussie credit card comparison site Credit Card Compare has announced the appointment of Caroline Raffan as its inaugural head of marketing. Raffan (pictured above) has over 10 years’ experience in brand strategy, campaign development, digital marketing, events, public relations, content creation, market research, advertising, stakeholder management, social media marketing, and project management. She joins Credit […]

Social Change Maker Profile: Suryabala Shenbagamurthy, The Media Store
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Social Change Maker Profile: Suryabala Shenbagamurthy, The Media Store

Leading up to Changing the Ratio, B&T has partnered with UnLtd to showcase some of the heroes in our industry. Last week, we spoke to Aiden Dabbagh from Initiative Sydney. And now it’s someone else’s turn! Suryabala Shenbagamurthy, 24, is a digital manager at The Media Store, and is currently working on the Weave Driving Change program. […]

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Nielsen Digital Ratings: News.Com.Au Remains Bolted To Top Spot
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Nielsen Digital Ratings: News.Com.Au Remains Bolted To Top Spot

Nielsen’s monthly digital ratings revealed 20.5 million Australians accessed content online for the month of April, with 13.9 million Australians accessing news content online during the month. News.com.au was the top news entity in terms of highest unique audience (5.6 million), followed by nine.com.au (4.8 million) and then ABC News Websites (4.7 million). Fourth place was […]

Why Programmatic Needs To Become A Branding Machine
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Why Programmatic Needs To Become A Branding Machine

In this opinion piece, Phil Murrell (pictured below), country manager for Australia and New Zealand at Sizmek, argues that programmatic ad spend needs to move up the branding funnel. When I started in digital advertising way back in 2004, we got our media insertion orders via the fax machine. We relied on that machine to […]

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Do Not Disconnect… Why The Telephone Is Still As Relevant For Advertisers As Ever
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Do Not Disconnect… Why The Telephone Is Still As Relevant For Advertisers As Ever

In this guest post, CEO of Delacon, Michael Center (pictured below), argues in favour of something we don’t hear too much a bout these days – the good old fashioned telephone… It’s 142 years since Alexander Graham Bell made his first call on 10 March 1876 to his assistant Thomas Watson, where he uttered the […]

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An Apology To Salmat’s Karen Lewis
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An Apology To Salmat’s Karen Lewis

Whoops! B&T's stuffed up and this certainly comes with our sincerest apologies for any offence caused.

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Adland Execs To Be Locked Up
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Adland Execs To Be Locked Up

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Australian Directors’ Guild Announces Mentorship Winners
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Australian Directors’ Guild Announces Mentorship Winners

Now in its second year, the Australian Directors’ Guild’s (ADG) Commercial & Content Directing Mentorship program announced its next round of eight mentoree recipients. The winners were announced at a special event held last night at FINCH, Sydney and attended by members of the screen and advertising industries. Acclaimed director, and ADG President, Samantha Lang, […]

Diversity Case Study Series: OMD
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Diversity Case Study Series: OMD

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Eyeota Deep Dives Into Australian Automotive Purchase Behaviour
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Eyeota Deep Dives Into Australian Automotive Purchase Behaviour

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APN Outdoor Joins The AANA
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APN Outdoor Joins The AANA

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QMS Introduces ‘The Lonsdale’ To Melbourne
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QMS Introduces ‘The Lonsdale’ To Melbourne

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The Lurking Brand Threats Facing CMOs

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Women In Media Profile: Susannah George
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Women In Media Profile: Susannah George

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Ikon Lands Avis Budget Group Account
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Ikon Lands Avis Budget Group Account

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Principals Appoints New Creative Director For Melbourne
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Principals Appoints New Creative Director For Melbourne

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