It's got some strong views, but this article from Forbes contributor Keenan Beasly raises some interesting points for the future of agencies. It's not complete havoc, but there are some ways agencies in Australia can try and futureproof themselves. It's well worth a read.
Think the advertising industry is full of innovative ideas and future potential? Think again.
According to Michael Farmer, CEO of Farmer & Company and 25-year veteran advertising consultant, what was “once one of the most fulfilling and glamorous of industries has become a grim sweatshop for the people who do the work.”
Thus begins Madison Avenue Manslaughter, Farmer’s new book that outlines—in unrelenting, painstaking detail—the decline of the advertising industry and the tone-deaf agency executives that are leading their own businesses to the chopping block.
Last week, Farmer and I were on a panel for Mediapost, discussing how fragile agency-client relationships have become. It was one of the most candid discussions I’ve been a part of. It’s not often people shoot straight about the reality that exists behind the well-groomed facade of Madison Avenue.
So how did this happen?
Read the full article from Forbes here.
The Avid Collective MD reveals his life pre-adland. As exciting as it is, it's not international playboy spy & Lothario.
SenateSHJ has launched a new digital, data and insights capability designed to help clients tackle the growing complexity of communication challenges. SenateSHJ Digital, Data and Insights (DDI) will combine the firm’s existing Digital and Insights functions to create a Trans-Tasman capability focused on digital communication, and the generation and use of data to improve communication. […]
Creative technology platform Bonzai has announced the launch of BrandStory – a new premium mobile ad format. BrandStory offers triple the ad space and 2.8 times greater time in view than single scroll ad formats, addressing the surging demand from brands worldwide for more real estate to drive real results by seamlessly intertwining awareness, exploration […]
B&T went through the looking glass this morning, with editor-in-chief David Hovenden (above) appearing on Channel 7’s The Morning Show to get the general public involved in our search for Australia’s Greatest Ad. Hovenden chatted with Kylie Gillies and stand-in host Matt Doran about what makes a great ad and showcasing some of our favourites […]
Two Australian-born technology providers have joined forces to bring more power and choice to marketers in Australia and New Zealand with mobile messaging that is more local, cost-effective, and integrated. It’s a partnership that sees two Australian software companies come together to deliver a world-class mobile-first solution for marketers building data-driven, personalised, omnichannel campaigns. While […]
Zitcha and Broadsign have teamed up to integrate the Broadsign out-of-home (OOH) advertising platform with Zitcha’s retail media platform. The collaboration empowers retailers to maximise and monetise in-store digital display networks and enables advertising partners to easily view and book available in-store inventory and review campaign performance alongside the retailer’s other media channels. With the […]
Today, 7-Eleven has announced a one-of-a-kind collaboration with the popular Sydney-based anti-resort wear label Double Rainbouu. Dropping tomorrow, December 1, just in time for summer, this limited-edition capsule will infuse the fashion brand’s rebellious spirit with a distinctly iconic 7-Eleven flavour. The unisex collection features five must-have styles comprising two signature Hawaiian shirts, a peaked cap, a bucket hat […]