This week the South Australian Tourism Commission released an ad featuring the beautiful landscape of the Barossa Valley, showing the earth, the food the people and all set to a Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds song.
When Dr Mumbo first watched the new ad for Fox Sports Lions Tour, he couldn’t help but notice a few similarities to an ad that was quite popular a little while back.
It’s tough being the young star of an Aussie soap. Virtually the only career available is to try your luck in Hollywood.
And that’s beginning to grate on the locals.
So Dr Mumbo is delighted to see that Aussies Julian Curtis and Lisa Kowalski, calling themselves the Tallest Poppies, are putting their case.
Dr Mumbo hears that Fairfax’s director of news Darren Goodsir and national presentation editor Matt Martel are currently on a sojourn to India.
Could Fairfax be looking to the Indian subcontinent, a place known for its outsourcing expertise, as a replacement for Australian subbing hub Pagemasters?
Remember, it was only last year that there were reports the company wanted to send a message to Pagemasters that it had other options. Read more »
Dr Mumbo always thought Baz Luhrmann took himself a bit too seriously.
But after watching this piece with Nova’s Fitzy & Wippa, he’s warming to the man.
And it would seem that Mr Luhrmann can direct too.
Dr Mumbo this morning salutes (in a sarcastic way) anti-journo journalist Kieran Adair.
Kieran didn’t like the Ten journo – who it emerges in the video had permission to be there – filming alleged fare evaders in Sydney. So he stuck his phone in the journo’s face. Who called him a tosser.
Still, Dr Mumbo is relieved. The explosion of self righteousness could have taken out half of Town Hall. Read more »
Dr Mumbo was bemused a few weeks ago by News Limited columnist Andrew Bolt’s demands to ABC managing director Mark Scott that he be appointed the new host of Media Watch.
At the time Bolt wrote: “Don’t assume I’m not available. Hear that ripping sound? That was my contract for my Network 10 show.”
“Mark, I want you to know I stand ready to serve when your current host, Jonathan Holmes, stands down by the end of the month, as I read.”
A big day for new Seven uberboss Tim Worner.
Dr Mumbo’s spies tell him that Worner – along with sales boss Kurt Burnette and the network’s commercial chief Bruce McWilliam – were busily power lunching with media buyer Harold Mitchell. Read more »
Not that The Daily Telegraph is excited about the Optus 4G rollout or anything, but it does report the news today in separate stories on pages 3, 24 and 25.
Meanwhile, The Tele’s blue steel reporter Phil Jacob may have made the cut for Cleo Bachelor of the Year, but he can’t do maths good. News Limited’s own Derek Zoolander tells readers today:
“It was Budget night in Canberra in May 2012. As a group of fellow journalists gathered to drink away the fact we were, indeed, in Canberra, a dangerous idea was planted. “It’ll be fun,” they said. “You’ll have a blast,” they said.
“Fast forward nine months and while I might have (thankfully) forgotten most of the details of that night… clearly my ‘so-called friends’ didn’t.
“‘Hi Phil, I’m calling to let you know you’ve made the cut for Cleo Bachelor of the Year this year,’ a nice-sounding lady said a month ago.”
So how do you make a viral video? Nova’s Fitzy & Wippa have the answers.
Ping! A marketing email goes out promoting iCoverLover’s iphone case.
The hospitality offered by host Peter van Onselen to Sky News guests on The Contrarians is generous indeed.
The Great Gatsby may have cost the Australian taxpayer a reported $85m to create an homage to mid-20th century American society, but at least we can take pride that we’ve helped bring the world one of the most well crafted paragraphs in a film review of all time.
Remember that time back in 2009 when The Australian published an article from then News Limited boss John Hartigan in sturdy defence of newspapers? Which was only slightly undermined by the misspelling of the word “newspapers”.
Halifax’s Chronicle Herald in Canada has pulled off a similar feat: Misspelling its own name in a headline about its award winning journalism. Read more »
Could it be that the communications industry is finally growing itself a conscience? Read more »
To Sydney’s Sebel Pier One and The Siren Awards for Australia’s best radio ads, hosted by Mix FM’s Tim Ross.
And Rosso had an important announcement to kick off the breakfast event, aimed at his former colleague, DMG Radio’s dashing marketing director: “Just one piece of housekeeping.
“Tony Thomas was looking for a mirror. It’s that way.”
But Rosso understood the difference between making radio ads and presenting, telling the audience: “You should try the other bit: where you have to tell the time.”
So he’s delighted to see that Fox Sport’s Rugby HQ is righting the balance celebrating “the best game day entertainment of all time” on its YouTube channel.
And here at number six is slow-mo footage of cheerleaders stripping down to their bikinis.
As Fox Sports puts it in the accompanying description: “It’s The Girls doing what they do best”. Read more »
Not that Australia’s online publishers are desperate to get video streams at all costs, but Dr Mumbo does wonder why news.com.au is autoplaying a British Sky News video about Prince Harry’s trip to Washington above a story about missing cruise ship passengers.