Some curious, if imaginative, copywriting from GroupOn:
Which does make Dr Mumbo wonder: What the hell is a “half eaten kebab guy”?
And he’s three weeks behind on this video, shot by Renai LeMay of Delimiter, who gave the CEO of Adobe a hard time over the product being priced more highly in Australia than the US.
Rather than squirming and dodging the question, Dr Mumbo suggests Adobe may want to find an actual way of preparing an answer before the next press conference.
The 300,000th view approaches… Read more »
In any given week, which musical act is the biggest, lamest, most cringe-inducing commercial sellout is a tough battle. Mind you, it’s usually only a two-way battle between Status Quo for Coles and the Madden Brothers for either KFC or Vodafone
Despite some, almost unstoppable, competition from Status Quo this week, Dr Mumbo is happy to declare that we have a winner for sellout of the week.
It’s Joel Madden, for Vodafone. Read more »
While Dr Mumbo finds Cadbury’s bike-riding Easter Bunny ad, created by Saatchi & Saatchi Sydney, thoroughly charming, he wonders if you can spot the homage?
And Dr Mumbo was amused to see both TV networks last night claiming exclusive interviews with Jamie Jackson, the teenager whose arrest at Saturday’s Mardi Gras has become a international news story. Read more »
Tim “Rosso” Ross has launched a weekly competition for small businesses to submit reasons why they should win a free 30 second commercial to air each Friday on his Mix radio drive program, airing in Sydney and Melbourne.
Well this is unfortunate…
And Fairfax Media’s Garry Linnell and The Conversation’s Andrew Jaspan are creating a classic.
The battle began when Jaspan – a former editor-in-chief of The Age – suggested that Fairfax Media was taking its papers downmarket.
Linnell was content to fire back, suggesting that Jaspan had tried that during his time at the helm and failed.
There came a third chapter, in Jaspan’s live video hangout with Mumbrella today.
What did Jaspan have to say about Linnell?: “I don’t actually know Garry. My understanding is his real area of interest is crime rather than politics.
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An unfortunate slip of the tongue from Nine News’ Peter Overton. Read more »
If you’re The Australian, and you’re teasing your opposition for moving to compact – nay, tabloid – size, it’s best not to get start boasting about having a tabloid app, if you mean tablet…
Early this year, a disaster nearly befell the Australian media when Seven contemplated ditching Today Tonight.
Which would have been a pity, as it would have robbed the public of journalism like this: Read more »
This ad from NZ reaches Dr Mumbo via Reddit, where it is – quite correctly – getting much kudos.
Like most people Dr Mumbo only had one thing in mind when he got out of bed this morning. To immediately buy a souvenir copy of the last broadsheet weekday copy of the Sydney Morning Herald. And no doubt the same was going on with The Age in Melbourne too.
And the rumours out of the two camps are becoming more interesting by the minute. Now Dr Mumbo hears strong suggestions out of the HWT building in Melbourne that Herald Weekly Times editor-in-chief Phil Gardner is set to move to Sydney. Read more »
Dr Mumbo read with interest the new CEO of Channel Ten’s declarations that he wants the Cricket rights.
Earlier this week, the CEO was quoted as saying: ”It is widely accepted that sport should be critical to programming”.
And so it’s with interest that Dr Mumbo learns the odd of Channel Ten getting the cricket have shorten from what was reported in Encore Magazine two weeks ago. Read more »
The story of the day is the Australian Federal Police announcement that it has seized 585 kilograms of the drug ice after an anonymous tip-off.
Dr Mumbo sees the story is everywhere including The Daily Telegraph’s website where they have a photo of the seizure sources from “AFP/Twitter”.
But exactly who posted the picture? Read more »
Memo to B&T:
Australia’s Treasurer is Wayne Swan.
That bloke off the ABC who talks about health is Norman Swan.
They are two different people.
Dr Mumbo is happy to help in this regard…
Ah, Prime News… Read more »