You can, it seems, buy anything via a Gumtree ad.
This, however, is an ad the like of which Dr Mumbo has not previously seen.
Only in Newcastle…
The Internet Industry Association is obviously very keen for the media to cover its new cybercrime code review which takes place from 9.30am to noon on Thursday with the following invitation:
“Media are invited to join us for the icode reveiw forum Thurday this week in Sydney. Invitation attached.
“I have also attached an agenda to assist with planning your attendance. Due to over subscription of attendees, it will be standing room only for media.”
Stand in the back of a room for two and a half hours? Yes please – Dr Mumbo will be there straight away.
If you were interested in reading an article about the British TV documentary series 7 Up, you could have read it online via the UK Telegraph at any point since its publication on May 14.
Or you could have given it four weeks and paid $2.30 to read it in The Sun-Herald today, where it occupies a full page of the “news” section.
Good to see News Limited promoting the new edition of GQ in The Sunday Telegraph today.
Mind you, the cover lines could do with a little more thought.
And the winner of the Most Manipulative Ad For A Ridiculous Product Award goes to… Read more »
Those who were at Mumbrella360 will have enjoyed watching Guy Gadney do his viral video thang.
The advice being to mash some memes. (And also to expect to only go viral if you get lucky.)
The result? What happens when you mash the emotional appeal of the dancing baby with the ending of the movie Duel. In Lego. (Warning: spoilers ahead.)
Now let’s see if Guy gets lucky.
Headline of the day goes to Google boss Nick Leeder’s blog post on his appearance at Mumbrella360.
Happily, if you’d like to read on, it’s not what you might think…
Dr Mumbo stands by the maxim, If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it…
Looks like Woolworths is an exception to new plans from the AANA to clamp down on big-budget TV commercials.
The outdoor industry may not have won the final of Battle of the Media, but JC Decaux CEO Steve O’Connor certainly left nothing on the field – including arriving on stage as a bargain basement Jedi.
Sadly The Force was not quite enough to take him past cinema.
Dr Mumbo now invites you to set your phaser to ironic.
The Australian Press Council has been looking into a complaint about The Courier Mail’s reporting on… the regulation of the press and more specifically the journalists’ union. Read more »
If your inbox is anything like Dr Mumbo’s inbox, then it has been inundated the last week with notifications of your Facebook friends joining music streaming services.
(Article now amended)
Dr Mumbo has got the wrong end of the stick on on this one – apologies.
CommBank’s Can’t to Can campaign has been used as a canvass (sorry) for others to express their views. Some more eloquent than others.
Interesting how the procurement world likes to put agencies into categories.
So the winner is in on the battle of the bylines for today’s strike-busting edition of the Sydney Morning Herald.
Two loyal staffers take joint bronze, with two bylines each – step forward, national business editor Sean Aylmer and and GM of travel Lauren Quaintance.
Silver goes to managing editor (national), Mark Baker, with three bylines.
But gold goes to AAP – which clocked up eight bylines.
The paper was, of course, also mainly laid out by AAP’s Pagemasters.
Dr Mumbo is in Sydney – he’d be intrigued to hear from a Melbourne reader how the Age looks today.
Things are clearly hotting up in the Nine-Telstra talks.
Yesterday The Australian reported they were “crunching the numbers”.
Today they’re “talking turkey“.
Dr Mumbo wonders what they’ll be doing tomorrow. Bashing the bishop, presumably.
Nine’s ratings salvation The Voice has, according to a press release sent to Dr Mumbo this morning, an unsung hero to thank for its popularity.