It’s always nice to see a PR masterclass in how not to front the media, this time courtesy of South Australia Families & Communities department CEO Joslene Mazel.
For many who witnessed the Daily Telegraph’s Joe Hildebrand deliver Germaine Greer an epic smackdown on Q&A earlier this month, the glamour-challenged journo is already a celebrity.
Happily, he has now had an opportunity to experience the real thing.
To the Adshel creative challenge where nearly 30 agencies did battle with just an hour to crack an outdoor brief for youth charity Headspace.
And among the 25 creative agencies were two interlopers in the guise of media agencies PHD and Mediacom. Read more »
Dr Mumbo always likes to see a social media brand farce unfold. So enjoy this one brought to you from Gasp Jeans (click to enlarge):
And the reply…
It has, of course, gorn viral.
Charli Hoffman is an art director. She is German. Alex Otis is a copywriter. She is American. They are not lesbians. But they just might be getting married in order to carry on working together when they graduate Miami Ad School.
It is time that Dr Mumbo draws your attention to a significant new artist.
This anonymous person – who Dr Mumbo has reason to believe works at DDB in Sydney – has a Facebook page as Drawings By A Writer.
As you’ll see, he or she has a unique style.
So Dr Mumbo challenged DBAW to draw DDB’s ECD Dylan Harrison.
Standing on a VW.
Clutching a Big Mac.
Happily DBAW did not dissappoint.
Things are getting a bit desperate on the online sales side at ARN’s Mix 106.5FM. Either that, or they’re getting carried away with competitions. Mother of the year? Or the bedwetting challenge? Hmm.
To look at Publicis Mojo’s website, you probably wouldn’t suspect that the agency has just lost its most important client.
For those in advertising for whom writing jingles is not sufficiently rock ‘n roll, the news that Battle of the Ad Bands is coming to Sydney might be of interest.
Dr Mumbo can’t help but feel less than surprised by the latest attempt by pest control brand Mortein to squeeze PR value out of the will-they won’t-they kill Louie the Fly cliffhanger.
The Gruen Transfer has given Leo Burnett Sydney, and its boss Todd Sampson, more than its fair share of exposure. So it’s nice to see the Melbourne office get a slice of fame – even if it’s on breakfast TV overseas.
Dr Mumbo was interested to see smh.com.au’s coverage of McDonald’s losing its Heart Foundation tick.
But he suspects that the phone call from the McDonald’s PR people about the use of a photo – that certainly looks like no McDonald’s burger Dr Mumbo has seen – is coming about…. now.
As regular readers of our job ads will be aware, Mumbrella is currently recruiting for a journo.
Think we should take this application further?
So who were the real heroes of 9/11?
The Wiggles of course.
Very modestly, they’ve created a video explaining how they healed America.
Dr Mumbo hopes that Nine is paying hyperbole-loving publicist Max Markson for his sterling PR work on behalf of The Celebrity Apprentice, which sees him on the boys’ side, Team Unity, we now learn.
And we also get a hefty clue from today’s release that KFC is a sponsor of the show: Read more »
Being a big hearted member of the trade press community, Mumbrella is always happy to help out fellow competitors if they’re forgetful.
So Dr Mumbo is delighted to reach out the hand of friendship to Campaign Brief after an accidental oversight.
The weekend saw Campaign Brief publish data on online traffic for all the trade press. And it was good news:
Disappointing for Mumbrella, of course.
Wonder how Mumbrella did against CB? Oddly, reports Campaign Brief:
Odd, because, although AdNews and B&T indeed fail to audit, Mumbrella does do so. And of course CB could have shared its own data anyhow, if it wished.
So let’s take a look at the audited numbers from Nielsen for August that Campaign Brief wasn’t able to find room for…
Still, it’s easy to be absent minded once in a while. Even if it is the fifth time this year that Campaign Brief has forgotten to include Mumbrella in its regular roundup.
So what else does CB have to say? Apparently:
That’s also disappointing for Mumbrella. Let’s see what the Campaign Brief Alexa chart has to say for itself. It’s bad news for AdNews and B&T. They barely seem to register on CB’s chosen first three metrics of time on site , page views and bounce rate. The only one they’re ahead is what some might see as the most important in the Alexa data of traffic rank:
Even then, it’s all a bit head-to-head.
Again, somebody seems to have been forgotten though. Dr Mumbo wonders how that table would look with Mumbrella included?
Turquoise always was Dr Mumbo’s favourite colour.
Still, another oversight, Dr Mumbo is sure. But let’s give credit where, it’s due. CB has more good news for its readers:
Which isn’t quite “in the top 40″.
Modesty forbids Dr Mumbo from making too much of Mumbrella’s rank.
So how on earth can CB have been so forgetful? Surely there couldn’t be some other tricky definition to justify not including Mumbrella in a ranking of trade marketing blogs?
Of course. Because when you’re examining blog traffic, why wouldn’t you only be interested in “those Australian sites that also produce print editions”? It certainly wouldn’t be as a means of trying to look like you’re doing better than you really are. That would be very cynical behaviour towards your readers, wouldn’t it?
Still, Dr Mumbo has more good news for CB to avoid this confusion in the future. Allow Mumbrella to introduce you to the Mumbrella Creative Agency Review. Print enough for ya?
Big ups to Pure Blonde’s online community manager for this response to a message on the drink’s Facebook page…
It is, indeed, not 1978 any more. More please.
Dr Mumbo congratulates OMD boss Peter Horgan on placing third among OMD staff in Sunday’s Sydney Running festival across the Harbour Bridge.
Which at the very least proves to be the ultimate in multitasking. Dr Mumbo’s spy tells him Horges was also in New Zealand for the rugby.
Being in two places at once? That’s good management.
Clearly there’s no other possible explanation.