Telephone call for Keyboard Cat

For those whose fancy occasionally turns towards social media, The Social Network, the story of Facebook, is eagerly anticipated.

And happily, it would seem there’s a similarly pointless movie about YouTube in the works too, or so the creators of The Video Website would like to suggest.

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Who will think of the billionaires?

Good to see that ex-Chaser  Charles Firth is continuing his election campaign to help hard-up billionaires on behalf of trade union CFMEU.

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I’ma let you advertise

Publicis Mojo’s work for Coca Cola Europe’s energy drink brand Burn has received the kidn of boost that mere advertising dollars couldn’t buy.   Read more »

Don’t drink the Google kool aid!

The good folk at Google Sydney are holding an industry briefing on mobile this afternoon.

The equally good people of Switched On Media are there. Fair to say, the thought is beginning to occur to them that there’s no such thing as a free lunch…   Read more »

Sunshine, lollipops, Psycho and Julia Gillard

It’s amazing what the right soundtrack can do to a political ad.

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Shipwrecked in Randwick

Big scoop from Nine News tonight. By the looks of the backdrop, the somewhat landlocked Randwick has been hit by a tidal wave.

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X Factor – the biggest show on Earth?

Fair to say that Seven is getting quite excited about The X Factor…

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Andrew Bolt discovers Twitter fake. Is cross.

News Ltd columnist Andrew Bolt has, it would appear, had something of a sense of humour failure over his fake Twitter persona.   Read more »

Win-win for Sunrise – just ask Kevin

Dr Mumbo rather admires the no-lose PR skills behind Sunrise’s ultimatum to the party leaders.   Read more »

Masterchef and the ultimate clumsiness of being

Many pretentious words have been written about Masterchef. But this sentence from sociology professor John Carroll, published in the Weekend Australian, may take some beating:   Read more »

Fake Howcroft: Vote for me

A reliable barometer of celebrity is whether an individual has a fake Twitter persona.

Dr Mumbo is delighted to report that Gruen Transfer panellist and Y&R Brands CEO-in-waiting Russel Howcroft has achieved that distinction.   Read more »

Oz investors on a Mitchells winner

A hat-tip from Dr Mumbo to The Australian’s financial tipster Tim Morris.   Read more »

In an election, politicians become the media’s dancing monkeys

If ever there’s a price to be paid in politics, it’s that come election time you have to do anything demanded of you in exchange for media coverage.   Read more »

Gruen Nation – just a phone call away…

Dr Mumbo is very much looking forward to tomorrow’s episode of the election special Gruen Nation.

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Big savings… gerrit?

Two of the most damning words creatives can use to critique another’s work is “first thought”… in other words, the brief reflected straight back on the page.

The phrase may have been invented for this work on behalf of IMB.   Read more »

Mad smoke

What would Mad Men be without cigarettes? Not much, that’s for sure.

Predictable Penbo

Regular readers may recall Dr Mumbos prediction last week:   Read more »

Try-hard tosser? Thanks for Fnothingy, Kim

Dr Mumbo is pained to report a spat between two of Adelaide’s agencies.   Read more »

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