Mumbrella gifts and hospitality – 2012

Mumbrella gifts and hospitality – 2012

Mumbrella’s editorial team occasionally receives hospitality or gifts.

In the interests of transparency, our policy is to declare the sources of both. Our policy is not to accept gifts to the value of more than $100.

In the interest of source confidentiality we do not disclose occasions when we have meals with contacts.

Our 2011 register can be found here.


  • Piccolo of Henkell Troken sparkling wine – channel Eleven first birthday
  • Apple iPod Shuffle – Part of launch invitation, McCann
  • Pure Blonde – six bottles – Liquid Ideas on behalf of CUB
  • Cupcake – Optus 20th anniversary


  • Two oranges, chopsticks, notepad and drinks mats -to celebrate Chinese New year – Moove media
  • 2011 Watervale Riesling and two presentation bottles of vinaigrette – Blinc International
  • Two bottles Brancott Estate wine – Red PR on behalf of Brancott Estate
  • A small pink horse. Well, medium sized. It’s plastic. And kind of hard to describe but quite nice – Salmat Digital
  • A yellow teapot and box of T2 tea – Ten, launch of Breakfast TV show
  • Gift bag from Bonds Birthday Project launch including hoodie, babygrow and underwear
  • Three bottles Hardys sparkling chardonnay pinot noir – Virgin Mobile


  • Bottle Handpicked 2005 Shiraz and bottle Two Eights 2005 Verdelho – Double Edge PR – thanks for speaking at Networx event
  • Packet Kellogg’s All-Bran Fibre toppers – new product
  • Lightbulb encased in plastic (it’s nicer than it sounds). Embarrassingly we can’t remember who sent it in and there’s no brand on it
  • Jim Beam black cherry bourbon – From The Works
  • Three bags of jellybeans – Audit Bureaux of Australia (they’re bean counters, gerrit?)
  • Australian Women’s Weekly shopping bag, cookbook, tea towel, magazine and Maggie Beer verjuice – ACP
  • Mini Maglite torch. KWP Adelaide anniversary
  • Three sets of chocolate letters spelling out the word “OGILVY” – Easter gift from Ogilvy. The dark chocolate letters were particularly delicious.
  • Bottle – Teusner The Indepdendent 2010 Shiraz Mataro – thanks for speaking at Publishers Australia Young Minds event
  • Chocolate bars – Adobe to promote event
  • Small chocolate rabbits – Spectrum PR – Easter gift
  • Beerenberg relish and jams – six assorted jars: to mark new Beerenberg marketing campaign. The caramelised onion was particularly good.
  • Lots of Dairy Milk chocolate – Royce PR/ Cadbury’s
  • A giftbox from Sony containing a candle, chocolate humbugs, a mini bottle of Moet and a Playstation network card.
  • A digital radio – thanks for speaking at ABC event. It might have exceed our $100 limit if it worked.


  • A working Philips digital radio – Southern Cross Austereo – $99.95 (just making the cut).
  • Cupcakes – Fairfax Media marketing team
  • Macarons (or are they macraroons?We can never remember which are which)  – Responsys/ Fuel Communications
  • Lots of Dairy Milk Marvellous Creations chocolate – Royce PR/ Cadbury’s
  • 1 x 3kg pack of Purina Lucky Dog (minced beef, vegetable and marrowbone flavour) – Saltmine Design Group
  • 1 x 750ml container of Domestos, to mark their new ad. Yes, really.
  • Gift bag from InStyle awards – when taken home, realised the value of this was way over our $100 limit. Donated to the Redkite cancer charity for forthcoming raffle.
  • 1x tamborine and one wooden music maker – Emirates
  • A bottle of Moet & Chandon for judging the Aurora Short Film Festival – Aurora Community Channel.
  • Pair of Converse trainers – Sweaty Betty PR/ Converse
  • 6x StrawBubbles LCMs; 6x Split Stix LCMs; 12x LCMs rice bubbles – Kellogg’s after we accidentally trended #LCM
  • Umbrella and Molskine notebook – CommBank to celebrate rebrand
  • Case of Mountain Goat beer – HWT marketing team
  • AdShel notebook and pen
  • Cadbury’s Olympic chocolate – Royce PR/ Cadbury’s. We ate it all up.
  • Klick hoodies – Klick PR
  • Jacob’s Creek St Hugo Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 – The Leach Partnership
  • Hospitality – Comedy showcase, Ten/ The Project
  • A box of hay with a tomato and pen in it. Heritage Bank. Worst gift ever.
  • Even more Cadbury’s chocolate – Royce PR/ Cadbury’s – filming of ad.
  • Yet another Cadburys care package  – Royce PR/Cadburys
  • $20 iTunes voucher – Pacific Magazines – launch of Men’s Health iPad edition
  • Screening – The Dark Knight – Val Morgan
  • 2x bottles Veuve Clicquot – WSFM / Jonesey & Amanda ratings success
  • Pair of budgie smugglers – launch of pool themed Cargo Lounge party
  • Purple phone handsets – Yahoo!7
  • 1x vanilla cupcake – Jucy Car Rentals to celebrate Tourism presence international
  • 2 x bottles of First Creek Shiraz from the Audit Bureau for attending their conference.
  • Pair of headphones, coffee mug, shortbread and two types of tea from Sony
  • Three bottles Maximus sports drinks – Saltmine Design Group
  • Two blocks of Cadbury Mousse chocolate from Cadbury
  • One case of Crown lager – Liquid Ideas/ CUB. To mark launch of new Carlton campaign
  • two four-packs of Matilda Bay Alpha Pale Ale – Liquid Ideas
  • Toolbox and mug – Home Timber & Hardware to mark new brand campaign
  • Cupcakes – Nikon to celebrate launch of Coolpix S800c camera
  • One bottle of Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc  -Verve PR
  • Two cupcakes – Verve PR for Lenard’s
  • One pineapple – Christchurch rebrand
  • Bottle Hardys “The Pursuit” sparkling chardonnay pinot noir Virgin Mobile Fair Go Bro campaign
  • Six bottles of delicious crispy Summer Fruits cider – Strongbow/Liquid Ideas
  • Four cans, two bottles, V energy Drink – Saltmine Design Group
  • Some lollies – Peach website
  • Friday cocktails (and cocktail maker) in office – One Green Bean/ Diageo
  • World Movies’ Secret Cinema screening of Battle Royale
  • Six pack, VB – relaunch of full strength brand, Liquid Ideas/ CUB
  • Bar of chocolate, sesame crackers, coffee beans, water bottle and feast magazine – gift bag at SBS 2013 season launch
  • Hot Hits branded Urban Ears headphones – MCM Media
  • Mumbrella editor Tim Burrowes presented the ASFA Comms Awards
  • One packet of Wonderful Pistachios and on party popper from Wonderful Pistachios.
  • Bottle, Taltarni Heathcote Shiraz, 2009 – Magazine Publishers of Australia
  • Bottle, 2009 Pyrenees Shiraz, Liquid Ideas Christmas Party
  • Tea towel – 50 Acres comms agency
  • LinkedIn branded headphones – LinkedIn
  • The Kraken Black Spiced Rum – birthday gift, Klick Communications
  • Box seat – Sydney FC vs Melbourne Heart – Havas Worldwide
  • Bottle Moet & Chandon, speaking at UTS/ General Administration of Press & Publication China media course
  • Bottle Moet & Chandon Imperial – Group M Xmas party
  • Bottle Chandon Vintage Brut, chocolates, novelty nerd dress up kit, Nerd candy – Marin Software
  • Gingerbread house – Fairfax Media
  • Box of cherries – Foxtel
  • Jar of brownies – Bec Brown
  • Bottle of 2009 Chardonnay – Nine News
  • Two DIY gingerbread house kits from Fairfax
  • Bottle of Moet, cherries and gingerbread biscuits from Shine Australia
  • R rated ice cube trays from World Movies
  • Bottle of Las Barracas cab sav from Bold Media
  • Bottle of Moet & Chandon and box of Ferrero Rocher chocolates from PHD
  • Six chickens (gifted on our behalf to families in Kenya) – The Other Dimension
  • Bottle champagne, Virgin Mobile
  • OzHarvest cookbook – Frost Design
  • Vitek vodka – ACP Magazines
  • Curly Flat pinot noir 2009, Ribbon Vale cabernet sauvignon merlot 2009, Brokenwood semillon 2007 – Channel 9
  • Jar of cadbury favourites – Aegis
  • Jonesy & Amanda Christmas jam – WSFM

Paid and unpaid media contributions

Mumbrella journalists regularly appear as industry commentators on TV and radio. On occasion, there are contributor fees available. Where these take place, the relevant networks are invoiced by Focal Attractions rather than by the journalist individually, in the same way that we invoice our advertisers. The purpose of this is so that a journalist does not have a personal financial interest in continuing to make appearances, so feels free to write about these networks in whatever way they see fit.

Although most are not paid appearances, Mumbrella journalists make regular or occasional contributions on ABC Radio National, ABC Hobart, ABC Gold Coast, ABC Ballarat, ABC Canberra, ABC Triple J, Seven’s Sunrise, Morning Show and Today Tonight, Ten’s Breakfast and Nine’s A Curent Affair. Where journalists write columns for media organisations that we might later cover – including previously the PANPA/ Newspaper Works bulletin – our policy is to not accept payment if offered.

On rare occasions our journalists offer media training – but only to organisations we would be unlikely to write about.


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