Mumbrella gifts and hospitality – 2013

Mumbrella gifts and hospitality – 2013

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.


  • Bottle, Fifth Leg wine – to mark bad wine amnesty campaign
  • 2x Australia Day truckers caps, Sunday Telegraph
  • 1 x bottle Mumm Cordon Rouge Champagne – Today Network Australia Day
  • Cadburys special delivery, Chocolate Truck to mark new Joyville campaign – Royce PR
  • A bottle of Sandford Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 – Text 100
  • Somer sort of mini cactus – launch of SCA’s Loveland digital radio station


  • Japanese themed lollies and notebooks – Moove Media
  • 2x piccolo Moet & Chandon champagne – Fairfax Media, compacts launch
  • Bottle Jack Daniels – Sound Alliance
  • 2 x the following – block of Cadbury’s chocolate, women’s multi vitamins, Berocca, jar of Nescafe Blend 43, Irish breakfast tea, bag of lollies, can of Red Bull courtesy of Brig and Lehmo from Gold 104.3.
  • 12 cupcakes with Jonesy and Amanda’s face on them – ARN


  • Bottle of Laphroaig whisky, thanks for speaking at Naked Communications event
  • Bottle of Moet & Chandon champagne, Classic Hits/ Brig & Lehmo
  • Some disposable slippers – Telstra
  • A big purple bucket of Cadbury chocolate including nuts and eight bars of Cadbury Dairy Chocolate – Cadbury


  • A bevy of beauty and haircare products – APN Outdoor
  • A box of Cadbury chocolate, including marshmallows, gumi bears and clinkers – Cadbury
  • Some margarita and Rolling Stones themed stuff (it made sense if you were there) – WSFM
  • Some Cleo themed bits of makeup and stuff – Cleo
  • A pirate-themed cookie – Eleven PR;
  • A breakfast basket containing 2 tubs of Vegemite, a loaf of bread, advocadoes, a lemon and a salt shaker – Royce PR/ Kraft
  • Coffee beans, 2 x coffee mugs and 2 x packets of Tim ‘Rosso’ Ross biscuits (aka Tim Tams) – ARN.
  • An old skool Rolodex-type thing – NewsLoop


  • 2 x ‘long weekend survival boxes’ containing lollies, popcorn and softdrink – Quickflix
  • Mumbrella Asia editor Robin Hicks travelled to the Cannes Lions courtesy of DDB Group. Mumbrella paid other costs including accommodation.
  • A novelty numberplate from MyPlates “Mumbo”
  • Two bottles of “True Blood” Pepper Tree Merlot from Quickflix
  • A magnum of champagne from APN;
  • A Smart Investor piggy bank
  • Bottle, Capel Vale Margaret River Chardonnay 2011 – Thanks for speaking at ACMA panel


  • Return flight to Melbourne and one night’s accommodation in a standard room at the Park Royal, Melbourne Airport – Tigerair
  • Complimentary subscriptions to The Daily Telegraph website to mark paywall launch  – News Corp Australia
  • Complimentary subscriptions to The Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian Financial Review website to mark paywalls launch – Fairfax Media


  • A bottle of Donny Goodmac Shiraz 2011 – Liquid Ideas
  • One case of Crown Lager – Liquid Ideas 
  • One bottle of Louis Roederer champagne  – Fairfax Media
  • Complimentary subscriptions to The Daily Telegraph website – News Corp
  • Complimentary subscriptions to The Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian Financial Review websites  – Fairfax Media
  • Computer and iPad accessories – Dick Smith
  • Skull Candy Aviator headphones – iHeartRadio
  • A bottle of AIX wine – Sami and Yumi at Mix 106.5
  • Dermalogica multivitamin power serum – Elise Garland Public Relations
  • Digital radio – DMG Australia/ smoothfm
  • A drink cup, a small torch and paper aeroplane kit – Virgin Mobile


  • Four bars ChochStars chocolate – ChocStars/ Fitch Media
  • Cupcake – Motherpress/ Motherpedia
  • Another cupcake. We ate it without noticing the logo and have forgotten who it was from.
  • A Chinese Ministry of Culture tie and two bottles Fairbourne Sauvignon Blanc 2011 – thanks for giving presentation on business models to delegation of Chinese editors – UTS
  • Conneisseur ice cream – six lollies and ice cream
  • Complimentary subscriptions to The Daily Telegraph website – News Corp
  • Complimentary subscriptions to The Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian Financial Review websites  – Fairfax Media
  • One bottle of ginger beer, one bottle of apple cider and five gold coins of chocolate – Brookvale Union
  • Four packets of Tim Tam chocolates – Arnotts
  • Four blocks, Cadbury’s Bubble Dairy Milk chocolate – Cadbury’s/ Royce PR
  • Book – Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, gift from DDB


  • Fleet Review fireworks, MCA –  Imagination agency
  • Felton Road Cornish Point pinot noir, gift from M&C Saatchi – thanks for contributing to internal staff video
  • Chocolate frog – Studio/ Screentime
  • Two bottles Pepperjack shiraz – CJZ – thanks for ticket to BEfest
  • 2x tickets, Just for Laughs comedy show – APN Outdoor
  • 5x bottles Heineken – Heineken/ Megan Rose PR
  • A bar of soap – promtion for Choice event
  • Complimentary subscriptions to The Daily Telegraph website – News Corp
  • Complimentary subscriptions to The Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian Financial Review websites  – Fairfax Media
  • Gifts from annual SB S upfronts – chocolate bar, nut bar, trail mix Feast magazine, phone handset
  • Baboushka doll set – Ten to mark 100 days to winter Olympics
  • Rhinestone heart USB – Bevilles beautiful jewellery to mark brand refresh
  • Todd Sampson Redesign my brain DVD – Universal Entertainment


  • Six pack Tooheys Extra Dry – Tooheys/ Res Publica – new ad
  • VB Cricket Scoreboard – Liquid Ideas – new campaign
  • Ross Hill Shiraz 2011 – Macleay College, a thanks for speaking to students
  • Inflatable beachballs and beach towels – Facebook
  • Lots of coffee stuff – Caffe Aurora, rebrand
  • Loose Leaf 2011 Sauvignon Blanc Semillon | 2010 Cabernet Merlot – CRA, thanks for speaking at conference
  • Case of Red Stripe beer – Bold Media, thanks for referral


  • Two bottles of Moet & Chandon – Southern Cross Austereo Christmas present
  • Two bottles of Moet & Chandon – Group M Christmas present
  • Bottle of Veuve Clicquot and lollies – Teradata
  • Two gift bags with sun screen and aftersun – SBS World Movies
  • Gift bags with cookbooks and ice cream scoops – Christmas gift from Fairfax Media
  • Bottle of Veuve Clicquot – Christmas gift from The Works
  • Bottle of Bay of Fires Pinot Noir Chardonnay – Christmas gift Courtesy of Brig & Lehmo Gold 104.3
  • Bottle of The Farm 10 Margaret River Classic Red – Christmas gift fromPixolut
  • One “make your own cookies” set and festive cutters – Christmas gift from DDI
  • Aesop Moroccan Neroli Shaving Duet – Christmas gift from Chieftan Communications
  • Three beach towels – Frost*
  • Two phone chargers – LinkedIn
  • 6 bottles of Strongbow cider – LiquidIdeas
  • 5 bottles of red wine and cookbooks – Christmas gift from BMF
  • Bottle Mooet & Chandon champagne – M&C Saatchi Christmas gift

Paid and unpaid media contributions

Mumbrella journalists regularly appear as industry commentators on TV and radio and sometimes in public speaking roles. On occasion, there are contributor fees offered and accepted. Where this occurs, the relevant organisations 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 organisations in whatever way they see fit.

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 bill through the company if payment is offered.

Mumbrella deputy editor Nic Christensen has an ongoing relationship with Radio 2GB which predates his joining Mumbrella. In general he does not write about the organisation but if it is necessary, a specific declaration would be made on the story.

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


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