Mumbrella gifts and hospitality – 2014

Mumbrella gifts and hospitality – 2014

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.

January:

  • Complimentary subscriptions to The Daily Telegraph News Plus sites and The Australian website – News Corp Australia
  • Complimentary subscriptions to The Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian Financial Review websites – Fairfax Media

February:

  • Complimentary subscriptions to The Daily Telegraph News Plus sites and The Australian website – News Corp Australia
  • Complimentary subscriptions to The Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian Financial Review websites – Fairfax Media
  • A dozen red roses from the Mail Online – for Valentine’s Day.
  • 2 x candles and chocolates – smooothfm
  • Pork & foie gras terrine, cornichon & onion jam and cherry jam – Le Pelican and The Delicatessan
  • DVDs, T-shirt and water bottle – goody bag from ABC US at the Australian Broadcasting Digital Media Summit

March:

  • Complimentary subscriptions to The Daily Telegraph News Plus sites and The Australian website – News Corp Australia
  • Complimentary subscriptions to The Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian Financial Review websites – Fairfax Media
  • Two boxes each containing a water bottle, suncream and a toy truck with USB port – sent by AdRoll to promote the opening of its Sydney office.
  • 3 x bottles of GH Mumm champagne – ARN
  • One jar of Maya Sunny Honey – The Remarkables Group & Mighty Mighty
  • One bottle of Maker’s Mark bourbon whiskey – Heusler PR
  • Ongoing complimentary online sub to AFRcom.au and The Australian

April:

  • Four pairs of Sol Republic headphones – Nova Entertainment Group
  • Complimentary subscriptions to The Daily Telegraph News Plus sites and The Australian website – News Corp Australia
  • Complimentary subscriptions to The Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian Financial Review websites – Fairfax Media
  • Two ‘Fargo’ hats – SBS
  • Kobo Mini e-reader – Sapient Nitro, containing ebook by the agency
  • A collection of Nando’s sauces (some of them still within the best by date) – Nando’s
  • Cadbury giftbox – Cadbury
  • Three bottles of Liquid Gold Heaven’s Hell vodka – WSFM
  • Red Bull. So much Red Bull.
  • Ongoing complimentary online sub to AFRcom.au and The Australian

May:

  • Bottle Two Hands Gnarly Dudes 2012 Shiraz – OMD, thanks for speaking at event
  • Chilli plant from Chilli Promotions.
  • My Kitchen Rules Cookbook No.4, thanks for your coverage.
  • 12 x 210g bars of Dairy Milk chocolate in various flavours from Red Agency “to get through the afternoon”.
  • Red Bull. So much Red Bull.
  • Ongoing complimentary online sub to AFRcom.au and The Australian

July:

  • Bottle of wine – Outbrain
  • Bottle of wine – M&C Saatchi, thanks for speaking at event
  • Two boxes Kakawa chocolates
  • Red Bull. So much Red Bull.
  • Ongoing complimentary online sub to AFRcom.au and The Australian

August:

  • Two tickets to Wallabies match – ARU
  • Ongoing complimentary online sub to AFRcom.au and The Australian

September

  • The Parcel – Marie Claire
  • Ongoing complimentary online sub to AFRcom.au and The Australian
  • Red Bull. So much Red Bull.

October

  • Box of Willie’s Cacao products
  • Ongoing complimentary online sub to AFRcom.au and The Australian
  • Bottle of Southern Comfort, small cans of ginger beer and three limes – Brown Forman
  • 3 x large choc chip cookies – The Daily Mail
  • Chocolate brownies – from The Remarkables Group
  • Fitbit device – Seven West Media
  • Two bottles of wine for moderating sessions at radio conference

November 

  • Two cookbooks and a basil plant – SBS
  • Ongoing complimentary online sub to AFRcom.au and The Australian
  • Two corporate hospitality tickets to The Rolling Stones from Guvera
  • Three tickets for Cirque du Soleil – APN Outdoor
  • Some Nespresso capsules, cups and biscuits – ARN
  • Chocolate advent calendars – Fairfax Media

December

  • Bluetooth speaker and free trial of Spotify – eBay
  • Bottle of Champagne for panel moderation – Vevo
  • Bottle of Three pinot noir Gippsland 2013 – Liquid Ideas
  • Ongoing complimentary online sub to AFRcom.au and The Australian
  • Three bottles of Chivas Regal – Southern Cross Austereo
  • Family Feud board game and bottle Nicolas Feuillatte champagne – Ten Network
  • Magic (growing) beans – The Remarkables
  • Case of Fifty Lashes beer and case of Crushed Pear Cider – (We’re not sure who they came from)
  • T-shirt – Campaign Monitor
  • Two corporate hospitality tickets to test cricket – NEC
  • Two tickets to Sydney New Year’s Eve fireworks – Imagination agency

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, ABC702, Seven’s Sunrise, Morning Show and Today Tonight, Ten’s Breakfast and Nine’s A Curent Affair as well as Ten Eyewitness News. Where journalists write columns for media organisations that we might later cover 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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