– Mumbrella gifts and hospitality – 2016

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.


  • 3 x double passes to Hoyts Eastgardens
  • 2016 diary from CNN
  • A bottle of Taylor’s Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
  • 1 x double pass to Hoyts Lux from Emotive
  • 4 x tickets to St George Outdoor cinema – APN Outdoor
  • 2 x tickets to St George Outdoor cinema – Fairfax


  • One gift bag from Twitter Australia with a Tshirt, water bottle, frisbee, wallet attachment
  • Box of cupcakes from ADMA IQ
  • 1 x tube of hemp hand cream from The Body Shop
  • Jar of Chunky Dave’s Chilli Peanut Butter and bottle Peter Lehmann 2012 Mentor Cabernet – For The People Agency
  • Fitbit wristband – thanks for presenting – The Remarkables
  • 2 gift bags of DVDs and books – Foxtel


  • Zootopia Family passes – Disney
  • Pack of Pippin Dry Cider – Hill + Knowlton
  • Bagels – Bec Brown Communications
  • A bottle of Verve Champagne – Emotive
  • A baseball cap – Randstad
  • A bouquet of flowers – The Remarkables


  • Cake – New Idea

Baby gifts for Alex Hayes:

  • Gift card for Dietlicious – Spotify
  • Baby Buds gift pack with bubbles – The Hallway
  • Lots of Huggies – The Conscience Organisation
  • A bunch of flowers – One Green Bean
  • Beer gift pack – Chello
  • Baby socks and chocs – The Remarkables


  • 4x cinema tickets – Walt Disney
  • Jar of mints – Hush
  • Bottle of The Dead Arm shiraz 2012 – thanks for giving University of Sydney lecture
  • 14 Packets Shapes biscuits – Arnott’s
  • 4-Pack V Energy Drink
  • RadiumOne hangover recovery pack
  • 8 Snickers Bars – Propeller PR


  • Bottle of champagne – LinkedIn (gift to Nic Christensen for speaking at an event)
  • One pair of Bonds underwear for Nic Christensen – Daily Mail
  • Bouquet of flowers for Miranda Ward – Thrive PR
  • Candle – The Remarkables
  • 12 blocks Cadbury chocolate – Cadbury
  • 3 bags potato chips – Red Rock Deli
  • Bottle Ben Hills Shiraz – Southern Cross Austereo
  • 4 x Remarkability book – Lorraine Murphy


  • Bottle Galliano vanilla and bottle Galliano Sambucca – gift from Cummins & Partners after Mumbrella Awards
  • Luke’s Organic Kale Chips 141g x 2
  • Bottle Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve Scotch Whisky – Sitback
  • Accomodation and tickets at Tottenham v Atletico Madrid at MCG – Audi


  • Donuts to mark launch of Cosmopolitan Bachelor of the Year- Bauer Media
  • 2x Silver Patron tequila to mark 15th birthday of Donna Hay magazine – NewsLifeMedia
  • Bottle of Samuel’s Gorge 2014 McClaren Vale grenache – gift from APN Outdoor, thanks for hosting Media Jungle discussion in Adelaide
  • Lindt chocolate hamper to celebrate Smooth Festival of Chocolate – SmoothFM


  • 2x Bec Brown Brownies to mark Bec Brown Communications rebrand to The Comms Department – The Comms Department
  • The Block paint tin of lollies – Nine
  • 1 x Married at First Sight cake – Nine
  • 1 x Pandora music event showcase ticket – Pandora
  • 1 x mini Moet – Pandora
  • Star Wars cupcakes – Foxtel


  • 1 x champagne shaped chocolate – BBC / UKTV
  • 1 bottle of Penfolds Max’s The Promise Shiraz – thanks from Adestra for speaking at event
  • 1 bottle of Stonier 2015 Mornington Peninsula pinot noir – thanks for participating in Lion corporate reputation survey
  • Six donuts – post MFA Awards “recovery” gift from Nine
  • 2 x Veuve Clicquot from GoldFM to mark 25 years
  • 2 x bottles of wine and Fever Tree Mixers – congratulations on expansion – Liquid Ideas
  • Thank you flowers for article about The Remarkables Group – Lorraine Murphy
  • Best Restaurants Australia gift card – thank you for hosting a panel from Commercial Radio Australia
  • 2x tickets to Michael McIntyre Live – BBC Worldwide
  • Survivor Buff headgear – gift from Ten Network on show’s finale day
  • Two pizzas from Crust pizza to coincide with DJ promotion
  • A dozen cupcakes – Ooh Media celebrating a year of interactive screens
  • Bottle of Brokenwood Cricket Pitch 2014 cab sauv/ shiraz/ merlot; box of Guylian chocolates and two metal bookmarks – thanks for speaking to UTS delegation of Chinese journalists


  • 1xBody Shop body butter – campaign promotion from Body Shop
  • 1xCheese and Biscuit platter with Dips – new product launch from Arnott’s
  • 1 x bottle Dominique Portet wine – Thanks for speaking at Communications Council Creatives Workshop
  • Media Discount from The Iconic


  • 4 x shortbread biscuits shaped like Christmas tree, Gumtree
  • 2 x 330g packets of Doritos Cheese Supreme Christmas packaging
  • Fairfax Media – picnic hamper containing nuts, chips, marshmallows, bottle of sparkling wine, panetone and shortbread.
  • Mini chocolate cake – Nickelodeon and Ten to promote Crash The Bash
  • Qantcast – hamper containing Moet, chocolates, biscuits, body butter and hand cream. Over the $100 gift threshold, passed on to industry charity UnLtd.
  • Cherries and bottle of Veuve champagne – APN Outdoor
  • Bottle of Veuve champagne to congratulate Miranda Ward on promotion – The Remarkables
  • Skim/Guard RFID Signal protector – Matterhorn
  • Bottle of Veuve champagne to welcome Vivienne Kelly – Brooke Hemphill
  • Tote bags- Twitter
  • Cocktail shaker – Gourmet Traveller, Bauer Media
  • Three pairs of budgy smugglers – Adroll
  • Six pack of beer – Bold Media
  • Bottle of GH Mumme – Southern Cross Austereo
  • 3x bottle of Taittinger – Nine
  • 2x assorted biscuit hampers – Arnott’s
  • 2 x Taylors Wines – Taylors Wines
  • Bottle of Petaluma 2010 Coonawarra – News Corp
  • Champagne (Moet) and chocolate hamper – ARN
  • Panettone – The Monkeys
  • 6 x Bridge Road Brewers pale ale – Isobar
  • Moet – Sphere Agency
  • 6 x Zumbo mince pies – AnalogFolk

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.

Where journalists write columns for media organisations that we might later cover our policy is to bill through the company if payment is offered.

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


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