– Mumbrella gifts and hospitality – 2017

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:

  • 2 x Ash, Kip & Luttsy with Susie O’Neill Nova 106.9 branded Frosted Indulgence shortbreads – Nova
  • 3 x portable phone chargers – Priceline Pharmacy
  • Bottle of Moet + Married at First Sight Guess Who game – Channel 9
  • Smash cake for BeautyCrew 1st birthday – BeautyCrew
  • Anti skim wallet card – Matterhorn

February:

  • Notepaper – The Remarkables
  • 4 x Tim Tams, Tim Tam ice creams and coffee mug – Arnott’s
  • 2 x graters, 2 x mexican spice, 2 x lime – Hello Fresh
  • 1 x beach towel – Yellow Tail
  • 6 x Bacon Pancake Doughnut Time doughnuts – Cartoon Network

March:

  • Hamper including bottle of Banks Road Pinot Noir, chocolate, jams and sauces – Southern Cross Austereo
  • 3 x bottles Moet + Chandon champagne – Australian Radio Network to mark first ratings of the year
  • Bouquet of flowers – The Remarkables Group as celebration of Natalie Giddings joining the agency
  • Bag – The Sweet Shop
  • 4 x Wizz Fizz Fizza Balls – Fyna Foods Australia

April

  • 1 x Can Pepsi 375ml – Mammal
  • 1 x small box chocolates – AdRoll

May

  • 1 x bottle of Tattinger – Channel 9
  • 1 x Kiwi: The Australian brand that brought a shine to the world – Allen and Unwin
  • 1 x gift bag (t-shirt, bottle opener, notebook and pens) – Pandora
  • 2x Smooth FM ‘music for mum 2017’ CD – Smooth FM
  • 3x plastic ring with stickers – Boost Juice
  • 1 x bottle of wine – The Last Resort Channel 9
  • 2 x Bill Bernach’s Book, 2 x notepads – DDB Sydney
  • 1 x media agency rugby match jersey – Channel 9
  • 1 x ice-cream cherry pie – Stan
  • 4 x golf balls – Holey Moley Golf Club
  • 2  x pairs Salvation Army socks – The Salvos
  • 1 x baseball cap, chocolates, mints – Gum Gum
  • Bottle 2013 Chateauneuf-du-Pape Les Trois Clefs – SBS Media – Thanks for judging diversity awardsB
  • Bottle of Moet & Chandon – InskinMedia to promote new branding
  • 6 x bottles of Fog City Activist Cider – East 9th Brewing and Kate & Co

June

  • 1x MOR hand cream – Facon Magazine
  • 3x Australian native plants – National Parks & Wildlife Service
  • Selection of frozen food, juice and fidget spinner – Youfoodz
  • 5x Twinnings tea boxes, pocket tissues and glasses – Tonic Health Media
  • 1 x case of Intern Beer, procuced by CHE Proximity
  • Some sort of cactus in a pot. We’re not entirely sure if it’s real or plastic, but we’ll water it just in case. From National Parks & Wildlife Service to promote their venues

July

  • ‘Too right’ book by Peter Judd – Humour
  • AirBnb mariage equakity rings – Clemenger BBDO Melbourne
  • Gift bag containing a branded keep cup, portable charger, notepad, pen and bottle opener – Gumtree Australia
  • Mittens – Intel Australia

August

  • 1x Bottle Andrew Thomas Shiraz – Westpac
  • Some gelato (melted) – Gelato Messina
  • A dozen cupcakes – WSFM to mark re-signing of Jonesy & Amanda breakfast show
  • 2x Bunch of flowers – Remarkables
  • Macaroons and balloons – Nine Honey. Something to do with them being involved in the Arias
  • Small bottles of wine and popcorn – to mark Qantas and Hoyts tie up
  • Facebook water bottle, notebook and fridge magnet
  • Personalised The Daily Edited Luggage Tag with Frequent Flyer Gold pass – Pacific Magazines
  • Pen – Lovatts Media

September

  • Baked goods – Men’s Health and Women’s Health
  • Chocolate and strawberry “edible bloom” – APN Outdoor to mark expansion of Elite Screens network
  • Aussie Scrabble – Communicado
  • Bottle of Four Pillars gin, co-branded with CHE Proximity to promote their data capabilities
  • Facebook swag – baseball cap, notebook and keyring

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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