– 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.


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


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


  • 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


  • 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


  • ‘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


  • 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


  • 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
  • Blind Spots book – RJ Brideson
  • The Game Changers book – The Right Fit


  • DVD Collection and Five Bags of Popcorn – News Corp
  • 2x News DNA notepads and 2x Jurlique handcreams – AANA Reset Conference
  • The Great Pink Hunter Book – DCMPR
  • Christmas kangaroo print rashie – Cancer Council
  • Protein shake and smoothie cup – Chemist Warehouse
  • Nine merchandise (drink bottle, towel, eye mask) – Nine
  • Disney sticker books – Disney


  • Foxtel Now box – Foxtel
  • 42 Below Vodka – Ogilvy PR
  • Scotch Fingers – TKT Sydney
  • Donuts – 9Honey
  • Smash cake – Gumtree
  • Havaianas x7 – Klick Communications


  • Fitzy & Wippa mug and Smooth FM Best of Christmas CD x4 – Nova Entertainment
  • Bob Hoffman’s Bad Men book and Koko Black chocolate, two sets – Think TV
  • Three tubs of Messina gelato, created for Twitter, themed on #voteyes, #indigenousX and #auspol
  • Teen Breathe Magazine – three pens alongside the new magazine
  • 1 x bottle of Moet – DataXu for Christmas
  • Two boxes of Dello Mano brownies – Liz Miers, Shout Communications as a thank you for an invitation to The Walkley Awards
  • Plant in glass Skull – Audible for Christmas
  • Bottle of Ca’del Bosco cuvee champagne – Christmas gift, Dentsu Aegis
  • Bottle of Vasarelli McLaren Vale Pasquale’s Selection Premium Reserve red wine – TAG PR
  • 3 x Bottle of Vasarelli McLaren Vale Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 vintage – TAG PR
  • Top 50 Marketing Management Posts of 2017 book x3 – TrinityP3
  • Two Aperol Spritz and Prosseco gift packs – News Corp Australia
  • ‘Base’ bag for Christmas – QMS
  • Laurent-Perrier Champagne, soap, chocolate, caramel wafers and cheese crackers – Christmas from ARN
  • Toy Penguin – ‘The Real Penguins of Sydney’ launch day – Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
  • 5 x AdRoll Goods Tubes (AdRoll Christmas decoration, two mini chocolates, 200mL NV Omni Classic Sparkling) – For Christmas from AdRoll
  • 1 x bottle of Moet & Chandon champagne – For Christmas from Brooke Hemphill
  • 4 x tickets Paddington 2 screening – Moonlight Cinema
  • Bear Protect and restore vitamins (mixed up the label, but we think it may have been CHE Proximity)
  • Sauce pack including ranch dressing, double shot pepper and mango lime and chilli dressing – BMF
  • A (melted) chocolate ice cream cake (package unfortunately wasn’t marked as refrigerated so sat on somebody’s desk) and a dozen mince pies – Analogue Folk
  • Piper Heidsieck champagne, plus two flutes – Nine Entertainment Co
  • Some amazing home baked brownies – The Comms Department
  • Pinot Grigio from Men at Work Communications

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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