It’s been a big year, with lots of changes. Here are some of the key themes of 2017.
I don’t know about you, but there is a huge, Great Sept of Baelor hole in my Monday night diary.
The TV landscape has almost fragmented to the point of obliteration, yet great content is still breaking through.
Communications Director Gemma Russell and Communications Executive Jake Devlin take a look at the success of GoT and other series that are still achieving must-watch status.
Content Strategist Vince Usher wields the knife on whether educators and the industry are preparing young people for the expanding expertise required for the ever changing landscape.
The young will eat the old, this is an inevitability. There's an admirable chase, a bit of a fight, but sheer numbers eventually overwhelm, and in the end nothing is left but the skeleton.
Adding to the pressures on marketers is how to maintain creativity and innovation in a world of high automation. The rise of technology, DSPs and artificial intelligence, how do we find a balance between the demands of managing data with the skills of managing brand?
So we asked the two Rob’s for their perspectives - our Chief Data Scientist, Rob Pardini (RP), and our Executive Creative Director, Rob Martin Murphy, (RMM) what they think will become the crucial skills for navigating the landscape.
The AANA met in Sydney last week to discuss media transparency. This meeting followed a tumultuous start to the year for digital media, which has included P&G Chief Brand Officer Mark Pritchard’s landmark keynote regarding digital media transparency and recent widespread press coverage of brand safety concerns regarding YouTube and Google inventory.
With the rapid rise of the "influencer" it's no surprise that legislation is just starting to be defined, and although it's great to see the industry start to take some first steps, we are far from reaching clear and concise laws that would be realistically enforceable.
The hope is that the guidelines will further bring the issue into the spotlight and move influencer marketing from out of the shadows and into a legitimate space with better quality standards.
Ikon Head of Content Maria Casas examines the recent changes.
When the AANA released its report last year stating that the minimum viewability should be at 70% by January 1st 2017, everyone wondered if this was actually possible or sustainable. It’s now March 2017, so how far have we progressed?
Sian Whitnall, Head of Digital Ikon Group Sydney looks at the the changing state of play for digital advertising.