Mercedes-Benz appoints Publicis Groupe as global creative agency

Mercedes-Benz has appointed Publicis Groupe to handle its creative duties globally. The focus of the pitch was to find an agency which would be able to create a consistent look for the brand throughout multiple countries [Read entire story]

Polkadot Communications appointed to Palmer’s PR account

Beauty brand Palmer’s has appointed Polkadot Communications to handle its public relations account. Polkadot Communications will be tasked with raising awareness of its products range and finding opportunities for [Read entire story]

A letter from a mother leads the latest University of New England campaign

The University of New England has released its latest ad campaign which details the story of a young girl’s life narrated through a written letter from her late mother. The letter encourages the young girl to adapt [Read entire story]

Mike Tancred steps down as Australian Olympic Committee’s director of media

Mike Tancred has stepped down as the Australian Olympic Committee’s director of media and communications after more than 18 years in the role. Tancred has relinquished his position amid bullying allegations made [Read entire story]

Watch brand Daniel Wellington appoints Magnum & Co first PR agency in Australia

International watch brand Daniel Wellington has appointed Magnum & Co as its first PR agency in Australia, Mumbrella can reveal. The appointment will see Magnum & Co launch the company’s new classic petite [Read entire story]

Junkee Media partners with VisitBritain to break travel stereotypes in new campaign

Junkee Media has partnered with Qantas Airways and VisitBritain to create a ‘Britain Unlocked’ content series to inspire visiting Australians to get outside London. The content series is set to roll out next [Read entire story]

IAB study reveals media agency growth in understanding audio streaming and podcasts

Media agencies are showing a greater understanding of audio streaming and podcasts, with the aim of increasing awareness of their clients’ brands as the main objective, a study by the Interactive Advertising Bureau [Read entire story]

Videology to look externally for new boss while Chris Mooney temporarily takes charge

Video advertising platform Videology is to look outside the company for a new boss to lead its Australian operation.   The move coms after Allure Media hired Videology’s MD Sarah Wyse and commercial [Read entire story]

Bouncing babies, jet-skiing dog and dancing hipsters feature in feel-good Toyota campaign

Toyota has released their latest campaign, ‘It’s a whole new feeling’, which highlights the features of their four most popular vehicles and the joy they will bring to their owners. The ads, from [Read entire story]

Coding error costs First Contact top 20 place in overnight ratings

SBS’s controversial First Contact series missed out on a top-20 spot in the TV ratings last night because of a coding error by the public broadcaster which dragged the average rating of the Ray Martin-fronted show [Read entire story]