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MYRIAM ROBIN | ADVERTISING | UNLOCK?

Programming on the chopping block as SBS ad averaging bill fails

What now for the SBS?

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STILGHERRIAN | ADVERTISING | 7 UNLOCK?

Every step you take: how advertisers are monitoring your every move

Big tech companies know exactly where you are, what you buy, where you live, who your friends are and what you do. And they are going to try to exploit that information to sell you something.

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Independent regional paper in peril as council yanks its ads

The local council says it will pull its advertising in The Clarence Valley Independent after what locals say was unfavourable coverage in its pages.

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BERNARD KEANE | ADVERTISING |

Fair’s fair — another bad report for the public health lobby

A key nanny state lobby group’s own polling continues to undermine its own hysterical narrative on alcohol.

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Five-year figures show 2012-13 was Murdoch’s annus horribilis

Five-year figures reveal the context for Crikey’s publication of leaked News Corp accounts last year — and it’s true, 2012-13 was an awful year.

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SBS ad averaging bill likely to be stymied in the Senate

Unless it can secure the support of the Palmer United Party, which is looking unlikely, the Government will not have the votes it needs to change the SBS Act to allow ad averaging.

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Ad hock: SBS having no trouble selling prime time

Managing director Michael Ebeid said SBS would struggle to fill 10 minutes of ads an hour — but Crikey’s analysis says otherwise.

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SIMON CHAPMAN | ADVERTISING |

Chapman: sorry, Gerard, I actually am an authority on health

University of Sydney Professor of Public Health Simon Chapman hits back at his fans in The Australian.

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Domain hopes to sneak up on a distracted REA

Fairfax will be spruiking Domain in an investor briefing next month — and all anyone will want to know is how it plans to take on market leader REA. Crikey writers Glenn Dyer and Myriam Robin report.

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GLENN DYER | ADVERTISING |

Even My Kitchen Rules can’t save flagging TV ad revenues

On the face of it, things look peachy for some players in the free-to-air TV advertising market. There’s just one problem: there’s no growth. And even blockbuster reality TV might not be able to salvage this dead-end business.

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STEPHEN MAYNE | ADVERTISING |

What do shareholders know about Fairfax’s property dealings?

It took Anthony Catalano just five years to make $25 million out of Fairfax. But shareholders haven’t been given the full details, writes Stephen Mayne.

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GLENN DYER | ADVERTISING |

Commercial TV’s worst nightmare is an ad-supported ABC

Allowing the ABC to run ads would siphon profits out of free-to-air TV networks and lead to an overall lower price per ad slot, even for newspapers.

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News Corp increases its dominance as Fairfax circulation in freefall

It’s red everywhere, but Fairfax’s print circulation declines have been the deepest, ABC data reveals.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | ADVERTISING |

SBS to increase its prime-time ads — but the govt will keep the cash

Ad-averaging means SBS will air more ads in prime time, but some aren’t happy about the effect this could have on programming choices.

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No fairytale ending for The Bachelor‘s Blake and Sam — but what of Ten?

The Bachelor was a welcome success for Channel Ten, but not enough of a hit to drag the network out of its slump.

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‘There’s fuck-all you can do’: why the govt is losing the PR war with the ABC

From “down-payments on future efficiencies” to talk of the ABC pulling its weight, the government has failed to strike a chord with voters, spinners told Crikey.

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‘The money isn’t there’: why the NRL and AFL won’t double their deals this time round

At the last round of negotiations, both the NRL and AFL added hundreds of millions to their broadcast rights deals. But today, the NRL is pulling in fewer viewers, while cash-strapped networks are looking unlikely to hand out more for the AFL.

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Bureau of Regret: the streets are paved with iPhones

Reading comprehension and numeracy went by the wayside as public figures got excited about the new iPhone.

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Mia Freedman’s Mamamia expanding to Melbourne

As the Huffington Post gears up for an Australian launch this time next year, Australia’s own answer to personal narrative-driven women’s media is beefing up.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | ADVERTISING |

Crikey’s three-step guide to spinning your readership figures

Want to use EMMA figures to beat up your competitors and reassure your readers? Crikey has your three-step guide.

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GLENN DYER | ADVERTISING |

A sea of red: News Corp advertising fell $320 million in 2012-13

From sex to banking, computers to communications, almost every single industry reduced its ad spend with News Corp in 2012-13, secret documents reveal.

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PADDY MANNING | ADVERTISING |

Exclusive docs show News’ Australian papers dragging down the empire

Leaked documents show a forest of brackets in News Corp’s Australian newspapers, with The Australian particularly in the red. How long can the house that Rupert built sustain such body blows?

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MYRIAM ROBIN | ADVERTISING |

Star Observer turns to crowdfunding as legal costs threaten its future

A series of legal settlements and threats have pushed Australia’s oldest gay newspaper to the brink.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | ADVERTISING |

Finding tomorrow’s river of gold: Fairfax ties its future to property

Property and asset sales have led a Fairfax recovery, but it’s more precarious than it looks.

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STILGHERRIAN | ADVERTISING |

‘Con game’: native advertising only works when it’s hidden

Like it or not, more native advertising — where lines can be blurred between paid ads and editorial content — is coming our way.

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